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Okkervil River - The Silver Gymnasium album mp3

Performer: Okkervil River
Title: The Silver Gymnasium
Country: US
Released: 2013
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The Silver Gymnasium is the seventh album by American indie rock band Okkervil River, released on September 3, 2013. It is the band's first release after signing to ATO Records, and their first album not released through Jagjaguwar. The record is a concept album which takes place in lead-singer Will Sheff's home-town of Meriden, New Hampshire in 1986.

Okkervil River's first release for the ATO label is a concept album about innocence and youth, showing a kid's first glimpses into the adult world. It's set in the 1980s and comes with a map of Will Sheff’s hometown of Meriden, New Hampshire, showing where each song takes place. Okkervil River's first release for the ATO label is a concept album about innocence and youth, showing a kid's first glimpses into the adult world. Physical copies of Okkervil River’s eighth album- their ATO Records debut- include a map of frontman Will Sheff’s hometown of Meriden, New Hampshire, designed by the band’s long-time visual artist William Schaff. Points on the map correspond to songs on the tracklist to show where each is set.

Sheff sets Okkervil River's seventh album, The Silver Gymnasium, square in the heart of his own childhood; in the specific spot that produced his most sepia-toned memories.

The Silver Gymnasium. Released September 3, 2013. The Silver Gymnasium Tracklist. 1. It Was My Season Lyrics. The Silver Gymnasium is a loose concept album centered around singer Will Sheff’s hometown, Meriden, New Hampshire. Here’s how Sheff described it in an interview: I feel like most of what I wanted to say about my childhood is there in the album. Furthermore, I’m not sure I made this record because I wanted to say anything about my childhood so much as I made it because I wanted to talk about nostalgia and about childhood in general, and it felt more productive to use my own childhood as the model. The Silver Gymnasium Q&A.

Down Down the Deep River, 06:32. Lido Pier Suicide Car, 05:31. Where the Spirit Left Us, 03:47.

Okkervil River's 7th album, The Silver Gymnasium takes place in 1986 in a small town in New Hampshire where Will Sheff grew up. This is a special album for the band as it is Will's first autobiographical record. The album was produced by John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Dinosaur J. John Mellencamp, Cyndi Lauper). Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample).

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Tracklist

1 It Was My Season 4:27
2 On A Balcony 3:04
3 Down Down The Deep River 6:33
4 Pink-Slips 3:39
5 Lido Pier Suicide Car 5:32
6 Where The Spirit Left Us 3:47
7 White 3:06
8 Stay Young 4:19
9 Walking Without Frankie 5:01
10 All The Time Every Day 4:37
11 Black Nemo 4:58

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Okkervil River
  • Copyright (c) – Okkervil River
  • Licensed To – Spunk
  • Recorded At – Church House Studios
  • Recorded At – Russell Street Studio
  • Recorded At – Crystal Sniffer
  • Recorded At – The Honey Jar
  • Recorded At – Cacophony Recorders
  • Recorded At – Matt Hubbard Production
  • Mixed At – Fluxivity Recording
  • Mixed At – Elmwood Recording
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound
  • Published By – Joundsongs
  • Licensed From – ATO Records

Credits

  • Artwork – William Schaff
  • Artwork [Map Image] – Daniel Murphy , William Schaff
  • Artwork By [Back Cover Map] – Vernon Hood
  • Artwork By [Plainsfield Village Woodcut] – Fiske Boyd
  • Banjo – Jonathan Meiburg
  • Bass – Patrick Pestorius
  • Cello – Ben Kalb
  • Composed By [Plainsfield Town Song] – Lucy Ruggles
  • Drums, Percussion – Cully Symington
  • Electric Guitar [Additional] – Clinton Newman (tracks: 8), Michael St. Clair* (tracks: 10), Will Sheff (tracks: 3, 5, 7, 10)
  • Electric Guitar [Second] – Brian Cassidy (tracks: 3, 8, 11)
  • Electric Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar – Lauren Gurgiolo
  • Glass Harmonica – Josh Johnson
  • Handclaps – David Boyle
  • Harmony Vocals – Chris Mills (tracks: 1, 5, 10, 11), Clinton Newman (tracks: 1. 5, 10, 11), Jonathan Meiburg (tracks: 1, 5, 8, 10, 11), Patrick Pestorius (tracks: 7)
  • Harmony Vocals [Additional] – Matt LeMay (tracks: 8)
  • Layout – Daniel Murphy
  • Mandolin – Zachary Thomas
  • Mastered By – Greg Calbi
  • Mixed By – John Agnello, John Congleton (tracks: 7)
  • Organ [B3] – Michael St. Clair* (tracks: 5)
  • Piano, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Harpsichord, Keyboards [Optigan], Glass Harmonica, Organ [Wurlitzer], Organ [B3], Synthesizer [JX3P], Synthesizer [Casiotone], Harmonium, Synthesizer [Moog], Synthesizer [Sequential Circuits], Electric Guitar [Second] – Justin Sherburn
  • Producer – John Agnello
  • Recorded By – David Boyle, John Agnello, John Congleton, Matt Hubbard , Phil Palazzolo, Will Sheff
  • Saxophone – Brian Donohoe
  • Trombone, Flugelhorn, Trumpet, Synthesizer [Dave Smith Synthesizers], Percussion [Additional] – Michael St. Clair*
  • Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Synthesizer [Arp], Synthesizer [Juno], Synthesizer [Realistic Concertmate] – Will Sheff
  • Written By [I And He] – Marion V. Cuthbert
  • Written-By – Will Sheff

Notes

Comes in an oversized, gatefold cardboard sleeve. Includes a printed inner sleeve for the disc and an eight panel fold-out insert with artwork, lyrics and credits.

Rear cover lists total run time at 48:58.

Recorded at Church House Studios in Austin TX by John Agnello and David Boyle. And at Russell Street Studio in Brooklyn NY by John Agnello, Crystal Sniffer in Brooklyn NY by Will Sheff, the Honeyjar in Brooklyn NY by Phil Palazzolo, Cacophony Recorders in Austin TX by John Congleton, and Matt Hubbard Productions in Austin TX by Matt Hubbard.

Back cover map by Vernon Hood, about 1956, courtesy of the Plainfield Conservation Commission. "Plainfield Village" woodcut by Fiske Boyd, courtesy of Hillary Sundell. "I and He" by Marion V. Cuthbert, originally published in Songs of Creation (Women's Press, 1949). Plainsfield Town Song composed by Lucy Ruggles Bishop, 1961, public domain.

All songs by Will Sheff, Joundsongs (ASCAP)

℗ © 2013 Okkervil River under exclusive license to ATO Records, LLC.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 602537 520770

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ATO0199 Okkervil River The Silver Gymnasium ‎(2xLP, Album) ATO Records ATO0199 US 2013
ATO0199LPI Okkervil River The Silver Gymnasium ‎(2xLP, Album + CD, Album) ATO Records ATO0199LPI Europe 2013
ATO0199 Okkervil River The Silver Gymnasium ‎(CD, Album) ATO Records ATO0199 US 2013
ATO0199 Okkervil River The Silver Gymnasium ‎(2xLP, Album + CD) ATO Records ATO0199 US 2013
none Okkervil River The Silver Gymnasium ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, W/Lbl) ATO Records none US 2013


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