Soulive will release two new albums on vinyl for the first time to mark the start of the new year, the funk group announced on New Year’s Day.
The power trio comprised of Eric Krasno, Alan Evans, and Neal Evans will reissue their 1999 debut album Get Down on vinyl for the first time ever on Vintage League Music. The original recordings to be included on the forthcoming reissue have been remixed and remastered by Alan Evans, and will include a previously-unreleased version of “Uncle Junior”, which features Nick Mancini on vibraphone (the song was recorded before Krasno had joined the band). The 21st-anniversary reissue will also include new liner notes penned by Krasno, along with never before seen photos from the original recording sessions.
Additionally, the band’s May 2nd, 1999 performance at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA will also get a vinyl treatment for release on Vintage League Music as Soulive 1999 – Gettin Down At Hampshire College. Both albums will be limited to just 500 copies each, and are expected to be released on March 21st. The albums are available for pre-order here.
Soulive was originally scheduled to help celebrate the grand opening of Brooklyn Bowl Nashville with special guest George Porter Jr. last year on March 14th. Those plans were ultimately scrapped with the sudden arrival of COVID-19 and the national shutdown of the concert industry that followed.
We are kicking off 2021 with preorders for 2 new vinyl releases from @Soulive ‘! ‘Get Down – 21st Birthday Edition’. And ‘Soulive 1999 Gettin Down at Hampshire College’ Limited to 500 copies each. Preorders: https://t.co/ZIDOapDJ61 #Funk #souljazz #vinyl #jambands #NewMusic pic.twitter.com/W5VzlBz0kK
— Vintage League Music (@VintageLMusic) January 1, 2021