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Gillian Welch - Soul Journey


Acony Records



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ACNY 70305
UPC: 805147030534
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140 / 150 Gram Vinyl Record

Note: 150 Gram


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Celebrated fourth album reissue from the critically-adored Americana/Bluegrass singer/songwriter

150-gram vinyl pressed at Quality Record Pressings!

Originally released in June 2003, wordwide sales of more than 250,000 copies!

Mastered from the original tapes through custom Ortofon amps to a Neumann VMS-80 cutting system

Deluxe Stoughton Printing gatefold jacket with complete lyrics

"It's a performance that I swear only an AAA vinyl record can produce. ... To my ears the recording is as perfect as the performances, so in my world this gets the rare 11 for music and sound. Maybe I'm wallowing. I guess I sure like wallow! Nice gatefold packaging and 'Tip on' jacket. A record you'll treasure." — Music = 11/11; Sound = 11/11 — Michael Fremer, Read the whole review here.

"I've known about this title on CD and have always enjoyed the music, but I had no idea the vinyl would be this much better. Unbelievable! I'm blown away by how great this record sounds on LP. I highly recommend it." — Chad Kassem, CEO Acoustic Sounds, Inc.

"There's no contemporary artist who performs American roots music with more authenticity than Welch." — Associated Press

"We have been working and waiting 20 years to bring you our music on phonograph record. It took a while, because we wanted to do it the right way, the absolute best way humanly possible, and I believe that's what we've done. No sonic stone was left unturned, no nuance let fall by the wayside. There is honestly nothing else I can imagine hoping to hear out of the original tapes. It is all there in the groove. As people whose lives were changed by the sound of music coming off turntables, we humbly invite you to include us in your record collection." — Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch's celebrated fourth studio album, 2003's Soul Journey, will be released for the first time ever on vinyl via her own Acony Records on August 10th, to coincide with the album's 15th anniversary. The long awaited first pressing of Soul Journey, which The A.V. Club hailed as "raw, spare, direct, and achingly pretty," contains some of her most beloved songs, including "Look At Miss Ohio," "Wayside/Back In Time" and "Wrecking Ball." Soul Journey was mastered directly from the original tapes through custom Ortofon amplifiers to a Neumann VMS-80 cutting system and plated and pressed on 150-gram audiophile-quality vinyl at Quality Record Pressings,

Gillian Welch and her musical partner David Rawlings have recorded eight studio albums and have lent their talents to countless fellow artists' recordings. Recently, Welch & Rawlings released their latest collaboration, David Rawlings's Poor David's Almanack, a wry mixture of acoustic and electric music rich in ageless American vernacular. The album of 10 new songs was engineered by studio wizards Ken Scott (Beatles, David Bowie) and Matt Andrews on analog tape during a week of sessions at legendary Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. Order a copy here. Also order Gillian Welch's The Harrow & The Harvest here.

In recognition of their remarkable career, Welch and Rawlings were honored with the Americana Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting in 2015 and the Berklee American Masters Award in 2016.



Ratings from Michael Fremer @

Side 1
Look at Miss Ohio
Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor
Wayside / Back In Time
I Had A Real Good Mother And Father
One Monkey

Side 2
No One Knows My Name
One Little Song
I Made A Lovers Prayer
Wrecking Ball

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Amazing Amazing Amazing!!

posted on 09/04/2018
5 Stars
Reviewer: 300b4me
I have listened to this recording on the original CD release countless times. Hearing this now on vinyl is truly hearing this great recording for the first time! I have many "audiophile" records but I have to say that to date this one of the best I own.

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