Villagers - Where Have You Been All My Life? (Deluxe Edition) (2016)

Villagers - Where Have You Been All My Life? (Deluxe Edition) (2016)

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Artist: Villagers
Title: Where Have You Been All My Life?
Year Of Release: 2016
Label: Domino
Genre: Indie Folk, Singer-Songwriter
Quality: 320 / FLAC
Total Time: 62:02
Total Size: 142 / 310 MB

01. Set the Tigers Free (Live at RAK) (4:32)
02. Everything I Am Is Yours (Live at RAK) (4:19)
03. My Lighthouse (Live at RAK) (2:44)
04. Courage (Live at RAK) (4:33)
05. That Day (Live at RAK) (4:56)
06. The Soul Serene (Live at RAK) (4:49)
07. Memoir (Live at RAK) (3:26)
08. Hot Scary Summer (Live at RAK) (4:21)
09. The Waves (Live at RAK) (7:06)
10. Darling Arithmetic (Live at RAK) (3:52)
11. So Naïve (Live at RAK) (5:59)
12. Wichita Lineman (Live at RAK) (4:00)
13. Pieces (Live at RAK) (3:37) [Deluxe Edition]
14. No-one To Blame (Live at RAK) (3:50) [Deluxe Edition]
Where Have You Been All My Life? is a collection of songs that distills five years and three albums of Villagers’ songwriting into one flowing narrative.
Recorded in one day at London’s RAK Studio with Richard Woodcraft (Radiohead, The Last Shadow Puppets) and Villagers live engineer Ber Quinn, the album is a re-imagining of older material seamlessly woven with present glories from Villagers’ most recent studio album, Darling Arithmetic.
Released in April 2015, Conor O’Brien’s third album under the guise of Villagers was a more pared-back, intimate journey compared to the multi-faceted arrangements of Becoming A Jackal and {Awayland} . This fresh approach was extended on subsequent Villagers tours, where old songs were reinvented to match the new. Then for one day in July 2015, 18 songs were quickly captured and 12 songs chosen for the final album, making it Villagers’ most intense, but satisfying, session to date. These recordings are all first or second takes, and the immediacy of the occasion was part of the magic that day, live and unadorned by overdubs or studio trickery.
The unique nature of these arrangements is due in no small part to the musicians in the room at the time of recording: Cormac Curran on grand piano and analogue synthesizer, Danny Snow on double bass, Mali Llywelyn on harp, mellotron and vocals, and Gwion Llewelyn on drums, flugelhorn and vocals. The result is a lush, harmony-laden and vibrant document of a time and a place.
Included in the album is a new recording of ‘Memoir’, which O’Brien wrote for Charlotte Gainsbourg; it can be found on her 2011 album Stage Whisper, but has never before been recorded by Villagers until now.

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