The Civil Wars The Civil Wars on 180g 2LP + CD
In some ways, music doesn't get much more modest or minimalist than it is in the hands of, three time Grammy Award winning duo, The Civil Wars, comprised of California-to-Nashville transplant Joy Williams and her Alabama co-songwriter, John Paul White.
The Civil Wars won "Best Song Written For Visual Media" at the 55th annual Grammy Awards for their collaboration with Taylor Swift and T Bone Burnett on "Safe and Sound" from the Hunger Games soundtrack. This latest honor adds to an already successful few years for the duo, who also won "Best Folk Album" and "Best Country Duo/Group Performance" at the 54th annual Grammy Awards and "Duo/Group of the Year" at the 2012 Americana Music Association's Honors & Awards.
The Civil Wars' highly anticipated sophomore self-titled album will be released on Sensibility Music/Columbia Records and will be preceded by the album's first single, "The One That Got Away." This is the follow up to the duo's critically acclaimed 2011 debut album, Barton Hollow, which is now certified RIAA Gold in the U.S.
The Civil Wars was recorded in Nashville between August 2012 and January 2013 with Charlie Peacock once again at the helm as producer. Additionally, Rick Rubin produced the duo's performance for the track "I Had Me a Girl" in August of 2011. Peacock later completed the track by producing the instrumentation and mix.
The Civil Wars was recorded amidst a grueling touring schedule, exhausting workload and a growing disconnect from their families, all reflected in the album's 12-tracks. In the words of Joy Williams: "A lot of soul, sweat and tears went into its creation. I hope you feel the heart in each song, that it might connect with yours." Gatefold 180g 2LP-set with bonus copy of the album on CD.
The Civil Wars The Civil Wars Track Listing:
1. The One That Got Away
2. I Had Me a Girl
3. Same Old Same Old
4. Dust to Dust
6. Devil's Backbone
1. From This Valley
2. Tell Mama
3. Oh Henry
5. Sacred Heart