Shawn Mullins has newly re-recorded his 1998 breakthrough album (and major label debut) Soul’s Core. Not once, but twice!
“The songs, they mean something different to me now,” the Atlanta singer-songwriter says. “I sing them differently… the way we’re playing these songs live and stretching them out, people seem to get totally blown away with it. So I thought, let’s put that on a record.”
Working with producer/drummer Gerry “Gator” Hanson, original Soul’s Core engineer Glenn Matullo and recording veteran John Keane at Keane’s studio in Athens, Mullins and his band recorded the tracks live, with minimal overdubs.
In addition to the full-band versions, Soul’s Core Revival also features a disc of solo acoustic renditions of Soul’s Core’s 13 songs, each introduced with a brief story about the song’s origins and formation. “Quite a few of the songs started off as journal entries,” he says, written while he was “traveling all over the country, playing little tiny places.”
Soul’s Core Revival will be released on Nov. 16th.