Post-War is the fifth studio album by M. Ward. It was released on August 22, 2006 by Merge Records. It features the single "To Go Home", a cover of a song written by Daniel Johnston. Guest appearances were made by Jim James of My Morning Jacket (who produced the track "Magic Trick"), Rachel Blumberg, drummer for the indie rock band The Decemberists, Neko Case, and Mike Mogis. Ward has said that the song "Today's Undertaking" was heavily inspired by Roy Orbison's 1963 single "In Dreams".
Ward's post-war is internal, relational; it's adjusting to new realities, both pleasant and not. Backed with electric piano and shaker- a sort of slow-motion r&b setting- Ward's endearingly creaky tenor softly draws the line between then and now: "You say the money just ain't what it used to be/ Man how we used to tear apart this town/ Put a dollar into the machine and you'll remember ho. The humidity is so high in the arrangement that I swear my speakers got wet. That humidity comes and goes on Post-War, Ward's first record with a full-time back. Post-War isn't perfect, but it's all the more listenable for that fact.
Список групп Folk Rock M. Ward Post-War. Добавить тексты песен альбома. 6. Chinese Translation. 7. Eyes on the Prize. 9. Neptune's Net. 10. Rollercoaster. 11. Today's Undertaking.
Tracklist: 1. Poison Cup, 2. To Go Home, 3. Right In The Head, 4. Post-War, 5. Requiem, 6. Chinese Translation, 7. Eyes On The Prize, 8. Magic Trick, 9. Neptune’s Net, 10. Rollercoaster, 11. Today’s Undertaking, 12. Afterword, Ra. 3. Right In The Head.
Laconic California indie minstrel M. Ward's fifth offering is a thrift shop photo album filled with histories that may or may not have been, dust bowl carnival rides, and slices of sunlit Western Americana so thick that you need a broom to sweep up the bits that fall off of the knife
Bass, Engineer, Mixed By, Percussion – Mike CoykendallChimes, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Written-By – M. WardDrums – Jordan Hudson. Drums – Jordan Hudson, Rachel BlumbergEngineer – Adam SelzerGuitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Written-By – M. WardMixed By – Mike Mogis. Post-War (CD, Album, Promo).
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Bass, Cello – Skip Von KuskeDrums, Engineer – Mike CoykendallGuitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Written-By – M. WardMixed By, Timpani – Mike MogisViola, Violin – Amanda Lawrence
|2||To Go Home
Arranged By, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals – M. WardBass, Engineer – Mike CoykendallDrums – Jordan Hudson, Rachel BlumbergMixed By – Mike MogisVocals – Neko CaseWritten-By – Daniel Johnston
|3||Right In The Head
Bass, Engineer – Mike CoykendallDrums – Jordan HudsonGuitar, Vocals, Written-By – M. WardMandolin, Mixed By – Mike Mogis
Bass, Engineer, Mixed By, Percussion – Mike CoykendallChimes, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Written-By – M. WardDrums – Jordan Hudson
Drums – Jordan Hudson, Rachel BlumbergEngineer – Adam SelzerGuitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Written-By – M. WardMixed By – Mike Mogis
Bass, Engineer, Vocals – Mike CoykendallDrums – Jordan Hudson, Rachel BlumbergGuitar, Vocals, Written-By – M. WardMixed By – Mike MogisVocals – Jim James
|7||Eyes On The Prize
Bass, Engineer, Mixed By, Vocals – Mike CoykendallGuitar, Vocals, Written-By – M. WardPercussion – Jordan Hudson
Bass, Drums, Engineer, Harp – Mike CoykendallDrums – Rachel BlumbergGuitar, Producer, Vocals – Jim JamesGuitar, Vocals, Written-By, Producer – M. WardMixed By – Mike Mogis
Chimes, Cymbal, Mixed By, Triangle – Mike MogisDrums – Jordan Hudson, Rachel BlumbergEngineer – Adam SelzerGuitar, Keyboards, Written-By – M. Ward
Bass, Engineer, Mixed By, Percussion, Vocals – Mike CoykendallVocals, Written-By – M. Ward
Bass, Engineer – Mike CoykendallChimes, Cymbal, Mixed By, Omnichord, Timpani – Mike MogisDrums – Rachel BlumbergGuitar, Keyboards, Written-By – M. WardViola, Violin – Amanda Lawrence
|12||Afterword / Rag
Cymbal, Mixed By, Piano [Chamberlain] – Mike MogisDrums – Rachel BlumbergEngineer, Mixed By – Mike CoykendallGuitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Written-By – M. WardVocals – Rachel Blumberg
- Engineered At – Blue Rooms
- Engineered At – Type Foundry
- Engineered At – Wavelab Studio
- Mixed At – Presto! Recording Studios
- Mastered At – SAE Mastering
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Merge Records
- Copyright (c) – Merge Records
- Published By – Crooked Spine Music
- Made By – Cinram
- Engineer [Additional] – Mike Mogis, Nick Luca
- Mastered By – Roger Siebel*
- Producer – M. Ward
- Producer [Assistant] – Mike Coykendall
NotesTracks 5 & 9 engineered at Type Foundry. Additional engineering at Wavelab.
Track 2 published by Eternal Yip Eye Music.
℗ & © 2006 Merge Records.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 673855028026
- Matrix / Runout: M 7114 MRG280 F60809-08
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI L384
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 6100
- Rights Society: ASCAP
|MRG 280||M. Ward||Post-War (CD, Album)||Merge Records||MRG 280||US||2006|
|CAD2611CD||M. Ward||Post-War (CD, Album)||4AD||CAD2611CD||UK||2006|
|MRG280||M. Ward||Post-War (LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Mar)||Merge Records||MRG280||US||2016|
|MRG280 PROMO||M. Ward||Post-War (CD, Album, Promo)||Merge Records||MRG280 PROMO||US||2006|
|none||M. Ward||Post War (CDr)||4ad||none||UK||2006|