Here is one to excite old fans of 16 Horsepower and inspire the new! A double-album collection featuring one disc of fan-selected favourites and one disc of previously unreleased and out-of-print rarities.
16 horsepower’s southern gothic music was, and still is original and challenging on the alternative music scene. On this new retrospective release the first disc showcases popular favourites chosen by fans in an online survey; the second includes obscure, hard to-find b-sides and previously unreleased demo versions of 16hp masterpieces.
Many of the tracks originally appeared on the band’s long-out-of-print late-’90s a&m releases. ‘yours truly’ was mixed by producer Bob Ferbrache (blood axis, soul merchants, slim cessna’s auto club, tarantella) specially for this release. It comes with a lyric booklet with rare photos and artwork. As rural gothic goes, one cannot do much better than David Eugene Edwards (who now records as woven hand) and company, with their use of acoustic old-time instruments mixed with the impassioned vocals and fire-and-brimstone lyrics.