- Audio CD (March 6 2007)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Single, EP
- Label: Saddle Creek
- ASIN: B000MTPAKY
- Other Editions: Audio CD | LP Record
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Four Winds Single, EP
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US only release! This single includes five exclusive b-sides. Retaining the simmering glow of its predecessors, ("Digital Ash In A Digital Urn" and "I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning"), "Four Winds" is full of the magic that brought Bright Eyes to international attention. Carefully played, deftly poetic, and quietly enchanting, it has a wandering country charm and all of the storytelling seductiveness of earlier work. Look for the new full-length, "Cassadaga" on April 10th.
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By sampling only the tip of what Cassadag awill be, Four winds EP gives us a new respire and new reasons to believe Bright Eyes cannot and will not be tied down to allegories of "the new this" or "the young that" that its lead singer received two years ago.
Opening track Four winds is a more upbeat song if we compared it to anything included in I'm awake it's morning", while 'Smoke without fire". duet with M. Ward takes us back to the times when he was relatively unknown and his ballads sounded like a cry more than a song/ 'Stray dog freedom" explores more the sound of southern rock with louder guitars and a more proper verse-chous-verse structure. Closing track "tourist trap" proves to be the real gem, like in most of his previous EPs.
Although a tease for those of us waiting for the complete album, this EP is worth every penny. Get it, enjoy it, and find out why Bright Eyes music makes the fans rave and passionately love them.
The use of the steel guitar and mandolins and kinda twangy stuff might turn some people off but I thought it was tastefully done. Think of the Wide awake album and replace the blues influence with country/bluegrass influence.