Candlebox Detail THE MAVERICK YEARS 7LP Boxed Set

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Candlebox is gearing up for an unforgettable finale as the legendary Seattle rock band prepares to retire at the end of the year. The group’s Long Goodbye Tour is currently underway, and its final album, The Long Goodbye, will be released later this month. Today, Rhino announces it will spotlight Candlebox’s early years with a 7-LP vinyl boxed set featuring all three studio albums the group released on Maverick, plus more than a dozen previously unreleased recordings that are only available in the collection.

THE MAVERICK YEARS will be available exclusively on vinyl on September 22 for $125.98. The set introduces newly remastered versions of Candlebox (1993), Lucy (1995), and Happy Pills (1998) as double LPs, along with a single album of unreleased outtakes, demos, and more. Pre-Order HERE.

The Maverick Years chronicles the band’s dramatic ascent, starting with its eponymous debut, a quadruple-platinum smash celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The album spent more than 100 weeks on the charts, peaking at #7 with hits like “Far Behind,” “You,” and “Cover Me.” The original album has been expanded on the new vinyl version with two unreleased bonus tracks, “Sorry I Let You Down” and a demo for “10,000 Horses.”

Following the debut’s success, the band’s acclaimed follow-up, Lucy, arrived in 1995 and scored hits with “Simple Lessons” and “Understanding.” On the new vinyl edition, they’re joined by four unreleased tracks, including a live performance of “Lucy” recorded in 1995 during the group’s appearance on Seattle radio station KISW.

Happy Pills, Candlebox’s final album on Maverick, introduced fan favorites like “It’s Alright” and “10,000 Horses.” The set’s final album compiles nine unreleased bonus tracks and features the demo for “Happy Pills,” a remixed version of “Sometimes,” and the outtakes “Giant Steps” and “Dream.”

Candlebox launched its Long Goodbye Tour in June, joining forces with 3 Doors Down for shows scheduled throughout the summer across the U.S. (see dates below). Tickets are on sale now. The band will release its final studio album, The Long Goodbye, on August 25 digitally and on CD, with vinyl arriving in November. Additionally, the release date for the forthcoming Warner Music Entertainment / Highway West feature-length documentary, Far Behind: The Candlebox Story, will be announced soon.

LP Track Listing

LP One: Candlebox
Side One
1.    “Don’t You”
2.    “Change”
3.    “You”

Side Two
1.    “No Sense”
2.    “Far Behind”
3.    “Blossom”

LP Two: Candlebox
Side One
1.    “Arrow”
2.    “Rain”
3.    “Mothers Dream”

Side Two
1.    “Cover Me”
2.    “He Calls Home”
3.    “Sorry I Let You Down” *
4.    “10,000 Horses” – Demo *

LP Three: Lucy
Side One
1.    “Simple Lessons”
2.    “Drowned”
3.    “Lucy”
4.    “Best Friend”

Side Two
1.    “Become (To Tell)”
2.    “Understanding”
3.    “Crooked Halo”
4.    “Bothered”

LP Four: Lucy
Side One
1.    “Butterfly”
2.    “It’s Amazing”
3.    “Vulgar Before Me”
4.    “Butterfly (Reprise)”

Side Two
1.    “Lucy” – Live KISW / Seattle 1995 *
2.    “Wasted” – Demo *
3.    “A Stone’s Throw” – Demo *
4.    “Every Time Lately / Footsteps Today” *

LP Five: Happy Pills
Side One
1.    “10,000 Horses”
2.    “Happy Pills”
3.    “Blinders”

Side Two
1.    “It’s Alright”
2.    “A Stone’s Throw’s Away”
3.    “So Real”

LP Six: Happy Pills
Side One
1.    “Offerings”
2.    “Sometimes”
3.    “Step Back”

Side Two
1.    “Belmore Place”
2.    “Breakaway”
3.    “Look What You’ve Done”

LP Seven: Bonus Tracks
Side One
1.    “Happy Pills” – 1997 Demo *
2.    “Mountain Song” – Live KISW / Seattle 1995 *
3.    “Giant Steps” *
4.    “Capsized-Keys” *
5.    “Sometimes” *

Side Two
1.    “Dream” *
2.    “Mothers Dream” *
3.    “Breakaway” *
4.    “Sometimes” *

* Previously Unreleased

Tour Dates

August 9 Rogers, AR Walmart AMP
August 11 Southaven, MS BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove
August 12 Sedalia, MO Missouri State Fairgrounds Grandstand
August 13 St. Louis, MO Del Mar Hall
August 16 Orange Beach, AL The Wharf Amphitheater
August 18 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater
August 19 Atlanta, GA Cadence Bank Amphitheater at Chastain Park
August 23 New Orleans, LA Champions Square
August 25 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
August 26 Raleigh, NC Red Hat Amphitheater
August 29 Richmond, VA The National
August 30 Simpsonville, SC CCNB Amphitheater at Heritage Park
September 1 Charleston, SC Credit One Stadium
September 2 Charlotte, NC Skyla Credit Union Amphitheater
September 6 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
September 7 Tulsa, OK River Spirit Casino Resort
September 8 North Little Rock, AR Simmons Bank Arena
September 9 Brandon, MS Brandon Amphitheater
September 13 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place Amphitheater
September 15 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 16 Boca Raton, FL Mizner Park Amphitheater
September 20 Austin, TX Moody Amphitheater
September 22 Dallas, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
September 23 Houston, TX Smart Financial Centre
October 14 Santiago, Chile Milenia 2023
October 21 Cherokee, NC Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort