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Down to the Promised Land: 5 Years of Bloodshot Records



Something of a classic. A big, broad and beautiful snapshot of where the world was at the end of 20th Century. Our biggest selling compilation, find out why.
2 discs and 40 tracks to gorge yourself on.

Full Description

Something of a classic. A big, broad and beautiful snapshot of where the world was at the end of 20th Century. Our biggest selling compilation, find out why.

This behemoth jumps on your ass with two CDs (over TWO HOURS OF MUSIC), holds you down and pours 40 new and unreleased tracks right down your gullet. You'll be bloating up with music from EVERY SINGLE artist on our much ballyhooed/oft-maligned roster at the time, including Ryan Adams,Neko CaseRobbie FulksAlejandro EscovedoOld 97's, Graham Parker and the Waco Brothers. You'll try to push yourself away, but not before our friends like Anna Fermin, Caitlin Cary (Whiskeytown), Hazeldine, Bobby Bare Jr, Mike Ireland (The Starkweaters, Holler),  Supersuckers, Giant Sand, the Handsome Family and more burst your buttons and leave you crying for mercy.

It's full of some eyebrow-arching covers (Public Enemy, The Who, AC/DC, George Jones, Tom Waits, to name a few) loads of originals, and even a few folks covering Bloodshot songs. To top it all off, we've packaged it up with a full color 20-page booklet.


Short Description
  • This double disc is a shit-kicking pleasure from beginning to end. The collection is irreverent hoot-hollering fun.

    — New City
  • From Texas swing to gritty honky tonk to sultry ballads, acts like the Sadies, Waco Brothers and Neko Case restore dignity and heart to a much maligned genre. Most compilations are erratic, but this one's consistency and range testify to the vision of a little label that could.

    — Entertainment Weekly

Track List

  • DISC ONE: 1. Oh! Chicago (The Yayhoos)
  • 2. Evening Gown (Alejandro Escovedo)
  • 3. Making Love With You (Old 97's)
  • 4. Favorite (Neko Case & Jon Rauhouse)
  • 5. Roses Are Blooming (The Hollisters)
  • 6. Oh Lonesome Me (Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel)
  • 7. Sunshine (The Meat Purveyors)
  • 8. Money To Burn (Rico Bell)
  • 9. I Hear a Sweet Voice Calling (The Handsome Family)
  • 10. Easy Ridin' Mama (Devil in a Woodpile)
  • 11. Please Take the Devil Out of Me (Caitlin Cary)
  • 12. Why Drunky? (The Blacks)
  • 13. The Least I Could Do (Supersuckers w/Amy Nelson)
  • 14. Going Home (The Roughnecks)
  • 15. It's Too Late (The Riptones)
  • 16. Hell or High Water (Johnny Dowd)
  • 17. Unforgiven (Hazeldine)
  • 18. Turn the Lights Down Low (Moonshine Willy)
  • 19. Blue Diamond Mine (Texas Rubies)
  • 20. Baba O'Riley (The Waco Brothers)
  • DISC TWO: 1. Bloodshot's Turning 5 (Robbie Fulks)
  • 2. Here Comes My Ball and Chain Again (Cornell Hurd Band)
  • 3. See Willy Fly By (Graham Parker w/ The Waco Brothers)
  • 4. Looks Like I'm Up Shit Creek Again [Tom Waits cover] (Nora O'Connor)
  • 5. Milk and Scissors (The Sadies)
  • 6. Broken A/C Blues (Duane Jarvis)
  • 7. Wicked Saviour (Rex Hobart & the Misery Boys)
  • 8. Glue (Andre Williams & Sally Timms)
  • 9. Guitar Playin' Woman (Bare Jr)
  • 10. Hard on Things (Giant Sand)
  • 11. Monday Night (Ryan Adams)
  • 12. Ghost on the Highway [Gun Club cover] (Trailer Bride)
  • 13. I'd Like To (Mike Ireland)
  • 14. 13 Nights (Kelly Hogan)
  • 15. Hang Your Head in Shame (Grievous Angels)
  • 16. Last To Know [Alejandro cover] (Chris Mills & Deanna Varagona)
  • 17. Bring the Noise [Public Enemy cover] (The Unholy Trio)
  • 18. Brixton (Chip Taylor & Jon Langford)
  • 19. Train Song (Split Lip Rayfield)
  • 20. Highway to Hell (Red Star Belgrade)


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