Tobin Sprout

Empty Horses

£19.99
  • Tobin Sprout - Empty Horses
18th September 2020 / CD Book & LP / Fire Records

Tobin Sprout

Empty Horses

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Artist, illustrator, writer and lo-fi innovator, Tobin Sprout was the super-productive partner of Robert Pollard in the legendary Guided By Voices. The gifted songwriter returns with a pensive, expansive part autobiographical new album ‘Empty Horses’. Here he’s part Townes Van Zandt, part John Prine, part Robbie Robertson at his retrospective best.

+ LP Standard Black Vinyl with download.
+ CD BOOK ‘Bookback’ CD. Exclusive artwork & paintings.

The album is a meticulously observed study of America and Americana (not the music, but the state of mind). An alternative American Songbook, if you will, a collection of laments to simpler times and the struggle for what’s right, peppered with an examination of faith and the search for a sense of justice. Close up and personal, ‘Empty Horses’ is a poignant carefully etched experience, a rolling journey in modern times, nodding back to tradition, a personal snapshot filled with honesty.

‘Empty Horses’ is released on vinyl LP and also a deluxe bookback CD, beautifully packed with 24 pages of paintings and lyrics by Tobin Sprout, a true collectors piece for fans of Tobin’s music and art.

Side A
1. Wings Prelude
2. The Return
3. Breaking Down
4. On Golden Rivers
5. The Man I Used to Know

Side B
6. Every Sweet Soul
7. Empty Horses
8. Antietam
9. All In My Sleep
10. No Shame

Format /CD Book & LP
Released /18th September 2020
Catalogue / FIRELP594
Barcode / 809236159410
Artist / Tobin Sprout
Label /Fire Records
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