Vagabonds (Gary Louris album)

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Vagabonds
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Studio album by Gary Louris
Released February 19, 2008
Recorded Sage & Sound Studios, Hollywood, CA
Genre Rock, Roots rock, Blues rock, Americana
Label Rykodisc
Producer Chris Robinson
Gary Louris chronology
Blood on the Slacks
(2007)Blood on the Slacks2007
Vagabonds
(2008)
Acoustic Vagabonds
(2008)Acoustic Vagabonds2008

Vagabonds is an album by American singer/songwriter and former Jayhawks member Gary Louris, released in 2008.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Writing for Allmusic, critic Mark Deming praised the album, writing "Vagabonds manages to sound grand and organic at once, with the arrangements and production capturing a sense of the wide open spaces of Hollywood Town Hall and Rainy Day Music, especially on the beautifully heart-tugging "She Only Calls Me on Sundays," while also encompassing the more ambitious melodic conceits of Smile and Sound of Lies on tracks like "Black Grass" and "Omaha Nights." ... the result is an album that sounds full-bodied but natural and uncluttered, and gives Louris' fine songs plenty of room to reveal their virtues. Anyone who has followed the Jayhawks' career knows that Gary Louris is a major talent, and Vagabonds demonstrates he's still capable of making remarkable music outside the framework of the band."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Gary Louris

  1. "True Blue" – 5:02
  2. "Omaha Nights" – 4:04
  3. "To Die a Happy Man – 4:34
  4. "She Only Calls Me on Sundays" – 3:19
  5. "We'll Get By" – 4:29
  6. "Black Grass" – 5:14
  7. "I Wanna Get High" – 3:55
  8. "Vagabonds" – 5:27
  9. "D.C. Blues" – 4:15
  10. "Meandering" – 3:18

amazon.com Bonus Tracks[edit]

  1. "Baby Let Me Take Care Of You" – 4:54
  2. "Fall Day [Demo]" – 3:35

iTunes Bonus Tracks[edit]

  1. "Three Too Many" – 2:58
  2. "Working Girl [Demo]" – 3:10

Personnel[edit]

  • Gary Louris – vocals, guitar
  • Jonathan Wilson – organ, guitar, banjo, bass, vocals
  • Joshua Grange – pedal steel guitar
  • Otto Hauser – drums, percussion
  • Adam MacDougal – keyboards
  • Susanna Hoffs – choir
  • Jenny Lewis – choir
  • Chris Robinson – choir
  • Andy Cabic – choir

Production notes[edit]

  • Chris Robinson– producer
  • Thom Monahan – engineer
  • Ken Sluiter – assistant engineer
  • Jim Scott – mixing
  • Kevin Dean – mixing
  • Richard Dodd – mastering
  • Jeri Heiden – art direction, design
  • Darren Ankenman – photography

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
2008 Billboard Top Heatseekers 9
2008 Billboard 200 100
2008 Billboard Top Independent Albums 30

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Deming, Mark. "Vagabonds > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 

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