Joanna Newsom ‎– Joanna Newsom & The Ys Street Band E.P.

Drag City ‎– DC336CD

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1 Colleen 6:41
2 Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie 4:02
3 Cosmia
Score [Original Orchestral Score] – Van Dyke ParksTranscription By, Adapted By [Tambura And Accordion Parts] – Dan Cantrell, Ryan Francesconi

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Released in a digipak with 2x2 lyrics fold-out poster.

These recordings were made and mixed over the course of three days, at the end of a seven week long U.S. tour. We all sat in a room together and recorded live and fast. I was feeling spooked after 3 consecutive cancelled shows due to a lost voice; but nonetheless this stands as a document of the sound and arrangements of this particular touring band. (The band also featured Kate Hardin singing and playing glokenspeil, but not on these songs).
Tim Green engineered the sessions at the great PLANT studios in Sausalito, CA.
The musicians arranged all their own parts, with the partial exception of some tambura and accordion parts on "Cosmia", of which large portions were transposed and adapted (by Ryan Francesconi and Daniel Cantrell) from the original score written by Van Dyke Parks.

Front cover: © Copyright 2007 Eggleston Artistic Trust, courtesy Cheim and Read, New York.
Moon images: Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

©2007 Joanna Newsom
©&℗ Drag City Inc.

Back cover:
All songs recorded in California fall 2006
© & ℗ Drag City
P.O. Box 476867 Chicago
Illinois 60647

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 81484 03362 2
  • Barcode (String): 781484033622
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 4529-CD-0033,0034 07-069-15
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI LK13
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L813
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 4529-CD-0033,0034 07-069-15
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI LK13
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 3V43