Giant Sand – Beyond The Valley Of Rain (2015)

Posted by Zorn on May 14, 2015as

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Giant Sand released their debut album, ‘Valley of Rain’ in 1985. In the 30 years since, they have released an incredible 40+ albums under the Giant Sand banner,with Howe Gelb collecting his players and bands in Denmark and Spain, and another with a full gospel choir attached in Canada, but they call his music Americana anyway. Howe just says he’s “from Earth”.

Now ‘Beyond the Valley of Rain’ brings you ‘Valley of Rain’ on one LP, as originally intended, with long lost tapes remixed and restored. The second disc features radio session and live recordings, dipping as far back as a 1983 Giant Sandworms appearance on KXCI. You also get to hear a crack band barmstorming through Europe via an acclaimed performance at Vera in Groningen, Holland in 1986, that highlights two songs with Rainer Ptacek taking the lead. This special release comes with liner notes written by Howe himself, chock full of wild adventures from skid row in Los Angeles to the Berlin Wall..

Tracklist:
1. Valley Of Rain ( 4:15)
2. Tumble & Tear ( 3:19)
3. October Anywhere ( 5:05)
4. Barrio ( 4:47)
5. Death, Dying & Channel 5 ( 4:24)
6. Torture Of Love ( 3:43)
7. Down On Town Love’s No Answer ( 4:34)
8. Black Venetian Blind ( 3:25)
9. Curse Of A Thousand Flames ( 4:09)
10. Artists ( 4:44)
11. Man Of Want ( 6:27)
12. Valley Of Rain – Remixed Instrumental (Bonus) ( 4:20)
13. Tumble And Tear – Repaired (Bonus) ( 3:19)
14. Body Of Water (Giant Sandworms, Kxci, 1983) ( 4:32)
15. You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory (Groningen, 1986) ( 3:44)
16. Tumble And Tear (Groningen, 1986) ( 6:12)
17. Barrio (Groningen, 1986) ( 6:15)
18. Funny How Time Slips Away (Groningen, 1986) ( 5:37)
19. Round And Round (Groningen, 1986) ( 8:35)
20. All Along The Watchtower (Groningen, 1986) ( 4:12)
21. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (Groningen, 1986) ( 4:24)
22. Meet Me In The Morning (Groningen, 1986) (10:48)
23. Roofs On Fire (Groningen, 1986) ( 6:57)

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