This bundle features the "Colin Meloy Sings Live" CD and the collectible "Sings Sam Cooke" EP.
Included on Sings Live! are songs from Meloy's first band, Tarkio, as well as cuts from every Decemberists full-length pre-The Crane Wife. There is also a tune from the 2006 EP Picaresqueties, two previously unreleased originals ("Dracula's Daughter" and "Wonder"), bits of covers of songs by the Smiths, R.E.M., Pink Floyd, and Fleetwood Mac, and a traditional folk song in debt to Shirley Collins' arrangement. Squished in between all these goodies are stage banter interludes.
01 Devil's Elbow
02 We Both Go Down Together
03 Evoking a Campfire Singalong [banter]
04 The Gymnast, High Above the Ground
05 Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect / Dreams
06 Dracula's Daughter [previously unreleased]
07 Wonder [previously unreleased]
08 A Brief Introduction to Shirley Collins [banter]
09 Barbara Allen
10 The Engine Driver
11 On the Bus Mall
12 A Skull, a Ship, and a Sheep [banter]
13 California One/Youth and Beauty Brigade / Ask
14 The Bachelor and the Bride
15 A Cautionary Song
16 Red Right Ankle
17 Bandit Queen
The third in a the "Colin Meloy Sings" collection of Tour EPs sold exclusively on tour and through the Decemberists shop. This outing features duets with vocalist / songwriter Laura Gibson who accompanied Meloy on his recent tour. Packaged classically in a sleeve with sturdy letterpress printed artwork by Carson Ellis of course. This will never be reprinted and is limited to the copies not sold on tour.
2 That's Where It's At
4 Good Times
5 Bring It on Home to Me