Silkworm’s Out-Of-Print Debut Album 'In The West' Gets Deluxe Reissue Treatment

At some point in time, it had to happen. Silkworm’s long out-of-print first album In The West (Comedy Minus One) will be released on vinyl in the next coming months. This reissue marks the album’s first appearance on vinyl and has been remixed from the original 2? tape at Electric Audio in Chicago with Steve Albini, who engineered the original recording back in 1993.

The album will have revamped cover art by Mike Hoffman, Jr. Mike repurposed some elements from the original art by Adrian VanEgmond and otherwise operated in the spirit of the original packaging. It was put together by David Babbitt and the surviving members of Silkworm. In addition, the album will be limited to 1,500 copies worldwide.

Supplemental material for this release includes:

-A full-color insert with new liner notes by Silkworm’s Tim Midyett.

-Single-only tracks “Incanduce California” and “In The Bleak Midwinter” plus a live version of The Dream Syndicate’s “Halloween” recorded at Chicago’s Lounge Ax in 1994 join the full album on the package’s enclosed compact disc.

-Six previously unheard renditions of songs from In The West recorded direct to DAT in 1991 at Avast! Recording Company in Seattle. Download only.

-Six previously unheard live recordings of songs from In The West provided by Tim Cook. Download only.

-A full Silkworm quartet set from March 1993, recorded at Lounge Ax and made up almost entirely of songs off In The West. Download only.

In all, that’s over 2.5 hours of music!

Both In The West and Libertine were originally released in 1994, and each celebrate a 25th anniversary in 2019.

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