God Street Wine’s 25th Anniversary Boxed Set includes six audio CDs: 1) Bag, a remixed version of the band’s first indie album; 2) Who’s Driving, a live album released in 1993, newly remastered; 3 and 4) a live performance of the band’s 1994 album $1.99 Romances, recorded at Bob Weir’s TRI Studios in August 2012 and featuring bonus cuts with Weir and Shana Morrison; 5 and 6) a double-CD compilation, Gots To Rewind (named after band’s original, semi-serious name) including 29 previously unreleased studio recordings spanning the years 1988-1998. There is also a DVD including a feature length documentary, All the Way To Here, which traces the band’s unique career through recent interview footage and archival video from the band vault; the DVD also includes two hours of selected live performances from GSW’s reunion shows in the last two years. Finally the boxed set includes an illustrated 32-page booklet with liner notes by journalist Scott Bernstein and an essay about GSW’s early days by onetime manager Ed Looram.
DISC 1: BAG Our first indie CD, originally released in 1992, remixed in 2012 by original recording engineer Joe Rogers. Includes “Borderline,” “Hellfire,” “Waiting For the Tide,” and 9 other fan faves.
DISC 2: WHO’S DRIVING: LIVE FROM EAST WEST AND IN-BETWEEN The live album we recorded in 1993 in exchange for a new van. Contains the best of our earliest, wildest, most roadworthy material including “Driving West,” “Imogene” and “Feel The Pressure.” Remastered for this release.
DISCS 3 & 4: $1.99 ROMANCES: RECORDED LIVE AT TRI STUDIOS AUGUST 2012. When we were invited to do a live broadcast from Bob Weir’s Tamalpais Research Institute in the summer of 2012 we knew we had to do something special, so we re-created our fans’ favorite GSW album. $1.99 was originally recorded for Geffen in 1994, and included “Molly,” “Thirsty,” “Ballroom,” “Into The Sea,” and 11 other tracks. This double-disc performance also includes bonus tracks with Bob Weir and Shana Morrison.
DISCS 5 & 6: GOTS TO REWIND This double-CD compilation features a full 29 never before releasedstudio tracks, from the band’s first demo, recorded in October 1988, to demos recorded in preparation for a 1998 album that was never released. Some of these cuts will be familiar to Winos, like “Epiphany,” “Electrocute,” and “Straight Line,” while others like “Don’t Say Goodbye” and “Where The Days Go” have never been heard before live or otherwise.
DISC 7: All The Way To HERE DVD – A 90-minute documentary directed by longtime Wino and TV Producer Lynn Kestenbaum. The DVD also includes a juicy selection of live HD video performances. Learn more here.
Along with these SEVEN discs there is a 32-page illustrated booklet with liner notes written by Jambase editor Scott Bernstein, and a moving essay about the early days of GSW by onetime manager Ed Looram.