Genre: Pop Rock
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


The Decemberists The Tain & 5 Songs LP

The Decemberists

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Two Decemberists EPs Together on One Vinyl LP!

For this LP, the A side is made up of the 2004 short form concept record called The Tain. This piece is based on what most consider the Illiad of Irish myth, The Tain. While keeping the signature Decemberists sound intact, the band gives a significant nod to such '70s progressive rockers as Deep Purple and Iron Butterfly. The Tain was recorded in an intensive 4-day period in 2003 during which the band actually slept on the floor of the recording studio. It was captured and brought to light with the help of Christopher Walla (Death Cab For Cutie) at the venerable Hall of Justice in Seattle, WA.

The B side is a vinyl release of the band's first EP, 5 Songs. Originally released in 2001, it is simpler, less adorned, but still a marvelous collection of characters trapped in song, clawing and cooing their way out.


  • Vinyl LP
  • Original Art by Carson Ellis


Side A - The Tain:

  1. Pt. I
  2. Pt. II
  3. Pt. III
  4. Pt. IV
  5. Pt. V

Side B - 5 Songs:

  1. Oceanside
  2. Shiny
  3. My Mother Was a Chinese Trapeze Artist
  4. Angel, Won't You Call Me?
  5. I Don't Mind
  6. Apology Song

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