Celebrating the 25th anniversary of their debut album “Cracked Rear View,” Hootie & the Blowfish will be releasing a new lavish deluxe edition set that contains 3CD + DVD DVD with 5.1 surround sound mix of the album, a 24-bit / 96kHz stereo mix, five bonus stereo only tracks and the original music videos.
Cracked Rear View is one of the biggest selling debuts of all time, clocking up over 14 million sales since its release in July 1994. Across the pond, it remains their most popular album in the UK, reaching number 12 on the British charts and managing a respectable six months in the Top 100.
The Don Gehman-produced album hit high on the Billboard lists with the David Crosby “Hold My Hand,” plus “Only Wanna Be With You,” “Time” and the Grammy-winning “Let Her Cry”..
Among the unreleased and rare material on this Rhino box set, there are also early versions recorded in 1990 and 1991 which were previously only available on cassettes sold at their live shows as well as the band’s five track 1992 Kootchypop EP. Plus, fans will also find a live recording of the band’s 3 February 1995 concert at Nick’s Fat City in Pittsburgh, PA. Recorded just a few weeks after Cracked Rear View was released.
Scheduled for release May 31, 2019.
3 CD + DVD with new 5.1 and 2.0 mixes.