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  • Summary: The unreleased 1990 album from the Muscle Shoals-based band that included Drive-By Truckers' Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley as well as Chuck Tremblay features vocals re-recorded by Hood in 2018.
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  1. Oct 2, 2018
    84
    Town Burned Down is a record made possible by youthful anger, but it’s not too hot-headed for its own good. Had this album been released in 1990 following its original recording, I reckon it would have a place among the decade’s best country-adjacent albums.
  2. Classic Rock Magazine
    Oct 2, 2018
    80
    You sense in his raw outpourings the memories of the joy they had in making the original record and the joy it has at last seen the light of day. [Oct 2018, p.93]
  3. Oct 2, 2018
    70
    Town Burned Down is a vital document of the early formulations of one of the most the singularly vital turn-of-the-century bands, a shrine to the Truckers’ indignant beginnings that sounds more at home today than it must have nearly 30 years ago.
  4. Uncut
    Oct 2, 2018
    70
    Remastering these original recordings not only unmoors these songs from that particular era in rock history but also sharpens the band's attack and showcases each player's contribution to Adam's House cat's unruly sound. [Nov 2018, p.45]