Woman King [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Anyone still hoping that Sam Beam and Iron & Wine will ever go back to the lo-fi sound of their first album might as well give up on that pipe dream. On the 2005 EP Woman King, Iron & Wine's sound is more produced and varied than ever. The record's arrangements are overflowing with a wealth of percussion, vocal harmonies, banjos, violins, and pianos. Beam's vocals, while always a thing of beauty, sound more assured and powerful than ever. Iron & Wine sound like a real band here; if you heard them in a big-budget Hollywood film, you wouldn't even flinch. The widening and smoothing of the band's approach does Beam's songs great favors, too. While his songwriting is...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Anyone still hoping that Sam Beam and Iron & Wine will ever go back to the lo-fi sound of their first album might as well give up on that pipe dream. On the 2005 EP Woman King, Iron & Wine's sound is more produced and varied than ever. The record's arrangements are overflowing with a wealth of percussion, vocal harmonies, banjos, violins, and pianos. Beam's vocals, while always a thing of beauty, sound more assured and powerful than ever. Iron & Wine sound like a real band here; if you heard them in a big-budget Hollywood film, you wouldn't even flinch. The widening and smoothing of the band's approach does Beam's songs great favors, too. While his songwriting is as emotionally direct and haunting as ever no amount of studio sheen could change that, this EP never feels insular, as his previous albums sometimes did. It sounds widescreen and universal. Woman King is too short to be considered the high point of Iron & Wine's career -- it certainly points in that direction, though.
Rolling Stone - Barry Walters
1/2 The best yet from South Carolina-raised, Miami-based songwriter Samuel Beam.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/22/2005
  • Label: Sub Pop
  • UPC: 098787066517
  • Catalog Number: 655
  • Sales rank: 3,914

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Iron & Wine Primary Artist
Brian Deck Track Performer
Jim Becker Track Performer
Sam Beam Track Performer
Sarah Beam Track Performer
EJ Holowicki Track Performer
Technical Credits
Brian Deck Producer, Audio Production
Sam Beam Composer
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  • Posted January 5, 2011

    Wonderful everyone should listen

    My first experience with Iron and Wine was from Twilight. I don't usually get an album from an individual artist that I heard on a soundtrack, but I am so glad I did. Now I just need to get all their other albums. I hope as soon as possible.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The World's Greatest Iron and Wine CD

    This CD is amazing. Ranging from slow, breathy ballads (Jezebel and My Lady's House) to more upbeat - but still true to its roots - tunes (Woman King and Freedom Hangs Like Heaven). It's short, but it's worth every penny! Highly recommended!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Do yourself a favor...

    If you ever curled up in a winter blanket or took a country drive while listening to Our Endless Numbered Numbered Days just to intensify the feel...do yourself a favor and buy this album. It will be well worth it. In his latest effort, Beam fuses his beautiful vocals with a distinctly raw and dirty yet enchantingly Southern tinge. While this cd has only 6 tracks, it's definately a worthwhile purchase. I say again...This will not disappoint!

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