Two of the best things in life are ironing and drinking wine and in celebration of that timeless fact, Sub Pop will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Iron & Wine classic ‘Our Endless Numbered Days’ with the release of a newly remastered and expanded deluxe edition on CD/2xLP/DL worldwide on March 22nd, 2019. This version will feature eight previously never before heard demos, new artwork, and a 12-page booklet including liner notes from author Amanda Petrusich. You can now hear the demo version “Passing Afternoon” below.
Sam Beam, aka Iron & Wine, released ‘Our Endless Numbered Days’, his second album, in March of 2004. It followed his seemingly out of nowhere debut arrival ‘The Creek Drank the Cradle’ which was a quiet word of mouth hit in 2002, and was recorded in Chicago, the first in a string of releases to be produced by Brian Deck. OEND which has sold over half a million copies, marked many firsts for Beam both professionally and personally: as Petrusich calls it in her liner notes, it’s “a timeless record about the passage of time.”
In conjunction with the re-issue, Iron & Wine will team up with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to perform the record in its entirety. Arrangements are being handled by noted composer David Campbell (Adele, Michael Jackson, Beck), whom will also conduct the LA Philharmonic. These shows will include two sets – one with the orchestra and one solo acoustic – and feature songs from throughout the nearly 20-year career of Iron & Wine. These are the only scheduled performances of this nature planned around the anniversary of the album release.
Iron & Wine received its second Grammy nomination in two years as “Best Folk Album” for 2018’s ‘Weed Garden’. Their previous nomination was for “Best Americana Album” for 2017’s ‘Beast Epic’.
For LP preorders of ‘Our Endless Numbered Days (Deluxe Edition)’ in Europe and the UK from select independent retailers will receive the limited Loser edition on opaque dark green vinyl (while supplies last).