The Delta Sweete

 
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Bobbie Gentry
The Delta Sweete

[ Universal Music / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Friday 25 September 2020

The Delta Sweete is the second studio album by Bobbie Gentry: A concept album inspired by her Mississippi childhood, it was originally released on February 5th, 1968 by Capitol Records and recorded at Capitol Recording Studio (Hollywood).

This 2CD release features the original album remixed and mastered from multi-tracks by Andrew Batt, and is supplemented by outtakes and demos, featuring two previously unleased tracks. It also features the original mono release of the album which has not appeared on CD before. Sleevenotes are supplied by Andrew and are illustrated with unseen images from the Capitol archive.

The Delta Sweete is Bobbie Gentry's most critically acclaimed album and has not been pressed in the UK or US since 1972. Interest in the album is at a high after Uncut recently placed it 4th in their 'Ultimate Genre Guide' to the top 40 singer-songwriter albums of all time, and in February 2019, Mercury Rev released their tribute album The Delta Sweete Revisited (chartered 32 in UK Albums chart and 1 in UK independent chart), with guest vocalists, Norah Jones, Beth Orton and Lucinda Williams to name a few).

Tracks:

CD1
1. Okolona River Bottom Band - (Remastered 2020)
2. Big Boss Man - (Remastered 2020)
3. Reunion - (Remastered 2020)
4. Parchman Farm - (Remastered 2020)
5. Mornin' Glory - (Remastered 2020)
6. Sermon - (Remastered 2020)
7. Tobacco Road - (Remastered 2020)
8. Penduli Pendulum - (Remastered 2020)
9. Jessye' Lisabeth - (Remastered 2020)
10. Refractions - (Remastered 2020)
11. Louisiana Man - (Remastered 2020)
12. Courtyard - (Remastered 2020)
13. Okolona River Bottom Band - (Instrumental) -Previously unreleased
14. Mississippi Delta - (Alternate Version)
15. Seventh Son - (Band Version)
16. The Way I Do - (Demo) - Previously unreleased
17. Feelin' Good - (Demo)

CD2
1. Okolona River Bottom Band - (Mono)
2. Big Boss Man - (Mono)
3. Reunion - (Mono)
4. Parchman Farm - (Mono)
5. Mornin' Glory - (Mono)
6. Sermon - (Mono)
7. Tobacco Road - (Mono)
8. Penduli Pendulum - (Mono)
9. Jessye' Lisabeth - (Mono)
10. Refractions - (Mono)
11. Louisiana Man - (Mono)
12. Courtyard - (Mono)
13. Mornin' Glory - (Demo)
14. Sermon - (Demo)
15. Jessye' Lisabeth - (Demo)
16. Refractions - (Demo)
17. Louisiana Man - (Demo)