Decemberists, The / Long Live The King
Album:Long Live The King Collection:General
Artist:Decemberists, The Added:Nov 2011
Label:Capitol Records Inc. 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-02-12 Pull Date:2012-04-15 
Week Ending:Apr 15Apr 8Apr 1Mar 25Mar 4Feb 26Feb 19

Recent Airplay
1.Oct 16, 2017:National Treasure
Row Jimmy
4.Apr 06, 2012:Time Traveler
E. Watson
2.Apr 12, 2012:The Fall of Math
E. Watson
5.Mar 28, 2012:Modern Donkey - Family Tribute
E. Watson
3.Apr 11, 2012:The Independent Mind
6.Mar 22, 2012:The Songsmith Show

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2012-02-06 
The popular folk-rock group, Decemberists, has released an EP of leave-behinds from last year’s full-length, “The King Is Dead.” The performances here are rougher sounding than the polished material of the earlier album, some of which has gained commercial radio airtime, but the work-in-progress feel makes this music interesting and compelling. RIYL Americana-influenced folk-rock/country-rock, such as Ryan Adams, the Band, early REM.

No FCC issues.

1 ** Slow, spare. All acoustic. Classic outlaw ballad, about the 1910 killing of Florida bad guy Edgar Watson (see Wikipedia). The Band could do this song. (3:32)
2 *** Mid-tempo country rock. Good work on electric guitar and pedal steel; nice melody and good singing. (4:07)
3 * Very slow; literally a dirge (burial song). Starts sad, becomes angry. Some fuzzed out electric guitar & spooky electric piano. Middle part has a harsh, metal edge to it. (4:22)
4 ** Up-tempo & upbeat. A love song (sorta). Rough & ready demo tape. Good song, with a definite country-rock feel. Reminded me of something the the Avett Bros might do. (3:38)
5 *** Wonderful treatment of a Grateful Dead favorite. Slow, folk-rock ballad. The singing, guitar picking, tinkling piano, female backing vocal, all reminded me of the Dead. (6:41)
6 Mid-tempo. Setting of a poem by Dante. First half is a folky singer with acoustic guitar; second half is an old-time sounding brass band. A bit goofy. (2:57)

Track Listing
1.E. Watson 4.I4u & U4me (Home Demo)
2.Foregone 5.Row Jimmy
3.Burying Davy 6.Sonnet