Hootie & The Blowfish ‎– Cracked Rear View

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Album Sales: 16,000,000
First Release Date: July 1994

The debut studio album from Hootie & The Blowfish and their most commercially successful. It was the highest-selling album of 1995, with 10.5 million shipments that year alone, eventually shipping 16 million copies to retailers by March 31, 1999. RIAA sales of April 2010 19× platinum, for the fifteenth best selling album of all time in the United States.

"Cracked Rear View" reached Number 1 in the Billboard Top 200 five times in 1995 and produced four of their biggest hits:
"Hold My Hand"
"Let Her Cry"
"Only Wanna Be with You"
"Time"

Hootie & The Blowfish won the 1996 Grammy Award for Best New Artist, and "Let Her Cry" won the Grammy for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal.

Versions (35)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
82613-2 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(CD, Album, Spe) Atlantic 82613-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
82613-2 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(CD, Album) Atlantic 82613-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
7567826132 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(CD, Album) Atlantic 7567826132 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
CD 82613 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(CD, Album) Atlantic CD 82613 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
ATCD 9985 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(CD, Album) Atlantic ATCD 9985 South Africa 1994 Sell This Version
82613-2 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(CD, Album) Atlantic 82613-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
82613-2 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(CD, Album, Club) Atlantic 82613-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
A2 82613 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(CD, Album, Club) Atlantic A2 82613 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
82613-2 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(CD, Album, Club) Atlantic 82613-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
82613-2 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(CD, Album, Club) Atlantic 82613-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
82613-2 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(CD, Album, Promo) Atlantic 82613-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
82613-4, M 718 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(Cass, Album) Atlantic, Milletlerarası Müzik Yayınları Ltd. 82613-4, M 718 Turkey 1994 Sell This Version
7567826134 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(Cass, Album) Atlantic 7567826134 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
82613-4, M 718 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(Cass, Album) Atlantic, Milletlerarası Müzik Yayınları Ltd. 82613-4, M 718 Turkey 1994 Sell This Version
HA-2055, 7567-82613-4 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(Cass, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic HA-2055, 7567-82613-4 Indonesia 1994 Sell This Version
7567-82613-4 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(Cass, Album) Atlantic 7567-82613-4 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
82613-4 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(Cass, Album) Atlantic 82613-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
82613-4 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(Cass, Album, Club) Atlantic 82613-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
A4 82613 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(Cass, Album, Club, Dol) Atlantic A4 82613 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
78 26134 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(Cass, Album, Dol) Atlantic 78 26134 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
R1 82613 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(LP, Album) Atlantic R1 82613 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
AMCY-817 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(CD, Album) Atlantic AMCY-817 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
7567-82613-2 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 7567-82613-2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
82613-1 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(LP, Album, Red) Atlantic 82613-1 US 1995 Sell This Version
AMCY-943 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(CD, Album) Atlantic AMCY-943 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
A2 82613 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(CD, Album, Club, RP) Atlantic A2 82613 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
DVDA 82613-9 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(DVD-V, Multichannel) Atlantic DVDA 82613-9 US 2001 Sell This Version
R1 82613 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Yel) Atlantic R1 82613 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
R1 82613 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Yel) Atlantic R1 82613 US 2017 Sell This Version
82613-2 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(CD, Album, Club, RE) Atlantic 82613-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
82613-2 Hootie & the Blowfish Cracked Rear View(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 82613-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
82613-2 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(CD, Album, RP) Atlantic 82613-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
7567-82613-4 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(Cass, Album) Atlantic 7567-82613-4 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
78 26134 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(Cass, Album, RE, Tra) Atlantic 78 26134 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
5237 Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label 5237 Unknown Sell This Version

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HotWaxRecords

HotWaxRecords

November 7, 2018
referencing Cracked Rear View, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Yel, R1 82613
Pretty sure this was digitally sourced. Vinyl sounds completely lifeless. I actually sold my copy because there’s no point in owning vinyl that sounds 0% better than CD.
wiltucks

wiltucks

November 21, 2017
referencing Cracked Rear View, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Yel, R1 82613
I have the yellow swirl and it sounds very weak. Bad pressing? It just does not have the umph that I expect out of a vinyl.
Anyone know of a better pressing??
Kittysafe

Kittysafe

March 7, 2017
referencing Cracked Rear View, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Yel, R1 82613

I see other complaints, but my copy sounds perfect so maybe they just got a bad one or I got lucky? Dunno, but I think it's a fantastic release,
and I'm playing it on a less than expensive system...
SirBrad

SirBrad

January 14, 2017
referencing Cracked Rear View, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Yel, R1 82613
The jacket print quality is actually very sharp and probably just as good as the original which I owned up until a month ago.

My copy actually sounds really good. Extremely quiet throughout and sounds very solid. And that's without a cleaning first.

I don't love the "swirl" or marbled look. Most of the time this look ends up coming out messy looking. Just stick with a solid color or black.

For $20 or so, this is a pretty solid vinyl release in my opinion. I also don't think this is quite "limited". Time will tell though but I seriously doubt it.
jough.dempsey

jough.dempsey

January 12, 2017
referencing Cracked Rear View, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Yel, R1 82613
Everything about this release is slipshod. The yellow/black swirl is a mess, there's tons of surface noise, the jacket as well as the wax itself are flimsy, and it's missing the last track on the album, "Motherless Child." What a mess.
vinylhound83

vinylhound83

January 12, 2017
referencing Cracked Rear View, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Yel, R1 82613
Is something really considered limited edition if they don't release pressing information? Any clue how many were made?
ksatterwhite

ksatterwhite

January 9, 2017
referencing Cracked Rear View, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Yel, R1 82613

Great release, though more of a green and black swirl verses yellow and black swirl. I have the OG red press from 1994 and this version is just as good. Given the going rate of the OG press, I'll just spin this version.
drunkbysixx

drunkbysixx

December 4, 2016
referencing Cracked Rear View, LP, Album, Red, 82613-1
reissue is coming in june! Time to take this off my wishlist. You sellers better start dropping those prices ;)
ksatterwhite

ksatterwhite

August 13, 2016
referencing Cracked Rear View, LP, Album, Red, 82613-1
Picked this up at an audio show a few weeks ago. Sounds great, the mastering was done well for sure!