During the mid-90’s, Morphine broke out of the grunge mold by playing bluesy rock with no guitar. The trio used a slide two-string bass and saxophones to create dark, intelligent rock that helped them gain a large and devoted cult following. On July 3, 1999, frontman Mark Sandman collapsed on-stage during a performance in Rome. Sadly, he passed away from a heart attack at the age of 47. In honor of his amazing songwriting and musicianship, Hi-N-Dry Records is releasing Sandbox: Mark Sandman Original Music.
The two CD/DVD box set includes tracks taken primarily from his days leading Morphine, but will also feature music from his previous band Treat Her Right, which he formed with Morphine drummer Billy Conway. According to Billboard, the audio disc contains 31 songs, combining previously released material with rarities. The DVD will feature both rare footage and live performances. Sandman’s box set will hit stores in the US on November 16,