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What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World (CD)

The Decemberists
What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World (CD)

What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World is The Decemberists’ 7th studio album. Produced by the band and long-time collaborator Tucker Martine
(My Morning Jacket, Neko Case), it is The Decemberists’ first full-length studio album since 2011’s The King Is Dead, which debuted at No. 1 on the
Billboard 200 in Jan of 2011. The Decemberists have sold more than 1.6 million albums to date in the US. From the soaring first single ‘Make You Better’
to the acoustic ruminations of the Nick Drake influenced ‘Lake Song’ and triumphant closer ‘A Beginning Song’, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful
World, is the band’s most varied and dynamic work, both musically and emotionally. Since their earliest recordings more than a decade ago, the
Decemberists have always been known for their sense of scope and daring—from “The Tain,” an eighteen-and-a-half minute 2004 single based on an
Irish myth to their last two ambitious, thematic albums, The Hazards of Love and The King is Dead. This time, though, Meloy explains that they took a
different approach: “Let’s make sure the songs are good, and eventually the record will present itself.”

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What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World is The Decemberists’ 7th studio album. Produced by the band and long-time collaborator Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Neko Case), it is The Decemberists’ first full-length studio album since 2011’s The King Is Dead, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in Jan of 2011. The Decemberists have sold more than 1.6 million albums to date in the US. From the soaring first single ‘Make You Better’ to the acoustic ruminations of the Nick Drake influenced ‘Lake Song’ and triumphant closer ‘A Beginning Song’, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, is the band’s most varied and dynamic work, both musically and emotionally. Since their earliest recordings more than a decade ago, the Decemberists have always been known for their sense of scope and daring—from “The Tain,” an eighteen-and-a-half minute 2004 single based on an Irish myth to their last two ambitious, thematic albums, The Hazards of Love and The King is Dead. This time, though, Meloy explains that they took a different approach: “Let’s make sure the songs are good, and eventually the record will present itself.”
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The Singer Addresses His Audience 
Cavalry Captain 
Philomena
Make You Better 
Lake Song 
Till The Water's All Long Gone 
The Wrong Year 
Carolina Low 
Better Not Wake The Baby 
Anti-Summersong 
Easy Come, Easy Go 
Mistral 
12/17/12 
A Beginning Song