Vagabond Skies

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Vagabond Skies
EP by Joseph Arthur
Released June 10, 2008
Recorded 2008
Genre Alternative rock
Length 22:22
Label Lonely Astronaut Records
Producer Joseph Arthur, Mathias Schneeberger, Mike Napolitano
Joseph Arthur chronology
Crazy Rain (EP)
(2008)
Vagabond Skies (EP)
(2008)
Foreign Girls (EP)
(2008)
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Vagabond Skies is an EP by singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur, released June 10, 2008, and is the third in a series of four EPs released in anticipation of Arthur's seventh studio album, Temporary People. According to Arthur, this EP is "more stripped-down, more acoustic and slower...it's more of a late-night type of music."[1]

The EP also marks the first studio recording of "She Paints Me Gold," a song Joseph has often played at his live shows since November 2004.[2] A music video made for "She Paints Me Gold" features a sequential collection of still photographs, taken by Cerise Leang on New Year's Eve 2007, documenting one of Joseph's all-night paintings.[3] Another music video was also produced for "Second Sight," directed by Gabriel Judet-Weinshel, featuring video footage of Joseph lip-synching the song projected onto a billboard over Lafayette Street and Grand Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Joseph Arthur

No. Title Length
1. "Slow Me Down"   3:01
2. "Even When Yer Blue"   3:17
3. "Pretty Good Company"   3:05
4. "She Paints Me Gold"   5:33
5. "Second Sight"   3:58
6. "It's Too Late"   3:28

Notes[edit]

  • Produced by Joseph Arthur, Mathias Schneeberger, and Mike Napolitano.
  • Musicians:
    • Joseph Arthur: vocals, guitar, bass, percussion, drums, keyboards, programming
    • Mathias Schneeberger: electric guitar
    • Kenny Siegal: acoustic guitar, piano
    • Joan Wasser: violin, background vocals
    • Greg Wieczorek: drums
    • Ethan Eubanks: drums
    • Rene Lopez: drums
    • Cat Martino: background vocals on "She Paints Me Gold"
  • Art direction and packaging design by Joseph Arthur.
  • Photography by Danny Clinch.
  • Lonely Astronaut Records #LA005.

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