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Set You Free

In late 1996 Chisel decamped from their native D.C. to Brooklyn’s Rare Book Room. The power trio of Ted Leo, Chris Norborg, and John Dugan teamed with engineer Nicolas Vernhes and came away with Set You Free, a remarkable, but largely overlooked, classic of the era. Originally issued on the venerable Gern Blandsten imprint, the album presaged the turn of the century ’60s rock revival, providing a counterpoint to second-wave emo. This deluxe 25th anniversary remastered edition supplements the original’s 17-song track list with five period alternates and rarities, plus a booklet of lyrics, photos, and an essay by Jes Skolnik. Get ready for the invasion.

PLEASE NOTE: The Set You Free Random Vinyl variant will not necessarily look like the photo shown. This variant is random 100% recycled vinyl from the pressing plant. Each copy will be unique.

Track List

  1. Chisel On Warmer Music
  2. Chisel All My Kin
  3. Chisel It's Alright, You're O.K.
  4. Chisel The Mutable Mercury
  5. Chisel The Town Crusher
  6. Chisel The Unthinkable Is True
  7. Chisel River High
  8. Chisel Every Is A Good Trip
  9. Chisel Do Go On
  10. Chisel Privileged & Impotent
  11. Chisel Oh Dear Friends
  12. Chisel An Amateur Thief
  13. Chisel In Our Time
  14. Chisel Morley Timmons
  15. Chisel The O.T.S.
  16. Chisel Rip Off The Gift
  17. Chisel The Last Good Time
  18. Chisel The Guns of Meridian Hill
  19. Chisel The Town Crusher (live)
  20. Chisel Morley Timmons (early version)
  21. Chisel Every Is A Good Trip (extended)
  22. Chisel The O.T.S. (early version)