Giant Sand - Beyond The Valley of Rain-Vinyl LP-South

Giant Sand - Beyond The Valley of Rain

£19.99
Limited edition Record Store Day double LP in wide-spine outer with liner notes by Howe Gelb and download card and unreleased audio

Howe Gelb has travelled many a long and dusty mile to get to his place of prominence as an elder statesman of freewheeling Americana. Giant Sand emerged in 1983 and released that group's debut album, 'Valley of Rain' in 1985. In the 25 years since, he has released an estimated 40 albums or so as Giant Sand, collecting his players and bands in Denmark and Spain, and another with a full gospel choir attached in Canada, but they call his music Americana anyway. Now ‘Beyond the Valley of Rain’ brings you ‘Valley of Rain’ on one LP, as originally intended. The second disc features ‘Giant Sandworms’ on the radio, KXCI to be precise, back in 1993, and Giant Sand performing at Vera in Groningen, Holland in 1986 and includes two songs written and performed by Rainer, ‘Funny How Time slips Away’ and ‘Round and Round’. Two instrumental live tracks, ‘Meet Me in the Morning’ and ‘Roofs on Fire’ are too long for the LP, so are brought to you via a download, along with all the audio on wax. With liner notes written especially for this 30th anniversary release by Howe.