Containing what are undeniably his finest songs to date, I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning, and Digital Ash in a Digital Urn, two separate albums simultaneously released on January 25th, 2005, provide unequivocal proof that 24 year-old Oberst belongs to the lineage of great American songwriters.These albums are a soundly articulated slice of modern American life rolled into two very different records.
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning, is a country-tinged melange of Conor's finest acoustic songs, featuring guest vocal appearances from Emmylou Harris and Jim James (My Morning Jacket), whereas Digital Ash in a Digital Urn is a more produced, band-centric album featuring cameo appearances by Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
The new songs are bursting with all of the rough edges and heartfelt poetry for which Bright Eyes records have earned their acclaim, while exposing a glorious new level of depth and texture to the writing and delivery. Recorded back-to-back, the albums work in tandem to elucidate both sides of Conor's recent creative output.
Bright Eyes, I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Label: Saddle Creek ?– LBJ-237
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Released: 11 Nov 2016
Style: Folk Rock, Indie Rock
A1 At The Bottom Of Everything
A2 We Are Nowhere And It's Now
A3 Old Soul Song (For The New World Order)
A5 Train Under Water
B1 First Day Of My Life
B2 Another Travelin' Song
B3 Land Locked Blues
B4 Poison Oak
B5 Road To Joy
Copyright (c) – Saddle Creek
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Saddle Creek
Recorded At – Presto! Recording Studios
Mixed At – Presto! Recording Studios
Mastered At – Gateway Mastering
Published By – Bedrooms; Bedrooms And Spiders
Published By – Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Mastered At – Record Technology Incorporated, 26052
Lacquer Cut At – Chicago Mastering Service
Artwork [Artwork/Patchwork] – Zack Nipper
Lacquer Cut By – BW
Layout [Layout Help] – Jadon Ulrich
Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
Mixed By – Mike
Recorded By – Mike Mogis
Remastered By – Bob Ludwig
Issued in a tip-on jacket with an obi strip.
Includes a download coupon and a 4-page booklet.
© & ? 2005 Saddle Creek P.O. Box 8554 Omaha, NE 68108-0554
For the most part this record was recorded one freezing week in February of 2004 at Presto! in Lincoln, Nebraska Except for Emmylou and Jim James who added their loveliness in the spring in Nashville and Louisville respectively. It was then mixed at Presto! in June and mastered at Gateway Mastering.
©2005 Saddle Creek Records, Omaha, Nebraska, United States