Jason Isbell Shares 2 Previously Unreleased Tracks From Debut Solo Album
New West Records will reissue singer-songwriter Jason Isbell‘s debut solo album Sirens Of The Ditch on July 13. A deluxe edition of the 2007 record includes four previously unreleased studio tracks. NPR Music has shared two of those recordings.
Jason Isbell left the Drive-By Truckers shortly before the release of Sirens Of The Ditch. Isbell co-produced the LP with the Truckers’ Patterson Hood. Patterson also contributed guitar work to what was originally an 11-track effort. Spooner Oldham, David Hood, David Barbe and Brad Morgan are among the other musicians who lent their talents Sirens Of The Ditch, which was recorded at the legendary FAME Studios in Jason’s hometown of Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
The first of the two tracks shared by NPR Music is the Patterson Hood-penned “The Assassin.” Isbell has performed the song live a number of times including at a recent solo show held at Classic Cinemas Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove, Illinois on February 27. Also unveiled today is the pretty ballad “Whisper.” Sirens Of The Ditch is available for pre-order in multiple formats here.
Listen to the two previously unreleased tracks below:
Sirens Of The Ditch (Deluxe Edition) Tracklist
- Brand New Kind Of Actress
- Down In A Hole
- Chicago Promenade
- Dress Blues
- Hurricanes And Hand Grenades
- In A Razor Town
- Shotgun Wedding
- The Magician
- The Devil Is My Running Mate
- Crystal Clear*
- The Assassin*
- Racetrack Romeo*
- Charlotte, NC
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit at Charlotte Metro Credit Union AmphitheatreAmerican Aquarium
- Jacksonville, AL
Charlie Daniels Band at Burgess-Snow Field at JSU StadiumAlabamaRiley GreenShenandoahDarren KnightJason Isbell and The 400 UnitJohn BerryGordon Mote
- Queens, NY
- 2 days • Sep 29 - 30, 2018
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit at There’s No Leaving New YorkThe NationalFuture IslandsJason Isbell and The 400 Unit
- Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
- 5 days • Nov 11 - 15, 2019
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit at All The Best FestivalJohn PrineJason Isbell and The 400 UnitNathaniel Rateliff
Exact performance date not yet confirmed.
* – Previously Unreleased