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Hundreds of Ways / Fast Friends

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  • In the winter of 2016, Conor Oberst found himself hibernating in his hometown of Omaha after living in New York City for more than a decade. He emerged with the unexpectedly raw, unadorned solo album Ruminations. The results are almost sketch-like in their sparseness: Oberst alone with his guitar, piano, and harmonica. The Ruminations (Expanded Edition), first released on vinyl for RSD Drops earlier this year, is now available on CD and digitally as well, and includes five bonus tracks, four of which are previously unreleased. The vinyl, pressed on two 140-gram LPs, includes an exclusive etching on side D.

  • Record Store Day, the annual celebration of independent record stores, takes place over two RSD Drops on two Saturdays this year, and included among the special releases are: on June 12, Conor Oberst's Ruminations (Expanded Edition), a two-LP remastered edition of his acclaimed 2016 solo album with five bonus tracks; and on July 17, Randy Newman’s Roll with the Punches: The Studio Albums (1979–2017), an eight-LP set of his latest seven studio albums, including Bad Love on vinyl for the first time and Faust demos.

  • About This Album

    Originally released as a vinyl 7" from Conor Oberst for Record Store Day 2014, this single—"Hundreds of Ways," from his Nonesuch Records debut album, Upside Down Mountain, along with the album outtake "Fast Friends"—was released digitally in 2018. Rolling Stone said of Upside Down Mountain: "A sumptuous immersion in '70s California folk pop, it is the most immediately charming album he has ever made."

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Conor Oberst, voice (1, 2), guitar (1, 2), piano (2)
    Jonathan Wilson, guitars (1, 2), percussion (1), keyboards (1), bass (1, 2), drums (1, 2), voice (1)
    Klara Söderberg, Johanna Söderberg, voice (1)
    Joshua Grange, pedal steel (1)
    Nathaniel Walcott, trumpet (1)
    Scott Vicroy, saxophone (1)
    Pete Madsen, trombone (1)
    Mike Mogis, pedal steel (2)
    Andy LeMaster, Corina Figueroa Escamilla, voice (2)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Jonathan Wilson and Conor Oberst
    Recorded at Fivestar Studios (Los Angeles, CA), ARC (Omaha, NE), and Blackbird (Nashville, TN)
    Lacquers cut by Jason Ward, Chicago Mastering Service
    Engineered by Bryce Gonzales (Fivestar, Blackbird), Andy LeMaster (ARC), and Ernesto Olvera (Blackbird)
    Pressed at Record Industry, the Netherlands

    Paintings by Ian Felice

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on April 14, 2014 - 1:06pm
Release Date: 
Friday, December 7, 2018 (All day)
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Originally released as a vinyl 7" from Conor Oberst for Record Store Day 2014, this single—"Hundreds of Ways," from his Nonesuch Records debut album, Upside Down Mountain, and the album outtake "Fast Friends"—are now available digitally. Rolling Stone said of Upside Down Mountain: "A sumptuous immersion in '70s California folk pop, it is the most immediately charming album he has ever made."

Description: 

Originally released as a vinyl 7" from Conor Oberst for Record Store Day 2014, this single—"Hundreds of Ways," from his Nonesuch Records debut album, Upside Down Mountain, along with the album outtake "Fast Friends"—was released digitally in 2018. Rolling Stone said of Upside Down Mountain: "A sumptuous immersion in '70s California folk pop, it is the most immediately charming album he has ever made."

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Jonathan Wilson and Conor Oberst
Recorded at Fivestar Studios (Los Angeles, CA), ARC (Omaha, NE), and Blackbird (Nashville, TN)
Lacquers cut by Jason Ward, Chicago Mastering Service
Engineered by Bryce Gonzales (Fivestar, Blackbird), Andy LeMaster (ARC), and Ernesto Olvera (Blackbird)
Pressed at Record Industry, the Netherlands

Paintings by Ian Felice

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

542125

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
VINYL 7"
UPC: 
075597955668
Label: 
FLAC
UPC: 
075597926637
Price: 
2.29
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597926644
Price: 
1.99
Label: 
96/24 HD FLAC
UPC: 
075597926569
Price: 
2.49
Artist Name: 
Conor Oberst
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Conor Oberst, voice (1, 2), guitar (1, 2), piano (2)
Jonathan Wilson, guitars (1, 2), percussion (1), keyboards (1), bass (1, 2), drums (1, 2), voice (1)
Klara Söderberg, Johanna Söderberg, voice (1)
Joshua Grange, pedal steel (1)
Nathaniel Walcott, trumpet (1)
Scott Vicroy, saxophone (1)
Pete Madsen, trombone (1)
Mike Mogis, pedal steel (2)
Andy LeMaster, Corina Figueroa Escamilla, voice (2)

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