Ryan Adams Plotting Proper Release of "Lost" Album 'Blackhole'
Published Sep 22, 2014Despite releasing his self-titled album earlier this month and dropping punk record 1984 just before that, Ryan Adams already has his sights set on a future release.
According to the NME, Adams is considering treating a "lost" album titled Blackhole to a proper release for Record Store Day next year.
The album was recorded around 2007 at a time when Adams was battling heavy alcohol and drug addiction. It has become a cult bootleg among fans, with the alt-country singer even busting out Blackhole cut "The Door" on his current tour.
He told the British magazine that album artwork and a final mastered copy have been finished, piecing together a couple different recorded versions because a few of the vocal tracks are "too fucked-up" to include.
"I think I'm going to release Blackhole next year, maybe on Record Store Day," Adams told NME. "It's mastered and the artwork is done, so it's there. It's just a matter of whether it's the right time."
He added: "There's an internal conversation I've been having on how to release Blackhole that I've opened up with Charlie [Stavish, bassist and Pax Am studio manager]. One way to do it would be to release it in its finished format, then open it up in a way that you could access the raw tracks. But I don't want those raw tracks to become a spectacle, where it's about the warbling where I sound out of my mind. On those tracks, you're hearing someone who's really on the edge."
Stay tuned for details on an official release announcement and check out Adams' upcoming North American tour dates over here. Ryan Adams is out now on Pax Am.