On his acclaimed 2007 Ethan Gold-produced debut, Ash Wednesday, singer/songwriter Elvis Perkins combines emotional intimacy with a warm-hearted studio sound that recalls Nick Drake and Astral Week-era Van Morrison. Perkins deliberately circumvented the digital route here, making demos at home before gathering a small group of fellow players and friends to flesh out the material. The compelling results were then cut to analog tape in a Burbank studio and at a Victorian house in L.A. Written before and after the death of his mother, Perkins transforms the at-times extraordinary circumstances of his personal life into riveting, dream-like songs with lyrics that teeter between the specific and the surreal. 10th Anniversary reissue of Elvis Perkins' out of print debut pressed on double 180g vinyl housed in a widespine jacket.