Candlebox Annouce ‘The Maverick Years’ Box Set
Candlebox have announced the release of a 7LP vinyl box set, The Maverick Years, due on 22 September.
The set introduces newly remastered versions of Candlebox (1993), Lucy (1995), and Happy Pills (1998) as double LPs, along with a single album of unreleased outtakes, demos, and more. Candlebox and Lucy will make their North American vinyl debut, while Happy Pills will be available on vinyl for the first time anywhere.
The Maverick Years chronicles the band’s dramatic ascent, starting with its eponymous debut, a quadruple-platinum smash celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The album spent more than 100 weeks on the charts, peaking at No 7 with hits Far Behind, You, and Cover Me. The original album has been expanded on the new vinyl version with two unreleased bonus tracks, Sorry I Let You Down and a demo for 10,000 Horses.
Following the debut’s success, the band’s acclaimed follow-up, Lucy, arrived in 1995 and scored hits with Simple Lessons and Understanding. On the new vinyl edition, they’re joined by four unreleased tracks, including a live performance of Lucy recorded in 1995 during the group’s appearance on Seattle radio station KISW.
Happy Pills, Candlebox’s final album on Maverick, introduced fan favourites It’s Alright and 10,000 Horses. The set’s final album compiles nine unreleased bonus tracks and features the demo for Happy Pills, a remixed version of Sometimes, and the outtakes Giant Steps and Dream.
The group’s Long Goodbye Tour is currently underway, and their final album, The Long Goodbye, will be released later this month.
THE MAVERICK YEARS – LP Tracklisting
LP One: Candlebox
LP Two: Candlebox
He Calls Home
Sorry I Let You Down *
10,000 Horses – Demo *
LP Three: Lucy
Become (To Tell)
LP Four: Lucy
Vulgar Before Me
Lucy – Live KISW/Seattle 1995 *
Wasted – Demo *
A Stone’s Throw – Demo *
Every Time Lately/Footsteps Today *
LP Five: Happy Pills
A Stone’s Throw’s Away
LP Six: Happy Pills
Look What You’ve Done
LP Seven: Bonus Tracks
Happy Pills – 1997 Demo *
Mountain Song – Live KISW / Seattle 1995 *
Giant Steps *
Mothers Dream *
* Previously Unreleased