TSURURADIO Vinyl Preservation Society Presents… Ask Forgiveness on Vinyl!!!

Photography by Gülce Güçer

I don’t claim to be a “good” fan of Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy. I mean, I love everything I hear, but for some reason, the idea of going back into his discography and discovering all I have missed seems daunting, to say the least. I guess being a passive fan is better than a crazed fan, right? Because of this, I’m always so happy when someone brings a little more Oldham my way. Such is the case down in our humble little music brigade when wonderful member Rabney posted his vinyl rip of Oldham’s 2007 release, Ask Forgiveness

Once again, I’m lost & mesmerized by his work. It’s quiet, understated, rustic, and beautiful. His voice is soft, sweet, yet wise and complimented perfectly when Baird, the female backing vocals, steps in to balance him. I didn’t read any write-ups before listening, as I wanted to come into this as blind as possible, so imagine my surprise when I learned that all the songs, save one, are covers! Man, I had no idea. Oldham owns these songs, took them, wrung them out, and made them his… certainly a testament to his ability.

So, as the snow covers my world and I dream of being home with my baby, Ask Forgiveness helps carry me along. Thank you Rabney for helping me take one more step in slowly learning a little more about Oldham, I really appreciate it.

Now it’s your turn as the…

TSURURADIO Vinyl Preservation Society Presents…. Ask Forgiveness on Vinyl!!!
(Full Zip)

Side A

1 – I Came Here To Hear The Music
2 – I’ve Seen It All
3 – Am I Demon
4 – My Life

Side B

1 – I’m Loving The Street
2 – Way I Am
3 – Cycles
4 – World’s Greatest

Go show all Bonnie, Prince, and/or Billy all your love here, here, and here now…

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