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Villagers

Where Have You Been All My Life

Domino Records



CD

Released: 8th Jan 2016

£11.99

out of stock


lp + download

Released: 8th Jan 2016

£17.99

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a re-imagining of older material seamlessly woven with present glories from Villagers’ 2015 pared-back, intimate studio album, ‘Darling Arithmetic’ - a collection of songs that distils 5 years & 3 albums of Conor O’Brien’s outstanding songwriting into one flowing narrative, Recorded in one day.

Hving extended his fresh pared-back approach on tour, where old songs were reinvented to match the new, the idea was taken into the studio where 18 songs were quickly captured & 12 songs chosen for the final album, making it Villagers’ most intense but satisfying session to date. These recordings are all 1st or 2nd takes, live & unadorned by overdubs or studio trickery. The result is a lush, harmony-laden & vibrant document of a time & a place. Included in the album is a new recording of ‘Memoir’, which O’Brien wrote for Charlotte Gainsbourg; it can be found on her 2011 album ‘Stage Whisper’ but has never before been recorded by Villagers until now.

*** Available exclusively to independent retailers as a deluxe translucent green vinyl edition featuring two bonus tracks on the digital download ***

 

Where Have You Been All My Life

Tracklist

  1. Set The Tigers Free
  2. Everything I Am Is Yours
  3. My Lighthouse
  4. Courage
  5. That Day
  6. The Soul Serene
  7. Memoir
  8. Hot Scary Summer
  9. The Waves
  10. Darling Arithmetic
  11. So Naïve
  12. Wichita Lineman