All That We Needed, the best-selling 2005 LP from Plain White T’s, is making its vinyl debut this fall. The album, which features the first recording of the band’s No.1 hit single, “Hey There Delilah,” will be available November 13 via Craft Recordings.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Chicago quintet’s breakthrough, third album, which followed 2000’s Come on Over and 2002’s Stop. The title also marks the first to feature the Plain White T’s current line-up of singer Tom Higgenson, lead guitarist Tim Lopez, rhythm guitarist Dave Tirio, bassist Mike Retondo, and drummer De’Mar Hamilton.
All That We Needed found the band exploring new sonic textures, and expanding beyond their emo and pop-punk roots – thanks in part to producers Ariel Rechtshaid (HAIM, Vampire Weekend, Usher) and Loren Israel (Jimmy Eat World, Less Than Jake, Sugarcult). The result was a collection of infectious songs that pushed the group further into power-pop territory.
The album also spawned one of the biggest hits of the aughts – “Hey There Delilah,” which was released as a single in May 2006. As the track picked up steam on the radio, the band re-recorded the song, augmenting the ballad with a string section from cellist Eric Remschneider. The combination was magic, and the single swiftly rose up the charts – peaking at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Globally, the song hit No.1 in Canada, No.2 in the UK, and entered the Top Ten in territories around the world. Bolstered by the single, All That We Needed was certified Gold by the RIAA.
“I’m so excited for All That We Needed to come out on vinyl!,” proclaimed the band’s frontman, Tom Higgenson, in a statement. “With this crazy year, and everyone staying home more, I feel like the experience of listening to an album on vinyl is more relevant now than ever.”
He continued, “I can’t wait to hold this album and hear it in a brand-new way, 15 years after releasing it. All That We Needed changed everything for us. I’m so proud to finally have it come out on vinyl.”
In addition to the vinyl reissue, Plain White T’s also released an expanded, 15th-anniversary edition of All That We Needed to digital platforms earlier this year. The deluxe edition featured five previously-unreleased live acoustic renditions of songs from the album, including “Hey There Delilah,” “Revenge,” “Breakdown,” “Take Me Away,” and “All That We Needed.”
All That We Needed will be available on vinyl November 13. Scroll down for the tracklist and preorder it here.
All That We Needed tracklist:
1. All That We Needed
3. Take Me Away
4. My Only One
5. Sad Story
1. What More Do You Want?
2. Lazy Day Afternoon
4. Sing My Best
6. Last Call
7. Hey There Delilah