Long Live the King

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Long Live the King, a six-track EP recorded around the same time as the R.E.M.-inspired King Is Dead, opens with "E. Watson," a spare, moody tale of a sugar cane plantation owner named Edgar Watson, which couldn't be further from the sunny rural folk jamboree glow that permeated the band's 2011 full-length. That said, the rest of the EP, outside of the brooding "Burying Davy," leans closer to that countrified feel, and while it may come off a little contrived at times (Colin Meloy's nasally, faux-British croon stands out like vegan pork gravy on a cover of the Grateful Dead's "Row Jimmy"), these outtakes will no doubt help to satiate fans until the group ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Long Live the King, a six-track EP recorded around the same time as the R.E.M.-inspired King Is Dead, opens with "E. Watson," a spare, moody tale of a sugar cane plantation owner named Edgar Watson, which couldn't be further from the sunny rural folk jamboree glow that permeated the band's 2011 full-length. That said, the rest of the EP, outside of the brooding "Burying Davy," leans closer to that countrified feel, and while it may come off a little contrived at times (Colin Meloy's nasally, faux-British croon stands out like vegan pork gravy on a cover of the Grateful Dead's "Row Jimmy"), these outtakes will no doubt help to satiate fans until the group reconvenes for album number seven.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/1/2011
  • Label: Capitol
  • EAN: 5099967916825
  • Catalog Number: 79168
  • Sales rank: 4,556

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 E. Watson (3:32)
  2. 2 Foregone (4:07)
  3. 3 Burying Davy (4:22)
  4. 4 I 4 U & U 4 Me (3:38)
  5. 5 Row Jimmy (6:40)
  6. 6 Sonnet (2:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Decemberists Primary Artist
John Moen Drums, Tambourine, Background Vocals
Nate Query Bass, Upright Bass
Laura Veirs Background Vocals
Chris Funk Pedal Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar
Colin Meloy Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Tambourine, Vocals, Various
Jenny Conlee Organ, Piano, Background Vocals
Victor Nash Trumpet
Annalisa Tornfelt Background Vocals
Adam Schneider Trombone
Technical Credits
Jerry Garcia Composer
Robert Hunter Composer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Kevin French Booking
Tucker Martine Producer, Engineer
Jason Colton Management
The Decemberists Producer
Dante Alighieri Composer
Colin Meloy Composer, drum programming
Mike Greek Booking
Carson Ellis Illustrations
Gillian Bar Legal Advisor
David Weise Management
Andy Schichter Intern
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