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James Yorkston and The Second Hand Orchestra - The Wide, Wide River [LP]

Domino Records

  • £22.66

Format: LP
Catalogue No.: WIGLP484
Barcode: 0887828048410
Release Date: 22nd January 2021
Genre: Indie

 James Yorkston and The Second Hand Orchestra release ‘The Wide, Wide River’. The album came to be after the blossoming of a long-term friendship between James Yorkston and Karl- Jonas Winqvist, the Swedish music producer, leader and conductor of The Second Hand Orchestra.
 That communal feeling is apparent across the entire album. Recorded and mixed in Sweden over the course of three days, with a selection of musicians Winqvist had brought together, including Peter Morén (Peter, Bjorn & John), Cecilia Österholm (one of Sweden’s best-known nyckelharpa players), Emma Nordenstam (piano & cello) and Ulrika Gyllenberg (violin).
 The studio approach with The Second Hand Orchestra was entirely improvised around Yorkston’s songs and the only song they heard in advance was ‘Ella Mary Leather’; Yorkston didn’t want to direct anyone too much but instead allowed for a welcoming, instinctive, free-spirited and joyful atmosphere.
 ‘The Wide, Wide River’ is a soothing, warm and sublime listen whilst also highlighting Yorkston’s skills for songwriting, collaboration and as a musical conductor. The record takes in past loves, advancing age and friends now gone, whilst also containing some of the most sanguine songs Yorkston has ever made.
 CD with printed inner wallet plus 16-page booklet.
 LP in lavish gatefold sleeve with printed inner.
 Available to independent retailers on transparent green vinyl in gatefold sleeve with printed inner.
 Press - Reviews in Hi-Fi News & Record Review, RnR/R2, Uncut, Mojo, Loud and Quiet. Features in Mojo, Uncut, Off The Beat and Track.
 Radio - 6 Music Tom Robinson interview feature.

Tracklisting:
Ella Mary Leather
To Soothe Her Wee Bit
Sorrows
Choices, Like Wide Rivers
Struggle
There Is No Upside
A Droplet Forms
A Very Old-Fashioned
Blues
We Test The Beams

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