So Runs the World Away
|So Runs the World Away|
|Studio album by Josh Ritter|
|Released||April 17, 2010Record Store Day)
May 4, 2010 (worldwide)
|Recorded||The Great North Sound Society, Maine
Saltlands Studios, Brooklyn, NY
|Josh Ritter chronology|
So Runs the World Away is the sixth full-length studio album by American singer-songwriter Josh Ritter. It was released on vinyl record on April 17, 2010 as a part of Record Store Day in the United States. The vinyl record came packaged with a CD version of the album as well. The official album release was April 23, 2010 in Ireland, and May 4, 2010 worldwide. Ritter said of the album that it "marks the beginning of a new period in [his] life," and that overall, "the songs are larger and more detailed, and feel to me as if they were painted in oil on large canvasses." Ritter got the title from a line in the third act of Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Release and reception
|The Music Cycle|||
The record's release was met with high anticipation and covered by multiple news and media publications. Stephen King reported looking forward to the album. Irish music magazine Hot Press featured "Josh Ritter week" with free track downloads from the album, front cover picture, and interviews. Upon its release the album was met with very strong reviews. The Irish Independent called it "Ritter's most intriguing and rewarding album to date, it's easily his most diverse." Bob Boilen of NPR's All Songs Considered said of the album, "I've come to expect good records from him...but this one took my breath away."
- "Curtains" — 0:57
- "Change of Time" — 4:04
- "The Curse" — 5:03
- "Southern Pacifica" — 4:24
- "Rattling Locks" — 4:25
- "Folk Bloodbath" — 5:16
- "Lark" — 3:04
- "Lantern" — 5:15
- "The Remnant" — 3:56
- "See How Man Was Made" — 3:26
- "Another New World" — 7:34
- "Orbital" — 3:29
- "Long Shadows" — 2:20
|Irish Independent Albums Chart||1|
|US Billboard 200 Albums Chart||41|
|US Billboard Folk Albums Chart||1|
- Josh Ritter — vocals and guitars, violin
- Zack Hickman — double bass, electric bass, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, hi-strung guitar, omnichord, vibraphone, organ, bass clarinet, percussion, euphonium
- Austin Nevins — electric guitar, acoustic guitar, baritone guitar, e-bow, lap steel, glockenspiel, banjo, mando guitar, baritone ukulele, percussion
- Liam Hurley — drums, percussion
- Sam Kassirer — electric piano, piano, organs, synthesizer, vibraphone, percussion, samples
- Additional musicians
- Dawn Landes — backing vocals
- Allie Moss — backing vocals
- Jesse Neuman — trumpet, electronics
- Rob Jost — French horn
- Tony Barba — tenor saxophone, flute
- Produced by Sam Kassirer
- Recorded at the Great North Sound Society, Parsonsfield, Maine, from August 2008 to October 2009
- Mixed by Brandon Eggleston at Secret Society, Portland, Oregon
- Engineered by Sam Kassirer, Brandon Eggleston and Dan Cardinal
- Additional recording by Jim Smith at Saltlands Studio, Brooklyn, New York, and by Austin Nevins at Austin's Studio in Somerville, Massachusetts
- Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering
- Josh Ritter - News (primary source)
- Josh Ritter - So Runs the World Away (primary source)
- Josh Ritter - Music accessed 7 April 2010 (primary source)
- Online Literature - Hamlet
- Barnes & Noble - Josh Ritter - So Runs the World Away (primary source)
- Monger, James Christopher. "So Runs the World Away - Overview". Retrieved 5 May 2010.
- "The Music Cycle review".
- Hann, Michael (April 29, 2010). "The Guardian review". London.
- "Slant Magazine review".
- "Spectrum Culture review".
- "Spin Magazine review".
- "Sputnikmusic review".
- "Josh Ritter's Other New World".
- Stephen King on the Kindle and the iPad 5 April 2010, accessed 2010-04-17
- Inner Ear Media Review 23 April 2010, accessed 2010-04-23
- http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/day-and-night/music/music-josh-ritter-2149517.html The Independent
- http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=37 National Public Radio
- "Top 10 Independent Artist Albums, Week Ending 29 April 2010". Chart-Track. GfK. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
- Billboard 200. Billboard. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
- Billboard Folk Albums. Billboard. Retrieved May 16, 2010.