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Issue #31 - Spring 2010 - Joanna NewsomVenice is Sinking

Sand & Lines: The Georgia Theatre Sessions

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Jun 30, 2010 Issue #31 - Spring 2010 - Joanna Newsom Bookmark and Share

Recorded live in the empty Georgia Theatre on only two microphones over the course of four days in May of 2008, and with no editing or post production magic, Sand & Lines: The Georgia Theatre Sessions gives listeners the feeling of their own private concert from the totally underrated Venice is Sinking. It was masterminded by Wilmot “Wil” Greene and engineered by David Barbe (Drive-By Truckers, Sugar) and Andy Lemaster (Bright Eyes) around the time of Venice’s last studio record (AZAR). It consists of only unreleased songs and super cool covers (Dolly Parton, Galaxie 500, Waylon Jennings). It’s like stumbling in on amazing soundcheck by a band that is focused and sounding great. You can feel the size and warmth of the room but it’s all for you.

Unfortunately, just over a year after this recording the Georgia Theatre burnt down. The profits from Sand & Lines will go to help the rebuilding effort. Check it out. (

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