Update: Although Ryan Adams’ forthcoming box set Live After Deaf was expected to be for sale through his web store today, technical problems with the site have restricted its availability. Adams just confirmed in a tweet that the release has been moved to June 18 (next Monday) at 4 p.m.
Ryan Adams fans, prepare yourself: his new limited-edition box set is not for the faint of heart or casual collector. According to Pitchfork, the new box set, titled Live After Deaf contains 15 pieces of vinyl featuring 144 live, acoustic tracks. It’s expected that the title is in reference to Adams’ struggles with Ménière’s disease, which affected his inner ears. The set, which is available starting today through Adams’ record label, also features a download card has an additional 74 tracks of Ryan-y goodness.
The album was slated to go on sale today through his own label, Pax Am. The site has experienced some technical difficulties today, but the box set photo is featured on the main site as of now. Adams tweeted earlier today that the set is $130 plus shipping and handling. It’s been rumored that the set’s ordering date might be pushed back due to massive demand, but keep checking back at the Pax Am site here for when the set is finally accessible.