Brendan Benson is excited to announce the reissue of his seminal debut album One Mississippi, due December 6. Twenty-three years after its initial release, the Third Man Records reissue of One Mississippi is the FIRST-EVER vinyl pressing of this now-classic album. The deluxe version of the reissue will be available on clear vinyl, and the standard version will be available on black vinyl. The latter is now available for pre-order.
"It’s been a long time coming!" Benson said. "My first album, One Mississippi is finally available on vinyl! Thank you to the miracle workers at Third Man Records for making it so!"
The reissue follows a banner year for Benson, one that saw his songs rise to #1 on the Billboard 200 chart with The Raconteurs' long-awaited new album
Help Us Stranger, as well as performances on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel Live and a performance and interview on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. Benson is currently working on a new solo LP -- stay tuned for more details.
Years before “Detroit” was the first word on the lips of taste-fakers, hype-stokers, scene-stealers and fame-lords the world over, Brendan Benson’s sheep-in-wolves’ clothing debut album One Mississippi was the unassuming first shot fired from the city and players that would soon become feted beyond their wildest imagination.
From the gallant album-opener “Tea” (a song which particularly resonated with Japanese fans, of whom hundreds excitedly sent him fan mail containing tea bags) through the propulsive swell of “Sittin’ Pretty” and the undeniable “hit” of “Crosseyed” to the quirky “Insects Rule” (which was jammed on live by Foo Fighters?!?!?)… Benson’s craft is fully on display here. With half the songs here co-written by the estimable Jason Falkner (Jellyfish, Beck), the end result is an unabashed pop album, accentuated by Brendan’s brilliant turn of phrase and preternatural ear for a melody. The album also stands out as the first full-length project helmed by venerated super-producer Ethan Johns (Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon) with One Mississippi serving as a unifying point in the careers of Johns, Benson, and Falkner that found them all mutually ascendant.