Cracker's Forever—the follow-up to last year's two-disc hits-and-misses set Garage d'Or and the band's first collection of all-new material since 1998's Gentleman's Blues—shows David Lowery and company in fine, refreshed form.
Cracker reappears Jan. 29 with "Forever," the band's first album of all-new original material since "Gentleman's Blues" in 1998. The set -- which follows five releases on Virgin -- is the first collection by the group for the Back Porch imprint, which falls under the Virgin umbrella.
Cracker's fifth studio album, "Forever," will be released Jan. 29 via Backporch/Virgin Records. According to the band's official Web site, the set was originally planned for an October release, but was later postponed by the label "to avoid the crush of holiday releases." In advance of the album, a seasonal excerpt, "Merry Christmas Emily," will be serviced to rock radio in mid-November.