By Alex HudsonCanadian folk veterans the Be Good Tanyas dropped their debut album, Blue Horse, back in 2000 via Nettwerk Records. In honour of that record, the group are now marking its release with an tenth anniversary edition of the much-loved disc.
On July 5, the folk outfit will unveil a double-LP version of Blue Horse, containing two 180-gram records in gatefold packaging. It will also include a 28-page songbook and a digital download card.
In addition to the original 12-song album, the new edition will contain three bonus tracks on the fourth side. Two of these -- "Mule on the Mountain" and "Ain't No Change" -- are outtakes from the original Blue Horse sessions and feature founding member turned solo artist Jolie Holland. The other one isn't actually a Be Good Tanyas track. Rather, it's the song "Be Good Tanya" by San Francisco songwriter Obo Martin, which provided the inspiration for the group's name.
See the tracklist below. Scroll past that to check out the band's summer tour plans, which include Canadian shows in Vancouver and Winnipeg.
Blue Horse (double vinyl edition):
1. "The Littlest Birds" 2. "Broken Telephone" 3. "Rain and Snow" 4. "Lakes of Pontchartrain"
1. "Only in the Past" 2. "The Coo Coo Bird" 3. "Dogsong aka Sleep Dog Lullaby" 4. "Momsong"
1. "Don't You Fall" 2. "Up Against the Wall" 3. "Oh Susanna" 4. "Light Enough to Travel"
1. "Mule on the Mountain" (ft. Jolie Holland) 2. "Ain't No Change" (ft. Jolie Holland) 3. "Be Good Tanya" (Obo Martin)
7/8 Vancouver, BC - Vancouver 125 Festival 7/9-10 Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Folk Festival 8/17 Seattle, WA - Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheatre * 8/19 Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre * 8/20 San Francisco, CA - The Independent 8/21 San Francisco, CA - The Independent