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Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit

Live From Alabama

    In August of 2012, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit assembled in their home state of Alabama in front of a couple of sold-out concert halls to record their first live album, Live From Alabama.

    After years of hard touring, the critically-lauded band has gelled into a versatile rock and roll squad that is equally at ease performing Muscle Shoals soul to hardcore country to balls-out rock. Live From Alabama's tracklist mines some of Isbell's most popular songs and includes a pair of inspired covers in Neil Young's "Like a Hurricane" and Candi Staton's "Heart on a String."


    TRACK LISTING

    1. Tour Of Duty
    2. Decoration Day
    3. Goddamn Lonely Love
    4. Heart On A String
    5. Danko / Manuel
    6. In A Razor Town
    7. Alabama Pines
    8. Outfit
    9. Cigarettes And Wine
    10. TVA
    11. The Blue
    12. Dress Blues
    13. Like A Hurricane

    Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit

    Weathervanes

      Weathervanes is a collection of grown-up songs: Songs about adult love, about change, about the danger of nostalgia and the interrogation of myths, about cruelty and regret and redemption. Life and death songs played for and by grown ass people. Some will make you cry alone in your car and others will make you sing along with thousands of strangers in a big summer pavilion, united in the great miracle of being alive.

      A Jason Isbell record always lands like a decoder ring in the ears and hearts of his audience, a soundtrack to his world and magically to theirs, too. Weathervanes carries the same revelatory power.

      This is a storyteller at the peak of his craft, observing his fellow wanderers, looking inside and trying to understand, reducing a universe to four minutes. He shrinks life small enough to name the fear and then strip it away, helping his listeners make sense of how two plus two stops equalling four once you reach a certain age - and carry a certain amount of scars.

      Jason Isbell has established himself as one of the most respected and celebrated songwriters of his generation. The North Alabama native possesses an incredible penchant for identifying and articulating some of the deepest, yet simplest, human emotions, and turning them into beautiful poetry through song. Isbell sings of the everyday human condition with thoughtful, heartfelt, and sometimes brutal honesty.

      The record features the rolling thunder of Isbell’s fearsome 400 Unit, who’ve earned a place in the rock ‘n’ roll cosmos alongside the greatest backing ensembles, as powerful and essential to the storytelling as The E Street Band or the Wailers.

      Isbell broke through in 2013 with the release of Southeastern. His next two albums, Something More Than Free (2015) and The Nashville Sound (2017), won Grammy Awards for Best Americana Album and Best American Roots Song. Isbell’s song ‘Maybe It’s Time’ was featured in the 2019 reboot of A Star Is Born.

      His most recent full-length album, Reunions (2020), is a critically acclaimed collection of ten songs that showcased an artist at the height of his powers and a band fully charged with creativity and confidence. The roots of Weathervanes go back into the isolation of the pandemic and to Isbell’s recent time on the set as an actor on Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film Killers of the Flower Moon.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Death Wish
      2. King Of Oklahoma
      3. Strawberry Woman
      4. Middle Of The Morning
      5. Save The World
      6. If You Insist
      7. Cast Iron Skillet
      8. When We Were Close
      9. Volunteer
      10. Vestavia Hills
      11. White Beretta
      12. This Ain't It
      13. Miles

      Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit

      Georgia Blue

        “Georgia Blue is a labor of love. On election day 2020, when I saw that there was a good chance the state of Georgia might go blue, I came up with an idea: to record an album of Georgia- related songs as a thank you to the state and donate the money to a Georgia based non-profit organization. I will admit my motivations were a bit selfish. For years, I’ve been looking for an excuse to record these songs with my band and some friends. The songs on this album are some of my favorite Georgia-related songs, but the tracklist is not meant to be comprehensive. I would love to cover Outkast and 2 Chainz, but I don’t think the finished product would be very good. We’re a rock band, so we covered rock songs. We have roots in blues and R&B, so we enlisted some brilliant artists to help us pull off songs by Precious Bryant, James Brown, and Gladys Knight. My favorite part of the Georgia Blue recording process was having the opportunity to work with these very special artists, and I thank them: Amanda Shires, Brittney Spencer, Adia Victoria, Brandi Carlile, Julien Baker, Bèla Fleck, Chris Thile, Steve Gorman, Peter Levin, and John Paul White. I hope you enjoy listening to these recordings as much as we enjoyed making them. Keep listening to good music and fighting the good fight.” - Jason Isbell

