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  • The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 Quick View

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    The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1

    The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 is the debut album by the supergroup Traveling Wilburys and was recorded and released in 1988 to commercial success and critical acclaim. It has been certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.
    1. Handle With Care
    2. Dirty World
    3. Rattled
    4. Last Night
    5. Not Alone Any More
    6. Congratulations
    7. Heading For The Light
    8. Margarita
    9. Tweeter And The Monkey Man
    10. End Of The Line
    Traveling Wilburys
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  • The Traveling Wilburys Collection (Box Set) The Traveling Wilburys Collection (Box Set) Quick View

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    The Traveling Wilburys Collection (Box Set)

    Lift Off Box Packaging


    16-Page Booklet


    Fold-Out Poster


    Collectible Envelope With 6 Postcard


    The Traveling Wilburys' all-star configuration came about when Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Jeff Lynne convened at a Southern California studio in 1988 to record a b-side for one of Harrison's singles. They had such a rockin' good time cutting the track 'Handle With Care' that they decided to release it under the Wilburys moniker. The band's camaraderie can be heard in every groove of their albums Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 and Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3, reissued here on vinyl with a bonus 12' of remixed and previously unreleased tracks.

    LP 1: Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1
    1. Handle With Care
    2. Dirty World
    3. Rattled
    4. Last Night
    5. Not Alone Any More
    6. Congratulations
    7. Heading For The Light
    8. Margarita
    9. Tweeter And The Monkey Man
    10. End Of The Line


    LP 2: Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3
    1. She's My Baby
    2. Inside Out
    3. If You Belonged To Me
    4. The Devil's Been Busy
    5. 7 Deadly Sins
    6. Poor House
    7. Where Were You Last Night
    8. Cool Dry Place
    9. New Blue Moon
    10. You Took My Breath Away
    11. Wilbury Twist


    LP 3: Bonus
    1. Handle With Care (Extended Version)
    2. Like A Ship (Prev. Unreleased)
    3. Maxine (Prev. Unreleased)
    4. End Of The Line (Extended Version)
    5. Nobody's Child
    6. Not Alone Any More (Remix)
    7. Runaway (Remix)

    Traveling Wilburys
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  • The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 3 The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 3 Quick View

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    The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 3

    Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3 is the 1990 follow-up album by the Traveling Wilburys, a group consisting of Jeff Lynne, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, and Tom Petty, to their 1988 debut Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1.
    1. She's My Baby

    2. Inside Out

    3. If You Belonged To Me

    4. The Devil's Been Busy

    5. 7 Deadly Sins

    6. Poor House

    7. Where Were You Last Night

    8. Cool Dry Place

    9. New Blue Moon

    10. You Took My Breath Away

    11. Wilbury Twist
    Traveling Wilburys
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  • Alone In The Universe Alone In The Universe Quick View

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    Alone In The Universe

    The First New Music From ELO in 15 Years!


    Known as one of the most iconic forces in music history, Jeff Lynne's ELO is set to deliver a new album which will be the first new ELO music in 15 years.
    Lynne was the creative genius behind ELO which sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, had more than 20 Top 40 Hits across the U.S. and the U.K.
    and received countless awards and accolades.


    At the time of ELO's formation, Lynne had said the goal was to create modern rock and pop songs. A goal that remains true some 30 years later with the
    creation of new material.


    Lynne is among the most storied names in music history having created the hit group ELO, and serving as a founding member of the Grammy Award
    winning supergroup The Traveling Wilburys. He has produced and collaborated with The Beatles, Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo
    Starr, Tom Petty and Joe Walsh. In 2015, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is an active philanthropist for organizations such
    as St. Jude Research Hospital, MUSICARES and H.E.A.R.T. (Helping Ease Abuse Related Trauma).

    1. When I Was A Boy
    2. Love and Rain
    3. Dirty to the Bone
    4. When the Night Comes
    5. The Sun Will Shine on You
    6. Ain't It A Drag
    7. All My Life
    8. I'm Leaving You
    9. One Step at a Time
    10. Alone in the Universe
    Jeff Lynne's ELO
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    Mystery Girl Expanded

    Everyone involved with Mystery Girl sensed the magic in Roy Orbison, who, in 1988, was enjoying a full creative renaissance and resurgence of popularity. One of Roy's classic recordings, "In Dreams," memorably lip-synched into a hurricane lamp by Dean Stockwell, had served as a key thematic element in David Lynch's "Blue Velvet," igniting a renewed interest in the Big O.


