Bright Eyes

The Studio Albums 2000-2011

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Conor Oberst has filtered his angst through numerous different vehicles throughout the years, but it's been his work under the Bright Eyes moniker that has delivered the biggest charge. Founded in 1995 with guitarist/engineer Mike Mogis, the duo, who supplemented their ranks with a rotating cast of players, were the initial torch bearers for Oberst's then-fledgling Saddle Creek label. The Studio Albums 2000-2011 collects all of the group's most essential LPs, remastered by Yoda/Oz-like studio wizard Bob Ludwig, including 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, and 2011’s The People’s Key -- the latter remains in its original Ludwig mastered state. The handsome, limited-edition box sets -- 5000 copies on vinyl and 1000 copies on CD -- will feature a copious amount of goodies, and each newly remastered album will be made available individually as well.

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