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Long Live The King

by The Decemberists

Long Live The King by The Decemberists

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Long Live The King

by The Decemberists

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Label: Capitol Records
Long Live the King features tracks recorded during the same sessions as 2011's The King is Dead. And though it's ostensibly a jumble of extra songs, it still manages quite a seamless flow that's mostly folk in nature, with a few touches of sleepy horns in "Sonnet" and slide guitar in "Foregone" and the Grateful Dead cover "Row Jimmy"; there are even two tracks about laying a man in his grave. One of them, "Burying Davy," is the absolute highlight here -- a ghostly acoustic number that slowly gathers into a psychedelic dust storm of electric guitars, all grounded by Colin Meloy's deadpan howl.

About This Album

Long Live the King features tracks recorded during the same sessions as 2011's The King is Dead. And though it's ostensibly a jumble of extra songs, it still manages quite a seamless flow that's mostly folk in nature, with a few touches of sleepy horns in "Sonnet" and slide guitar in "Foregone" and the Grateful Dead cover "Row Jimmy"; there are even two tracks about laying a man in his grave. One of them, "Burying Davy," is the absolute highlight here -- a ghostly acoustic number that slowly gathers into a psychedelic dust storm of electric guitars, all grounded by Colin Meloy's deadpan howl.

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About This Album

Long Live the King features tracks recorded during the same sessions as 2011's The King is Dead. And though it's ostensibly a jumble of extra songs, it still manages quite a seamless flow that's mostly folk in nature, with a few touches of sleepy horns in "Sonnet" and slide guitar in "Foregone" and the Grateful Dead cover "Row Jimmy"; there are even two tracks about laying a man in his grave. One of them, "Burying Davy," is the absolute highlight here -- a ghostly acoustic number that slowly gathers into a psychedelic dust storm of electric guitars, all grounded by Colin Meloy's deadpan howl.