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The Decemberists reissued ‘The Crane Wife’ for 10th anniversary (listen), playing 3-night run at Brooklyn Steel

The Decemberists at Festival d'été de Québec 2016
The Decemberists at Festival d’été de Québec 2016 (more by Francis Gagnon)


The Decemberists
just released a 10th Anniversary edition of their 2006 album The Crane Wife, featuring outtakes, alternate versions, and demos. For superfans, there’s also a five-disc vinyl box set with even more, including a blu-ray disc of them playing DC’s 9:30 Club in 2006. You can check out the packaging, tracklist and stream the two-disc version below.

As mentioned, The Decemberists are among the first annnounced shows for new Bowery Presents venue Brooklyn Steel and they’ll play a three-night run from April 17-19Tickets for all three shows go on sale Friday (12/16) at noon. Those are currently the only announced dates for The Decemberists.

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The Decemberists – The Crane Wife 10th Anniversary Edition Tracklist:
Record One: Original Album
Side 1: 1. The Crane Wife 3 (4:17) • 2. The Island: – Come And See – The Landlord’s Daughter – You’ll Not Feel The Drowning (12:26) • 3. Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then) (4:18)
Side 2: 1. O Valencia! (3:48) • 2. The Perfect Crime #2 (5:30) • 3. When The War Came (5:06) • 4. Shankill Butchers (4:39)

Record Two: Original Album Plus Outtakes
Side 3 • 1. Summersong (3:34) • 2. The Crane Wife 1 & 2 (11:24) • 3. Sons & Daughters (5:16)
Side 4 • 1. After The Bombs (5:05) • 2. Culling Of The Fold (4:27) • 3. Hurdles Even Here (4:30)

Record Three: Outtakes And Alternates
Side 5 • 1. The Perfect Crime #1 / The Day I Knew You’d Not Come Back (15:11) • 2. After The Bombs (Early Take) (6:46)
Side 6 • 1. Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then) (Alternate Take With Alela Diane) (4:21) • 2. Culling Of The Fold (Alternate Take With Sean Nelson) (4:29) • 3. Hurdles Even Here (Full Band Take) (5:56) • 4. The Perfect Crime #2 (Early Take) (6:28)

Record Four: Home Demos
Side 7 • 1. The Island: – Come And See – The Landlord’s Daughter – You’ll Not Feel The Drowning (10:57) • 2. O Valencia! (3:47) • 3. The Perfect Crime #2 (7:03)
Side 8 • 1. Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then) (With Carson Ellis) (4:33) • 2. The Capp Street Girls (2:57) • 3. Culling Of The Fold (4:32) • 4. Hurdles Even Here (4:42)

Record Five: Home Demos
Side 9 • 1. Shankill Butchers (4:22) • 2. Summersong (3:08) • 3. The Day I Knew You’d Not Come Back (6:31) • 4. The Perfect Crime #1 (4:32)
Side 10 • 1. The Crane Wife 1, 2 & 3 (12:48) • 2. Sons & Daughters (4:39)

Blu-Ray: Live At The 9:30 Club, October 29, 2006
1. The Crane Wife 3 • 2.The Island • 3. We Both Go Down Together • 4. The Gymnast High Above The Ground • 5. The Perfect Crime #2 • 6. Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then) • 7. Shankill Butchers • 8. Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect • 9. O Valencia! • 10. The Legionnaire’s Lament • 11. 16 Military Wives • 12. The Crane Wife 1 & 2 • 13. Sons & Daughters • 14. Red Right Ankle • 15. Culling Of The Fold • 16. I Was Meant For The Stage

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