Iron and Wine - The Shepherd's Dog - 2007 Indie Folk Rock - Sealed LP

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Iron and Wine - The Shepherd's Dog


Label: Sub Pop
SP 710
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Includes a lyrics insert and a coupon for a free mp3 download of the entire album

Country: US
Released: 25 Sep 2007
Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock, Acoustic, Lo-Fi, Folk, Indie Rock



Tracklist


A1 Pagan Angel And A Borrowed Car
4:32

A2 White Tooth Man
3:57

A3 Lovesong Of The Buzzard
4:26

A4 Carousel
4:02

A5 House By The Sea
4:21

A6 Innocent Bones
3:42




B1 Wolves (Song Of The Shepherd's Dog)
4:57

B2 Resurrection Fern
4:49

B3 Boy With A Coin
4:05

B4 The Devil Never Sleeps
2:06

B5 Peace Beneath The City
4:45

B6 Flightless Bird, American Mouth
4:03


Why is it that whenever an artist stretches out to grow and progress people always try slag them saying it doesn't sound like their old stuff? Well, that's because it's not supposed to! This is an excellent Lp and a bold artistic choice for Sam, and it is ultimately more satisfying than any other Iron and Wine release to date. "Wolves..." takes him into a dubby rock sounscape that no one could have ever imagagined him doing before this Lp. "House by the Sea" incorporates synthesized effects and metallic precusiion (amongst other unknown instruments)and like most of the production (of these songs) seems informed by dub and ambient music. Sam's voice sounds positvely cherubic as he sings the lullaby "Flightless Bird..." and it is easily the most obvious Iron and Wine track here. "Carousel", "Peace Beneath The City", and "Boy with a Coin" are immediate standouts but they are all pretty darn good!




Iron & Wine - House By The Sea

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Iron and Wine - Innocent Bones (Lyrics)

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Iron and Wine - Boy with a Coin (w/ lyrics)

I always thought this song was a veiled critisim of the war in Iraq. The boy finds a coin amongst bullets (casings) and trade magazines (ala Soldier of Fortune). He seems neither surprisd nor distraught at the car that has flipped.

The girl is a metaphor for the atrocities that occur in war (the bird flying up her gown being rape in my opinion)

The boy tosses the coin, (something of value) into the persian gulf, and walks to a town (perhaps Al-faw), that burned as a result of our complacency.

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Iron and Wine - Peace Beneath The City

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Iron & Wine - Carousel (art video)

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Iron and Wine - Flightless Bird American Mouth

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More Information
Condition New
Format LP
Label Sub Pop
Color Black