|Colin Meloy Sings Live!
||[05 May 2008|11:27am]
Um.. so this community is kinda dead... but...
Check out Colin Meloy's solo album! It's awesome. Like really awesome.
This was posted on the Decemberists' website:
COLIN MELOY SINGS LIVE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER
Colin's first solo CD "Colin Meloy Sings Live" is now available for preorder on the new and improved Decemberists Shop.
This is no run of the mill preorder. Beyond the simple pleasure of the CD/LP arriving via the esteemed U.S. Postal Service on or around the album's April 8 release date, there are a myriad of tantalizing perquisites that await the preorderee:
* The first 300 CDs and the first 100 LPs ordered will be autographed by Colin
* Everyone who preorders are automatically entered into a drawing for a Grand Prize: a skull, ship and sheep as seen on Colin's 2006 tour ("I thought it would be nice to have company onstage" - Colin) , as well as 2 tickets to any one of the shows on Colin's upcoming tour.
* Order a Colin Meloy t-shirt at a reduced price along with the CD or LP (this shirt will not be available on Colin's tour).
For international orders, please bear in mind that arrival of your package might take a little longer than U.S. orders because of shipping variability overseas.
Included on Sings Live! are songs from Meloy's first band, Tarkio, as well as cuts from every Decemberists full-length pre-The Crane Wife. There is also a tune from the 2006 EP Picaresqueties, two previously unreleased originals ("Dracula's Daughter" and "Wonder"), bits of covers of songs by the Smiths, R.E.M., Pink Floyd, and Fleetwood Mac, and a traditional folk song in debt to Shirley Collins' arrangement.
01 Devil's Elbow
02 We Both Go Down Together
03 Evoking a Campfire Singalong [banter]
04 The Gymnast, High Above the Ground
05 Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect / Dreams
06 Dracula's Daughter [previously unreleased]
07 Wonder [previously unreleased]
08 A Brief Introduction to Shirley Collins [banter]
09 Barbara Allen
10 The Engine Driver
11 On the Bus Mall
12 A Skull, a Ship, and a Sheep [banter]
13 California One/Youth and Beauty Brigade / Ask
14 The Bachelor and the Bride
15 A Cautionary Song
16 Red Right Ankle
17 Bandit Queen
Note that the vinyl version (on Jealous Butcher Records, not Kill Rock Stars, as had been erroneously reported in the last email) contains a bonus track - a cover of Jackson C. Frank's "Blues Run the Game".
Of course, that's old news. I bought my copy at FYE.
|anyone see them in denver?
||[24 Apr 2007|07:45pm]
augh! this was the BEST concert i have ever seen! colin said he was sick the last time he was there and they would make up for it this time! just to prove it, here's the set list:
The Crane Wife 1 & 2
The Crane Wife 3
The Island: Come & See/Landlord's Daughter/You'll Not Feel...
"Happy Birthday Shara"
Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)^
The Engine Driver
On The Bus Mall
16 Military Wives
The Perfect Crime 2
Sons And Daughters
Bridges & Balloons*
Red Right Ankle*
The Mariner's Revenge Song
^with Shara Worden
i am disappointed with the lack-of-movement crowd, though. it was like nobody wanted to run around screaming how excited they were except for me and my friends! (who all held back for dignity's sake)
btw- if anyone can get a copy of this concert, please let me know!
||[18 Feb 2007|09:15pm]
The Decemberists should have released "The Crane Wife" as an Ep With Which Songs?
The Island: Come & See/The Landlord’s Daughter/You’ll Not Feel The Drowning
Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)
The Perfect Crime #2
When The War Came
The Crane Wife 1 and 2
Sons and Daughters
What are you talking about?! It's incredible how it is.
They shouldn't of even released another cd.
I think they should have been as creative as their previous records.
||[03 Feb 2007|09:46pm]
2. 27 libra
4.oh, so hard to choose! yankee bayonet- it's the one in my head
three of funny things
i found the comm. in searching for a decemberists community.
sarrichelle is my LJ!
|I have a dillemma.
||[03 Aug 2006|01:55pm]
I'm pretty much obsessed with the Decemberists right now, but I have yet to buy one of their CDs. My two favorite songs by them are "Odalisque" and "Infanta," but those are on two different CDs. I like "Infanta" better though, but I like more songs on Castaways and Cutouts ("Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect," "July, July," "Odalisque" and "Legionnaire's Lament"--I haven't heard the rest yet, I don't think). But I love, love, love "Infanta" off of Picaresque, and I also love "Sixteen Military Wives" (first Decemberists song I ever heard; it quickly became one of my favorite songs). So, which one should I get? I can only technically afford one, since I don't have very much money and there are at least three other CDs that I really, really want, plus a book or two...