    In a series of bold aesthetic moves, Orbison directly addressed his legacy, first with Class of '55 (a 1986 reunion album with fellow Sun Records alumni Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins) and then, In Dreams: The Greatest Hits, where Orbison recut many of his biggest songs, using 1980s technology to produce results often surpassing his original recordings.


    At this same time, Roy Orbison became a founding member of the Traveling Wilburys, the roots rock supergroup also featuring Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, and Tom Petty. It was during work with the Wilburys that the vision for Mystery Girl, a new Roy Orbison album made of original songs from a variety of writers-including Roy Orbison, Diane Warren, Elvis Costello, Wesley Orbison and U2s Bono and the Edge (among others)-began taking shape.


    "When he sang it, it was absolutely magnificent," said Jeff Lynne, who would produce tracks for Mystery Girl. "His voice, I had never heard a voice like that live, you know, in the studio, ever . He had this wonderful spirit, almost like a kid in many ways.


    He was just a happy guy. I love him . One of the proudest things I've ever done is to have become his friend. I'd look at him and just go, 'Wow, it's him. The Big O.'"


    Roy's core group of musicians on the original Mystery Girl recordings included Jeff Lynne (guitar, piano, bass, backing vocals), Tom Petty (acoustic guitar, backing vocals), Mike Campbell (guitar, bass, mandolin), Jim Keltner (drums), Howie Epstein (bass, backing vocals), and Benmont Tench (piano, organ, cheap strings). Contributing artists on the album include Barbara Orbison, Roy Orbison, Jr., Al Kooper, George Harrison, Bono, T Bone Burnett, Steve Cropper, The Memphis Horns, and more.


    "I was just taken by how amazing this guy was. Just sitting, singing softly, sitting on the sofa with an acoustic guitar, his voice was unbelievable." remembers Tom Petty. "The music will live on, you know; it's very timeless music."


    Mike Campbell added, "Any time I hear one of Roy's songs, wherever I am, I just stop and listen to it and he's there, you know. His artistry and his voice and his spirit and the depth of his soul is so unique and it just connects with you in such a deep way . He just had a way of getting into your heart."


    "He was a real innovator, truly a great singer," said Bono. "The real rebels to me always had manners. Elvis, you know, and Roy, Roy was a true gentleman. And that's a scary thing in a man, do you know what I mean? A man that's so sure in himself that he can be polite."


    The legendary guitarist Steve Cropper confided that, "I've only met basically three, maybe three-and-a-half, of what I call 'light bulbs' in my life. And what I mean by 'light bulbs' is they're the brightest one in the room and when they walk in the door every head turns. Every head. Not just a few, not some people still talking in the corner. It's like everyone stops what they are doing. Elvis Presley, Otis Redding and Roy Orbison. And I saw that happen to Bill Clinton. So, there you go and I've never seen that happen to anybody else, ever."

    LP1
    1. You Got It
    2. In the Real World
    3. (All I Can Do Is) Dream You
    4. A Love So Beautiful
    5. California Blue
    6. She's a Mystery to Me
    7. The Comedians
    8. The Only One
    9. Windsurfer
    10. Careless Heart


    LP2
    1. The Way Is Love
    2. She's a Mystery to Me (Studio Demo)
    3. (All I Can Do Is) Dream You (Studio Demo)
    4. The Only One (Studio Demo)
    5. The Comedians (Studio Demo)
    6. In the Real World (Studio Demo)
    7. California Blue (Studio Demo)
    8. Windsurfer (Work-Tape Demo)
    9. You Are My Love (Work-Tape Demo)

    Roy Orbison
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    The Ultimate Collection

    150 Gram 2xLP In A Gatefold Package


    Roy Orbison - The Ultimate Collection is the most definitive career-spanning collection of hits by Rock & Roll legend Roy Orbison and for the first time ever, includes tracks from the Sun, Monument and MGM years, plus songs from Roy's incredible late-career works, both solo and with The Traveling Wilburys all on one collection. The Ultimate Collection is comprised of singles from Roy's Monument, MGM, & Sun Records catalog and the tracklisting has been lovingly compiled by Roy's son Alex Orbison. The collection features the hits "Pretty Woman," "You Got It," "Crying," "Only The Lonely" and "In Dreams" plus more. This collection also features The Traveling Wilburys tracks "Not Alone Anymore" and "Handle With Care."

