Sweet Relief (A Benefit For Victoria Williams) - 1993 RSD Alt Grunge Folk Rock - Black Vinyl - Sealed 2LP
Sweet Relief (A Benefit For Victoria Williams)
Label: Columbia – 194397274912, Legacy – 194397274912
Vinyl, LP, Single Sided, Etched
“RSD Exclusive” release of 2500 copies.
- Etched D side.
- Single jacket sleeve.
- Tracks are the same as the original Sweet Relief (A Benefit For Victoria Williams) vinyl release, although on different running order.
- The included 12x12" printed insert replicates original vinyl release track running order.
Originally planned for 2020 RSD drops, shelved for a couple of years and officially released for June 2022 RSD drops.
The EU version has label code and Sony Music label logo printed on the back cover and also has different rim text printed on side labels.Barcode: 1 9439-72749-1 2
All Media, Album, Reissue, Stereo
Style: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Folk Rock, Country Rock
A1 Soul Asylum – Summer Of Drugs
A2 Lucinda Williams– Main Road
A3 Pearl Jam – Crazy Mary
A4 Buffalo Tom – Merry Go Round
A5 Michael Penn – Weeds
B1 Shudder To Think – Animal Wild
B2 Lou Reed – Tarbelly And Featherfoot
B3 Maria McKee – Opelousas (Sweet Relief)
B4 Matthew Sweet – This Moment
B5 Evan Dando Of The Lemonheads – Frying Pan
C1 The Jayhawks – Lights
C2 The Waterboys – Why Look At The Moon
C3 Giant Sand – Big Fish
C4 Michelle Shocked – Holy Spirit
"The shear breadth and diversity of artists gathered for this benefit project, Sweet Relief: A Benefit for Victoria Williams, is a tribute to the affection Victoria Williams' peers had for her. It conveniently also makes for heady listening for any fan of contemporary music. The hard, brittle edges of Soul Asylum ("Summer of Drugs") and Buffalo Tom ("Merry Go Round") stand shoulder to shoulder with the country-folk of Lucinda Williams ("Main Road") and Maria McKee (an inspired and riveting "Opelousas (Sweet Relief)"). Sweet Relief offers a unique opportunity to introduce yourself to an enduring songwriter while savoring some of the day's most intriguing musicians. How sweet it is!" (AllMusic)
"Sweet Relief. What a beautiful and glorious album. With a cast of artists from Lucinda Williams to Pearl Jam, from Lou Reed to Soul Asylum, Sweet Relief was miraculously able to transcend the fragmentary nature of most tributes to create a vibrant whole that reverberated with life. Not only wasn’t there a weak track on the entire thing, but cumulatively, refracted through the musical prism of all these other artists, Williams’ songs provided strong evidence of a new vitality in American folk-rock. I spun through the CD enough times to finally take the plunge and buy some of her CDs, as well as some of her hubby Mark Olson’s band, the Jayhawks." (PopMatters)
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