As great things often do, these sessions started with a simple conceptual challenge. In this case, it was the brainchild of Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, after being asked by Spiritual Pajamas co-founder Britt Govea if he had interest in singing a song with Mariee Sioux at some point in the future. The idea has given birth to this wonderful collection of tunes.
Bonnie offers a stunning original and Mariee returns the favor with her own equally beautiful song. After these two were recorded, the fun and productivity simply could not be contained and additional cover songs were put to tape by analog recording master Jonathan Wilson to round out this legendary session.
These wonderful recordings feature a dream band of musicians: Paz (A Perfect Circle, Zwan, and The Entrance Band) on bass, Nate Walcott (Bright Eyes) on keys, Jonathan Wilson on guitar and percussion, Farmer Dave Scher (Beachwood Sparks and Jenny Lewis) on slide and additional keys, Derek James (The Entrance Band) on drums and Dave Brennen (Dirt Blue Gene, Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions) and Emmett Kelly (The Cairo Gang) on additional guitars.
Flowering tongues, love skulls, whales trapped in ice, be thou not deceived and touch yourself a hundred times. These songs carve a place in your heart and tattoo your brain for ages to come.
This very limited edition double gatefold 7” vinyl release from Spiritual Pajamas is a must hear for fans of Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Mariee Sioux, and for all fans of finely recorded and performed music. Leave your shape behind, because when the avalanche slips off of your face the circle will close, God is not mocked… Bonnie & Mariee!
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