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Richmond Fontaine - Thirteen Cities cd and double LP ltd edition

Thirteen Cities, Richmond Fontaine’s seventh and most recent studio recording, sees the kings of Americana expanding their sound and is their first album to be produced at the famous Wave Lab studios in Tucson, Arizona. It is the first album since 2005s “The Fitzgerald” , the last in a trilogy which featured “Winnemucca” and “Post To Wire” all of which UNCUT magazine called “Masterpieces” and two of which were album of the month
Thirteen Cities features contributions from Calexico and Giant Sand’s Howe Gelb, while retaining Willy’s dark literate lyrics. The album is a natural progression from their last two albums with a distinct South Western feel across the album and the band is fully featured on most of the numbers. Recording in the Arizona has also given the album much more diverse instrumentation with accordions on the stirringly beautiful instrumental “ El Tiradito” a horn section on the opener “Moving Back Home # 2” and organs, mandolins. Again all written by singer/songwriter, Willy Vlautin whom has recently had his second novel ‘Nortline’ published in the UK, Ireland, Australia, Germany, Spain, France, Italy and Holland.
Produced once again by JD Foster (Dwight Yokam, Green on Red), who was at the helm for the last two albums. Multi-instrumentalist Paul Brainard again steps in for pedal steel and piano and the core line of Vlautin, Sean Oldham – drums, Dave Harding – Bass and Dan Eccles
Tracks
1.Intro/The Border
2.Moving Back Home #2
3.$87 And A Guilty Conscience That Gets Worse The Longer I Go
4. I Fell Into Painting Houses In Phoenix, Arizona
5.El Tiradito
6.A Ghost I Became
7.Westward Ho
8.St Ides, Parked Cars, And Other People's Homes
9. The Kid From Belmont Street
10.Capsized
11.Ballad of Dan Fanta
12.The Disappearance of Ray Norton
13.Four Walls
14.Lost In This World
Ltd edition Double LP tracklisting
A1.Intro/The Border
A2.Moving Back Home #2
A3.$87 And A Guilty Conscience That Gets Worse The Longer I Go
A4. I Fell Into Painting Houses In Phoenix, Arizona
A5.El Tiradito
A6.WIlson Dunlap
B1.A Ghost I Became
B2.Westward Ho
B3 The Gits
B4 Moving Back Home #1
B5$43.50
B6 St Ides, Parked Cars, And Other People's Homes
C1.The Kid From Belmont Street
C2..Capsized
C3.Ballad of Dan Fanta
C4.Song For James Welch
D1.Water Wars
D2.The Disappearance of Ray Norton
D3.Four Walls
D4.Lost In This World