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The sticker on the front of this special version of Fleet Foxes debut album says that it now contains all Fleet Foxes songs yet recorded - but it doesn't! CD one contains the first album with no bonus tracks and CD two contains the Sun Giant ep with no bonus tracks - there is no sign of the Fleet Foxes eponymous self-released demo ep from 2006.
The missing tracks are
1. "She Got Dressed"
2. "In the Hot, Hot Rays"
3. "Anyone Who's Anyone"
4. "Textbook Love"
5. "So Long to the Headstrong"
6. "Icicle Tusk"
Anyone expecting to find these tracks here will be disappointed; it would have been nice to have had them added as bonus tracks.
However, that is a minor quibble and what you do get is superb timeless music with many influences - but still able to sound fresh and original. Robin Pecknold and Skyler Skjelset are the main members influencing the band's sound and direction and both are still relatively young - their musical maturity reflecting the diversity of their parent's musical taste. I didn't think I would ever hear another contemporary version of False Knight on the Road, a classic from the Martin Carthy era Steeleye Span (Child Ballad No 3), but Fleet Foxes tackle it and make it their own.
That's just one example of their varied influences; if someone had played me the album and told me it was a lost sixties classic I could easily have believed it. And yet it still manages to sound fresh and relevant to today; a rare achievement. It is classic American music that will stand the test of time - I just hope the follow-up, due later this year, can live up to the expectation. If you have enjoyed BBC4's recent season of Folk America programmes you will love the music here too.
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Initial post: 6 Feb 2009 13:17:42 GMT
Last edited by the author on 6 Feb 2009 13:23:23 GMT
David Thompson says:
Agree completely. Are they trying to airbrush their first ep out of existence? The sound of that ep doesn't really fit with this album.
Strangely though, the b-side to White Winter Hymnal "Isles" is also missing although their cover of Steeleye Span's "False Knight On The Road", the b-side to Mykonos is listed as included on amazon.
In reply to an earlier post on 7 Feb 2009 19:24:16 GMT
James B. Spink says:
I originally thought CD 2 was a straight reissue of the ep but I now realise that the ep did not include False Knight on the Road which is a b-side - also that another b-side is missing! Strange!!
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Apr 2009 20:43:17 BDT
A Customer says:
For those who already bought the album and the ep seperately, the b sides, 'Isles' and 'False Knight of the Road', are both available to download from iTunes. 'Isles', in particular, is a beautiful song. The early ep from 2006, does have a different feel to it but a couple of listens reveals it to be yet more wonderful music from this amazing band. Don't miss them live either as they're superb.
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