Steve Earle & The Dukes Ghosts of West Virginia LP (Mono)
Steve Earle & The Dukes Ghosts of West Virginia LP (Mono)
Genre: Folk
Label: New West
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,

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Steve Earle & The Dukes Ghosts of West Virginia LP (Mono)

Steve Earle & The Dukes

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UPC:
607396539710

Patriotic Tribute To Upper Big Branch Coal Mine Disaster Victims On Mono Vinyl LP!

TAS Rated 5/5 Music, 5/5 Sonics in the September 2020 Issue of The Absolute Sound!

One Of TAS' Ten Best Rock Albums of 2020!
One Of TAS' Ten Best Roots Albums of 2020!

Ghosts of West Virginia centers on the Upper Big Branch coal mine explosion that killed twenty-nine men in that state in 2010, making it one of the worst mining disasters in American history. When asked about what drove him to craft his deeply evocative new album, Steve Earle says, "I thought that, given the way things are now, it was maybe my responsibility to make a record that spoke to and for people who didn't vote the way that I did," he says. "One of the dangers that we're in is if people like me keep thinking that everybody who voted for Trump is a racist or an asshole, then we're fucked, because it's simply not true. So this is one move toward something that might take a generation to change. I wanted to do something where that dialogue could begin."

In ten deftly drawn, roughly eloquent, powerfully conveyed sonic portraits, Earle and his long-time band the Dukes explore the historical role of coal in rural communities. More than merely a question of jobs and income, mining has provided a sense of unity and meaning, patriotic pride and purpose

"I said I wanted to speak to people that didn't necessarily vote the way that I did," he says, "but that doesn't mean we don't have anything in common. We need to learn how to communicate with each other. My involvement in this project is my little contribution to that effort. And the way to do that - and to do it impeccably - is simply to honor those guys who died at Upper Big Branch."

Sonically, Earle - who has partial hearing loss and can no longer discern stereo separation - chose to mix the album entirely in mono. A folk-rock classic.
-Greg Cahill, The Absolute Sound, September 2020, Music 5/5, Sonics 5/5

Features

  • Vinyl LP
  • Mono

Selections

Side A:

  1. Heaven Ain't Goin' Nowhere
  2. Union, God And Country
  3. Devil Put The Coal In The Ground
  4. John Henry Was A Steel Drivin' Man
  5. Time Is Never On Our Side

Side B:

  1. It's About Blood
  2. If I Could See Your Face Again - feat. Eleanor Whitmore
  3. Black Lung
  4. Fastest Man Alive
  5. The Mine
Description

Patriotic Tribute To Upper Big Branch Coal Mine Disaster Victims On Mono Vinyl LP!

TAS Rated 5/5 Music, 5/5 Sonics in the September 2020 Issue of The Absolute Sound!

One Of TAS' Ten Best Rock Albums of 2020!
One Of TAS' Ten Best Roots Albums of 2020!

Ghosts of West Virginia centers on the Upper Big Branch coal mine explosion that killed twenty-nine men in that state in 2010, making it one of the worst mining disasters in American history. When asked about what drove him to craft his deeply evocative new album, Steve Earle says, "I thought that, given the way things are now, it was maybe my responsibility to make a record that spoke to and for people who didn't vote the way that I did," he says. "One of the dangers that we're in is if people like me keep thinking that everybody who voted for Trump is a racist or an asshole, then we're fucked, because it's simply not true. So this is one move toward something that might take a generation to change. I wanted to do something where that dialogue could begin."

In ten deftly drawn, roughly eloquent, powerfully conveyed sonic portraits, Earle and his long-time band the Dukes explore the historical role of coal in rural communities. More than merely a question of jobs and income, mining has provided a sense of unity and meaning, patriotic pride and purpose

"I said I wanted to speak to people that didn't necessarily vote the way that I did," he says, "but that doesn't mean we don't have anything in common. We need to learn how to communicate with each other. My involvement in this project is my little contribution to that effort. And the way to do that - and to do it impeccably - is simply to honor those guys who died at Upper Big Branch."

Sonically, Earle - who has partial hearing loss and can no longer discern stereo separation - chose to mix the album entirely in mono. A folk-rock classic.
-Greg Cahill, The Absolute Sound, September 2020, Music 5/5, Sonics 5/5

Features

  • Vinyl LP
  • Mono

Selections

Side A:

  1. Heaven Ain't Goin' Nowhere
  2. Union, God And Country
  3. Devil Put The Coal In The Ground
  4. John Henry Was A Steel Drivin' Man
  5. Time Is Never On Our Side

Side B:

  1. It's About Blood
  2. If I Could See Your Face Again - feat. Eleanor Whitmore
  3. Black Lung
  4. Fastest Man Alive
  5. The Mine
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Folk
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Steve Earle & The Dukes
Title
Ghosts of West Virginia
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
Mono
1
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
03-24-2020
Release Date
05-21-2020
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
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