Sublime Acoustic: Bradley Nowell & Friends

Sublime Acoustic: Bradley Nowell & Friends

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Sublime Acoustic: Bradley Nowell & Friends

Between November 1997 and November 1998, the Bradley Nowell estate, MCA, and the surviving members of Sublime released no less than three albums of outtakes, rarities, and live tracks, culminating with Acoustic: Bradley Nowell & Friends. At first glance, this appears to be the least interesting of the three albums, since it doesn't have outtakes like Second Hand Smoke or document the band in its live prime, like Stand by Your Van. Strangely enough, that's the reason why it's the most engaging of any of the posthumous Sublime releases. Throughout all these recordings, many of which are decidedly lo-fi, Nowell and a variety of supporting musicians run through Sublime favorites, toss-offs, and covers. It's relaxed, funny, and, funnily enough, quite moving, because it captures a human, touching side of Nowell that only surfaced in glimpses on Sublime's official albums. Of course, this is something that will be of interest primarily to hardcore fans, not fellow travelers who only owned Sublime, but that's the reason why Acoustic is the best of all the Sublime records released after Nowell's death.

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Release Date: 11/17/1998
Label: Mca
UPC: 0008811188924
catalogNumber: 11889
Rank: 25104

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Sublime Acoustic: Bradley Nowell & Friends 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In truth, the only reason I bought this CD was for "Boss DJ". I'd listened to the album once before and didn't really think much of it. But after buying the CD and listening to it a few times, it's quickly become one of my favorites. I listen to it constantly. Some of the acoustic versions are so different from the original song, and it's interesting the way he does them (like "Pool Shark" and "Saw Red"). This is a great CD and a must have for any music fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago