Noah And The Whale Vinyl Bundle
Noah And The Whale
- US $39.00
- Release Date 18 May 2018
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Exclusive vinyl bundle featuring "Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down" and "The First Days Of Spring"
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Noah and the Whale's debut album 'Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down', UMG are releasing the album on vinyl for the first time, alongside the second album 'The First Days Of Spring'. Much anticipated by fans, these vinyl releases will be pressed on 180gm vinyl and will contain digital download cards.
Noah And The Whale’s debut, Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down, was released after considerable buzz about the band’s early shows and releases, and a surprise hit single in the shape of 5 Years Time, which gave the group a Top Ten hit before the album had even been released. The album itself was very warmly received - “Romantic folk with an epic scope”, said NME; “Utterly enchanting” said Q - and would go on to chart in the Top 5 and go Gold. The early line-up of the band included Laura Marling (NATW’s Charlie Fink had previously produced her debut album Alas I Cannot Swim album).
The First Days Of Spring was released almost exactly a year after its predecessor. Often referenced among lists of great heartbreak albums to this day, it was recorded in London and New York, co-produced by Fink with producer Emery Dobyns (Patti Smith, Antony & The Johnsons) and came accompanied by a 50 minute film directed and written by Fink. The album was variously described as “A masterpiece” (Sunday Times), “Magical” (Q) and “Breath-takingly ambitious… the break-up album of the year” (Mojo), its dramatic soundscapes, classical orchestrations and heart-rending lyrics causing a rapid rethink of how the band was perceived. The First Days Of Spring would also go Gold and went on to feature in Albums of The Year top 10’s in The Guardian, Q and The Times, amongst others.