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Iron and Wine The Creek Drank the Cradle

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Release Date September 23, 2002

Catalog No SP600

Formats CD, Digital, and LP

Iron and Wine, the recorded Word of one Samuel Beam, Miami, Florida; is one of those one-guy-and-his -tapedeck affairs. The Creek Drank the Cradle is filled with hushed, restrained vocals, affecting lyrics from a naturalist’s perspective, exploring relationships and the hope born from them, all of which come across as though whispered to you personally, accompanied by guitar, banjo, slide guitar… Taken as a whole, The Creek Drank the Cradle_, Iron and Wine’swine debut CD, is an ode to an older South; a part of America that is defined by “traditional values,” pastoral imagery and arcane manners. Or maybe that’s just what we want to hear.

Featured Videos


  1. Lion's Mane
  2. Bird Stealing Bread
  3. Faded from the Winter
  4. Promising Light
  5. The Rooster Moans
  6. Upward over the Mountain
  7. Southern Anthem
  8. An Angry Blade
  9. Weary Memory
  10. Promise What You Will
  11. Muddy Hymnal