Boots 2 Vol 2
‘BOOTS NO. 2: THE LOST SONGS, VOL. 2’
Vol. 3 in November
Comprehensive Box Set Available to Pre-order
Gillian Welch releases her next instalment of lost songs – Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs, Vol. 2 (via Acony Records, the independent record label she and partner David Rawlings founded in 2001.
Vol. 2 is the second instalment of the newly unearthed cache of home demos and reel-to-reel recordings from the vault of the highly-esteemed folk/Americana Welch and Rawlings.
This latest volume was recorded between the making of two seminal Welch recordings Time (The Revelator) and Soul Journey, and is the next release of archival music in the Gillian Welch Boots Series. (Read about Boots 2, Vol 1).
Two of the songs have already surfaced, “Wouldn’t Be So Bad” was cut by Alison Krauss & Union Station in 2004 on Lonely Runs Both Ways and “Hundred Miles” was recorded by I’m With Her in 2018 on See You Around.
Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs, Vol. 2 is available digitally now HERE, with Vol. 3 following on November 13 this year.
Welch has also announced a physical box set for all the songs in this series – Boots 2: The Lost Songs which can be pre-ordered HERE. The box set will be a deluxe package consisting of a 12-inch “old-school, tip-on” style box made by Stoughton Printing and will include a special 66-page song book with photos, lyrics and guitar chords for all 48 tracks. The box set will be available in two separate formats. The CD box will have the three volumes of Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs on three CDs in jewel cases. The LP box will include the three volumes on three 150 gram LPs housed in printed paper sleeves. Both box sets will be available exclusively from the Acony webstore.
Here’s a lyric video of one of the new songs “Picasso”:
Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs, Volume 2 Track Listing
1 Wouldn’t Be So Bad
2 Didn’t I
3 Good Baby
4 Hundred Miles
5 Rambling Blade
6 I Only Cry When You Go
7 Lonesome Just Like You
8 You Only Have Your Soul
10 Beautiful Boy
11 Happy Mother’s Day
12 Papa Writes to Johnny
13 Fair September
14 Wella Hella
15 I Just Want You To Know
Produced by David Rawlings
Engineered by Matt Andrews
Mastering by Stephen Marcussen
All songs written by Gillian Welch & David Rawlings
(except 4, 6, 8, 10-11, 15 written by Gillian Welch)
Boots 2 Vol 2