    LP 1
    1. Oh, Pretty Woman (Album Version)
    2. I Drove All Night
    3. You Got It
    4. Crying
    5. Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel)
    6. In Dreams
    7. Love Hurts (Album Version)
    8. Claudette (Album Version)
    9. Blue Bayou
    10. Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
    11. Walk On (Remastered)
    12. Falling
    13. Running Scared (Album Version)
    14. California Blue


    LP 2
    1. Leah (Album Version)
    2. Mean Woman Blues (Album Version)
    3. Crawling Back (Remastered)
    4. Ride Away (Remastered)
    5. Too Soon to Know (Remastered)
    6. She's a Mystery to Me
    7. Blue Angel (Album Version)
    8. It's Over (Album Version)
    9. Ooby Dooby - Roy Orbison & Teen Kings
    10. Heartbreak Radio
    11. Not Alone Anymore - The Traveling Wilburys
    12. Handle with Care - The Traveling Wilburys

    Roy Orbison
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  • Live In Japan Live In Japan Quick View

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    Live In Japan

    Remastered From The Original Analogue Master Tapes And Cut At Capitol Studios To Ensure Exceptional Audio Quality Throughout


    Pressed On 180-Gram Vinyl


    Live in Japan, Harrison's second official live album release, was recorded during his joint tour of Japan with Eric Clapton in December 1991. The tour came a year after the release of the second Traveling Wilburys album and was the result of Eric Clapton persuading Harrison, his close friend, to get back on the road. Harrison performed a series of well-received shows, which also featured a short set of Clapton's songs. The album contains a selection of Harrison's hits as a solo artist alongside some of his best-known Beatles songs.

    LP 1
    1. I Want To Tell You

    2. Old Brown Shoe

    3. Taxman

    4. Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
    5. If I Needed Someone

    6. Something

    7. What Is Life

    8. Dark Horse

    9. Piggies

    10. Got My Mind Set On You


    LP 2
    1. Cloud Nine

    2. Here Comes The Sun

    3. My Sweet Lord

    4. All Those Years Ago

    5. Cheer Down

    6. Devil's Radio

    7. Isn't It A Pity

    8. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
    9. Roll Over Beethoven

    George Harrison
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  • A Tribute To Bob Dylan In The 80s: Volume 1 A Tribute To Bob Dylan In The 80s: Volume 1 Quick View

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    A Tribute To Bob Dylan In The 80s: Volume 1

    A tribute album to Bob Dylan's music from the 80s, spanning 1980's Saved to 1990's Under The Red Sky (includes Shot Of Love, Infidels, Empire
    Burlesque, Oh Mercy, The Traveling Wilburys). The mission is to give new light to songs that have gone ignored and suffered from 80s production. This
    project has the blessing of Dylan and his management.
    1. Got My Mind Made Up- Langhorne Slim & The Law
    2. Jokerman- Built To Spill
    3. Brownsville Girl (Reprise) - Reggie Watts
    4. Sweetheart Like You- Craig Finn
    5. You Changed My Life- Ivan & Alyosha
    6. Night After Night - Deer Tick
    7. Most Of The Time - Bob Weir (featuring Aaron, Scott and Bryan of The National)
    8. Wiggle Wiggle - Aaron Freeman & Slash
    9. Dark Eyes - Dawn Landes & Bonnie Prince Billy
    10. Waiting To Get Beat - Tea Leaf Green
    11. Congratulations - Elvis Perkins
    12. Covenant Woman - Hannah Cohen
    13. Every Grain Of Sand - Marco Benevento
    14. Series Of Dreams - Yellowbirds
    15. Unbelievable - Blitzen Trapper
    16. When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky - Lucius
    17. Pressing On- Glen Hansard
    18. Death Is Not The End - Carl Broemel
    Various Artists
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  • Highway Companion Highway Companion Quick View

