* Both complete albums + 19 previously unreleased bonus tracks.
* Remastered under the supervision of Eric “Roscoe” Ambel.
* 2 CDs in a double digi-pack.
* 40 page booklet.
“The critical respect and commercial success the Drive-By Truckers would earn after 2001’s Southern Rock Opera was the victory the Bottle Rockets should have claimed, confirming there was an audience ready for their blue collar smarts and rowdy, guitar-fueled attack.” – All Music Guide
“If you don’t know the Bottle Rockets, there’s no better time to get acquainted.” – SPIN
“This two-disc, bonus track-laden reissue of their first two albums, from 1993 and 1994, feels utterly familiar, yet entirely fresh, suggesting everything from ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd to John Prine to Chuck Berry and the Clash, sometimes all within a single song. The tunes are uniformly fine, capturing vivid images of lives under stress with rowdy verve.” – Mother Jones
“Highly recommended: Two discs worthy of both buying and receiving this Christmas.” – No Depression
“With The Bottle Rockets and The Brooklyn Side back in print, the band’s legacy as one of the best acts the Great Alt.Country Scare had to offer is assured.” – Big Takeover
“This is a perfect introduction to this band for those who haven’t yet heard them, and an essential for their truly devoted following.” – The Horn
“This reissue of the first two Bottle Rockets albums from ’93 and ’94 brings back with startling clarity how in tune Henneman was with the times, lyrically foreshadowing the decline of the middle class amid the rise of urban sprawl and taking well-aimed shots at unchecked racism and political correctness, all while leading his band like Warren Zevon fronting Crazy Horse.” – Exclaim
“Truly, any fan of the genre will find songs they connect with on this re-issue, as will country, rock and alternative fans who may have never heard The Bottle Rockets before. But this album is truly for the fans, and every one of them will eat it up.” – Mxdwn
“Hard-driving rock music delivered with a delicious dose of twang, the Bottle Rockets are an underappreciated treasure.” – The Daily News
“In the end, these are two of the best of the Bottle Rockets, containing many of the songs long-time fans want to hear at their lives shows, but when you add in the 19 tracks of unreleased demos, and rarities, it’s a true collector’s item.” – The Fire Note
“A two disc package with an extensive booklet it certainly sets the case for Bottle Rockets to reclaim their rightful place as pioneers of the ‘No Depression’ movement of the 90’s.” – Americana UK
“Craftsmanship and inspiration that defy genre, with choruses and bridges that seem eternal.” - LA Weekly
“Thankfully, they’re still at it, but this remains some of their finest work to date, and whether you missed them back in the day or are updating your library, this set is a must.” – All Music Guide