Alabama 3 – Exile On Coldharbour Lane – The Boxset
£21.99This item will be released May 1, 2020.
Available as a CD boxset containing 5xCDs and a 40-page booklet
One Little Indian Records are proud to present an exclusive boxset centered around the sensational album Exile On Coldharbour Lane.
This 5xCD boxset includes four previously unreleased albums and ‘Exile On Coldharbour Lane’, as well as a 40 x page booklet featuring Larry Love’s track by track guide to Exile on Coldharbour Lane, with plenty of untold stories, insights, and inspirations behind the album.
You may just know Alabama 3 as the band who did The Sopranos theme tune. You may know them as A3 if you’re living on the other side of the Atlantic. You may know them as an outfit of Country Acid House rockers from Brixton, London who recently celebrated 22 years together. Whichever genre or tag line you identify Alabama 3 with, you can get ready to bend your wherewithal’s once again. To help you along the way they’ve created a school of thought to bring the non-believers home.
Exile on Coldharbour Lane – The Boxset is Alabama 3’s Guide To A,B,C,D & E.
A is for Acid (or Acid-House)
B is for Booze (or Blues)
C is for Cocaine (Or Country)
D is for Dope (or Dub)
E, of course, is for Ecstasy (or Exile)
The 5-disc box set contains 5 albums, A,B,C & D sees Alabama 3 throughout the decades re-worked by the aforementioned genres.
But lead singer Larry Love doesn’t want you to be fooled by any pre-school notions that a title such as A,B,C,D might suggest…
“The box set is also a cosmic guide through Alabama 3’s various drug habits over the years,” he says. “We want people to put their spacesuits on and dive in”. So what exactly is on offer to the general public this time?
Disc 1 – A is for Acid House and Aciiiiid….
“Acid does exactly what it says on the tab – it takes you on a trip through Alabama 3 and things we’ve dropped in the last 2 decades” Larry declares. The album is a transcendental journey through a party portal which finds Alabama 3 in full abandon, under the fluorescent glow of UV light.
Disc 2 – B is for Blues and Booze
“Blues is an album that came straight out of the bottle. In 2016 we were all living in some kind of Miles Davis narrative…leaving our wives and wrestling our demons, following the scent of the Brixton boozers in their last hurrah before gentrification swallowed them whole. We got you hooked in 2016 with Alabama 3’s favourite gateway drug – Booze.
Disc 3 – C is for Country and Cocaine
With cocaine long being the aperitif and after-itif of Country musicians throughout the ages, Alabama 3’s relationship with the white stuff has formed a definitive part of their sound and arguments. Larry Love says of the third disc. ”I recently bumped into John Prine who told me we were the only cats he’d met in all his years of touring, who partied as hard before the show as we did after. “ In ode to Country music legends like Mr Prine and all the people who kept the Country music party alive and kicking throughout the ages, Alabama 3 offer something a little pure.
Disc 4 – Dub and Dope
A sound so synonymous with their Brixton heartland, Alabama 3 attempts for the first time to show off the quality of the local produce they have enjoyed and sampled in the place they now call home. This one goes out to all the generals, sistas and roadmen who’ve taught them all they know over the years. Fans can expect a smoke hazed party album featuring Alabama 3 as they’ve never sounded before.
Disc 5 – Exile & Ecstasy
And finally, Exile, their seminal debut album being celebrated 22 years on from its release, including their most well-known track, Woke Up This Morning, which went on to become the globally recognised sound-track of the hit TV Series, The Sopranos. Made during a very ‘loved up’ period of Alabama 3’s life, as they lay roots amidst the British rave scene of the 90’s, Exile is a comedown they’ve never intended to end.
In celebration of the release, the full band will embark on a 4-date tour of the UK, with all dates listed below. Tickets available via the Alabama 3 website
O2 Ritz, Manchester Friday – December 13, 2019
The Barrowland Ballroom – Glasgow Saturday, December 14, 2019
02 Academy, Bristol Friday – December 20, 2019
O2 Academy, Brixton Saturday – December 21, 2019