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    Highway Companion

    Highway Companion is the third solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Tom Petty. It was originally released on July 25, 2006, and charted at #4 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The album was produced by former Traveling Wilburys bandmate Jeff Lynne, who also produced Petty's highly acclaimed first solo album, Full Moon Fever, as well as the Heartbreakers' next album Into the Great Wide Open.
    LP 1
    1. Saving Grace
    2. Square One
    3. Flirting With Time
    4. Down South
    5. Jack
    6. Turn This Car Around


    LP 2
    1. Big Weekend
    2. Night Driver
    3. Damaged By Love
    4. This Old Town
    5. Ankle Deep
    6. The Golden Rose

    Tom Petty
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  • I Will Go I Will Go Quick View

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    I Will Go

    The EP's title track "I Will Go" is a pop rocker that sounds inspired by Roy Orbison and especially recalls Orbison's work with the Traveling Wilburys. With the Orbison influence in place it's no surprise then that Adkins goes back to the same era for a take on The Everly Brothers chestnut "Give Me a Sweetheart" where he multi-tracks his vocals to simulate the brothers' famed harmonies while adding fuzzed-out guitar to temper the sweetness a bit.
    1. I Will Go
    2. Give Me A Sweetheart
    Jim Adkins
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  • Get Up Get Up Quick View

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    Get Up

    Bryan Adams' thirteenth studio album, Get Up, is a solid collection of beautifully-crafted rock songs, from the fast
    and furious up-tempo tracks such as lead song Brand New Day, You Belong To Me, and Thunderbolt, to the
    gentler songs such as Don't Even Try and We Did It All. Produced by Jeff Lynne (ELO, Traveling Wilburys), Get
    Up is one of Bryan's strongest efforts to date.
    1. You Belong To Me
    2. Go Down Rockin'
    3. We Did It All
    4. That's Rock and Roll
    5. Don't Even Try
    6. Do What Ya Gotta Do
    7. Thunderbolt
    8. Yesterday Was Just A Dream
    9. Brand New Day
    10. Don't Even Try - Acoustic
    11. We Did It All - Acoustic
    12. You Belong To Me - Acoustic
    13. Brand New Day - Acoustic
    Bryan Adams
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  • Far Far Quick View

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    Far

    Far is the highly anticipated follow-up to Regina Spektor's gold album Begin to Hope. Far continues to reveal new layers in Spektor's songwriting as she pursues the next level in her inimitable musical style. With her uninhibited imagination and her hands-on approach in the studio, Far not only succeeds with 13 impressive and accessible tracks, but it spotlights Spektor's remarkable gift to craft intelligent and refreshingly honest odes to life. Four exceptional producers collaborated with Spektor on Far: Jeff Lynne (ELO, The Traveling Wilburys), Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Eminem), David Kahne (Paul McCartney, The Strokes) and Garret Jacknife Lee (Weezer, R.E.M.).


    Spektor's ability to explore rich soundscapes and combine them with her evocative and intricately structured melodies and lyrics has grown tremendously on Far. From the gripping lyrics of the first single, Laughing With to the intoxicating beat of The Calculation, from the multi-layered vocal work on Blue Lips to the rocking Eet, Far is the work of a talented, daring and important artist.


    Captivating audiences with songs that are distinctively her own, Begin to Hope allowed Spektor to go from hypnotizing small crowds to selling out 3,000 capacity venues worldwide with what Rolling Stone praised as one of the most intensely joyful rock shows we've seen. Begin to Hope also spent five weeks in a row at #1 on the Billboard new artists chart before moving to #20 on the Billboard Top 100 and one million copies worldwide (gold or platinum in seven countries).

    1. The Calculation
    2. Eet
    3. Blue Lips
    4. Folding Chair
    5. Machine
    6. Laughing With
    7. Human of the Year
    8. Two Birds
    9. Dance Anthem of the 80s
    10. Genius Next Door
    11. Wallet
    12. One More Time With Feeling
    13. Man of a Thousand Faces
    Regina Spektor
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    Dead Fingers

    Taylor Hollingsworth and Kate Taylor singing together is a match made in heaven. You might know Taylor from previous solo albums or bands but most likely from Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band. He was the guitar player who also wrote and sang Snake Hill and Air Mattress on the album Outer South. If youve seen Maria Taylor play then you have most likely seen Kate in her band either playing keys, drums, or bass, and most importantly, harmonizing the soft beautiful background melodies. Nowadays, Kate and Taylor have joined forces in the band Dead Fingers.


