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    Iron and Wine's New Album, "Ghost on Ghost," Now Available to Pre-Order with Lyric Sheet, Track Download

    Iron and Wine's Nonesuch Records debut album, Ghost on Ghost, is due out in the United States on April 16, 2013 (April 15 on 4AD in Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand), and is now available to pre-order in the US on CD and vinyl at ironandwine.com and in the Nonesuch Store. Ghost on Ghost is the fifth release from singer-songwriter Sam Beam, using the pen name Iron and Wine. Pre-orders include a limited-edition print of Sam 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 the same song, and a download of the complete album starting April 16. You can listen to "Grace for Saints and Ramblers," which premiered yesterday on Rolling Stone, below and download the song today when you pre-order here.

    Ghost on Ghost was produced by Beam’s longtime associate Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Califone, Fruit Bats) and follows 2011’s Kiss Each Other Clean, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard chart to critical acclaim. Listen to the album track "Lovers' Revolution" below. Rolling Stone said of Kiss Each Other Clean that “pop music hadn’t seen anything like it since the heyday of Cat Stevens,” while Pitchfork said it “more closely resembles the lush, gold-toned singer songwriter records of the late 60s and early 70s—Astral Weeks, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.”

    For Ghost on Ghost, Beam sought to move from what he called the “anxious tension” of his two previous records. “This record felt like a reward to myself after the way I went about making the last few,” he says.

    Helping achieve Beam’s vision was a group of stellar musicians including Rob Burger, Steve Bernstein, Brian Blade, Curtis Fowlkes, Tony Garnier, Marika Hughes, Briggan Kraus, Maxim Moston, Tony Scherr, Doug Wieselman, Kenny Wolleson, and Anja Wood. Burger (Tin Hat Trio) has worked with Beam intermittently through the years and handled arrangements for strings and horns on Ghost on Ghost. For the album’s cover, Beam, who is also a visual artist, chose an image from the series “Private Views” by noted photographer Barbara Crane.

    The first three Iron and Wine albums, released on Sub Pop, were The Creek Drank the Cradle (2002), Our Endless Numbered Days (2004), and The Shepherd’s Dog (2007).

    Ghost on Ghost Tracklist

    1. Caught in the Briars
    2. The Desert Babbler
    3. Joy
    4. Low Light Buddy of Mine
    5. Grace for Saints and Ramblers
    6. Grass Windows
    7. Singers and the Endless Song
    8. Sundown (Back in the Briars)
    9. Winter Prayers
    10. New Mexico's No Breeze
    11. Lovers' Revolution
    12. Baby Center Stage
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Iron and Wine's New Album, "Ghost on Ghost," Now Available to Pre-Order with Lyric Sheet, Track Download

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Iron and Wine's Nonesuch Records debut album, Ghost on Ghost, is due out in the United States on April 16, 2013, and is now available to pre-order on CD and vinyl at ironandwine.com and in the Nonesuch Store. Pre-orders include a limited-edition print of a handwritten lyric sheet for the song "Grace for Saints and Ramblers" (a select number of which will be autographed), an instant download of the same song, and a download of the complete album starting April 16. Listen to "Grace for Saints and Ramblers" here.

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Iron and Wine's Nonesuch Records debut album, Ghost on Ghost, is due out in the United States on April 16, 2013 (April 15 on 4AD in Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand), and is now available to pre-order in the US on CD and vinyl at ironandwine.com and in the Nonesuch Store. Ghost on Ghost is the fifth release from singer-songwriter Sam Beam, using the pen name Iron and Wine. Pre-orders include a limited-edition print of Sam 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 the same song, and a download of the complete album starting April 16. You can listen to "Grace for Saints and Ramblers," which premiered yesterday on Rolling Stone, below and download the song today when you pre-order here.

Ghost on Ghost was produced by Beam’s longtime associate Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Califone, Fruit Bats) and follows 2011’s Kiss Each Other Clean, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard chart to critical acclaim. Listen to the album track "Lovers' Revolution" below. Rolling Stone said of Kiss Each Other Clean that “pop music hadn’t seen anything like it since the heyday of Cat Stevens,” while Pitchfork said it “more closely resembles the lush, gold-toned singer songwriter records of the late 60s and early 70s—Astral Weeks, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.”

For Ghost on Ghost, Beam sought to move from what he called the “anxious tension” of his two previous records. “This record felt like a reward to myself after the way I went about making the last few,” he says.

Helping achieve Beam’s vision was a group of stellar musicians including Rob Burger, Steve Bernstein, Brian Blade, Curtis Fowlkes, Tony Garnier, Marika Hughes, Briggan Kraus, Maxim Moston, Tony Scherr, Doug Wieselman, Kenny Wolleson, and Anja Wood. Burger (Tin Hat Trio) has worked with Beam intermittently through the years and handled arrangements for strings and horns on Ghost on Ghost. For the album’s cover, Beam, who is also a visual artist, chose an image from the series “Private Views” by noted photographer Barbara Crane.

The first three Iron and Wine albums, released on Sub Pop, were The Creek Drank the Cradle (2002), Our Endless Numbered Days (2004), and The Shepherd’s Dog (2007).

Ghost on Ghost Tracklist

  1. Caught in the Briars
  2. The Desert Babbler
  3. Joy
  4. Low Light Buddy of Mine
  5. Grace for Saints and Ramblers
  6. Grass Windows
  7. Singers and the Endless Song
  8. Sundown (Back in the Briars)
  9. Winter Prayers
  10. New Mexico's No Breeze
  11. Lovers' Revolution
  12. Baby Center Stage
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