Another anniversary to make some of us feel old is approaching on November 20th.
On that date, Grandaddy will reissue a 4LP edition of their 2000 second studio album The Sophtware Slump, in a typically novel way centred around new piano versions of the tracks performed by Jason Lytle.
The hectic, budget DIY ethic which helped to make the album such a joy two decades ago has been very much revisited on these new recordings, as Lytle explains: “Because of the pandemic, all of the sudden, I was looking at a real deadline to make the damn thing. Here we go, just like the old days.”
The On A Wooden Piano version is to be released as a standalone CD and vinyl next year, but before then it’ll be part of the anniversary set along with a remastered version of the original album and rarities including the Signal To Snow Ratio and Through A Frosty Plate Glass EPs, both coming to vinyl for the first time.
The Sophtware Slump…On A Wooden Piano tracklist:
He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s the Pilot (Piano Version)
Hewlett’s Daughter (Piano Version)
Jed the Humanoid (Piano Version)
The Crystal Lake (Piano Version)
Chartsengrafs (Piano Version)
Underneath the Weeping Willow (Piano Version)
Broken Household Appliance National Forest (Piano Version)
Jed’s Other Poem (Beautiful Ground) (Piano Version)
E. Knievel Interlude (The Perils of Keeping It Real) (Piano Version)
Miner At The Dial-a-View (Piano Version)
So You’ll Aim Toward the Sky (Piano Version)