Features Remastered Audio, New Liner Notes, & Photos!
Sound of Lies is a 1997 album released by Minneapolis music group Jayhawks. Following Mark Olson's amicable departure, the remaining Jayhawks reconvened under the direction of Gary Louris to record Sound of Lies, the band's most ambitious album to date. Like Wilco's Being There, Sound of Lies uses country-rock as a foundation and wanders off into a variety of different sonic territories, including surf rock and Beatlesque pop, bringing the music closer to the sound of adult alternative pop/rock.
Although the surface of the album is pleasant and melodic, Louris has written a uniformly harrowing set of songs, inspired both by the dissolution of his partnership with Olson and a recent divorce. The lyrics have a naked, emotional honesty which would have been more affecting if the music echoed its sentiment, yet the record still has a subtle grace and power, proving that the Jayhawks remain a distinctive band without Olson.
This remastered edition includes bonus tracks, new liner notes and expanded booklets. All of the original tracks were remastered in April 2014 by renowned mastering engineer Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in NYC using original analog sources when possible.
Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
Remastered from Original Analog Sources when possible
New Liner Notes
Includes 5 bonus tracks, 3 previously unreleased
LP 1 - Side 1:
1. The Man Who Loved Life
2. Think About It
4. Its Up To You
LP 1 - Side 2:
1. Stick In The Mud
2. Big Star
3. Poor Little Fish
4. Sixteen Down
LP 2 - Side 3:
2. Dying On The Vine
3. Bottomless Cup
4. Sound Of Lies
LP 2 - Side 4:
1. I Hear You Cry
3. Kirbys Tune (Studio Outtake)
4. Its Up To You (Alternate Version)
5. Sound of Lies (Rough Mix)