Hiss Golden Messenger 'Heart Like a Levee' LP / Deluxe 2xLP
Available as a standard LP or deluxe LP which includes Vestapol LP in a separate sleeve wrapped with an obi strip.
The writing of the songs that became Heart Like a Levee started in a hotel room in Washington DC in January of 2015 during a powerful storm that darkened the East Coast. At that time I was feeling—more acutely than I had ever felt before—wrenched apart by my responsibilities to my family and to my music. Forgetting, momentarily, that for me, each exists only with the other. How could I forget? Though maybe my lapse was reasonable: I had just quit my job, the most recent and last, in a series of dead-end gigs stretching back 20 years, with the vow that my children would understand their father as a man in love with his world and the inventor of his own days. They would be rare in that regard. And then—driven by monthly bills and pure fear— I left for another tour, carrying a load of guilt that I could just barely lift. But in that snowy hotel room I found the refrain that became my compass: I was a dreamer, babe, when I set out on the road; but did I say I could find my way home? M.C. Taylor
LP is jacket + full album download coupon / Deluxe 2LP is gatefold jacket + poster + single jacket (Vestapol) + obi wrap + download.
Catalogue number: MRG575LP2 (Deluxe 2xLP) / MRG575LP (Standard LP)