Hiss Golden Messenger - Devotion: Songs About Rivers and Spirits and Children (Vinyl 4LP Box Set)
Cloth-Wrapped, Foil-Stamped 4LP Box Set Featuring the Remastered Albums Bad Debt, Poor Moon, Haw & Virgo Fool (Exclusive Rarities Collection)!
Devotion: Songs About Rivers and Spirits and Children is a deluxe 4LP box set which includes remastered reissues of the classic Hiss Golden Messenger albums Bad Debt, Poor Moon, and Haw as well as Virgo Fool, a rarities compilation that will only be available physically as part of this collection. The set is housed in a cloth-wrapped, foil-stamped slipcase and features original iconographic artwork by Sam Smith, an exclusive foldout poster, full lyrics, and new liner notes by New Yorker writer Amanda Petrusich and MOJO editor John Mulvey. A digital download of all tracks is also included.
"Even on his most raw and unadorned album, Bad Debt, or on his most troubled, Haw, Taylor is still striving for that next level. Sometimes the epiphanies arrive through lyrical graft. Sometimes, they manifest musically, as if the collective endeavour of a band can provide consolation, for both the participants and the listeners, in even the darkest of times. It's these imperatives, I think, that have made me turn to Hiss Golden Messenger records more than any others over the past decade...His music articulates an untethered spiritual meaning, one which can make sense to those of us who have no coherent system of belief. On these albums, you can hear a mission, a compassionate vision, being improvised and fleshed out exponentially, as Taylor's sense of community and his place in it grows with every release." – John Mulvey
"What struck me about Hiss Golden Messenger – and my absorption in these early records was instantaneous – is that Taylor's songs are completely and unfailingly honest about how stupid and frustrating it is to be a person. But then, of course, he finds magnificence anyway: "Hallelujah anyhow" is how he put it later. – Amanda Petrusich
• 4LP box set pressed at RTI
• Featuring the remastered albums Bad Debt, Poor Moon, Haw & Virgo Fool, for 46 tracks in total
• Virgo Fool is a bonus album of compiled rarities exclusive to this set
• Album art by Sam Smith (Lateness of Dancers)
• Includes new liner notes, lyric sheets & foldout poster
• Cloth-wrapped, foil-stamped slipcase packaging
• Digital download