Ryan Adams has announced a mammoth live vinyl box set will be released tomorrow, in quintessential Adams style: via a cryptic Facebook post.
Entitled Live After Deaf, the set will include 144 live acoustic tracks on 15 vinyl discs, in addition to 74 digital-only bonus tracks for download. Count ‘em, that’s a total of 218 tracks, which will be housed in a heavyweight cloth box. Prices for the box set have not been released, but there will only be an unspecified “super duper” limited number sold.
The box set follows Adams’ promise of an official live compilation after rescinding his long-held policy that allowed bootleg recordings of his shows during his last tour. The title references the North Carolina-bred singer’s struggle with Meniere’s disease, which affected his hearing and forced him to take a musical hiatus previous to 2011’s Ashes & Fire.
Live After Deaf will be available only through Adams’s own PAX-AM, starting at 1:30p.m. EST on Friday, June 15.