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Cracked Rear View (25th Expanded)
Released 25 years ago today, Hootie & the Blowfish's CRACKED REAR VIEW became a musical phenomenon, reaching #1 on the U.S. album chart five different times during 1995. The collection generated four massive singles: “Hold My Hand,” “Only Wanna Be With You,” “Time” and “Let Her Cry,” which earned Hootie & the Blowfish a Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group. The monumental record is currently the tenth best-selling album of all time in the U.S., certified 21x Platinum by the RIAA, as well as the best-selling debut album of all time. Now in stores, the 2-CD CRACKED REAR VIEW: 25th ANNIVERSARY EXPANDED EDITION features a bonus disc including early versions of many of their biggest hits recorded in 1990 and 1991 and only available previously on cassettes sold at their live shows; the band's five-song 1992 Kootchypop EP; and other unreleased and rare studio tracks.