Bonnie Bonnie

As a longtime Will Oldham fan, the 2006 LP, The Letting Go, recorded under his Bonnie “Prince” Billy moniker, quickly rose to the top, becoming one of my favorite albums of that year. What I was unaware of at the time, though, was that a limited number of copies, of the album, came with the bonus collection Little Lost Blues, the third installment in a series of compilations collecting Oldham singles and rarities.

Like the previous two compilations (1997’s Lost Blues And Other Songs, and 2000’s Guarapero/Lost Blues 2) Little Lost Blues again defies immediate categorization. At times a hushed acoustic affair, at times raggedly electric, the comp (spanning the past seven years) veers off from the more produced and polished elements of the recent The Letting Go, in favor of the rough, almost stream of consciousness material that characterized ’90 Palace Music.

Previously: Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy :: Live w/ Matt Sweeney 6/14/04

MP3: Bonnie “Prince” Billy :: Little Boy Blue (george jones cover)
MP3: Bonnie “Prince” Billy :: Barcelona
MP3: Bonnie “Prince” Billy :: I Am Drinking Again

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Will Oldham :: Horses (Video) – Lost Blues & Other Songs Version

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4 Responses to “Bonnie “Prince” Billy :: Little Lost Blues”

  1. Hey! the Drag City catalog has been taken off Emusic!

  2. ‘I Am Drinking Again’ is one of my favorite Bonnie Billy tunes. The guitar sound is so tired and drunk. It was originally on the import version of I See a Darkness as a bonus track.

  3. C, thanks for the heads up. That is unfortunate

  4. I second “I Am Drinking Again” as a favorite Oldham song. I actually have it on the “Dream of a Drunk Black Southern Eagle” EP, which was available back then with Liberation in France (who also released a National EP this year that is pretty good, too).

    I had no idea of the existence of this bonus EP, though.

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