Announcing: Colin Meloy Sings Together
First dibs to pre-order those Colin Meloy Sings EPs in one fetching package!
Some backstory: between 2005 and 2013, I embarked on four different solo tours in the US. For each of these tours, I recorded an EP of covers of a particular beloved artist — Morrissey, Shirley Collins, Sam Cooke, and the Kinks — and made those EPs available at the shows. They were always CD-only, and they often sold out during the run of the tour. Turns out, each EP fits neatly on a single side of a vinyl LP, so we’re pleased to announce (via our very own YABB records) COLIN MELOY SINGS TOGETHER, all of those EPs collected — for the first time — as a double vinyl LP. Artwork is by Carson Ellis (she of slowpoke fame) and will be pressed on “sea glass” vinyl, limited to a run of 1500.
We’re doing a wide announce tomorrow, but because you’re an honored and devoted subscriber to the Machine Shop, I’m giving you first dibs at a pre-order. We’re capping the pre-order at 250, so you’ll want to jump on it quick-like!
Here’s the tracklist:
SIDE A - Colin Meloy Sings Morrissey
1 I Know Very Well How I Got My Name
2 Pregnant for the Last Time
3 Jack the Ripper
4 I've Changed My Plea to Guilty
5 Sister I'm a Poet
6 Everyday Is Like Sunday
SIDE B - Colin Meloy Sings Shirley Collins
1 Dance to Your Daddy
3 Barbara Allen
4 Cherry Tree Carol
5 Turpin Hero
6 I Drew My Ship
SIDE C - Colin Meloy Sings Sam Cooke
3 That's Where It's At
4 Good Times
5 Bring It on Home to Me
SIDE D - Colin Meloy Sings The Kinks
1 Waterloo Sunset
2 Harry Rag
3 The Way Love Used To Be
4 Do You Remember Walter?
COLIN MELOY SINGS TOGETHER will be in select stores on June 24th (yes, this Friday), with mail order copies shipping out by June 27th. We’re holding off on streaming services, so for the foreseeable future this is how this will exist, as a physical thing in your lovely little hands. Caress it, smell it, tack it to your wall. Hooray for real things!