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Fleet Foxes - A Very Lonely Solstice CD/LP

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Robin Pecknold brings light to the bleakest of winters with Fleet Foxes' "A Very Lonely Solstice", a 13-track career spanning collection recorded in December 2020, at Brooklyn, NY's St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church.

"A Very Lonely Solstice" captures a poignant moment in time. The recording was originally broadcasted as a live-stream event on the winter solstice of 2020, just days after New York declared a state of emergency tightening restrictions again in response to increasing COVID-19 cases. Pecknold describes the set as "me by myself on the longest night of the year... honouring the loneliness of 2020 with a nylon string and some songs new and old." Fans worldwide tuned in while quarantined at home, finding solace and a sense of community in a period of extreme isolation.

Much of the performance showcases a solo focus on Pecknold who offers up acoustic arrangements of fan-favourite songs spanning Fleet Foxes' catalogue. Selections cover all four of the band's studio albums, including their 2008 self-titled debut album (Tiger Mountain Peasant Song) to 2011's "Helplessness Blues" (Blue Spotted Tail) and 2017's "Crack-Up" (If You Need To, Keep Time On Me), all the way to their latest release, "Shore".

Resistance Revival Chorus joins Pecknold on "Shore" tracks Wading in Waist-High Water and Can I Believe You. Also featured is a cover of Nina Simone's In The Morning and a rearrangement of the traditional Silver Dagger.

About this product: this release is available on CD and LP formats.

The CD comes in a digipack.

The LP is pressed on clear vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve.