BRIGHT EYES – ”  St. Ides Heaven “

Posted: March 27, 2022 in MUSIC

“St. Ides Heaven (Companion Version)”, an Elliot Smith cover, from ‘Letting Off The Happiness: A Companion‘ in the Bright Eyes reissue series.

Bright Eyes have announced an extensive reissue / re-recording project on Dead Oceans for 2022. The revered band, who moved their entire recording catalog over to the Secretly Group label last year, have unveiled plans to re-issue all nine of their studio albums as a ‘Companion’ series with additional recordings created together at their ARC Studios in Omaha. The album reissue series will be partnered with the release of a Companion EP of five new recordings of songs contained on the original release plus a cover version from an artist they found particularly inspiring at the time of the original recording. The Companion series gives Conor OberstMike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott a chance to revisit some of their earlier material and re-work it entirely – with the occasional addition of some talented friends.

This ambitious project will see the release of 54 new recordings over the coming year.

First to receive the Companion treatment on May 27th are Bright Eyes’ first three albums – “A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997, Letting Off The Happiness” (initially released in 1998) and the now iconic 2000 LP “Fevers and Mirrors”

We’re excited to share our new “Companion” EP rendition of Elliott Smith’s “St Ides Heaven”, out everywhere released through Dead Oceans Records.

“St Ides” is part of our forthcoming “Letting Off The Happiness: A Companion album“, releasing May 27th.

Last, and certainly not least, the band are embarking back on tour, We will be supporting our most recent album ‘Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was’ along with selections from across the Bright Eyes catalogue.

Conor Oberst – Vocal, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar Mike Mogis – Electric Guitar, Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Dobro, Pedal Steel, Percussion Nathaniel Walcott – Piano, Trumpet, Synthesizers, Electric Piano, Hammond and Wurlitzer Organs, Mellotron Strings and Vibraphone, Pump Organ, Drum Machine Operation, String Arrangements Kevin Donahue – Drums Phoebe Bridgers – Vocals

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