The Decemberists’ Hazards Of Love Has A Pretty Decemberists-y Tracklist

Amrit Singh | December 10, 2008 - 6:08 pm

Recently the Decemberists have issued three volumes of Always The Bridesmaid singles collections and been anachronistically featured in a Mad Men opening sequence, but now it’s all about their Hazards Of Love. And it’s got the sort of parenthetically inclined, waterlogged tracklist you’d expect to come from Colin’s quill. Examples include “Annan Water,” “Won’t Want For Love (Margaret In The Taiga),” “The Hazards Of Love 4 (The Drowned),” and most excellently, “Hazards Of Love 1 (The Prettiest Whistles Won’t Wrestle the Thistles Undone).” A true friend to writers with wordcounts, this guy. Here’s the rundown in 17 track titles featuring lots and lots of syllables:

01 “Prelude”
02 “Hazards Of Love 1 (The Prettiest Whistles Won’t Wrestle the Thistles Undone)”
03 “A Bower Scene”
04 “Won’t Want For Love (Margaret In The Taiga)”
05 “Hazards Of Love 2 (Wager All)”
06 “The Queen’s Approach”
07 “Isn’t It A Lovely Night?”
08 “The Wanting Comes In Waves / Repaid”
09 “An Interlude”
10 “The Rake’s Song”
11 “The Abduction Of Margaret”
12 “The Queen’s Rebuke / The Crossing”
13 “Annan Water”
14 “Margaret In Captivity”
15 “Hazards Of Love 3 (Revenge!)”
16 “The Wanting Comes In Waves” (Reprise)
17 “The Hazards Of Love 4 (The Drowned)”
(via Billboard)

Keep ears out for guest contributions from Jim James, Robyn Hitchcock, the Spinanes’ Rebecca Gates, Ms. Lavendar Diamond Becky Stark, and Ms. My Brightest Diamond Shara Worden. It’s out 3/24 via Capitol.