A Very Lonely Solstice: Clear Vinyl LP
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Release Date: 1st July
Bobby Pecknold in a big empty church letting the softly satisfying swell of Fleet Foxes catalogue fill and gently reverberated from the storied walls. Performed during the start of lockdown and broadcast on livestream 'A Very Lonely Solstice' is a perfect document of a time of uncertainty and an eagerness for comfort in song.
Robin Pecknold brings light to the bleakest of winters with Fleet Foxes' 'A Very Lonely Solstice' a 13-track career spanning collection recorded in December 2020, at Brooklyn, NY's St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church.
'A Very Lonely Solstice' captures a poignant moment in time. The recording was originally broadcasted as a live-stream event on the winter solstice of 2020, just days after New York declared a state of emergency tightening restrictions again in response to increasing COVID-19 cases. Pecknold describes the set as "me by myself on the longest night of the year... honoring the loneliness of 2020 with a nylon string and some songs new and old." Fans worldwide tuned in while quarantined at home, finding solace and a sense of community in a period of extreme isolation.
Much of the performance showcases a solo focus on Pecknold who offers up acoustic arrangements of fan-favorite songs spanning Fleet Foxes' catalog. Selections cover all four of the band's studio albums, including their 2008 self-titled debut album ("Tiger Mountain Peasant Song") to 2011's Helplessness Blues ("Blue Spotted Tail") and 2017's Crack-Up ("If You Need To, Keep Time On Me"), all the way to their latest release, Shore. Resistance Revival Chorus joins Pecknold on Shore tracks "Wading In Waist-High Water" and "Can I Believe You." Also featured: a cover of Nina Simone's "In The Morning" and a rearrangement of the traditional "Silver Dagger."
1. Wading In Waist-high Water
3. In The Morning
4. Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
6. Helplessness Blues
7. Silver Dagger
2. A Long Way Past The Past
3. Blue Spotted Tail
4. If You Need To, Keep Time On Me
5. I'm Not My Season
6. Can I Believe You