The classic self-titled solo debut by The Nerves co-founder and leader of The Plimsouls, Peter Case, was reissued via Omnivore Recordings as an expanded 30th anniversary edition on September 16th.
Produced by T Bone Burnett and Mitchell Froom, Peter Case includes eleven originals and a cover of the Pogues’ “Pair Of Brown Eyes" and features guests such as Mike Campbell (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), Roger McGuinn (The Byrds) and Rusty Anderson (Paul McCartney), to backing vocals by John Hiatt and Victoria Williams, string arrangements by Van Dyke Parks and contributions by Jim Keltner (drums), Jerry Moratta (drums), and Jerry Scheff (Elvis Presley’s bassist).
In addition to the re-mastered original twelve-track album, the reissue contains seven bonus tracks including two acoustic tunes from a 1986 promotional EP and five previously unissued recordings as well as unseen photos and a new essay from Case about the album.
Case earned his first Grammy nomination for the song “Old Blue Car” and landed atop The New York Times’ list of best albums of the year, with NYT contributor Robert Palmer stating, “Peter Case is the sort of album that is going to be remembered and treasured for years to come.”
Whether you're new to Case (as I was with 2015's HWY 62) or quite familiar with his catalog, this influential debut is one you'll want to add to your collection.