Spinning off from the roots-rock trailblazers Uncle Tupelo, Jay Farrar’s Son Volt is famed for its honest, no-nonsense, straight-to-the-heart songs. A Retrospective: 1995-2000 is a fine greatest hits celebration with six unreleased bonus tracks – including a live “Medicine Hat” and four-track demos of “Tear Stained Eye” and “Loose String.”
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