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MARGO PRICE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PACKAGE
This time last year we were gearing up for the release of Margo Price's debut album Midwest Farmer's Daughter. This was a straight-out-of-Nashville record we loved from first listen, and we are beyond thrilled that the release has led to many others discovering this singular and enigmatic artist and coming to love her as much as we do. Margo Price and her band The Pricetags had a banner year full of accolades, television appearances, incendiary live shows, and tons of good times. We'd like to celebrate the success of this cherished member of the Third Man family with the announcement of our latest Vault Package, all in honor of Margo Price, with the package in all its glory arriving on your doorstep right around the one year anniversary of the Midwest Farmer's Daughter release.
Margo Price Live at The Hamilton, Washington DC 11-9-2016
Margo and her band rolled into our nation’s capital after seven hours on the road on November 8 — election day — and spent the night in the up-for-grabs city as the results came in and anxieties rose across the country. The very next evening they played one of the most poignant and significant shows of the tour and quite possibly of their careers. As luck would have it, the tape was rolling. The set is a great mix of album tracks, live, road-tested favorites, and a batch of classic country covers from Rodney Crowell, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, and Billy Joe Shaver. Third Man Records is beyond proud to present this serendipitous landmark live show with a vellum optical sleeve on double 180-gram vinyl — one green and one white.
Hands of Time / Black Rose (Billy Joe Shaver cover) / Tennessee Song / Paper Cowboy / Yeah You’re Right / Desperate and Depressed / Weekender / Red Bandana (Merle Haggard cover) / Me And Bobby McGee (Kris Kristofferson cover) / Four Years of Chances / Ain’t Living Long Like This (Rodney Crowell)
Margo Price - Blue Room Sessions 7"
When we first asked Margo to come by Third Man Records to say hello and talk about her music and the album she had just recorded at Sun Studios in Memphis, we happened to be hosting open-to-the-public recording sessions on our 1955 Scully Lathe all day in the Blue Room for direct-to-acetate recordings (Third Man Recording Service). No record label in their right mind with an engineer behind the glass and a voice like Margo’s in front of it would let an opportunity like this pass them by, so we asked if she wanted to cut a tune. What she delivered was a tear-inducing solo version of “Desperate & Depressed” which was later re-recorded as the B Side for her first single from last year, “Hurtin’ on the Bottle.” It was powerful and it was fearless and this was the pivotal moment we knew we were hooked on Margo for good.
In a nod to that first meeting with her (a truly legendary day for us, for anyone interested in Third Man lore), we invited Margo down to play two new songs live in the Blue Room, cut direct-to-acetate on our fabled lathe. Here we present the third in our series of Blue Room Sessions (previous entries include Cat Stevens and Coupler) and the first as a Vault-exclusive. The A-side features a new, never-before-recorded, original composition titled "You Told Me With Your Eyes," followed by another never-previously-recorded (by Margo that is...) cover of Billy Grammer's classic leaving tune "Gotta Travel On" on blue vinyl.
Margo Price Live at Austin City Limits DVD
Another landmark moment for Margo this year was her first-ever Austin City Limits taping, which premieres January 21 on PBS. The good people from ACL have been kind enough to allow us to release this DVD of her performance featuring the entire show, and perhaps a few surprises... stay tuned.
Skull Collar Pin
For our first bonus item, perhaps the the most outlaw piece of wearable art we’ve ever created: a ¾” white and gold enamel collar pin with a gold-tone chain for wear across your top button or on your lapel. The skull image is inspired by a tattoo Margo sports on her left leg and guarantees its wearer instant cowboy credibility.
2017 Challenge Coin
Bonus item part two of two in Vault #31 is our second annual issuing of the Third Man Records Challenge Coin. Usually used as totems to signify membership in a military organization, challenge coins are slowly making their way into other realms of culture. The Third Man Records 2017 Challenge Coin will entitle its bearer (like the 2016 version) to 10% off purchases in our Detroit or Nashville storefronts for the duration of this year. It will also double as a large hole 45 adapter. (And, if you want to “challenge” your Vault member friends to see who’s holding theirs with any empty-handed folks buying the next round of drinks… well that’s just the kind of camaraderie we hope to continue to foster amongst our most loyal and die-hard fans.) Vault package #31 is the ONLY way to get this coin… it will not be issued individually or in future packages.