Lie Down in the Light

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Lie Down in the Light
Studio album by Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Released 20 May 2008
Genre Indie folk, alt.country
Length 45:39
Label United States Drag City
Palace Records
United Kingdom Domino Records
Producer Mark Nevers
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy chronology
Wai Notes
(2007)
Lie Down in the Light
(2008)
Beware
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
The Independent (favourable) [2]
musicOMH.com 4.5/5 stars [3]
Pitchfork Media (8.7/10) [4]
This Is Fake DIY (8/10) [5]

Lie Down in the Light is a 2008 studio album by Bonnie 'Prince' Billy', and his first full-length album of original songs since 2006's The Letting Go.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Will Oldham except where noted.

  1. "Easy Does It" - 3:53
  2. "You Remind Me of Something (The Glory Goes)" - 3:56
  3. "So Everyone" - 4:01
  4. "For Every Field There's a Mole" - 3:19
  5. "(Keep Eye On) Other's Gain" - 4:35
  6. "You Want That Picture" - 3:50
  7. "Missing One" - 2:47
  8. "What's Missing Is" - 4:27
  9. "Where Is the Puzzle?" - 3:50
  10. "Lie Down in the Light" - 4:09
  11. "Willow Trees Bend" - 4:08
  12. "I'll Be Glad" (Shannon Stephens) - 2:43

Personnel[edit]

  • Shahzad Ismaily - percussion, banjo, piano, electric guitar, row of wrenches, laptoporgan
  • Emmett Kelly - guitar, harmony voice, recorder, shrooti box
  • Paul Oldham - bass
  • Ashley Webber - voice


  • Roy Agee - trombone
  • Tony Crow - piano and organ
  • Glen Duncan - fiddle
  • Pete Finney - pedal steel
  • Ben Martin - percussion
  • Dennis Solee - clarinet
  • Rod Fletcher, John Ryles, Marty Slayton - voices

Recorded by Mark Nevers
"(Keep Eye On) Other's Gain" mixed by Paul Oldham
Mastered by Scott Colburn
Cover drawing by Joanne Oldham depicting Jacob Wrestling with the Angel[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lie Down in the Light at AllMusic
  2. ^ The Independent review
  3. ^ review
  4. ^ Pitchfork review
  5. ^ This is Fake DIY review
  6. ^ Alan Licht (Ed.) (2012), Will Oldham on Bonnie 'Prince' Billy. Faber and Faber Ltd., London, pp. 288-9. ISBN 978-0-571-25814-7.