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    Iron and Wine's "Ghost on Ghost" Streaming in Full As NPR First Listen

    Iron and Wine makes its Nonesuch Records debut with Ghost on Ghost, the fifth release from singer-songwriter Sam Beam using the pen name Iron and Wine, next week. But you don't need to wait till then to hear it. The album is streaming in full all this week as an NPR First Listen at npr.org/music. Ghost on Ghost is available to pre-order on iTunes and on CD and vinyl in the Nonesuch Store with a limited-edition print of Beam's handwritten lyric sheet for the song "Grace for Saints and Ramblers" (a select number of which will be autographed), an instant download of that song, and a download of the complete album available release day.

    "Beam now presides over arrangements springy and three-dimensional enough to accommodate a horn section—and yet he still finds a way to wrap his agreeably soft voice around thematically weighty material," writes NPR's Stephen Thompson. "Beam still lets his songs and sound morph and evolve; more than ever, he's a songwriter versatile enough to pack huge ideas into simple arrangements and vice versa."

    Read more and listen to the complete album at npr.org/music.

    Ghost on Ghost, which was recorded in Brooklyn and produced by Beam’s longtime associate Brian Deck, has already been met with critical acclaim in early reviews, earning four stars in Mojo and Q and a nine out of ten in Uncut, which calls it " sublime ... a work of immense beauty and scale." American Songwriter casts similar praise, saying "Every song feels lived in, and radiates palpable warmth;" the songs "sound absolutely sublime."

    To pre-order Ghost on Ghost, head to the Nonesuch Store now.

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Iron and Wine makes its Nonesuch Records debut with the release of Ghost on Ghost next week. But you don't need to wait till then to hear it. The album is streaming in full all this week as an NPR First Listen. "Beam now presides over arrangements springy and three-dimensional enough to accommodate a horn section—and yet he still finds a way to wrap his agreeably soft voice around thematically weighty material," writes NPR's Stephen Thompson. "Beam still lets his songs and sound morph and evolve; more than ever, he's a songwriter versatile enough to pack huge ideas into simple arrangements and vice versa."

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Iron and Wine makes its Nonesuch Records debut with Ghost on Ghost, the fifth release from singer-songwriter Sam Beam using the pen name Iron and Wine, next week. But you don't need to wait till then to hear it. The album is streaming in full all this week as an NPR First Listen at npr.org/music. Ghost on Ghost is available to pre-order on iTunes and on CD and vinyl in the Nonesuch Store with a limited-edition print of Beam's handwritten lyric sheet for the song "Grace for Saints and Ramblers" (a select number of which will be autographed), an instant download of that song, and a download of the complete album available release day.

"Beam now presides over arrangements springy and three-dimensional enough to accommodate a horn section—and yet he still finds a way to wrap his agreeably soft voice around thematically weighty material," writes NPR's Stephen Thompson. "Beam still lets his songs and sound morph and evolve; more than ever, he's a songwriter versatile enough to pack huge ideas into simple arrangements and vice versa."

Read more and listen to the complete album at npr.org/music.

Ghost on Ghost, which was recorded in Brooklyn and produced by Beam’s longtime associate Brian Deck, has already been met with critical acclaim in early reviews, earning four stars in Mojo and Q and a nine out of ten in Uncut, which calls it " sublime ... a work of immense beauty and scale." American Songwriter casts similar praise, saying "Every song feels lived in, and radiates palpable warmth;" the songs "sound absolutely sublime."

To pre-order Ghost on Ghost, head to the Nonesuch Store now.

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