Today, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings confirm that their Grammy-nominated All The Good Times, a new collection of ten acoustic covers recorded at home on a reel-to-reel, will be available on CD on March 5th, with vinyl coming later this year. The album, which contains songs by Bob Dylan, John Prine, Elizabeth Cotten, and Norman Blake, as well as new arrangements of traditional songs (full tracklisting below), is the first Welch/Rawlings collaboration to feature both of their names on the cover and received a 2021 Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album. All The Good Times was originally released in July 2020 as a surprise treat for fans, and the limited-edition handmade CD and LP first pressings sold out in 48 hours as a webstore exclusive. This new reissue will have revised art and packaging and be available via all retail channels worldwide for the first time. The album is available for pre-order here.
Recently, Gillian Welch released the physical box set for Boots 2: The Lost Songs. The set, available in vinyl or CD editions, contains the complete collection of their newly unearthed and celebrated cache of home demos and reel-to-reel recordings from the vault of Welch and Rawlings. The box set includes a deluxe package consisting of a 12-inch “old-school, tip-on” style box made by Stoughton Printing and a special 66-page song book with photos, lyrics, and guitar chords for all 48 tracks. The CD box will have the three volumes of Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs on three CDs in jewel cases. The LP box will include the three volumes on three 150 gram LPs housed in printed paper sleeves. “Purchase CD and pre- order vinyl box sets here. Production issues have caused a delay in the release of the vinyl box set. Please see gillianwelch.com for the most up to date information on vinyl box set shipment timings. Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs, Vol. 1 -3 are available digitally here.