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Watch a Young Ryan Adams Play “To Be Young” at Mercury Lounge in 2000

May 06, 2016

Today, a tiny sliver of the Ryan Adams holy grail comes out as Adams lifts the curtain on his landmark solo debut Heartbreaker, with a full box set of outtakes, demos and even more Dave Rawlings banter. 

The set, which you can stream below and purchase here, chronicles Adams' rise to stardom on the heels of his Whiskeytown departure. Included in the 15 song-album is also 20 demos and previously unreleased outtakes highlighted by alternate versions of "Oh My Sweet Carolina" and "Come Pick Me Up" as well as new tunes "Locked Away," "Goodbye Honey" and others. 


If that wasn't enough for you, the audio will also be paired with rare video from an extremely raw and intimate show at New York's Mercury Lounge in October 2000, shortly after the record hit shelves. This solo acoustic show is a gem in and of itself, showcasing Adams at the very start of his solo career. Preview "To Be Young (Is to Be Sad, Is to Be High)" from that show below. 

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