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NEWS : FRI, OCT 2, 2015 at 7:05 AM

Sub Pop to release Mark Lanegan’s ‘One Way Street’ 5xLP Box Set Nov. 20th

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We could not be more stoked to finally share details of Mark Lanegan’s One Way Street, a vinyl box set which compiles the first five solo albums from the Pacific Northwest icon (also known for his work with Screaming Trees, Gutter Twins, Mad Season, Queens of the Stone Age, Isobel Campbell, and more). The One Way Street box set will be available on 5xLP / DL worldwide November 20th from Sub Pop, and is now available for pre-order from Sub Pop Mega Mart.

All five Mark Lanegan titles have been out-of-print or unreleased on vinyl:  The Winding Sheet, Whiskey for the Holy Ghost, and Scraps at Midnight have been out of print on vinyl for many years; I’ll Take Care of You was only released on vinyl in Europe, and Field Songs was only issued on CD.
Each album in the One Way Street box set was cut from new lacquers and pressed on 180-gram vinyl, and is housed in a sleeve reproducing the art for its original release. One Way Street 
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New to Mark Lanegan?  Might we suggest this Beginner’s Guide playlist as an introduction
As a solo artist, Mark Lanegan built a devoted following, slowly releasing records that highlighted his love for singer/songwriters, and American folk and blues. His love for the rich history of American contemporary music was showcased throughout these five remarkable efforts: The Winding Sheet (1990), Whiskey for the Holy Ghost (1994), Scraps at Midnight (1998), I’ll Take Care of You(1999) and Field Songs (2001). And let’s not forget that voice! Trying to describe the power of Mark’s voice is not an easy task, but to paraphrase Fred Neil, he sure can sing the shit out of a song.
Mark Lanegan also collaborated regularly with Mike Johnson (Dinosaur Jr.), a multi-instrumentalist known for his understated yet incredible guitar work, who co-wrote, arranged and co-produced some of the early records and various songs from the discography.
Mark Lanegan has a a few international live dates to mention at this time: October 3rd in Seattle, WA at the Macefield Festival; And October 30th in London’s Barbican for ‘Love And Other Crimes: The Songs Of Lee Hazlewood’ tribute event.


About the Mark Lanegan Sub Pop Discography:
The Winding Sheet (SP61 / May 1, 1990)
The Winding Sheet is Lanegan’s first solo work and showcases his adept skills as a lyricist and his deep, soulful voice. Highlights include “Mockingbirds,” “Ugly Sunday” and the haunting “Wild Flowers.” The late Kurt Cobain lends vocals to  “Down in the Dark,” and for the folk classic “Where Did You Sleep Last Night” Cobain contributes guitar and vocals and Krist Novoselic plays bass. Nirvana would later also cover “Where Did You Sleep Last Night” on their Unplugged album. The album was produced by Jack Endino, Lanegan, and Johnson.

Tracklist: 1. “Mockingbirds” / 2. “Museum” / 3. “Undertow” / 4. “Ugly Sunday” / 5. “Down in the Dark” / 6. “Wild Flowers” / 7. “Eyes of a Child”  / 8. “The Winding Sheet” / 9. “Woe” / 10. “Ten Feet Tall” / 11. “Where Did You Sleep Last Night” / 12. “Juarez” / 13. “I Love You Little Girl”
Whiskey for the Holy Ghost (SP132 / January 18, 1994)
Whiskey for the Holy Ghost is the second solo album from Lanegan, and builds upon the roots music foundation that he had established with his debut The Winding Sheet. Released during the grunge explosion of the early 1990s, Whiskey for the Holy Ghostshowcases Lanegan’s growing maturity as a songwriter and vocalist. Lyrically, Lanegan continues to delve into the darker side of the human experience on songs like “Borracho” and the biblical “Pendulum.” “House a Home” was released as a single with an accompanying video. Dan Peters of Mudhoney guests on the album, playing drums on the songs “Borracho” and “House a Home.”

Tracklist: 1. “The River Rise” / 2. “Borracho” / 3. “House a Home” / 4. “Kingdoms of Rain” / 5. “Carnival” / 6. “Riding the Nightingale” / 7. “El Sol” / 8. “Dead on You” / 9. “Shooting Gallery” / 10. “Sunrise” / 11. “Pendulum” / 12. “Judas Touch” / 13. “Beggar’s Blues”
Scraps at Midnight (SP419 / July 21, 1998):
Scraps at Midnight is the third solo album by Lanegan, which he co-produced with longtime collaborator Johnson. Scraps at Midnightcould arguably be considered the final installment of a trilogy of albums (preceded by The Winding Sheet and Whiskey for the Holy Ghost) which feature the songwriter’s interpretation of American roots music set to troubling lyrics that explore themes of loss, sin and redemption.

