Calexico - Seasonal Shift CD/LP
Calexico’s "Seasonal Shift" is less of a Christmas album and more of a cross cultural seasonal celebration. The themes are based around that familiar end of year feeling, of reflection, of ceremony and of recognition of the year gone by and changes it brought for better and for worse. It contains a few cover songs including classics by John Lennon and Tom Petty, a few more special guests and a whole load of good will. It’s heartfelt but fun, and earnest but celebratory.
It features Calexico in an assortment of guises, referencing Portuguese Fado and Old Mexican Folk Songs, from the stripped back two-man skeleton to the full party of international collaborators including artists like Bombino, Gaby Moreno, Gisela João, Nick Urata (DeVotchKa) and Camilo Lara.
Reflecting on the album, Joey Burns says, “It's more of a seasonal album and like all seasons they are about change and how those changes in the world resonate inside of you. I never thought this would have gone the way that it did. We were aiming to record a 6 song EP and we kept going. I guess I never thought I would be on permanent hibernation mode either, but I'm super happy and extremely grateful.”
1. Hear the Bells
2. Christmas All Over Again
3. Mi Burrito Sabanero
4. Heart of Downtown
5. Seasonal Shift
6. Nature's Domain
7. Happy Xmas (War is Over)
8. Glory's Hope
9. Tanta Tristeza
10. Peace of Mind
11. Sonoran Snowball
12. Mi Burrito Sabanero (Reprise)
About this product: this is available on CD and LP formats.
The LP is the Indie Store Exclusive on violet vinyl, includes lyric sheet.