Iconoclastic country star Gary Allan’s 1999 Platinum release Smoke Rings In The Dark stands as a milestone in the charismatic artist’s long-running career. The breakout release spawned three Top 40 Country hits, including the Top Five smash “Right Where I Need To Be.” The album found him expanding and refining his sound, with expansive arrangements and dynamic performances that struck a chord with a legion of new fans.
On October 25, just one day before its 20th anniversary, MCA Nashville/UMe will release a new Deluxe Edition of Smoke Rings In The Dark, marking the album and artist’s first-ever appearance on vinyl. The anniversary edition augments the original LP’s twelve songs with the never-before-released bonus track, “Long Year,” a longtime fan favorite that Allan often plays at his shows. The LP will be released on standard black vinyl as well as on limited-edition lime green vinyl, which will be available exclusively via Allan’s official website and UMG Nashville’s web stores. This expanded 13-track edition of Smoke Rings In The Dark will also be available for download and streaming at all digital outlets.
“It feels fitting that Smoke Rings would be my first vinyl release,” says Allan. “When I started working on the Smoke Ringsalbum, I wanted a different sound. I wanted something that would stand out from what you were hearing at that time, but something that was still true to me and my sound. It was a game changer for me and I am just as proud of it today as I was twenty years ago.”
Preorder Smoke Rings In The Dark now: https://UMe.lnk.to/SmokeRingsInTheDark
Smoke Rings In The Dark track list
1. Smoke Rings In The Dark
2. Right Where I Need To Be
3. Don’t Tell Mama
4. Lovin’ You Against My Will
6. Cryin’ For Nothin’
7. Bourbon Borderline
9. Learning To Live With Me
10. Cowboy Blues
11. I’m The One
13. Long Year*