    In a time when guy-girl duos are becoming quite popular, this one is not just some gimmick, however perfect the timing and package may be. In fact, this Alabama duo are recently married and the two just recorded their first self titled full-length with Bruce Watson (RL Burnside, Junior Kimbrough , AA Bondy), and it is being released on Big Legal Mess/Fat Possum Records.


    While showing a wide range of styles, ranging from duet styled songs like those of John Prine and Iris DeMent, X, or Lee Hazelwood and Ann Margaret, to straight up great classic rock bands like the Stones, Beatles, or even Traveling Wilburys, this band should find a nice home with fans of more current duos like She and Him, Jenny and Johnny and Civil Wars.

    1. Closet Full of Bones
    2. Another Planet
    3. 4 Stone Coaches
    4. Hold On To
    5. Ring Around Saturn
    6. Please Don't Let Me Go
    7. Against The River
    8. On My Way
    9. Lost In Mississippi
    10. Never Be My Man
    11. Wheels and Gasoline
    Dead Fingers
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  • If You Leave... If You Leave... Quick View

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    If You Leave...

    For the sessions, McEvoy recruited the talents of Grammy award-winning songwriter Jimmy Smyth on guitar, keyboard player James Delaney (Chuck Berry, Clannad), bassists Paul Moore (Van Morrison) & Eoghan O'Neill (Chris Rea, Moving Hearts) and drummer Des Lacey (Katie Melua), with special guests Brian Connor on piano and David Agnew on oboe. McEvoy is also joined by guest vocalist Mary Coughlan, Gemma Hayes and Hermione Hennessy with Sharon Shannon on the accordion for the song 'Secret of Living'.






    The song was written especially by McEvoy for a run of nine
    sell-out shows at The Olympia in Dublin to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the album 'A Woman's Heart', the third biggest-selling album in Irish chart history which helped to establish McEvoy as a star in her home country. McEvoy said, "I thought I should write a song for all the performers who were going to be featured in the show, something like The
    Outlaws or The Traveling Wilburys, where everyone gets a chance to sing."


    Among the twelve songs on 'If You Leave ' there are four cover versions, including The Beach Boys' 'God Only Knows', 'Lift The Wings' from the theatre show Riverdance, the Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly penned song 'True Colors' and Elmore James' 'Dust My Broom'. The latter serves as the album's encore and is McEvoy's salute to Brian Jones, who is believed to have taught his contemporaries the blues standard's slide guitar part.
    1. Land In The Water
    2. Don't Blame The Tune
    3. God Only Knows
    4. Listen To Me
    5. Ache In My Heart
    6. Heaven Help Us
    7. If You Leave
    8. Lift The Wings
    9. Secret Of Living
    10. I Wish You The Best
    11. True Colours
    12. Dust My Broom
    Eleanor McEvoy
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    Forget The Mantra

    Nightlands is the recording project of Philadelphia-based multi-instrumentalist Dave Hartley. The music he creates in his bedroom is itself a bed of delicate, chiming strings and bubbling synths beneath a blanket of choral vocal arrangements. Its dreamy in the literal sense, the seeds for the album were sown when Hartley began archiving musical ideas that occurred in his sleep with a simple bedside tape recorder. As a result his debut album Forget the Mantra is, in essence, a field recording of Hartleys dreams, a travel journal through pop music and a collection of psych-hymns from the first human lunar colony. The songs sound both huge and intimate, breathy and cavernous like massive echoes of a faraway concert. Its the big, shadow music from just across the lake.



    The album deals with themes of anxiety, fear and the limits of concentration. Therein, it mines Hartleys personal history as often as it does influences The Beach Boys, The Traveling Wilburys and Hawkwind. Side A pulses with layers of tom tom drums on wide-open standout slow jam 300 Clouds and nimbly-picked acoustic melodies on Suzerain (A Letter to the Judge), like Crosby, Stills & Nash gone comsic-kraut. The songs roll and gallop then stop to breathe, always exhaling with what sounds like a thousand voices. Through its experimental back half, reminiscent of Bowies Low or Kate Bushs The Ninth Wave from Hounds of Love, full of vocal samples from Hartleys real life, the more pop-leaning front end is given greater context, like a close study of a plants blossom before traveling down through its root architecture.



