Mastered by Ryan K. Smith from the original analogue master tape – Pressed at Quality Record Pressings

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Released in July 1994 by Atlantic Records, Cracked Rear View is Hootie & the Blowfish’s most successful album, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard 200 five times during the course of 1995.

It was also the best-selling album of 1995 in the United States, selling 7 million copies, and since then has gone on to sell more than 10.2 million copies, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time.

AllMusic’s Stephen Thomas Erlewine says Hootie & the Blowfish, on Cracked Rear View, “…deliver the goods, turning out an album of solid, rootsy folk-rock songs that have simple, powerful hooks.”

The album played a pivotal role in shaping the career of its lead vocalist, Darius Rucker, who transitioned to country music in the mid-2000s as a solo artist.

Cracked Rear View was an instant sensation, with chart-topping hits such as “Hold My Hand,” “Let Her Cry,” and “Only Wanna Be with You.”

The album has a distinctive sound, blending rock, pop, and a hint of folk, using Rucker’s soulful, raspy baritone as its emotional core, and his heartfelt delivery to win over audiences.

This Analogue Productions (Atlantic Series) reissue of Cracked Rear View has the essential elements that make it a standout for your collection.

They turned to Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound in Nashville for an exemplary cut direct from the master tape.

Pressing on 180-gram vinyl is by Quality Record Pressings, and the album is housed in tip-on old style gatefold double pocket jackets with film lamination by Stoughton Printing.

Cracked Rear View’s emotional depth and Rucker’s distinctive voice left an indelible mark on the music industry, making Hootie & the Blowfish’s debut album a timeless piece of musical history.

Track List: HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH Cracked Rear View

Atlantic 75

Side 1

1. Hannah Jane

2. Hold My Hand

3. Let Her Cry


Side 2

1. I Only Wanna Be With You

2. Running From An Angel

3. I’m Goin’ Home


Side 3

1. Drowning

2. Time


Side 4

1. Look Away

2. Not Even The Trees

3. Goodbye


Analogue Productions

Analogue Productions It was in 1992 that Acoustic Sounds owner Chad Kassem reissued his first Analogue Productions title, Virgil Thompson's The Plow That Broke The Plains, originally on Vanguard. Analogue Productions began as a vehicle for Kassem to license his favorite all-time recordings and reissue them as remastered and as a superior version to the original release. Since its inception AP has reissued hundreds of titles, ranging from classical to folk, pop, rock, blues and jazz. Included in the many highlights of Analogue Productions' history are the Fantasy 45 Jazz Reissues, the Blue Note Reissues, and premium box sets of the music of such legendary acts as The Doors, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Nat "King" Cole and Norah Jones. True to its name, Analogue Productions works with the original analogue master tapes - more than any other reissue label! The result is superior sound - richer, warmer and more lifelike, than digital.

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