Long Live the King

Long Live the King

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by The Decemberists
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/01/2011
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
5099967916825
catalogNumber:
79168
Rank:
50702

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

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
Kevin French   Booking
Tucker Martine   Producer,Engineer
Jason Colton   Management
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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