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Title - Own Side Now [Cloudy Clear Vinyl + 7” Single]
Artist - Caitlin Rose

For those not in the know, Nashville’s Caitlin Rose will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of her debut album Own Side Now with a deluxe, fully remastered version of the record, due out on Cloudy Clear vinyl with bonus 7” single October 1st, 2021.

Rose released Own Side Now in 2011 to instant acclaim from critics, who praised her crystal-clear vocals and her ingenious lyricism - equal parts heartbroken and defiant - and compared her to her musician heroes Stevie Nicks and Linda Rondstadt.

Side A:
1. Learning To Ride
2. Own Side
3. For The Rabbits
4. Shanghai Cigarettes (ft. Rayland Baxter)
5. New York

Side B:
6. Spare Me (Fetzer’s Blues)
7. Things Change
8. That’s Alright
9. Sinful Wishing Well
10. Coming Up

11. Whatchoo [Bonus 7” single]
12. Only Lies [Bonus 7” single]

Side A of the album, which comes complete with revised artwork packaged in a deliciously-crafted gatefold jacket and which now also features two unreleased bonus tracks - Only Lies and Whatchoo - on the accompanying, and wholly imaginative addition of a bonus physical 7” vinyl single, opens on the dulcet summertime jaunt of Learning To Ride and the achingly beautiful balladry of Own Side and backs those up seamlessly with the reaching harmonies of For The Rabbits, the upbeat Shanghai Cigarettes (featuring alternative country musician Rayland Baxter), the first side closing on the stylistically harmonized hipsway of New York.

Side B of this quite deliciously-crafted album opens on the sveltely, harmonica-driven merry bounce of Spare Me (Fetzer’s Blues) and the stoically controlled, impassioned Things Change which are in turn backed by a cover of the Stevie Nicks-penned Fleetwood Mac track, the still ’70s-imbibed, countrified, low key rally cry of That’s Alright, the second side rounding out on the soulful balladry of Sinful Wishing Well, closing on the lonesome swagger of Coming Up. [The two new songs on the 7” single being the softened summer’s haze of Whatchoo and the forlorn reminiscing found within Only Lies].

As is so often the case with American artists whose appeal isn’t exactly straight down the middle, Caitlin Rose was initially more successful overseas than in her homeland.

But after the debut EP, Dead Flowers had made its mark, the arrival of the young singer/songwriter’s first full-length release, Own Side Now, represented a chance for Rose’s sound to find wider acceptance stateside.

As we all know by now, Rose’s songwriting gifts were put on ample display from the moment the world caught alight for her sound, and thus throughout Own Side Now, with lyrics that show a knack for poetic turns and artful understatement in equal measure, a collection of notable, and hummable melodies grounded in both alt-country and pop were welcomed into the music-sphere.

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