Sharon Van Etten, now four albums into her career, has just announced plans to reissue her debut album. Originally titled Because I Was In Love, the new version will be called (it was) because i was in love. The album was first released in 2009, but it never quite found a big audience like subsequent releases did, which is why she has decided to reissue it.
Of the new reissue, Sharon Van Etten says: “It was an innocent and beautiful record, which some of my newer fans may not even know about. This seemed like the perfect time to remix and remaster it, and give it a new life.”
The new version will feature new cover art, liner notes, and two bonus tracks. The physical vinyl version will be available from Sharon Van Etten’s online shop as well as a limited exclusive pressing from online retailer/vinyl subscription service Vinyl Me, Please. Pre-orders for the Vinyl Me, Please version will be coming November 9th.
(it was) because i was in love hits all digital outlets and officially comes out November 17th.
Head here to hear the new remixed, remastered version of opening track “I Wish I Knew.”
Check out the new cover art and tracklist below:
01 I Wish I Knew
02 Consolation Prize
03 For You
04 I Fold
05 Have You Seen
07 Much More Than That
08 Same Dream
10 It’s Not Like
11 Holding Out
12 I’m Giving Up On You (bonus track)
13 You Didn’t Really Do That (bonus track)