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The National - I Am Easy To Find - New 3 LP Record 2019 Limited Edition Yellow/Red/Grey Vinyl & Book & Poster - Indie / Alt-Rock

$54.99

 

The National ‎– I Am Easy To Find

Label:
4AD ‎– 4AD0154LPX
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Red
Vinyl, LP, Yellow
Vinyl, LP, Single Sided, Etched, Grey
All Media, Album, Limited Edition
Country:
UK, Europe & US
Released:
17 May 2019
Genre:
Rock
Style:
Indie Rock, Alternative Rock

 

Tracklist

A1 You Had Your Soul With You
A2 Quiet Light
A3 Roman Holiday
A4 Oblivions
B1 The Pull Of You
B2 Hey Rosey
B3 I Am Easy To Find
B4 Her Father In The Pool
C1 Where Is Her Head
C2 Not In Kansas
C3 So Far So Fast
C4 Dust Swirls In Strange Light
D1 Hairpin Turns
D2 Rylan
D3 Underwater
D4 Light Years
E1 I Am Easy To Find (Original Film Score)

 

Companies, etc.

  • Pressed By – Optimal Media GmbH – BJ63751
  • Pressed By – Optimal Media GmbH – BJ64879
  • Lacquer Cut At – Optimal Media GmbH
  • Lacquer Cut At – Sterling Sound

 

Credits

  • Lacquer Cut By – HL* (tracks: E1), JN-H* (tracks: A1 to D4)
  • Producer – Mike Mills (2)

 

Notes

Triple 140 Gram Vinyl Set on Opaque Red / Yellow / Grey Colors.
5th side contains 22 minutes of music from the I Am Easy To Find Original Film Score – Exclusive to this format.
Etching on the 6th side.

Tri-fold LP jacket - 3 printed innersleeves - 24 page booklet - 24” x 24” poster folder - housed in printed plastic sleeve.

Includes Digital Download card

 

Barcode and Other Identifiers

 

  • Barcode (Sticker on plastic sleeve): 191400015432

On 3rd September 2017, director Mike Mills emailed Matt Berninger to introduce himself and in very short order, the most ambitious project of the National’s nearly 20-year career was born and plans for a hard-earned vacation died.  The Los Angeles-based filmmaker was coming off his third feature, 20th Century Women, and was interested in working with the band on... something.  A video maybe. Berninger, already a fan of Mills’ films, not only agreed to collaborate, he essentially handed over the keys to the band’s creative process.

The result is I Am Easy to Find, a 24-minute film by Mills starring Alicia Vikander, and I Am Easy to Find, a 68-minute album by the National.  The former is not the video for the latter; the latter is not the soundtrack to the former.  The two projects are, as Mills calls them, “Playfully hostile siblings that love to steal from each other” -- they share music and words and DNA and impulses and a vision about what it means to be human in 2019, but don’t necessarily need one another.  The movie was composed like a piece of music; the music was assembled like a film, by a film director.  The frontman and natural focal point was deliberately and dramatically sidestaged in favour of a variety of female voices, nearly all of whom have long been in the group’s orbit.  It is unlike anything either artist has ever attempted and also totally in line with how they’ve created for much of their careers.

As the album’s opening track, ‘You Had Your Soul With You,’ unfurls, it’s so far, so National: a digitally manipulated guitar line, skittering drums, Berninger’s familiar baritone, mounting tension.  Then around the 2:15 mark, the true nature of I Am Easy To Find announces itself: the racket subsides, strings swell, and the voice of long-time David Bowie bandmate Gail Ann Dorsey booms out—not as background vocals, not as a hook, but to take over the song.  Elsewhere it’s Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan, or Sharon Van Etten, or Mina Tindle or Kate Stables of This Is the Kit, or varying combinations of them.  The Brooklyn Youth Choir, whom Bryce Dessner had worked with before.  There are choral arrangements and strings on nearly every track, largely put together by Bryce in Paris—not a negation of the band’s dramatic tendencies, but a redistribution of them.