Alabama Shakes Announces 10th Anniversary Deluxe Album From Debut Album “Boys & Girls”

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During the band’s fledgling era, Alabama Shakes rose to fame thanks, in part, to the online music platform Bandcamp. So it only makes sense that the group would announce an upcoming anniversary via the website now that they are loved around the world.

On Wednesday October 26, the famous blues-rock band announced the upcoming release of the special 10th anniversary edition of their debut album, boys girlswhich will include new goodies for fans.

Alabama Shakes, which formed in 2009 and is fronted by big-voiced singer Brittany Howard, shared that the new version of their landmark album will be released on December 9 later this year.

“Boys & Girls (10 Year Deluxe Edition) pre-order. You now get 12 tracks (streamed via the free Bandcamp app and also available for high-quality download in MP3, FLAC, and more), plus the full album as soon as it’s released,” the band’s Bandcamp page noted.

The page continued, “Includes digital pre-order of Boys and Girls (Deluxe Edition 10 Years). You now get 12 tracks (streamed via the free Bandcamp app and also available for high-quality download in MP3, FLAC, and more), plus the full album as soon as it’s released.

The deluxe reissue includes 11 live tracks, played at KCRW from January 2012, and fans can listen to one of those live performances (“Always Alright”) HERE.

“The 10-year anniversary edition of Alabama Shakes’ debut record. boys girls sold over a million copies, was nominated for multiple Grammys, and brought the band international acclaim,” added its Bandcamp announcement. “It’s repackaged in a cardboard gatefold sleeve with new photos and a bonus radio session of 12 raw, explosive KCRW tracks, recorded in January 2012 just when the band were ready to go wild.”

Alabama Shakes is currently on hiatus. More recently, Howard has engaged in solo releases and other side projects. However, news of the re-release may be a sign that the group will get back together. Fans can only hope.

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