Ryan Adams Treats 'Heartbreaker' to Deluxe Box Set

Ryan Adams Treats 'Heartbreaker' to Deluxe Box Set
In between his tweets about cats and outer space, prolific singer-songwriter Ryan Adams has been hinting that something special was in the works for his 2000 debut album Heartbreaker. Now, he's revealed that the record will be getting the deluxe box set treatment this spring.
 
Last year, Adams reissued the record in standard CD and vinyl formats, but the upcoming package should give fans a lot more to get excited about. It will arrive on May 6 through PAX-AM.
 
In addition to the original 15-song remastered album, the upcoming four-LP, one-DVD (or two-CD, one-DVD) collection will include a selection of demos and unreleased outtakes. The DVD contains previously unreleased footage from a solo acoustic show at New York's Mercury Lounge from October 2000 — which included Adams' first performance of his later recorded "Wonderwall" cover.
 
The set also comes with a booklet of rare photos with liner notes written by Adams' longtime friend, collaborator and producer Ethan Johns.
 
Heartbreaker was originally released in 2000. It was recorded at Woodland Studios in Nashville and features contributions from Johns, Dave Rawlings, Gillian Welch, Pat Sansone, Emmylou Harris, Kim Richey and Alison Pierce. 
 
Below, find the detailed tracklisting, as well as a trailer for the upcoming release. Beyond that, you can also listen to a just-shared outtake titled "Locked Away."
 
If you're looking to brush up on Adams' extensive back catalogue before the new collection arrives, be sure to read Exclaim!'s Essential Guide to Ryan Adams.
 
Heartbreaker Deluxe Box Set:
 
LP 1:
 
Side A:
 
1. (Argument with David Rawlings concerning Morrissey)
2. To Be Young (Is to Be Sad, Is to Be High) (original album remastered)
3. My Winding Wheel (original album remastered)
4. AMY (original album remastered)
 
Side B:
 
1. Oh My Sweet Carolina (original album remastered)
2. Bartering Lines (original album remastered)
3. Call Me On Your Way Back Home (original album remastered)
4. Damn, Sam (I love a woman that rains) (original album remastered)
 
LP 2:
 
Side A:
 
1. Come Pick Me Up (original album remastered)
2. To Be The One (original album remastered)
3. Why Do They Leave? (original album remastered)
4. Shakedown On 9th Street (original album remastered)
 
Side B:
 
1. Don't Ask For The Water (original album remastered)
2. In My Time Of Need (original album remastered)
3. Sweet Lil Gal (23rd/1st) (original album remastered)
 
LP 3:
 
Side A:
 
1. Hairdresser On Fire (outtake from original album session) *
2. To Be Young (Is to Be Sad, Is to Be High) (outtake from original album session)*
3. Petal In A Rainstorm (outtake from original album session) *
4. War Horse (outtake from original album session) *
5. Oh My Sweet Carolina (outtake from original album session) *
 
Side B:

1. Come Pick Me Up (outtake from original album session)
2. Punk Jam (outtake from original album session) *
3. When The Rope Gets Tight (alt) (outtake from original album session) *
4. When The Rope Gets Tight (outtake from original album session)
5. Goodbye Honey (bonus track from original release)
6. In My Time Of Need (outtake from original album session) *
 
LP 4:
 
Side A:
 
1. Bartering Lines (demo)
2. Come Pick Me Up (demo)
3. To Be The One (demo)
4. Don't Ask For The Water (demo)
5. In My Time Of Need (demo)
 
Side B:

1. Goodbye Honey (demo)
2. Petal In A Rainstorm (demo)
3. War Horse (demo)
4. Locked Away (outtake from original album session) *
 
DVD (filmed live at the Mercury Lounge on October 20, 2000):
 
1. Oh My Sweet Carolina *
2. Gimme Sunshine *
3. To Be Young (Is to Be Sad, Is to Be High) *
4. AMY *
5. Call Me On Your Way Back Home *
6. Just Like A Whore *
7. Wonderwall *
8. Damn, Sam (I Love a Woman that Rains) *
9. Sweet Lil' Gal (23rd/1st) *
10. Come Pick Me Up *
11. My Winding Wheel *
 
* previously unreleased