James Yorkston and The Second Hand Orchestra – The Wide, Wide River (2021) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

James Yorkston and The Second Hand Orchestra – The Wide, Wide River (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 39:47 minutes | 427 MB | Genre: Alternative, Indie
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Domino Recording Co

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. Recorded and mixed in Sweden over the course of three days with a selection of musicians Winqvist had brought together, including Peter Moren (Peter, Bjorn & John), Cecilia Osterholm (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.

Tracklist:

1. Ella Mary Leather (3:06)
2. To Soothe Her Wee Bit Sorrows (7:35)
3. Choices, Like Wide Rivers (2:45)
4. Struggle (6:35)
5. There Is No Upside (6:43)
6. A Droplet Forms (3:47)
7. A Very Old-Fashioned Blues (5:08)
8. We Test The Beams (4:13)

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