Palo Santo

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This article is about the 2006 Shearwater album. For other uses, see Palo santo.
Palo Santo
Studio album by Shearwater
Released May 9, 2006
Genre Indie rock
Label Misra Records
Shearwater chronology
Thieves (EP)
(2005)
Palo Santo
(2006)
Rook
(2008)
2007 Re-release Cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
The Guardian 2/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media (7.6/10)[3]
Prefix (8.0/10)[4]

Palo Santo is Shearwater's fourth full-length album, released on May 9, 2006, on Misra Records. The album was re-released in an expanded, partly re-recorded, fully remastered and repackaged edition on April 10, 2007, on the label Matador Records. Jonathan Meiburg stated in Shearwater's January 15, 2011, performance at Austin's Central Presbyterian Church (a concert recorded for the band's live album The Island Arc), that the album is about Nico, the German singer who became famous with the Velvet Underground.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Jonathan Meiburg (except "Special Rider Blues").[5]

2006 release[edit]

  1. "La Dame et la Licorne" – 5:19
  2. "Red Sea, Black Sea" – 2:58
  3. "White Waves" – 4:21
  4. "Palo Santo" – 3:45
  5. "Seventy-four, Seventy-five" – 3:21
  6. "Nobody" – 3:02
  7. "Sing, Little Birdie" – 3:10
  8. "Johnny Viola" – 2:30
  9. "Failed Queen" – 5:51
  10. "Hail, Mary" – 5:11
  11. "Going Is Song" – 3:41

2007 re-release[edit]

The release includes new versions of the tracks "La Dame et la licorne", "Red Sea, Black Sea", "Seventy-four, Seventy-five", "Johnny Viola" and "Hail Mary", remastered versions of the other tracks retained from the original 2006 release, and a bonus CD containing demos and miscellaneous tracks.

Disk 1[edit]

  1. "La Dame et la Licorne" – 5:27
  2. "Red Sea, Black Sea" – 3:09
  3. "White Waves" – 4:20
  4. "Palo Santo" – 3:48
  5. "Seventy-four, Seventy-five" – 3:24
  6. "Nobody" – 3:01
  7. "Sing, Little Birdie" – 3:10
  8. "Johnny Viola" – 2:29
  9. "Failed Queen" – 5:50
  10. "Hail, Mary" – 6:16
  11. "Going Is Song" – 3:42

Disk 2[edit]

  1. "My Only Boy" - 4:39
  2. "Every Hook, Every Eye" - 2:20
  3. "Special Rider Blues" (Skip James Cover) - 5:21
  4. "Sing, Little Birdie" (Demo) - 3:05
  5. "Palo Santo" (Demo) - 3:45
  6. "Discontinuities" - 3:41
  7. "Red Sea, Black Sea" (Demo) - 3:10
  8. "Failed Queen" (Demo) - 6:27

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