After the breakup of Uncle Tupelo in 1994, Jay Farrar and Jeff Tweedy parted company. While Tweedy created the more pop-orientated Wilco, Farrar produced Son Volt’s ‘Trace’ a year later. The album was an alternative-country masterpiece and a roots-rock journey through America.
This Expanded & Remastered version includes audio that has been digitally remastered from the original analog masters. In addition to every song from the 1995 original album, the first disc also features previously unreleased demos for eight album tracks, including ‘Drown,’ ‘Live Free,’ 'Windfall’ and an acoustic version of the rocker ‘Route.’
The second disc contains an unreleased live performance recorded at The Bottom Line in New York’s Greenwich Village on 12th February 1996. At the show, the band played nearly every song from Trace, covered Del Reeves’ ‘Looking At The World Through A Windshield,’ and performed ‘Cemetery Savior,’ a tune that wouldn’t surface until the following year on Son Volt’s sophomore release, Straightaways.
WindfallLive FreeTear Stained EyeRouteTen Second NewsDrownLoose StringOut of the PictureCatching OnToo EarlyMystifies MeRoute (demo)Drown (demo)Out of the Picture (demo)Loose String (demo)Live Free (demo)Too Early (demo)Catching On (demo)Windfall (demo)
CD2 – Live from the Bottom Line/February 12, 1996
RouteLoose StringCatching OnLive FreeAnodyneWindfallSlateOut Of the PictureTear Stained EyeTrue to LifeCemetery SaviorTen Second NewsFifteen KeysDrownLooking for a Way OutChickamaugaToo EarlyLooking at the World Through a Windshield