If you’ve just recently become a Calexico fan and missed out on any of the band’s eight self-released tour CDs, you’re in luck. The band is releasing Road Atlas 1998-2011 Nov. 22 on Quarterstick Records. The vinyl box set will be limited to 1,100 copies and will contain all of the band’s self-released tour albums. All of the recordings were never officially released on the band’s studio albums.
“We’ve been receiving many requests from fans over the years to print the tour only albums on vinyl and so we’re excited to finally house them all into one garage,” guitarist/vocalist Joey Burns told us via email, “[Each release] all has their own unique personality and read somewhat like a travelogue.”
The box set contains a 40-page 12” x 12” book with liner notes written by journalist Fred Mills, and it also includes handwritten notes and photos from the band. Each numbered box set comes with a digital download for mp3s of the album. A CD, titled Selections from Road Atlas 1998-2011, will also be released that will feature 16 tracks from the box set. The box set and the CD can be purchased online here.
You can take a listen to Selections from Road Atlas 1998-2011 below.