Golden Opportunities Mixtape

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Golden Opportunities Mixtape
Okkervil River-Golden Opportunities Cover.jpg
Studio album by Okkervil River
Released December 12, 2007
Genre Indie rock, Folk
Label Self Released
Okkervil River chronology
The Stage Names
(2007)The Stage Names2007
Golden Opportunities Mixtape
The Stand Ins
(2008)The Stand Ins2008

The Golden Opportunities Mixtape is a free downloadable album by indie rock band Okkervil River. It contains eight covers and one live version of an original. It was released without any press as a free download from the band's website on December 12, 2007. It was listed as a Must Have Download in the 1044th Issue of Rolling Stone.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "April Anne" John Phillips 4:14
2. "Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear" Randy Newman 2:29
3. "I Want to Know" Charles F. Olsen/Ed Sanders 2:57
4. "Do What You Gotta Do" Jimmy Webb 3:04
5. "I Came Here to Say I'm Going Away" Serge Gainsbourg/Translated by Will Sheff 4:33
6. "The Blonde in the Bleachers" Joni Mitchell 3:02
7. "Antarctica Starts Here" John Cale 2:43
8. "Listening to Otis Redding at Home During Christmas" Will Sheff 7:11
9. "Solo" Sandy Denny 3:45


  • Will Sheff: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica
  • Scott Brackett: Cornet, Keyboards, Piano on "April Anne"
  • Brian Cassidy: Electric Guitar, Pedal Steel, Piano on "Listening to Otis Redding at Home During Christmas"
  • Jonathan Meiburg: Vocals, Piano, Accordion
  • Travis Nelsen: Drums
  • Patrick Pestorius: Bass
  • Justin Sherburn: Keyboard on "I Came Here to Say I'm Going Away"

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