Title : Lanterns on the Lake – Gracious Tide, Take Me Home : 10th Anniversary Edition. Format : Vinyl. Label : Bella Union. Cat Num : BELLA1150V. Barcode : 5400863046729.
Release Date : 11th June 2021
Following last year’s Mercury nominated ‘Spook The Herd’ album, Lanterns On The Lake announce a deluxe 10th Anniversary vinyl reissue of their acclaimed debut album, ‘Gracious Tide, Take Me Home’, out via Bella Union. The band’s much-loved debut has been meticulously remastered at Abbey Road studios and is released available to independent retailers on 140g double vinyl in a gatefold sleeve with gold foil print and digital download code. Additionally, the album comes with five previously unreleased tracks recorded during the original sessions. Fusing the most fragile and graceful end of the folk music spectrum to the most luminous properties of cinemascope rock, ‘Gracious Tide, Take Me Home’ used a smorgasbord of instruments (guitars, violin, mandolin, piano, synths, glockenspiels, even a kalimba) to paint a variety of beautiful vistas, from the ambient ‘Ships In The Rain’ to the galloping ‘A Kingdom’, from the six-minute layers of ‘The Places We Call Home’ to the skeletal 73-second finale ‘Not Going Back To The Harbour’. There’s always been a compelling drama to Lanterns On The Lake; the way the opening track ‘Lungs Quicken’ shifts from dreamy restraint to a full-blown crescendo indicated the true power at their fingertips.