Per celebrare i 20 anni dell’uscita del loro album capolavoro “The Artist In The Ambulance” i Thrice hanno pensato bene di fare una sorpresa a tutti i loro fan pubblicandone una versione completamente rivisitata e ovviamente ri-registrata intitolata semplicemente “The Artist In The Ambulance: Revisited“.
Al disco hanno partecipato un bel numero di guest d’eccezione: Andy Hull (Manchester Orchestra), Ryan Osterman (Holy Fawn), Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music), Sam Carter (Architects), Mike Minnick (Curl Up And Die), e il produttore Brian McTernan che aveva lavorato al full length originale.
Il cantante/chitarrista Dustin Kensrue ha così commentato:
The question has to be asked: Why would we re-record a 20 year old album, let alone one that is widely beloved and arguably our most well-known. I think the core of the answer is that it simply sounded fun and we were curious. We know that playing the revisionist is a dangerous game, so we were always a little uneasy about trying to go back and mess with something that people loved, people who had none of the hangups about the record that we did. But, since we decided to do this anyway, we tried to let that wariness guide us in how we approached the record, and in the end we decided to make very minimal structural changes. At the end of the day, what we wanted the record to sound like for fans is that somehow one of their old favorite records got a new lease on life, but that it hadn’t lost its soul or turned into something else. We hope you enjoy revisiting ’The Artist In The Ambulance‘.