The Decemberists Announce 10th Anniversary The Crane Wife Box Set With Bonus Tracks And Lin-Manuel Miranda Essay

The Decemberists’ fourth album, The Crane Wife, turned 10 a few weeks ago, and the band has just announced a special anniversary edition to commemorate their major label debut. It will include five LPs — two featuring the original album and three with B-sides, bonus tracks, outtakes, alternate versions, and acoustic demos — and a Blu-Ray containing live footage shot for NPR from a 2006 concert at Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club. A 20-page booklet will also be included with liner notes from Rolling Stone senior editor David Fricke and an essay from longtime fan and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Watch a trailer for the anniversary edition below.

Tracklist:

Record One: The Original Album

SIDE 1
1. The Crane Wife 3
2. The Island
– Come And See
– The Landlord’s Daughter
– You’ll Not Feel The Drowning
3. Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)

SIDE 2
1. O Valencia!
2. The Perfect Crime #2
3 When The War Came
4. Shankill Butchers

Record 2: Original Album Plus Outtakes

SIDE 3
1. Summersong
2. The Crane Wife 1 & 2
3. Sons & Daughters

SIDE 4
1. After The Bombs
2. Culling Of The Fold
3. Hurdles Even Here

Record Three: Outtakes And Alternates

SIDE 5
1. The Perfect Crime #1 + The Day I Knew You’d Not Come Back
2. After The Bombs (Early Take)

SIDE 6
1. Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then) (Alternate Take with Alela Diane)
2. Culling Of The Fold (Alternate Take with Sean Nelson)
3. Hurdles Even Here (Full Band Take)
4. The Perfect Crime #2 (Early Take)

Record Four: Home Demos

SIDE 7
1. The Island
– Come And See
– The Landlord’s Daughter
– You’ll Not Feel The Drowning
2. O Valencia!
3. The Perfect Crime #2

SIDE 8
1. Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then) (With Carson Ellis)
2. The Capp Street Girls
3. Culling Of The Fold
4. Hurdles Even Here

Record Five: Home Demos

SIDE 9
1. Shankill Butchers (Demo)
2. Summersong (Demo)
3. The Day I Knew You’d Not Come Back (Demo)
4. The Perfect Crime #1 (Demo)

SIDE 10
1. The Crane Wife 1, 2 & 3
2. Sons & Daughters

Blu-Ray: Live At The 9:30 Club, October 29, 2006
1. The Crane Wife 3
2. The Island
3. We Both Go Down Together
4. The Gymnast, High Above The Ground
5. The Perfect Crime #2
6. Shankill Butchers
7. Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect
8. O Valencia!
9. The Legionnaire’s Lament
10. 16 Military Wives
11. The Crane Wife 1 & 2
12. Sons & Daughters
13. Red Right Ankle
14. Culling Of The Fold
15. I Was Meant For The Stage

The 10th anniversary edition of The Crane Wife is out 12/9. Pre-order it here.