The self-titled third album by Wilco offshoot The Autumn Defense (John Stirratt and Pat Sansone), originally released in 2007, is widely considered their finest record. Until now, however, this folk-rock and chamber pop-influenced masterpiece has never been available on vinyl. Be With Records proudly marks its fourth release with the first ever vinyl issue of this sun-dappled double album.
From the Philly-soul of “Feel You Now”, to the baroque “Estate Remains”, via the bossa “City Bells” to the memorable Southern California sound of “We Would Never Die”, the record sparkles with rich melodic beauty, superb arrangements and flawless playing. Put simply, its craft is so assured and its sonic textures so lush, that it wouldn’t have sounded out of place coming from Elektra Records in 1970.
Lovingly mastered for vinyl with full input from the band by Bob Weston (Shellac) at world-famous Chicago Mastering and featuring original artwork across the gatefold jacket and lyric-poster insert, this limited reissue of 500 copies is one not to be missed.