Morphine Memories To Fill 'Sandbox'

Late Morphine frontman Mark Sandman will be celebrated via the forthcoming two-CD/DVD box set "Sandbox: Mark Sandman Original Music," due Nov. 16 from Hi-N-Dry Records.

Late Morphine frontman Mark Sandman will be celebrated via the forthcoming two-CD/DVD box set "Sandbox: Mark Sandman Original Music," due Nov. 16 from Hi-N-Dry Records.

The collection features cuts taken largely from his stints with Morphine and its predecessor Treat Her Right, a blues-based quartet that also featured Morphine drummer Billy Conway. The 31 tracks will include a handful of previously released items as well as a host of rarities, while the DVD boasts rare footage and live performances.

Sandman died in 1999 after collapsing on stage during a Morphine show in Rome. Conway and saxophonist Dana Colley organized the Morphine Orchestra tour the following year, taking a host of musicians on the road to play the band's songs in tribute to the fallen songwriter.
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