The Mountain Goats ‎– All Hail West Texas

Merge Records ‎– MRG481
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Subtitle on front cover: fourteen songs about seven people, two houses, a motorcycle, and a locked treatment facility for adolescent boys.

Quote on back cover: It is clear that if one has a substantial collection of molecular groups, then it is quite a different matter for any other creature to pass through the groups, but a so-called "ghost" which has its molecules widely spaced can easily pass through a brick wall. - T. Lobsang Rampa, You Forever

The LP is packaged in a deluxe gatefold jacket, and features a newly-penned 1,800 word essay detailing the songwriting and recording process for the album. Also includes a digital download of the full record plus seven additional contemporaneous tracks.

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 7385504811 6
  • Matrix / Runout (A): 95 95 8 1A MRG 481
  • Matrix / Runout (B): 95 95 8 1B MRG 481

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EJ41, EJ41CD The Mountain Goats All Hail West Texas(CD, Album) Emperor Jones, Emperor Jones EJ41, EJ41CD US 2002 Sell This Version
MRG481 The Mountain Goats All Hail West Texas(21xFile, MP3, Album, RM, 320) Merge Records MRG481 US 2013
MRG481 The Mountain Goats All Hail West Texas(CD, Album, RE, RM) Merge Records MRG481 US 2013 Sell This Version


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July 4, 2018

I was honestly kind of shocked at how good this sounded. Being a lo-fi production, I thought it would always sound a bit like ass, but when the needle dropped on this thing, it sounded like butter.


November 26, 2014
edited over 3 years ago
absurdly good pressing. the packaging is just incredible as well. the best way to own this album, bar none.