PLAIN WHITE T’S SET TO RELEASE EXPANDED 15th ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF
ALL THAT WE NEEDED
FEATURING FIVE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED ACOUSTIC TRACKS
OUT APRIL 10TH FROM CRAFT RECORDINGS AND AVAILABILE TO PRE-ORDER TODAY (4/2)
ALL-NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR “HEY THERE DELILAH” OUT NOW
The band are also confirmed to appear as guests on the premiere episode of
ABC’s highly anticipated The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart on April 13th
Click here to watch the “Hey There Delilah” lyric video
Los Angeles, CA (April 2, 2020) – Craft Recordings announces the release of an expanded edition of Plain White T’s’ acclaimed 2005 album, All That We Needed. This special 15th-anniversary digital reissue includes five previously unreleased live acoustic renditions of songs from the album, including “Hey There Delilah,” “Revenge,” “Breakdown,” “Take Me Away,” and “All That We Needed.” Currently available for pre-save, All That We Needed will be available across all major streaming and digital platforms on April 10th. As an early treat, the band have dropped an all-new lyric video for their No.1 hit single, “Hey There Delilah,” available now on YouTube. In recent weeks, the GRAMMY® Award-nominated single has been embraced by a new generation of listeners, who have been putting their own, timely twist on the song, and offering some much-needed smiles, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
On the heels of their reissue, Plain White T’s will also appear as guests on ABC’s newest addition to the hit Bachelor franchise, The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart. Fans can catch their episode on Monday, April 13th at 8:00 pm EST / 7:00 pm PST on ABC.
The third studio album from Plain White T’s, All That We Needed, was the Chicago quintet’s breakthrough, and included the original recording of their legendary hit song, “Hey There Delilah.” All That We Needed also marked the first Plain White T’s album to feature the band’s current line-up of singer Tom Higgenson, lead guitarist Tim Lopez, rhythm guitarist Dave Tirio, bassist Mike Retondo, and drummer De’Mar Hamilton. For their sophomore effort with Fearless Records, the group turned to producers Ariel Rechtshaid (HAIM, Vampire Weekend, Usher) and Loren Israel (Jimmy Eat World, Less Than Jake, Sugarcult), who helped the band concoct a collection of infectious songs. Leaning further into power-pop territory, All That We Needed found the five-piece exploring new sonic textures, and expanding beyond their emo and pop-punk roots.
Upon its release in January of 2005, All That We Needed garnered acclaim from outlets like AllMusic, who praised that its songs recalled, “Great lost bands like the Producers, the Ravyns, and the Romantics.” The album’s standout track, “Hey There Delilah,” was released as the album’s third single in May 2006. As it picked up steam, the band re-recorded the track, augmenting the ballad with a string section from cellist Eric Remschneider. The single swiftly rose up the charts – peaking at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Globally, the song hit No.1 in Canada, No.2 in the UK, and entered the Top Ten in territories around the world. Bolstered by the single, All That We Needed was certified Gold by the RIAA.
“Hey There Delilah” – which has since gone on to sell over four million copies in the US alone – was named one of the “10 Best Songs of 2007” by Time magazine, and one of the “100 Greatest Songs of the ’00s” by VH1. In 2008, the single was nominated for two GRAMMY® Awards (Song of the Year, Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal).
Since then, Plain White T’s have continued to amass an enduring, engaging, and enigmatic catalog, including unshakable anthems such as the double-platinum “1,2,3,4” and the platinum “Rhythm of Love.” Along the way, the five-piece have logged countless miles on the road in front of sold-out crowds in nearly every corner of the globe, while in 2018, they released their eighth studio album, Parallel Universe.
Most recently, the band had been gearing up for an extensive tour of the UK and Europe, set to kick off at the end of March. Following suit with numerous acts around the world, the group cancelled those dates, in light of the global COVID-19 crisis, while their forthcoming appearances in the US have been postponed. In the meantime, the band has been taking to socials for performances and live chats, taking the opportunity to connect with fans from home. Follow along at @plainwhitets for more live stream events, coming soon.
Click here to watch the “Hey There Delilah” lyric video
Tracklist – All That We Needed (15th Anniversary Edition):
1. All That We Needed
3. Take Me Away
4. My Only One
5. Sad Story
7. What More Do You Want?
8. Lazy Day Afternoon
10. Sing My Best
12. Last Call
13. Hey There Delilah
14. Take Me Away (Live Acoustic)
15. Breakdown (Live Acoustic)
16. Revenge (Live Acoustic)
17. All That We Needed (Live Acoustic)
18. Hey There Delilah (Live Acoustic)
About Fearless Records:
Fearless Records has been one of the world’s leading independent rock labels for most of its nearly three decades existence. The label initially became known for launching the careers of respected acts such as At The Drive-In, Portugal. The Man, The Aquabats, Sugarcult, and Motionless in White. Fearless also achieved breakout success with the Plain White T’s, whose worldwide hit “Hey There Delilah” has been RIAA-certified six times Platinum. The label also took electro-rock act Breathe Carolina from developing band to Platinum status with their Top 40 single “Blackout.” Fearless has since built a global following of dedicated music fans by developing a roster of some of the genre’s most respected and successful acts, and in May 2018, officially took on legacy lock label Razor & Tie as an imprint. Current artists include RIAA-certified Gold artists Pierce The Veil, I Prevail, Starset, All That Remains and The Pretty Reckless, along with two-time GRAMMY®-nominated acts Underoath and August Burns Red. Up-and-coming artists include I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME, Set It Off, ICE NINE KILLS, Wage War, Movements, The Plot In You, Grayscale and many more. The label is widely known for creating the popular “Punk Goes” albums, an alternative compilation series that has sold over 1 million albums and 6 million singles. The series has featured such notable acts as All Time Low, A Day to Remember, Rise Against, The All-American Rejects, Thrice and Taking Back Sunday. Fearless Records is a part of Concord Music.
About Craft Recordings:
Craft Recordings is home to one of the largest and most prestigious collections of master recordings and compositions in the world. Its rich and storied repertoire includes legendary artists such as Joan Baez, Ray Charles, John Coltrane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Vince Guaraldi, John Lee Hooker, Little Richard, Nine Inch Nails, Thelonious Monk, Otis Redding, R.E.M. and Traveling Wilburys, to name just a few. Renowned imprints with catalogs issued under the Craft banner include Concord, Fania, Fantasy, Fearless, Milestone, Musart, Nitro, Prestige, Riverside, Rounder, Specialty, Stax, Sugar Hill, Vanguard, Vee-Jay and Victory, among many others. Craft creates thoughtfully curated packages, with a meticulous devotion to quality and a commitment to preservation—ensuring that these recordings endure for new generations to discover. Craft Recordings is the catalog label team for Concord Recorded Music. For more info, visit CraftRecordings.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,YouTube, and Spotify.
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