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Packaging Notes

2xLP is pressed on 180g audiophile vinyl, and comes in a thick paperboard jacket with 12"x24" fold-out artwork insert.

CD comes in a custom paperboard mini-gatefold jacket with a printed CD dust sleeve and credits insert.

CST046

North Star Deserter Vic Chesnutt

Release date: 11 September 2007

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  • 2x180gLP+MP3
  • 2x180gLP+WAV
  • CD+MP3
  • MP3
  • WAV
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We have been massive Vic Chesnutt fans for many years. Prior to starting Constellation together in 1997, among the first records we bonded over was Is The Actor Happy, a slab of vinyl played so often (and so often late at night) that its grooves are well chewed. Our friend, Brooklyn-based filmmaker Jem Cohen (Benjamin Smoke, Instrument, Chain), had known Vic for many years. When Jem proposed that Vic make his this album at the Hotel2Tango studio in Montreal, with various Constellation musicians (along with a couple of American friends) as players for the session, we were thrilled. When we heard the results, we were floored. When offered the opportunity to release the record, we were honoured. Vic Chesnutt was one of the finest songsmiths we have ever known. His words knock us out, his voice is like no other, and the two combined can deliver lyrical phrases that echo in your brain for weeks, months, years…that you find yourself adding to your quotidian vocabulary of sardonic asides, devastating metaphors, witty rhymes. Words that are never clever for their own sake, but smart and substantive as all get out.

Tracklist

1. Warm
2. Glossolalia
3. Everything I Say
4. Wallace Stevens
5. You Are Never Alone
6. Fodder On Her Wings
7. Splendid
8. Rustic City Fathers
9. Over
10. Debriefing
11. Marathon
12. Rattle

Running time: 00:57:07

Packaging Notes

2xLP is pressed on 180g audiophile vinyl, and comes in a thick paperboard jacket with 12"x24" fold-out artwork insert.

CD comes in a custom paperboard mini-gatefold jacket with a printed CD dust sleeve and credits insert.

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