Ryan Adams Announces Digital Release of 'Live After Deaf' Box Set
Published Jun 27, 2012Perhaps you were intrigued by the news of Ryan Adams's sprawling Live After Deaf box set but didn't feel like shelling out the big bucks for the 15 vinyl records. Or maybe you tried to buy it, but were unable to after the entire stock quickly sold out. Either way, here's some news that may cheer you up: the massive collection will soon be getting a digital release.
As Consequence of Sound points out, the digital box set is scheduled to go on sale on July 2 via PAX AM through Amazon and iTunes. All 144 tracks from the vinyl copies will be on sale, along with 30 of the 74 bonus tracks that came with the original release. This adds up to a total of 174 tracks, which will also be available separately. Each of the 15 single-show albums will additionally be available for stand-alone purchase.
The cost of the digital bundle is currently unknown, but physical copies cost $130 plus shipping, so it will presumably be less than that. You can see the tracklist of the box set (not including the bonus tracks) right here.
As you may remember, the set consists of solo acoustic performances by Adams, which were recorded in June 2011 when he resumed touring after being diagnosed with the inner ear disorder Meniere's disease.