Joan Osborne’s ‘Relish’ Gets 20th Anniversary Re-Release

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GRAMMY-NOMINATED SINGER-SONGWRITER JOAN OSBORNE'S CLASSIC RELISH ALBUM MARKS 20TH ANNIVERSARY WITH CD, DIGITAL, TWO-LP VINYL VERSIONS, AVAILABLE OCTOBER 30 ON UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES. CD reissue of 1995 album features original acoustic demo of Eric Bazilian's "One of Us," previously unreleased track, "Mighty One," while digital version includes four live tracks and previously unreleased "Here Comes What's Coming." (PRNewsFoto/Universal Music Enterprises)It’s been 20 years now since Joan Osborne released Relish, her first major label collection of contemporary folk-rock songs, nominated for Album of the Year at the 38th Annual Grammy Awards.

She’s celebrating the occasion with a special re-release of the record, featuring a plethora of bonus tracks – an acoustic version of Eric Bazilian’s “One of Us,” the previously unreleased “Mighty One” and “Here Comes What’s Coming,” as well as four live recordings and assorted other demos.

Now fans can hear the original acoustic demo of “One of Us,” the tune that rose to #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, captivating audiences with its simple exploration of faith. Bazilian – founder of the ’80s band The Hooters – says he wrote it to “impress a girl,” who later became his wife, and that it was also one of the quickest numbers he ever composed. He originally included it as a hidden track on his solo album, but his producer friend Rick Chertoff suggested Osborne to take a stab at singing it. It was subsequently nominated for three Grammys.

The 20th anniversary re-release of Relish will be available October 30th on Universal Music Enterprises. Catch Osborne on tour with Mavis Staples through the end of November.

Joan Osborne Tour Dates:

Oct 24 – Clinton Township, MI – Macomb Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 26 – Binghamton, NY – Anderson Center for the Arts
Oct 27 – State College, PA – Eisenhower Auditorium (Penn State University)
Oct 28 – Tarrytown, NY – Tarrytown Music Hall
Oct 30 – Stony Brook, NY – Stallar Center for the Arts
Oct 31 – Washington DC, VA – George Washington University
Nov 1 – Newport News, VA – Ferguson Center for the Arts
Nov 3 – Morristown, NJ – Mayo Performing Arts Center
Nov 4 – New York, NY – Kaufmann Concert Hall
Nov 6 – Schenectady, NY – Arts Center & Theatre of Schenectady
Nov 7 – Boston, MA – Celebrity Series of Boston
Nov 8 – Providence, RI – Providence Performing Arts
Nov 10 – Keene, NH – Colonial Theatre
Nov 11 – St. Johnsbury, VT – Lyndon Institute Auditorium (*headliner)
Nov 12 – Portsmouth, NH – Music Hall – Portsmouth
Nov 14 – Englewood, NJ – Bergen Performing Arts Center
Nov 15 – Richmond, VA – University of Richmond
Nov 18 – Atlanta, GA – Georgia Institute of Technology
Nov 19 – Oxford, AL – Oxford Performing Arts Center
Nov 21 – Cutler Bay, FL – South Miami Dade Cultural Center
Nov 22 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall

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