Bobbie Gentry

The Delta Sweete

£17.99
  • Bobbie Gentry - The Delta Sweete
31st July 2020 / 2CD & 2LP / UMC Virgin
Bobbie Gentry's Ode to Billie Joe eclipsed her career. A shame, as the country singer's second album (The Delta Sweete) is a lost masterpiece
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Bobbie Gentry

The Delta Sweete

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A special celebratory reissue of Bobbie Gentry' iconic and quite perfect The Delta Sweete.

The Delta Sweete is the second studio album by Bobbie Gentry: A concept album inspired by her Mississippi childhood, it was originally released on February 5th, 1968 by Capitol Records and recorded at Capitol Recording Studio (Hollywood).

This 2CD / 2LP release will feature the original album remixed and mastered from multi-tracks by Andrew Batt, and is supplemented by outtakes and demos, featuring two previously unleased tracks. The CD edition also features the original mono release of the album which has not appeared on CD before. Sleevenotes are supplied by Andrew, and are illustrated with unseen images from the Capitol archive.

The Delta Sweete is Bobbie Gentry’s most critically acclaimed album and has not been pressed in the UK or US since 1972. Interest in the album is at a high after Uncut recently placed it 4th in their ‘Ultimate Genre Guide’ to the top 40 singer-songwriter albums of all time, and in February 2019, Mercury Rev released their tribute album The Delta Sweete Revisited (chartered 32 in UK Albums chart and 1 in UK independent chart), with guest vocalists, Norah Jones, Beth Orton and Lucinda Williams to name a few).

Okolona River Bottom Band – (Remastered 2020)
Big Boss Man – (Remastered 2020)
Reunion – (Remastered 2020)
Parchman Farm – (Remastered 2020)
Mornin' Glory – (Remastered 2020)
Sermon – (Remastered 2020)
Tobacco Road – (Remastered 2020)
Penduli Pendulum – (Remastered 2020)
Jessye' Lisabeth – (Remastered 2020)
Refractions – (Remastered 2020)
Louisiana Man – (Remastered 2020)
Courtyard – (Remastered 2020)
Okolona River Bottom Band – (Instrumental) – Previously unreleased
Mississippi Delta – (Alternate Version)
Seventh Son – (Band Version)
The Way I Do – (Demo) – Previously unreleased
Feelin' Good – (Demo)

CD2
Okolona River Bottom Band – (Mono)
Big Boss Man – (Mono)
Reunion – (Mono)
Parchman Farm – (Mono)
Mornin' Glory – (Mono)
Sermon – (Mono)
Tobacco Road – (Mono)
Penduli Pendulum – (Mono)
Jessye' Lisabeth – (Mono)
Refractions – (Mono)
Louisiana Man – (Mono)
Courtyard – (Mono)
Mornin' Glory – (Demo)
Sermon – (Demo)
Jessye' Lisabeth – (Demo)
Refractions – (Demo)
Louisiana Man – (Demo)

2LP
Side A
Okolona River Bottom Band – (Remastered 2020)
Big Boss Man – (Remastered 2020)
Reunion – (Remastered 2020)
Parchman Farm – (Remastered 2020)
Mornin' Glory – (Remastered 2020)
Sermon – (Remastered 2020)

Side B
Tobacco Road – (Remastered 2020)
Penduli Pendulum – (Remastered 2020)
Jessye' Lisabeth – (Remastered 2020)
Refractions – (Remastered 2020)
Louisiana Man – (Remastered 2020)
Courtyard – (Remastered 2020)

Side C
Okolona River Bottom Band – (Instrumental) – Previously unreleased
Mississippi Delta – (Alternate version) – Not been on vinyl before
Seventh Son – (Band Version) – Not been on vinyl before
The Way I Do – (Demo) – Previously unreleased
Feelin' Good – (Demo) – Not been on vinyl before

Side D
Mornin' Glory – (Demo) – Not been on vinyl before
Sermon – (Demo) – Not been on vinyl before
Jessye' Lisabeth – (Demo) – Not been on vinyl before
Refractions – (Demo) – Not been on vinyl before
Louisiana Man – (Demo) – Not been on vinyl before

Format /2CD & 2LP
Released /31st July 2020
Catalogue / 5390474
Barcode / 0600753904749
Artist / Bobbie Gentry
Label /UMC Virgin
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