Conor Oberst is releasing a new solo album, Ruminations, in a few weeks; a couple weeks after that, Saddle Creek Records will reissue six Bright Eyes albums in a new box set collection called The Studio Albums 2000-2011. True to its title, the set contains the majority of the studio portion of the Bright Eyes canon: remastered versions of 2000’s Fevers And Mirrors, 2002’s LIFTED Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground, 2005’s I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning and Digital Ash In A Digital Urn, 2007’s Cassadaga, plus 2011’s The People’s Key, all mastered by engineer Bob Ludwig. The albums are spread across 10 LPs, and will include digital downloads of each record. The set also features twelve 8×10 photo prints by Butch Hogan, and an essay by Oberst’s co-manager and Team Love Records owner Nate Krenkel. The vinyl box set is limited to 5,000 copies.
The set normally retails for $150, but but we’re giving one lucky reader the set for free.
To enter this sweepstakes, you need be a fan of Stereogum on Facebook and comment below on this very post with your favorite Bright Eyes album using Facebook login. (Do not use your ‘Gum user account on this post — we’ll have to be able to confirm you are a fan of Stereogum on FB when the sweepstakes ends.) Make sure to keep an eye on the “other” folder of your Facebook inbox after the contest ends to see if you won! Winner will be chosen randomly. The sweepstakes ends on 10/18 at 6PM EST. Good luck!
The Studio Albums 2000-2011 is out 10/21 on Saddle Creek. Pre-order it here.