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Bright Eyes | Letting Off The Happiness A Companion - Gold Vinyl

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Bright Eyes | Letting Off The Happiness A Companion - Gold Vinyl




Limited edition gold vinyl

Includes download code

It’s the desire to celebrate their sonic bounty that first got Oberst and the band excited about the idea of comprehensive reissues. But this wouldn’t be a Bright Eyes project if a moment devoted to appreciating the past weren’t turned into an opportunity to connect with the future.

That’s where the companion EPs (on Opaque Gold vinyl) come in. Or as Oberst puts it,“the supplemental reading” for the primary reissues: one six-track EP per reissued album, each featuring five reworked songs from that album. “My thing was they had to sound different from the originals, we had to mess with them in a substantial way.” Plus one cover that felt“of the era” in which that particular albums was made - a song that meant something to the band at the time.

To help the EPs come alive in the fullest way, Bright Eyes called in lots of old friends, like Phoebe Bridgers, M. Ward, and Welch and Rawlings, as well as new ones like Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee.

‘Letting Off The Happiness: A Companion’

1. The Difference In the Shades

2. The City Has Sex (feat. Waxahatchee)

3. Contrast And Compare (feat. Waxahatchee)

4. Kathy With A K’s Song (feat. M Ward)

5. St. Ides Heaven (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)

6. June On The West Coast (feat. Becky Stark)

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