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Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest
Bill Callahan
Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest
Drag City Records
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June 2019
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“Well, I’ve been looking back”, sings Bill Callahan, but the 20 astoundingly consistent songs which make up the sprawl of Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest — his first album in six years — sees the veteran singer-songwriter do more than just reminisce. Songs like ‘747’ and ‘The Ballad of the Hulk’ feel cosy in Callahan’s dry wit and enrapturing intonation; more wire-sharp yarns for the ball of twine that is his near-30 year career. Yet, given Callahan’s back catalogue of character pieces and sleight-of-hand misdirection, diaristic wanderings set Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest apart, amounting to one of Callahan’s most candid albums to date.

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Digital Track List

  1. 1 Shepherds Welcome 2:22 Bill Callahan Buy
  2. 2 Black Dog on the Beach 2:30 Bill Callahan Buy
  3. 3 Angela 2:47 Bill Callahan Buy
  4. 4 The Ballad of the Hulk 4:04 Bill Callahan Buy
  5. 5 Writing 3:06 Bill Callahan Buy
  6. 6 Morning is My Godmother 2:10 Bill Callahan Buy
  7. 7 747 3:26 Bill Callahan Buy
  8. 8 Watch Me Get Married 3:10 Bill Callahan Buy
  9. 9 Young Icarus 2:48 Bill Callahan Buy
  10. 10 Released 2:22 Bill Callahan Buy
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Bill Callahan

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Drag City Records

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Alternative and Indie

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