Drivin N Cryin – Mystery Road – 2XLP Vinyl, Expanded Edition, 2017
eluxe double vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered and remastered edition. Containing never before heard material, this package features the original album, remastered and a bonus album of the album’s original demo sessions produced by R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, including the album’s title track, “Mystery Road” and an early take of “MacDougal Blues”. Includes liner note recollections by former manager Jim Barber and Peter Buck. The album is visually reimagined using Kevn Kinney’s grandmother’s unaltered original painting. Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ was formed in 1985 in Atlanta. Kevin Kinney had just moved to Georgia from Milwaukee and was working in a sewage treatment plant by day while playing folk gigs by night. The band’s name, Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, was chosen from one of Kevn’s many songs that reflected the two directions of their music.