Demos and outtakes from Gillian Welch’s Revival album, 20 years after that album’s release. I was worried that this would feel a bit unnecessary, like an exercise in filling time between albums – particularly given the long gaps between Gillian Welch albums – but it’s great. It brought back the feeling of hearing Welch and Rawlings for the first time, the songs that didn’t make the album are great, but I kind of understand why they missed the cut.
There’s an interesting interview with Gillian Welch about it here.
Now can we have another new album, and all the old ones reissued on vinyl, please?