Drive-By Truckers announce expanded reissue of The Dirty South

Avatar photo
Drive-By Truckers complete dirty south

Drive-By Truckers are reissuing their classic 2004 album, The Dirty South, in an expanded re-sequenced edition. It’s titled The Complete Dirty South, and it’s out June 16 via New West, featuring a 17-song tracklist as originally intended. It features three previously unreleased songs, plus four remixed songs and two with newly recorded vocals. Listen to the updated vocal version of “Puttin’ People on the Moon” below.

“The period from 2002, a few months after we self-released our breakthrough album, Southern Rock Opera, through the end of 2005, when we wrapped up the Dirty South Tour, is widely considered to be our band’s glory days. It was certainly exciting,” the band’s Patterson Hood said in a statement. “In January of 2004, the label realized that we had a new completed album and were hoping to release it that summer. Not only that, it was to be another double album. They weren’t too happy about any of this. We took their unhappiness as an insult and so it went. In the end, a sort of compromise was reached and New West agreed to release the album and we agreed to shorten it to fit on one CD. The Dirty South came out in August of 2004 to wide acclaim and went on to be the best selling of our albums at the time.”

Drive-By Truckers’ “Outfit” is featured on our list, A History of Alt-Country in 45 Essential Tracks.

Drive-By Truckers The Complete Dirty South tracklist:

1 Where the Devil Don’t Stay (Remastered)
2 Tornadoes (Remastered)
3 The Day John Henry Died (Remastered)
4 Puttin’ People on the Moon (Vocal Recut / Remixed / Remastered)
5 Goode’s Field Road (Remixed / Remastered)
6 Carl Perkins’ Cadillac (Remastered)
7 TVA (Remastered)
8 The Sands of Iwo Jima (Vocal Recut / Remixed / Remastered)
9 Danko / Manuel (Remastered)
10 The Boys From Alabama (Remastered)
11 The Buford Stick (Remastered)
12 Never Gonna Change (Remastered)
13 Cottonseed (Remastered)
14 The Great Car Dealer War (Remixed / Remastered)
15 Daddy’s Cup (Remastered)
16 Lookout Mountain (Remastered)
17 Goddamn Lonely Love (Remastered)

View Comments (0)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Scroll To Top