Before the Kings of Leon shot to worldwide fame in 2009 with catchy, hook-filled songs from the Only By The Night album, they had been building a catalogue and fanbase for quite some years.
Their second album Aha Shake Heartbreak featured a more diverse mix of influences, compared to their debut album Youth And Young Manhood, which was more in the straight-forward garage rock / southern rock area. Aha Shake Heartbreak shows the band flirting with latin-styled music, acoustic guitars and heavy twin-guitar riffs. The album originally contained 12 songs, but some countries (U.K., Japan) issued a CD bonustrack "Where Nobody Knows". The vinyl edition of the album was a limited 2x10" LP, which has been out of print for some time.
Producer Ethan Johns (known for Ryan Adams, Ben Kweller a.o.) handled the producers' knobs again and used the Abbey road mixing desk for this job. Eventually, the album was ranked #39 on Rolling Stone's Top 100 Albums Of The Decade.
We're pleased to announce a 180 gram heavy-weight vinyl edition of the album including the UK/Japan bonustrack and housed in a luxurious gatefold sleeve.
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Audio sourced from the original masters
- Gatefold sleeve
- Including the bonus track "Where Nobody Knows"