The four CDs that are included in the boxset are from four distinct recording sessions that Magnolia Electric Co recorded following the release of their debut studio album What Comes After The Blues. The session known as Nashville Moon was recorded by Steve Albini at his Electrical Audio studios in Chicago, Illinois. The session known as Sun Sessions was recorded at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. The session known as Black Ram was recorded by David Lowery at his Sound Of Music studios in Richmond, Virginia and features an entirely different cast of characters including Lowery, Rick Alverson, Andrew Bird, Molly Blackbird, Miguel Urbiztondo and Alan Weatherhead. The session known as Shohola was recorded by Jason Molina alone, with a guitar and microphone. The Road Becomes What You Leave is a film produced by Todd Chandler and Tim Sutton. It follows the band as they tour across the prairie provinces of Canada and shows the loneliness and isolation one can feel even when traveling in a pack.
Together, these make for the most ambitious and robust Magnolia Electric Co release to date.
Explore the celestial map of Jason Molina and the various constellations of his Magnolia Electric Co.
Complete list of players:
Jason MolinaRick AlversonAndrew BirdMolly BlackbirdMike BrennerJonathan CargillJason Evans GrothMichael KapinusDavid LoweryMark RicePeter SchreinerMiguel UrbiztondoAlan Weatherhead
(SC150 released: 08/07/07)