Gillian Welch talks vinyl with Stereogum

After yesterday’s terrible Fleet Foxes related news (lol as the kids say), calm yourself with this nice little interview Gillian Welch has done with Stereogum where she talks about the vinyl reissue of her most recent album “The Harrow & the Harvest” which came out back in 2011.  She talks in detail about the process, telling them: “When we were actually cutting the lacquer for Harrow, since it was our first time cutting an album for an LP, it was really stressful and really difficult. Dave and [a few] of the guys doing the cutting with myself and Stephen Marcussen, they were reading this old mastering manual. Dave started laughing. I said, “Why are you laughing?” Dave said, “I just read a sentence that [claimed] what we’re doing is impossible.” [Laughs] “You might think that this would be more high fidelity but it’s impossible.” You can read the whole interview over at Stereogum, or listen to the track “The Way it Goes” from the record below.


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