    Hartley, who for years has been a prolific sideman in many Philadelphia ensembles (most notably The War on Drugs), laid these songs to tape on a Tascam 388 iover several months, inviting friends along for feedback and ultimately, some additional tracking.

    1. Forget the Mantra
    2. 300 Clouds
    3. Suzerain (A Letter to the Judge)
    4. God What Have I
    5. 'Til I Die
    6. Glass Vacuum
    7. A Walk in Cheong, 1969
    8. WFMS, 1993
    9. Longways Homebound, 2010
    10. Slowtrain
    11. Fly, Neanderthal
    Nightlands
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    Marigolden

    "The body remembers what the mind forgets," Chris Porterfield reminisces on his acclaimed band Field Report's sophomore record, Marigolden. The record is strewn with references to the inevitable tolls taken by the passage of time, and prolonged distance from home and loved ones.


    The past couple of years have flashed by for Porterfield, who was thrust into the spotlight after years of musical reclusion. His Milwaukee-based band, Field Report (an anagram of his surname), was culled together in the studio while recording their 2012 self-titled debut. They suddenly found themselves championed by their former idols: offered support tours by Counting Crows and Aimee Mann, lauded by the likes of Mark Eitzel and Richard Thompson, and covered by Blind Boys Of Alabama.


    The band honed itself from a septet to a quartet in the year that followed, focusing its sound and tightening the screws. With a heavy batch of songs under their arms, they retreated to snowy Ontario in December 2013 to record their sophomore album, Marigolden, with the help of producer Robbie Lackritz (Feist).


    Spending two years roaming around the country playing tiny venues and sold-out amphitheaters alike, Porterfield was uncertain whether he was leading the charge toward an artistic epiphany or headed down a misguided path of self-destruction. Marigolden reflects this, as he ruminates across homesick tension and an un-grounded anxiety. But rather than wallow in melancholy, Porterfield finds solace and inspiration through his songs, which reveal themselves as uplifting and celebratory. The album is brighter than their 2012 debut, but somehow remains just as elegantly ominous.


    Marigolden's second track, the surprisingly catchy radio single "Home," finds Porterfield on the road, hoping the home, wife, dog, and life he left behind in Milwaukee will still be there upon his return. "Leave the lights on," he asks, "it might be nighttime when I get there, but I'm on my way home." While the song contemplates lonesomeness, there is an undeniable sense of hope driving it. In "Summons," the penultimate track, he recalls this thought, repeating, "I'll be coming home to you" like a mantra. This sense of balance and symmetry across the album helps provide stability to the otherwise volatile themes. Case in point: the album starts with a sunrise in "Decision Day" and ends full circle with another in "Enchantment."


    Whether reconsidering sobriety in "Pale Rider," sticking to tonic water in the bars of "Summons," or cashing in a 30-day chip for a kiss in "Enchantment," Porterfield's relationship with alcohol runs through the current of nearly every song. Most notably in "Ambrosia," where he find himself face to face with the reality of where his drinking is destined to lead.


    The album runs the musical gamut, from the Traveling Wilburys-esque pop of "Home," to the Neil Young-inspired piano ballad "Ambrosia," to the electronic sonic landscape of "Wings." While the compositions express a wide range in terms of genre, they find unity in themselves within the limits of self-imposed minimalism. In the studio, the songs were stripped down to the bones and built back up using only their essential elements.


    Sequestered in a seemingly never-ending Ontario blizzard, the band only broke from this musical process to add logs to the stove, with the snow and the fire providing a proper background for music so rooted in the elemental. The effect that this fundamentals-based approach achieves is universal: the sparse arrangements and common themes speak to everyone, but somehow feel tailored to each listener. The title itself reflects this, a portmanteau of two common images (marigold and golden) to create something that feels both idiosyncratic and familiar: Marigolden.

    1. Decision Day
    2. Home (Leave The Lights On)
    3. Pale Rider
    4. Cups and Cups
    5. Ambrosia
    6. Wings
    7. Marigolden
    8. Michelle
    9. Summons
    10. Enchantment
    Field Report
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