Tracklist: 1. “Hospital Roll Call” / 2. “Hotel” / 3. “Stay” / 4. “Bell Black Ocean” / 5. “Last One in the World” / 6. 
“Praying Ground“ / 7. “Wheels” / 8. “Waiting on a Train” / 9. “Day and Night” / 10. “Because of This”
I’ll Take Care of You (SP445 / September 21, 1999):
For I’ll Take Care of You, his fourth solo album, Lanegan chose to cover songs by artists who have influenced and inspired him over the years, including Jeffrey Lee Pierce of the Gun Club, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Buck Owens, Leaving Trains, O.V. Wright, Fred Neil, Tim Hardin, Tim Rose, and more.

Tracklist: 1. “Carry Home”  (Jeffrey Lee Pierce) / 2. “I’ll Take Care of You”  (Brook Benton) / 3. “Shiloh Town” (Tim Hardin) / 4. “Creeping Coastline of Lights” (Leaving Trains) / 5. “Badi-Da” (Fred Neil) / 6. “Consider Me” (Eddie Floyd, Booker T. Jones) / 7. “On Jesus’ Program” (Overton Vertis Wright) / 8. “Little Sadie” (Traditional) / 9. “Together Again” (Buck Owens) / 10. “Shanty Man’s Life” (Stephen Harrison Paulus) / 11. “Boogie Boogie” (Tim Rose)
Field Songs (SP502 / May 8, 2001):
Field Songs is his fifth solo and final studio album for Sub Pop. Lanegan seems to have gone back through all his previous work, and taken the best elements from each to create one of the most fulfilled, and fulfilling, albums of his career; a demonstration of his continued love of singer/songwriters and American folk and blues.Field Songs also includes the song “Kimiko’s Dream House,” which Mark co-wrote with Jeffrey Lee Pierce of Gun Club fame.

Tracklist: 1. “One Way Street” /  2. “No Easy Action” (feat. Wendy Rae Fowler) / 3. “Miracle” / 4. “Pill Hill Serenade” / 5. “Don’t Forget Me” / 6. “Kimiko’s Dream House” / 7. “Resurrection Song” / 8. “Field Song” / 9. “Low” / 10. “Blues for D” / 11. “She Done Too Much” / 12. “Fix” (feat. Duff McKagan)

Posted by Rachel White

WED, AUG 26, 2009 at 3:30 AM

For the Record #5 Mark Lanegan - The Winding Sheet


For the Record #5 welcomes our very first guest writer and it’s none other than Blitzen Trapper’s Marty Marquis!

We asked Marty to tell us about one of his favorite Sub Pop releases and Marty, being the good guy he is, took the time to write a little bit about how Mark Lanegan’s The Winding Sheet came into his favor. Accordingly, we are going to continue our practice of drastically discounting our writer’s selected title for the next 48 hours. For the Record is in full swing now, and it’s all for you dear Sub Pop fans, all for you.

All right, let’s hear from Marty!

Band: Mark Lanegan
Record: The Winding Sheet
When we told you the first time: May 1st, 1990

When I was 17 I worked on a Scout camp at Goose prairie in the middle Cascades. With my first paycheck I bought a discman and some cheap speakers and a copy of Mark Lanegan’s The Winding Sheet, and for the next nine weeks my tent was haunted by it. A spooky, forlorn record perfectly pitched to the sound of rain on canvas, the smell of splintered cedar, the dawn fogs on the prairie. The songs, sinister and melancholy, seemed to resonate with the night forest, the swift seething of the Bumping river, the silent spirals off my cigarette.

I had known and admired Lanegan from his work with Screaming Trees, but this music was bewitching in a new way; dueling with heavy wah-guitar and feedback his voice had been impressive, but the dark folk blues concocted by he and Mike Johnson here were a brilliant change of venue. I had never heard anything like it, and to this day believe it to be a first step toward a distinctively Northwestern pastoral. This from the grunge lab of Jack Endino, with performances by Fisk, Novoselic, Cobain! And is that cover art by Charles Peterson?


You get The Winding Sheet at our FTR sale price of $6 CD/$4 Mp3 here for the next 48 hours!

You can also go here to get Blitzen Trapper’s newly released (as of 8/25/09) Black River Killer EP!

Posted by Marty Marquis

TUE, SEP 2, 2008 at 5:51 AM

The Gutter Twins have a new EP!


Following their full-length, debut record, Saturnalia, The Gutter Twins have a new 8-song EP available called Adorata. The EP is available exclusively through the iTunes Music Store here. Adorata features two previously unreleased originals and also contains cover songs by José González, Primal Scream, Scott Walker, Vetiver, and Eleven

A portion of Adorata’s proceeds will go to the Natasha Shneider Memorial Fund. Natasha Shneider was a friend of the band and the late lead singer of Eleven.

Posted by Chris Jacobs