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Reckless Kelly is Celebrating Their 20th Anniversary with a Special Re-Release

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To some, it may feel like just yesterday since Reckless Kelly released their debut album, but the Austin-based Red Dirt and Americana band is actually gearing up to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

On Oct. 20, Reckless Kelly will be commemorating the 1997 release of Millican with a limited edition vinyl release. The upcoming record is a double-press that even features two new tracks from the band. The band returned to Austin’s Arlyn Studios to record these new tunes, where they originally recorded Millican over two decades back. The double-LP release was remastered by Burbank, Calif.’s Gavin Lurssen.

No Big Deal Records, the band’s own independent imprint, is handling the release and will publish only 1,000 copies of the record. So, dedicated fans will have to act fast in order to reserve a copy.

Millican’s 20th-anniversary pressing is now available for pre-order. Two separate bundles are available. Furthermore, the band is signing the first 25 “Tape Baking” bundles’ LPs. So, they are incentivizing fast action for their fans.

“Twenty years flew by like it was nothin’, and then all of a sudden, there we were, back at Arlyn Studios listening to the masters on two-inch tape,” says vocalist and guitarist Willy Braun in a statement. “…Now that ironically, vinyl is the new big deal, we’ve decided that Millican deserves a place in the record collection. It was, after all, recorded to tape, (something that only the cool cats were doing at the time) so it seems fitting to have an all-analog version available for the die-hards.”

Other products included in the bundles are a t-shirt, koozie, CD edition of Millican and a digital download card for the album. Each item is also going to be available individually starting on Oct. 20.

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