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The Complete Dirty South

by Drive-By Truckers

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FrankbLoose Aw, jeez, just impossible to pick a favorite track off this record. In 2004, there was not a better set of songwriters than Cooley, Hood, and Isbell. A band at the top of it's game on this record and every song has something to say. Favorite track: Carl Perkins’ Cadillac.
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Yimmy Kil Even though I prefer others albums in their catalogue to this one I cannot deny start to finish it is their very best. I love they went back and put this together in the way they did. Makes it even better. Love the fact they added TVA which is one of my very favorite DBTs songs. Favorite track: TVA.
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declawedboys This is my favourite song from the original album; when I listened to both side-by-side I was blown away by how much better the little changes in mixing here make an already classic song! Favorite track: Danko / Manuel.
  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    - Digiwallet
    - 2-CD
    - 48-page booklet
    - Slip Case

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Complete Dirty South via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Drive-By Truckers - The Complete Dirty South [Deluxe Color Vinyl]
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    - 140g Reposado color vinyl
    - 12", 2-LP, gatefold
    - 32-page booklet
    - Slip-Sleeve Case

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Complete Dirty South via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Tornadoes 04:16
TVA 06:58
Cottonseed 06:24


In 2004 the Drive-By Truckers released what would become the best selling album in their illustrious catalog. The Dirty South is a concept album that examines the state of the South, and unveils the hypocrisy, irony, and tragedy that continues to exist. The album features live show staples like, “Tornadoes”, “Where The Devil Don’t Stay” and “Puttin’ People On The Moon” as well as rarities like “Goode’s Field Road” and “Daddy’s Cup.”

The Complete Dirty South is a band-led rework of the original album. Principal member, Patterson Hood, took the reins and reimagined this record as it was originally intended. The complete version features resequenced audio, three additional tracks, four remixes along with updated vocals. The packaging comes with a perfect bound book featuring liner notes from Patterson Hood, track by track descriptions from Mike Cooley and Jason Isbell as well as never before seen photos along with updated artwork from the late Wes Freed.

“This ‘Director’s Cut’ is the way it was always intended to be heard” - Patterson Hood


released June 16, 2023


DBT 2004
Mike Cooley, Patterson Hood, Jason Isbell, Brad Morgan, and Shonna Tucker

David Barbe, John Neff, Clay Leverett, The Minor Hill Singers (featuring Kimberly Morgan) and The State Line Chain Gang

Produced and Directed by The Reverend David Barbe
Recorded at Chase Park Transduction in Athens, GA and The Legendary FAME Recording Studio in Muscle Shoals, AL on sixteen-track / two-inch analog by David Barbe.
Assisted by Marcus Thompson and Jimmy Nutt
Additional Engineering by Daniel Rickard and Ben Hackett

Original Mixes by John Agnello and David Barbe at
Chase Park Transduction, Athens, GA in early 2004.

Additional Mixes (TVA, Goode’s Field Road, Sands of Iwo Jima,
Puttin’ People on the Moon, The Great Car Dealer War) by David Barbe
at Chase Park Transduction.

Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, Edgewater New Jersey, fall 2022

Management - Kevin Morris and Christine Stauder at Red Light Management
Agent USA - Frank Riley and Matt Hickey at High Road Touring
Agent World - James Alderman at Free Trade Agency
Press and Publicity - Ken Weinstein at Big Hassle Media and Brady Brock at New West
Legal - J. Reid Hunter for Serling Rooks Hunter McKoy Worob & Averill LLP
Web - Jenn Bryant for Knuckle Sammitch
Social Media - Jason Wilson

Road Manager and Mule Wrangler (2004) - Patrick Kerr (The Talent)
Live Sound Engineer (2004) - Matt DeFilippis (The Matador)
Lighting and Mule Maintenance (2004) - Ryan Dowd

Artwork and Paintings - Wes Freed for Willard’s Garage
Art Direction - Lilla Hood
2023 New West Project Manager - Matt Etgen

Photography (in order of appearance in book):
City band photo - Danny Clinch
Concert photo - David Wilds
Wilson Dam photo - Shannon Wells
Photo Collage: “Iwo Jima George A.” - Lilla Hood (photos courtesy of George A. Johnson and Jan Adams)
Concert photo - David Wilds
Photo - “Buford Pusser Monument” - Patrick Hood
Band photo - Danny Clinch
Concert photo - David Wilds
After concert photo - David Wilds
Guitar rock shot photo - Adam Smith
Concert band photos - Adam Smith
Tabernacle concert photo (and poster) - Adam Smith

This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our beloved families, Kevin Morris, Christine Stauder, Jason Isbell, Traci Thomas, Matt Etgen, New West Records, ATO Records,
Red Light Management, High Road Touring, Frank Riley, Matt Hickey, D. Mark Lynn, George Fontaine, David Barbe, Greg Calbi, Stephen Deusner, and Lilla Hood.

DBT would like to thank you (very much).

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