Anodyne is the fourth and final studio album by American alternative
country band Uncle Tupelo, released on October 5, 1993. The recording
of the album was preceded by the departure of the original drummer Mike
Heidorn and the addition of three new band members: bassist John
Stirratt, drummer Ken Coomer, and multi-instrumentalist Max Johnston.
The band signed with Sire Records shortly before recording the album;
Anodyne was Uncle Tupelo's only major label release until 89/93: An
Anthology in 2002. Recorded in Austin, Texas, Anodyne featured a split
in songwriting credits between singers Jay Farrar (pictured in 2007) and
Jeff Tweedy, plus a cover version of the Doug Sahm song "Give Back the
Key to My Heart", with Sahm on vocals. The lyrical themes were
influenced by country music and—more than their preceding
releases—touched on interpersonal relationships. After two promotional
tours for the album, which sold over 150,000 copies, tensions between
Farrar and Tweedy culminated in the breakup of Uncle Tupelo. Well-
received upon its initial release, Anodyne was re-mastered and re-
released in 2003 by Rhino Entertainment including five bonus tracks.
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