Gillian Welch’s excellent 2011 album The Harrow & The Harvest will be released on vinyl for the first time this summer. Until now, none of Welch’s albums have been available on LP, and she explained why in a release:
We have been working and waiting 20 years to bring you our music on phonograph record. It took a while, because we wanted to do it the right way, the absolute best way humanly possible, and I believe that’s what we’ve done. No sonic stone was left unturned, no nuance let fall by the wayside. There is honestly nothing else I can imagine hoping to hear out of the original tapes. It is all there in the groove. As people whose lives were changed by the sound of music coming off turntables, we humbly invite you to include us in your record collection.
Welch announced the news today, and presented us with a video for one of The Harrow & The Harvest’s stand-out tracks “Dark Turn Of Mind.” The eerie video is shot entirely in black and white, and it has a seasick uneasiness to it that recalls the nightmare sequence in The Wizard Of Oz. It’s a wonderful video for a wonderful song. Check it out below.
The Harrow & The Harvest will be out 7/28 via Acony.