180 Gram Vinyl Record
180-gram limited edition LP
Having conquered the alternative rock world with multi-platinum selling albums and unforgettable singles such as "These Are Days," 10,000 Maniacs present the most ambitious album of their career, a full-length collection of traditional British Isles folk songs, titled Twice Told Tales, newly interpreted by the band whose organic, neo-folk sound has influenced countless others.
"Folk music of all types has been a strong influence on the band," says founding member and keyboardist Dennis Drew, explaining the germination of the project. "One of the songs on the new record ‘Do You Love An Apple' has been in our repertoire for 30 years. We've also recorded Carter family songs and other American, Irish and British Folk music in the past."
With that experience under wing, the group set out to create an entire album's worth of modern versions of traditional British folk classics that would fit right alongside the rest of the 10,000 Maniacs' body of work. This unique project combines old world melodies and lyrics with the much loved 10k Maniacs sound as heard on the standout tracks "Misty Moisty Morning," "Canadee-I-O," "She Moved Through The Fair" and more!
Founding member John Lombardo returned to the fold for this project, contributing guitar to the recording session!
"These are timeless melodies," Drew continues, "Some songs are funny, some are heartbreaking. Most are 100, 200, 300 years old. It's crazy how they can be turned into 21st century pop songs!"
|1. Lady Mary Ramsey I|
|2. The Song of Wandering Aengus|
|3. She Moved Through the Fair|
|4. Dark Eyed Sailor|
|5. Misty Moisty Morning|
|7. Do You Love An Apple?|
|9. Death of Queen Jane|
|10. Wild Mountain Thyme|
|11. Marie’s Wedding|
|12. Lady Mary Ramsay II|