Collecting songs ranging from out-of-print to never-before-released, Around the Well spans Iron and Wine’s earliest sessions which yielded the band’s debut (2002’s The Creek Drank the Cradle) through material recorded for 2007’s The Shepherd’s Dog. The double-disc Around the Well collection is broken up into two sections. The first half is an assortment of hushed home recordings, unedited and raw, and the second highlights moments captured in the confines of proper studios with the help of other musicians, friends and engineers. The album’s title comes from a line in the song “The Trapeze Swinger,” a fan favorite which was written for and included in the movie In Good Company. Three more songs written and recorded for the film finally make their appearance here as well: “Belated Promise Ring,” “God Made the Automobile” and “Homeward, These Shoes.” Around the Well also brings together hard-to-find covers such as The Flaming Lips’ “Waitin’ for a Superman” and New Order’s “Love Vigilantes,” along with one of Iron and Wine’s earliest originals, “Sacred Vision.” In support of Around the Well, this May Iron and Wine will perform ten intimate shows in five cities. In addition, Iron and Wine have begun work on the follow-up to The Shepherd’s Dog and plan to release a new album in spring, 2010.
tracklist: 1. Dearest Forsaken 2. Morning 3. Loud as Hope 4. Peng! 33 5. Sacred Vision 6. Friends They Are Jewels 7. Hickory 8. Waitin’ for a Superman 9. Swans and the Swimming 10. Call Your Boys 11. Such Great Heights
12. Communion Cups and Someone’s Coat 13. Belated Promise Ring 14. God Made the Automobile 15. Homeward These Shoes 16. Love Vigilantes 17. Sinning Hands 18. No Moon 19. Serpent Charmer 20. Carried Home 21. Kingdom of the Animals 22. Arms of a Thief 23. The Trapeze Swinger
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