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Long Live The King EP

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Long Live The King EP

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2011 EP from the Alt-Rock heroes. As a fitting bookend to the most successful year of the band's career, The Decemberists release Long Live The King. Similar to the critically acclaimed, chart-topping bow The King Is Dead, the EP is a mostly-acoustic set of six Americana-based songs, recorded around the same time as The King Is Dead, and including their stunning cover of the Grateful Dead track 'Row Jimmy.' The EP was produced once again by Tucker Martine.


Long Live the King, a six-track EP recorded around the same time as the R.E.M.-inspired King Is Dead, opens with “E. Watson,” a spare, moody tale of a sugar cane plantation owner named Edgar Watson, which couldn’t be further from the sunny rural folk jamboree glow that permeated the band's 2011 full-length. That said, the rest of the EP, outside of the brooding “Burying Davy,” leans closer to that countrified feel, and while it may come off a little contrived at times (Colin Meloy's nasally, faux-British croon stands out like vegan pork gravy on a cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Row Jimmy”), these outtakes will no doubt help to satiate fans until the group reconvenes for album number seven.

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Artist Decemberists
Track Listing 1 E. Watson - 3:32 2 Foregone - 4:07 3 Burying Davy - 4:22 4 I 4 U & U 4 Me - 3:38 5 Row Jimmy - 6:40 6 Sonnet - 2:56

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