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That was good.Ironically, I just checked out a compilation album (Dark Was the Night), in part because I wanted to listen the Decemberists. I kept encountering their name and wanted to hear them. Can't say I was very impressed with their song on that disc, but this makes me want to give them another listen.I looked up the lyrics to the song and liked this inserted in the middle: [haunting, sailor-esque musical interlude lead by mandolin, accordion and tuba].
I just looked up the compilation you mentioned and I don't know that song. I got this CD (Picaresque) because of the Mariner's Revenge Song and I really love the whole album. Lots of story songs and a kind of pop-dramaticism that shows a lot of Beatles influence. I want to get some more of their stuff.
mandolin, accordion and tubaThat just never gets old :)
Cool songs from the Dark Was the Night comp:Kronos Quartet doing Blind Willie Johnson! "Dark Was the Night."Sufjan Stevens: "You Are the Blood." Totally different from his folk-oriented stuff I had heard.
I'm not at all familiar with Sufjan Stevens -- just his name, that's all.
William,If only Christopher Walkin would do a music video for The Decemberists.
Holy cow! I don't know why, but I listened to the whole thing, and found it haunting, really captivating, and I couldn't bring myself to break away. Thanks for the post!
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