In the summer of 2019, Weathermaker Music began to release digital-only CLUTCH covers and re-recorded songs from their vast catalog as a way to stay active and give fans a regular dose of CLUTCH every six or so weeks. The campaign is called “The Weathermaker Vault Series”, and it has been successful so far with the digital release of nine singles. Weathermaker Music is now releasing a ten-track physical album on CD and 12-inch vinyl as “The Weathermaker Vault Series Vol. I”. The album will contain one previously unreleased track, a Spanish-language cover version of “Algo Ha Cambiado”, a hard-rocking shuffle written by the legendary blues-rock guitarist Norberto Napolitano affectionately known as Pappo of the pioneering Argentinean blues metal band PAPPOS BLUES. The CD and the digital album version will be released on November 27. A 12-inch colored vinyl (Opaque White) LP version will be available in the new year.
“This CLUTCH release is unique in that we chose to record some of our favorite songs by artists that have provided us with inspiration over the years as well as re-record some CLUTCH classics,” states drummer Jean-Paul Gaster. “Hitting the studio this way was great to keep our recording chops up as well as celebrate some music that has meant so much to us as fans and musicians.”
“The Weathermaker Vault Series Vol. I” track listing:
1. Passive Restraints
2. Electric Worry
3. Run, John Barleycorn, Run
5. Fortunate Son
6. Algo Ha Cambiado
8. Precious And Grace
9. Smoke Banshee
10. Willie Nelson
The band last studio album “Book Of Bad Decisions” was recorded at Sputnik Sound studio in Nashville, Tennessee. The record sold 26,000 copies in America during its first week of availability, giving the group its third consecutive Top 20 album on the Billboard 200. In April, CLUTCH released “Monsters, Machines, And Mythological Beasts”, a themed digital-only compilation of songs from the band’s vast catalog.