Herman Dune - Santa Cruz Gold

Herman Dune - Santa Cruz Gold

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This item is scheduled to be released on 14th January 2022.



"These songs are the songs of a Swedish-French Jewish immigrant in California. Straight to your ears from my studio, this album was meant to come out for Hannukah, on December 2nd of 2018.

I produced and recorded the album, playing almost everything from Drums to Harmonica and had the pleasure to have wonderful guests like Nashville's Caitlin Rose and Steelism, Jolie Holland, Jon Natchez (War On Drugs) and Mayon who sings with me on all songs. I recorded this album after setting up a studio in my garage, for a soundtrack I was working on (Blockbuster, first French Netflix movie).

I had just severed ties with all labels, publishers I'd been working with since 2006, and had also completely stopped touring, only performing in San Pedro, Long Beach and the Los Angeles area. Writing and recording at a time when no one was pressuring me to, and I must say at a time when I doubted that anyone would be interested in my songs was more of an existential need than anything else, and definitely not a career move. I shared these songs with David Berman (Poet also known as The Silver Jews) who told me these were my best songs, and even helped me shape the album the way you'll hear it now, editing the tracklist and even some lyrics.

If these were my best songs, I was going to make them Gold (a reference to the old 20th century habit of rewarding sales with Gold Records), that's why I called this album Santa Cruz Gold."

+ Indie LPs are pressed on translucent "dyed hair pink" vinyl.


1. Life On The Run
2. A Good Man's Got Nothing To Prove
3. Crazy Blue
4. Lemon
5. All We Have Is Our Love
6. She Ushered Me Back Into My Grave
7. Erotica
8. Undiscarded Jacaranda
9. Gatsbyfied
10. I Found A New Me
11. Man On The Run

Tracks ltd bonus CD: Santa Cruz Gold Nuggets

1. Hanukkah O Hannukah (A Miracle Of Lights)
2. Baby's Got A Fancy See-Through Hat
3. Song For Lou
4. Come Hell Or Bitter Waters
5. Speedway
6. When The Heart Gets Heavy
7. With A Heavy Heart
8. Walk That Lonesome Valley
9. Your Love Is Sick
10. Don't Try
11. Goin' Outwest
12. Song Of Fools
13. Waiting For the Set To Come

Artist: Herman Dune
Label: BB*Island
Catalogue: BBI0441X
Barcode: 4260064994400
Format: LP or CD
Release Date: 14th January 2022

This product is a pre order and is scheduled to be released 14th January 2022.

This product is available on preorder with a limited discounted price.


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