        TRACK LISTING

        1. Nightswimming Feat. Bela Fleck And Chris Thile
        2. Honeysuckle Blue Feat. Sadler Vaden
        3. It's A Man's Man's World Feat. Brittney Spencer
        4. Cross Bones Style Feat. Amanda Shires
        5. The Truth Feat. Adia Victoria
        6. I've Been Loving You Too Long
        7. Sometimes Salvation Feat. Steve Gorman
        8. Kid Fears Feat. Julien Baker And Brandi Carlile
        9. Reverse
        10. Midnight Train To Georgia Feat. Brittney Spencer And John Paul White
        11. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed Feat. Peter Levin
        12. I'm Through
        13. Driver 8 Feat. John Paul White

        Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit

        Reunions

          Reunions is the new album from Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. Jason Isbell is a four-time Grammy award winner and nine-time Americana Music Association award winner

          TRACK LISTING

          1. What’ve I Done To Help
          2. Dreamsicle
          3. Only Children
          4. Overseas
          5. Running With Our Eyes Closed
          6. River
          7. Be Afraid
          8. St. Peter’s Autograph
          9. It Gets Easier
          10. Letting You Go

          Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit

          Here We Rest - Reissue

            Originally released in 2011. This reissue was remixed by Dave Cobb and remastered by Pete Lyman. Like the two albums before it, Here We Rest shines a light on Jason Isbell’s softer side, illuminating the sad-faced country tunes and bluesy ballads that rarely popped up during his time with Drive-By Truckers. Written in northern Alabama during a break in Isbell’s touring schedule, these songs focus on the archetypal characters that populate most struggling Southern towns: the barflies and ball players, the heartbreakers and the heartbroken, the war vets who return home and the starry-eyed kids who leave. Isbell’s hometown was hit hard by the Great Recession of 2008, and he captures his subjects somewhere between the realization that their lives have been impacted and the sad resignation that they’ve been irrevocably changed. The details are bittersweet, but there’s an air of resilience, too, which Isbell underscores with a sympathetic soundtrack of folk, country, and bar band rock & roll.


            TRACK LISTING

            1. Alabama Pines
            2. Go It Alone
            3. We've Met
            4. Codeine
            5. Stopping By
            6. Daisy Mae
            7. The Ballad Of Nobeard
            8. Never Could Believe
            9. Heart On A String
            10. Save It For Sunday
            11. Tour Of Duty

            Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit

            Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit - Reissue

              Originally released in 2009. This reissue was remixed by Dave Cobb and remastered by Pete Lyman. 

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Seven-Mile Island
              2. Sunstroke
              3. Good
              4. Cigarettes And Wine
              5. However Long
              6. The Blue
              7. No Choice In The Matter
              8. Soldiers Get Strange
              9. Streetlights
              10. The Last Song I Will Write
              11. When My Baby's Beside Me
              12. Coda

              Live From The Ryman was primarily recorded during the group’s six sold out nights at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium in 2017. The album features 13 live versions of songs from their last three critically acclaimed, award-winning studio albums - Southeastern (2013), Something More Than Free (2015), The Nashville Sound (2017).

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Hope The High Road
              2. 24 Frames
              3. White Man's World
              4. Flagship
              5. Cumberland Gap
              6. Something More Than Free
              7. The Life You Chose
              8. Elephant
              9. Flying Over Water
              10. Last Of My Kind
              11. Cover Me Up
              12. Super 8
              13. If We Were Vampires

              Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit

              The Nashville Sound

              The Nashville Sound was recorded at Nashville’s legendary RCA Studio A and produced by Grammy Award-winner Dave Cobb, who produced ‘Something More Than Free’ and Isbell’s celebrated 2013 breakthrough album ‘Southeastern’.

              ‘The Nashville Sound’ features 10 new songs that address a range of subjects that include, politics and cultural privilege (“White Man’s World”) longing nostalgia (“The Last Of My Kind”), love and mortality (“If We Were Vampires”), the toxic effect of today’s pressures (“Anxiety”), the remnants of a break up (“Chaos and Clothes”) and finding hope (“Something To Love”). Songs such as “Cumberland Gap” and “Hope The Highroad” find Jason and his bandmates going back to their rock roots full force.

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Last Of My Kind
              2. Cumberland Gap
              3. Tupelo
              4. White Man's World
              5. If We Were Vampires
              6. Anxiety
              7. Molotov
              8. Chaos And Clothes
              9. Hope The High Road
              10. Something To Love


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