Sturgill Simpson - "The Ballad of Dood & Juanita" //High Top Mountain Records// (Released 3rd December)

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£18.99 – 1xLP, Limited Edition “Natural” Coloured Vinyl with Art Print

£18.99 – 1xLP, Standard Edition

This is the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter’s third album in twelve months and his most ambitious project to date.. Written and recorded in less than a week, and featuring the same ace musicians who played on last year’s Cuttin’ Grass albums, the record tells a classic American story of a Civil War-era couple torn apart by violence and reunited by love—what Simpson calls “a simple tale of either redemption or revenge.”
“I just wanted to write a story—not a collection of songs that tell a story, but an actual story, front to back,” says Simpson. He describes the concept album as a “rollercoaster ride through all the styles of traditional country and bluegrass and mountain music that I love, including gospel and a cappella.”

In a career marked by risk-taking and rule-breaking, Simpson has previously challenged genre conventions with 2016’s soul-inflected A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, which won the Grammy award for Country Album of the Year and was nominated for Album of the Year, and 2019’s Sound & Fury, which was nominated for Rock Album of the Year.

Tracklisting:

  1. Prologue
  2. ol’ Dood (part i)
  3. One in the saddle, one on the ground
  4. Shamrock
  5. Played out
  6. Sam
  7. Juanita (feat. Willie Nelson)
  8. Go in peace
  9. Epilogue
  10. Ol’ Dood (part ii)

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Coloured Vinyl LP, Standard Black LP