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Decemberists ‎– Picaresque LP with download
Decemberists ‎– Picaresque LP with downloadDecemberists ‎– Picaresque LP with download

Decemberists ‎– Picaresque LP with download


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The Decemberists know that the psychology of a culture at war is complex; that historical archetypes can inform the masses on current events far better than the evening news; and, perhaps most importantly, that life is ultimately a spectacular and colorful pageant. They remind us that, on any given day, we might rub shoulders with rogue spies and runaway prostitutes, child monarchs and vengeful mariners, boy ghosts, couples contemplating suicide, cannibals and drowning angels. This existence is indeed a spectacle to be revered.In August of 2004, Rachel Blumberg, Jenny Conlee, Chris Funk, Colin Meloy, and Nate Query set up shop at a former Baptist church in Portland, Oregon. With co-producer Chris Walla at the controls, the five musicians collectively known as The Decemberists emerged three weeks later with the bulk of the work completed for Picaresque (Kill Rock Stars - March 22, 2005), their most ambitious and realized effort to date.Features: 5 extra songs and incredible packaging - double lp in a gatefold with a 20 page color booklet.

Label: Kill Rock Stars ‎– KRS 425, Jealous Butcher Records ‎– JB-053
Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: Sep 2005
Genre: Rock
Style: Folk Rock, Indie Rock


A1 The Infanta 5:07
A2 We Both Go Down Together 3:04
A3 Eli, The Barrowboy 3:11
A4 The Sporting Life 4:38
B1 The Bagman's Gambit 7:02
B2 From My Own True Love (Lost At Sea) 3:42
B3 16 Military Wives 4:52
B4 The Engine Driver 4:15
C1 On The Bus Mall 6:04
C2 Mariner's Revenge Song 8:45
C3 Of Angels And Angles 2:27
D1 The Bandit Queen (With "Dialogue" And "Tap Dancing") 4:19
D2 Bridges And Balloons 3:13
D3 Constantinople 3:34
D4 The Kingdom Of Spain (Version Prescott) 3:43
D5 The Bandit Queen (Version Prescott) 4:26

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Copyright (c) – Osterozhna! Music
Pressed By – Record Technology Incorporated
Recorded At – The Prescott Church
Recorded At – The Hall Of Justice
Mixed At – Avast! Recording Co.
Mixed At – The Hall Of Justice
Mastered At – SAE Mastering


Artwork [Dolphin Head] – Midori Hirose
Artwork [Makeup] – Alicia J. Rose, Marta Heitz
Baritone Vocals, Saxophone [Tenor] – Joe Cunningham
Design – Mike King (3), Rob Jones
Design [Costume] – Bernadette Spear
Design [Lighting] – Alicia J. Rose, Jeff T. Smith*
Design [Set And Tree Costume] – Carson Ellis
Design [Tree Costume] – Seann McKeel
Electric Guitar – Chris Walla
Gong [Tam-tam] – Aaron Stewart
Horns [Shofar] – Jeff London
Illustration – Carson Ellis
Layout – Mike King (3), Rob Jones
Mastered By – Roger Siebol*
Mixed By – Chris Walla, Troy Tietjen (tracks: C2)
Performer – The Decemberists
Performer [The Barrow Boy] – Jenny Conlee
Performer [The Fop] – Nate Query
Performer [The Mariner] – Colin Meloy
Performer [The Spook] – Rachel Blumberg
Performer [The Tamarack] – Chris Funk
Photography By – Alicia J. Rose
Producer – Chris Walla, The Decemberists
Tenor Vocals [Operatic] – Eric Stern
Translated By [French] – May Barruel-Brussin
Trombone – Tom Hill (4)
Trumpet, Arranged By [Horns] – Paul Brainard
Violin, Voice – Petra Haden
Voice – Sean Nelson
Written-By – Colin Meloy


Recorded August-September 2004 at the Prescott Church, Portland, Oregon and Hall of Justice, Seattle, Washington. Mixed at Avast!, Seattle, Washington. "Picaresqueties" mixed at Hall of Justice. Mastered at RFI. Mastered for the vinyl format at SAE.

Copyright 2005 Osterozhna! Music (BMI)

Special 180g gatefold vinyl edition with a bonus "Picaresqueties" side featuring unreleased tracks and versions. Also includes full color 24-page booklet with all new photographs.