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Roky Erickson & Okkervil River ~ True Love Cast Out All Evil

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Notes

After his band Okkervil River performed with Roky Erickson at the Austin Music Awards in 2008, Will Sheff received a call from Roky's manager asking if he'd be interested in producing a brand new Roky Erickson album. Of course Will said yes, and soon after received three CDs with 60 songs Roky had recorded over the course of his career: unreleased 13th Floor Elevators material; reel to reel recordings from his time at the Rusk Maximum Security Prison for the Criminally Insane; cassettes made at his mother's house and abandoned studio sessions from the 80's with his band the Aliens.

Will was given the chance to select the songs he wanted to take into the studio for 'True Love Cast Out All Evil' and in doing so he has managed to produce an amazing album, utilising some of the original recordings and augmenting them so considerately it becomes a vital, thoroughly contemporary piece of work. It's the autobiographical nature of these songs, in light of what we now know to have befallen Erickson, that make songs like 'Please Judge' and 'Aint' Blues Too Sad' almost unbearably poignant, delivered as they are with such bitterly-earned conviction.

The album's narrative is bookended by two of the older recordings, 'Devotional Number One' and 'God Is Everywhere': their lo-fi simplicity gives the album a real sense of intimacy, placing you right in the heart of Roky's story before Sheff's production overdubs layers of strings to heart-stopping effect.

The end result is a compelling testament to Erickson's ability as a songwriter and vocalist - a truly gifted artist who, thankfully for us, has prevailed against the ravages of fate and nature, delivering the album of his life in the process.


True Love Cast Out All Evil ~ CD

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True Love Cast Out All Evil ~ CD

Original UK Release Date: 19th April 2010

The intial intention was to release this album in June (like the vinyl) but with the US release coming in April we had no alternative but bring it forward and make it available for everyone simultaneously.


Price: 8.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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True Love Cast Out All Evil - Ltd. Edition Heavy Vinyl

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True Love Cast Out All Evil - Ltd. Edition Heavy Vinyl

Original UK Release Date: 7th June 2010

This vinyl version of the album comes in a singlefold sleeve with heavy vinyl, an A5 booklet of liner notes and a data disc featuring high res WAV files of the audio tracks.


Price: 13.99 (Including VAT at 20%)


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True Love Cast Out All Evil ~ Digital Download

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True Love Cast Out All Evil ~ Digital Download


Entire Album Download With Cover Art - 12 Tracks (256K bit rate; 82.1MB)

LYRICS INCLUDED

Price: 7.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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True Love Cast Out All Evil ~ Track Downloads

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True Love Cast Out All Evil ~ Track Downloads


INDIVIDUAL MP3 FILES TAGGED WITH COVER ART AND LYRICS

£0.69 per track (incl. VAT)

Devotional Number One
Ain't Blues Too Sad
Goodbye Sweet Dreams
Be And Bring Me Home
Bring Back The Past
Please Judge
John Lawman
True Love Cast Out All Evil
Forever
Think Of As One
Birds'd Crash
God Is Everywhere


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