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Album: Long Live the King [EP]
# Song Title   Time
1)    E. Watson
2)    Foregone
3)    Burying Davy
4)    I 4 U & U 4 Me
5)    Row Jimmy
6)    Sonnet
 

Album: Long Live the King [EP]
# Song Title   Time
1)    E. Watson
2)    Foregone
3)    Burying Davy
4)    I 4 U & U 4 Me
5)    Row Jimmy
6)    Sonnet
 
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  • Long Live the King, a six-track EP recorded around the same time as the R.E.M.-inspired King Is Dead, opens with "E. Watson," a spare, moody tale of a sugar cane plantation owner named Edgar Watson, which couldn't be further from the sunny rural folk jamboree glow that permeated the band's 2011 full-length. That said, the rest of the EP, outside of the brooding "Burying Davy," leans closer to that countrified feel, and while it may come off a little contrived at times (Colin Meloy's nasally, faux-British croon stands out like vegan pork gravy on a cover of the Grateful Dead's "Row Jimmy"), these outtakes will no doubt help to satiate fans until the group reconvenes for album number seven. ~ James Christopher Monger
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.81) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he Decembrists stick to the sound that made this year's THE KING IS DEAD so tasty, leaning into rustic Americana like they're settling into an old chair."

Spin (p.76) - "[T]he Portland veterans doff their tweed caps to the Grateful Dead..."
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