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Background for this listing -
Hootie & the Blowfish is an American rock band that was popular in the second half of the 1990s. They were originally formed in 1986 at the University of South Carolina by Darius Rucker, Dean Felber, Jim Sonefeld, and Mark Bryan. As of July 2010, the band had charted sixteen singles on various Billboard singles charts and recorded five studio albums.

Hootie & the Blowfish formed in 1986. The quartet met when they were freshmen at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Bryan heard Rucker singing in the showers of the dorm they shared and was impressed by his vocal ability. They began playing cover tunes as The Wolf Brothers; eventually they collaborated with Felber, a former high school bandmate of Bryan's, and Jim "Soni" Sonefeld as Hootie & the Blowfish. Brantley Smith was the original drummer for the band.
Cracked Rear View is the major-label debut album by Hootie & the Blowfish, released on July 5, 1994 by Atlantic Records. Cracked Rear View is Hootie & the Blowfish's most successful album to date. It was the highest-selling album of 1995, with 10.5 million shipments that year alone, eventually shipping 16 million copies to retailers by March 31, 1999 and selling 10.2 million copies by May 16, 2012. It is the joint eighteenth best selling album of all time in the United States. Cracked Rear View reached number one on the Billboard 200 five times over the course of 1995.

Critical reviews of Cracked Rear View were mostly positive. The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine gave it four and a half stars out of five, and said that it was "the success story of 1994/1995." He also said, "Although Hootie & the Blowfish aren't innovative, they deliver the goods, turning out an album of solid, rootsy folk-rock songs that have simple, powerful hooks."

This CD, made in JAPAN, is the very rare, and very early issue of this title - issued in 1994 and long out of print. It comes with a paper insert (in Japanese) but we do NOT have the obi paper strip for this one. Superb condition throughout though!  - take a look at the pictures!

This listing is for a very rare, out of print JAPAN made CD title - an OPENED, Near MINT CD PRESSED and ISSUED by ATLANTIC Records of a highly collectible title from their catalog - a superb title featuring -


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Track listing:
All songs written by Mark Bryan, Dean Felber, Darius Rucker and Jim "Soni" Sonefeld.
1. "Hannah Jane" – 3:33
2. "Hold My Hand" – 4:15
3. "Let Her Cry" – 5:08
4. "Only Wanna Be with You" – 3:46
5. "Running from an Angel" – 3:37
6. "I'm Goin' Home" – 4:11
7. "Drowning" – 5:01
8. "Time" – 4:53
9. "Look Away" – 2:38
10. "Not Even the Trees" – 4:37
11. "Goodbye" – 4:05
12. Includes hidden track "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" (Traditional) – 0:54

Performers on this item include -
Mark Bryan – mandolin on "Only Wanna Be with You", piano on "Not Even the Trees", electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocal percussion
Dean Felber – piano on "Only Wanna Be with You", bass guitar, clavinet, vocals
Darius Rucker – vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion
Jim "Soni" Sonefeld – glasses on "Not Even the Trees", drums, percussion, vocals, piano
Additional musicians
David Crosby – background vocals on "Hold My Hand"
Lili Haydn – violin on "Look Away" and "Running from an Angel"
John Nau – piano on "I'm Goin' Home", Hammond organ

The CD is from the ATLANTIC Records series of audiophile, out of print CDs.

CD catalog # AMCY 817
CD was issued in 1994 - long out of print
CD was made in JAPAN

The CD, Outer CASE and INSERTS are all in NEAR MINT condition!! The CD may have a slight mark or two on the reflective side of the disc (although we could not see anything under strong white light). We play tested this item on our audio system and it performed PERFECTLY!!  

This CD is an audiophile quality pressing (any collector of fine MFSL, half speeds, direct to discs, Japanese/UK pressings etc., can attest to the difference a quality pressing can make to an audio system).

Don't let this rarity slip by!!!

  • Item #: Atlantic CD AMCY 817 NM
  • Manufacturer: Atlantic Records
  • Condition: Used


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