Reckless Kelly are releasing their first album. “That makes no sense” you say?! Yes it does…sort of. They are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of our debut album Millican by issuing a remastered double album on vinyl. The release is going to be a ‘limited edition’ with only 1,000 copies to be pressed. The album comes with two previously unreleased songs: “Wild Western Windblown Band” and “Millican.” The two songs were remixed at Arlyn Studios in Austin, where they recorded the album more than 20 years ago.
Willy Braun talks about the album, saying “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. When we made Millican we never thought to release it on vinyl. Now, ironically, vinyl is the new big deal, and we’ve decided that Millican deserves a place in the record collection.”
He continues, “We made this record when we were just kids. I had probably only written about 20 or 30 songs at that point, a handful of which were good enough to record. Shifty had a couple good ones too so we decided we were ready to make our first record. We still play almost every one of these songs live but there were also a few that didn’t make the cut. We’ve played “Wild Western Windblown Band” several thousand times and recorded it on two different live albums since then; however, at that time we didn’t feel like it was a good enough take or maybe wasn’t rockin’ enough to land a spot on Millican. Twenty years later it fits right in and we can’t figure out why we didn’t put it on there in the first place. The title track also got left on the cutting room floor. I didn’t feel like it was a strong enough song back then, but ya know what they say, “there’s no such thing as a bad twenty year old photo,” and now it feels like a snapshot from our past. The vocal is a scratch track with no overdubs and it was a one take deal….but there was a vibe that could never be recreated so we wanted to share it with you, our fans… a little thank you note for sticking with us for all these years.”
The official release date is October 20th, but they are taking bundle pre-orders HERE.