The Gourds

Shinebox

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On this re-sequenced and expanded version of 1998's Gogitchyershinebox EP, the highlight remains the band's ramshackle acoustic rendition of Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice." But new covers of Nils Lofgren's "Everybody's Missing the Sun" and Billy Joe Shaver's "Omaha" are equally as inspired. Bang-up arrangements of the traditional numbers "Dooley" and "Jones Oh Jones" are other standout tunes missing from the original release. Whether this album-length re-release was intended as a stopgap or as a reward to fans who missed out on the EP back when it was still in print, the significant new song additions make Shinebox worth its purchase price.

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