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Giant Sand – Long Stem Rant [25th Anniversary Edition] (2011)

Posted by Zorn on May 21, 2015 with No Commentsas

gAs reissue programmes go, few can be as deserved as Fire’s current project for Giant Sand. The records are being released to mark the 25th anniversary of the founding of the band in Tucson, Arizona. Over this time the band and their leader Howe Gelb have developed a cult following. Although they may not necessarily be the first name that jump to mind, Giant Sand’s influence has spread far and wide – one need only take a quick look at people who have appeared on their records or live over the years to see the respect in which Gelb is held: M. Ward, Juliana Hatfield, PJ Harvey, Vic Chesnutt, Jello Biafra to name but a few. On their most recent album, Blurry Blue Mountain, Gelb seemingly acknowledges his elder-of-the-scene status: “Now I amble 50, and the longest hours move so swiftly / such young fresh folk look to me as a pathfinder.’

 VBR-237 kbps | 104 MB | UL | UA

Giant Sand – Beyond The Valley Of Rain (2015)

Posted by Zorn on May 14, 2015 with No Commentsas

320 kbps | 272 MB | UL | UA


Giant Sand – Heartbreak Pass (2015)

Posted by Zorn on May 5, 2015 with No Commentsas

320 kbps | 112 MB | UL | UA

Giant Sand – Cover Magazine (2001)

Posted by Zorn on January 28, 2014 with No Commentsas

mp3 320 kbps | 118 MB | UL | TB | KF

Giant Sand – Tucson (2012)

Posted by Zorn on June 1, 2012 with No Commentsas

Just when you thought Giant Sand couldn’t get any bigger, Howe Gelb has done just that by regrouping, expanding and magnifying his vision with the newest version of past ensembles, calling it (appropriately enough) GIANT GIANT SAND. As a sort of homage, he’s named the album Tucson after the town he’s called home for forty […]

Giant Sand – Ballad of a Thin Man + Valley of Rain [1997]

Posted by Zorn on December 13, 2011 with No Commentsas

Giant Sand’s first two albums, Valley of Rain and Ballad of a Thin Line, were reissued on a single compact disc. Even at the beginning of their career, Giant Sand had a distinctive take on dusty country-rock in the vein of Neil Young, and while both records have some clunkers, Howe Gelb’s songwriting is often […]

Giant Sand – Chore of Enchantement [25th Anniversary Edition] (2011)

Posted by Zorn on November 25, 2011 with No Commentsas

Howe Gelb’s revolving-door band Giant Sand started out as a gritty twang-rock project for the beer-and-barbecue set. Still steeped in desert mystery, Gelb’s wise and wizardly ways have evolved over the past 15 years to the point where his songs manage to conjure up images of Neil Young, Brian Wilson, and Tom Waits comingling inside […]

Giant Sand – Chore of Enchantement [25th Anniversary Edition] (2011)

Posted by Zorn on October 24, 2011 with No Commentsas

mp3 320 kbps | 277 MB | WU | FSo | ES

Giant Sand – Black Out [25th Anniversary Ed.](2011)

Posted by Zorn on June 1, 2011 with No Commentsas

Fire Records re-issues the rare and regarded Black Out recording from 1993. Forged from the embers of the recording session which was Purge & Slouch, and wholly acoustic, this collection of takes was originally released only in Germany. Black Out sits proudly amidst the Giant Sand re-issue project. ”When we gathered for the grand experiment […]

Giant Sand – The Love Songs [25th Anniversary Edition](2011)

Posted by Zorn on April 8, 2011 with No Commentsas

“The Love Songs” was originally released in 1988 and is the fourth reissue from Fire Records. Often called Giant Sand’s best album of their early period, 1988’s “The Love Songs” features an expressiveness and songwriting maturity that rivals Bob Dylan. “Giant Sand is a mood,” says Howes of Giant Sands, as if trying to offer […]