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Funtown Comedown [Vinyl]

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Vinyl LP pressing. 2009 intimate live recording by Will Oldham (AKA Bonnie Prince Billy) and young Bluegrass band The Picket Line. In the wilds of greater outer Louisville Kentucky, there is a place called Funtown. You won't find it on any map, and you might just lose yourself in the woods out there trying to pin it down to the ground as well. Yet, Funtown is a place, as much as it is a place of mind. It was in this place, in a clearing and on the shores of a pond, that Bonny 'Prince' Billy and The Picket Line combined forces to play his music and their music and other people's music for a community of people to hear and watch and swing and step to. Live in front of friends and family is the way of Funtown. It was as fun as it sounds and more, in ways which have mostly been channeled down to the two sides of a groove and presented to you here, wrapped twice in full-color sleeves.

Product Details

  • Vinyl (December 15, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sea Note
  • ASIN: B002RCNXQW
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #691,449 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Steven Streufert on April 11, 2010
Format: Vinyl
These are at times deeper or more humorous interpretations of the original songs, plus a few you've never heard before, done by an interesting live back-porch-style, countrified performance band. What more could you ask for? Just be glad that Will Oldham keeps all of this interesting stuff coming out. Don't bunk him for releasing a limited edition collector's item. There's enough widespread bootlegging going on with basic generic product to make music collecting at times dull, so it's great that some artists are thinking outside of the widget box. You can download this album at Drag City to listen to it, since it is out of print here on Amazon; and then go on a search for the holy grail physical object to stuff in your collection or dag nabbit hang on your wall. What fun! Note: keep an eye out for the rare "Death to Everyone" recorded in these sessions, but not on the album. It's out there!
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Format: Vinyl
This is a fantastic album. Bonnie Prince at the top of his game. Highly recommended. BUT, why this price is being asked, I do not know. I recently scored this at a record store for $15, and it can be found at several places online for between $18-25. I have to assume the price here is an error.
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I don't own this album because I don't have a record player and it hasn't been released on CD. I purchased it digitally but I prefer having a physical copy, so I rank it "1" because I want a CD release... I love the music though and highly recommend it - very entertaining take on some BPB classics!
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