Gillian Welch’s fantastic 2011 album The Harrow & the Harvest will be getting its first-ever vinyl release on July 28 via Welch’s own Acony Records. Welch says of the process of creating the vinyl:
We have been working and waiting 20 years to bring you our music on phonograph record. It took a while, because we wanted to do it the right way, the absolute best way humanly possible, and I believe that’s what we’ve done. No sonic stone was left unturned, no nuance let fall by the wayside. There is honestly nothing else I can imagine hoping to hear out of the original tapes. It is all there in the groove. As people whose lives were changed by the sound of music coming off turntables, we humbly invite you to include us in your record collection.
The single LP will be packaged in an “Old Style” tip-on gatefold jacket with custom paper and will include full color cover art by artist John Dyer Baizley of Baroness (his origninal cover was more monochrome), as well as a printed sleeve, and full lyric insert. The album was mastered directly from the original tapes through custom Ortofon amplifiers to a Neumann VMS-80 cutting system and plated and pressed on standard-weight audiophile-quality vinyl at Quality Record Pressings. Pre-order yours here. Gillian also shared a new music video for “Dark Turn of Mind” off that album and you can watch that below.
Welch also announced today that she’ll be going in tour this summer with her musical partner, Dave Rawlings, to perform the album in full. They’ll be in NYC at Beacon Theatre on August 2. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 12 at 9 AM with various presale beginning May 10 at 9 AM.
The duo, accompanied by a full band, will also tour as Dave Rawlings Machine after The Harrow & The Harvest tour. All dates are listed below.
“The Harrow & The Harvest” Tour Dates
July 30 /// Charlottesville VA /// Sprint Pavilion
July 31 /// Washington DC /// Kennedy Center
August 2 /// New York, NY /// Beacon Theatre
August 4 /// Charlotte, NC /// Knight Theater
August 5 /// Atlanta, GA /// Atlanta Symphony Hall
August 7 /// Nashville, TN /// Ryman Auditorium
Dave Rawlings Machine tour dates
August 16 /// Louisville, KY /// WL Lyons Brown Theatre
August 17 /// St. Louis, MO /// Sheldon Concert Hall
August 18 /// Kansas City, MO /// Folly Theater
August 20 /// Lyons, CO /// Rocky Mountain Folks Festival
August 23 /// Minneapolis, MN /// Pantages Theatre
August 24 /// Madison, WI /// The Capitol Theater
August 25 /// Chicago, IL /// Thalia Hall
August 26 /// Bloomington, IN /// The Bluebird