The War On Drugs ‎– Thinking Of A Place

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Thinking Of A Place (Part 1) 5:08
Thinking Of A Place (Part 2) 6:07

Versions (3)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
7567-86621-2 The War On Drugs Thinking Of A Place(12", Single) Atlantic 7567-86621-2 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
0-559457 The War On Drugs Thinking Of A Place(12", Single) Atlantic 0-559457 USA, Canada & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
none The War On Drugs Thinking Of A Place(File, FLAC, Single) Atlantic none 2017

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giacomini

giacomini

May 31, 2017
referencing Thinking Of A Place, 12", Single, 7567-86621-2

A splendid track for road movie. Balearic too. A summer hymn !
fras0037

fras0037

May 5, 2017
referencing Thinking Of A Place, 12", Single, 0-559457
Warner still has stock. Plenty available, down with flippers!!!!!!
benburton

benburton

April 27, 2017
referencing Thinking Of A Place, 12", Single, 0-559457

Managed to get this on here for $15 after shipping. Lines in NYC for RSD were insane.
killahwhale

killahwhale

April 24, 2017
referencing Thinking Of A Place, 12", Single, 0-559457
I tried four different record stores and finally was able to pick this up. Awesome track and totally worth all of the trouble I went through to grab it. Seemed like everywhere was sold out within the first two hours of Record Store Day around me.
Surface29

Surface29

April 22, 2017
referencing Thinking Of A Place, 12", Single, 0-559457
This song is great. LOL @ the prices some of these flippers are trying to get w/in hours of this being released. $100+ USD. Haha.
streetmouse

streetmouse

April 22, 2017
referencing Thinking Of A Place, 12", Single, 0-559457

In the last eighteen months the only thing we’ve heard from War On Drugs was their addition to the Day of the Dead compilation, with the song “Touch of Gray.” Now with rumors having swirled for entirely too long, finally the heavens have parted and we’ve been treated to their new intoxicating eleven minute epic “Thinking of a Place,” delivered on a vinyl formate of 5500 copies worldwide.

The song is filled with gentle meandering fuzzed out guitar solos and a rich sonic layering that never rises above a whisper, yet this nearly ghostly musical vision sits with a patience that doesn’t so much unfold, more that it moves along with a sense of observation, one where Granduciel is ever present in that he’s now, though his music, a gentle breezy guiding hand, coming off like a silent best friend riding shotgun as the orange sun highlights the horizon, pointing out with a smile points of interest as the morning light begins to give the countryside definable shapes. With the song coming off as a hazy half remembered dream, sounding nearly impossible to have been captured, he’s managed to breath life into this vision, coaxing the song into life, like the nostalgic magic of instamatic film that slowly ebbs into reality.

If we were able to glimmer a tenderness from the 2014 album Lost In The Dream, here we are able to see into the very heart and soul of a man who has now totally blurred the edges, and lays down a number that follows up his last outing in the only manner he possible. Each time I hear a War on Drugs song for the first time I don’t believe they can get any better, nevertheless they do, they continue to develop, to move forward, seeming never to be looking back, yet taking their time with each new outing to string together memories from the past, so that through his assembly of top notch musicians, Adam moves us into ever deeper and warmer waters, as if he’s been struggling all along to find that moment of his birth, if not his conception.

Review by Jenell Kesler