The Decemberists Celebrate 10th Anniversary of 'The Crane Wife' with Box Set Reissue

The Decemberists Celebrate 10th Anniversary of 'The Crane Wife' with Box Set Reissue
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Decemberists' 2006 LP The Crane Wife, and after plotting the creation of a board game earlier this year, the band are now turning their attention to releasing a special anniversary edition of the album.

The reissue will arrive as a 5-LP box set, featuring a wealth of extras alongside the celebrated album. The original recording will make up the first two records in the box, with the remaining three LPs containing rare B-sides, bonus tracks and previously unreleased material.

The release also includes a DVD of a two-hour live set at Washington, DC's 9:30 Club, originally shot for NPR. A 20-page booklet will also include liner notes from journalist David Fricke and an essay by self-proclaimed Decemberists fan Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The 5-LP box set will hit shelves on December 9 through Capitol Records/Universal Music Enterprises. Read through the detailed tracklist and watch a preview for the reissue below.

The Crane Wife:

LP 1: The Original Album:

1. The Crane Wife 3
2. The Island: Come and See/The Landlord's Daughter/You'll Not Feel the Drowning
3. Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)
4. O Valencia!
5. The Perfect Crime #2
6. When the War Came
7. Shankill Butchers

LP 2: Original Album Plus Outtakes:

1. Summers0ng
2. The Crane Wife 1 & 2
3. Sons & Daughters
4. After the Bombs
5. Culling of the Fold
6. Hurdles Even Here

LP 3: Outtakes and Alternates:

1. The Perfect Crime #1 + The Day I Knew You'd Not Come Back
2. After the Bombs (Early Take)
3. Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then) (Alternate Take With Alela Diane)
4. Culling of the Fold (Alternate Take With Sean Nelson)
5. Hurdles Even Here (Full Band Take)
6. The Perfect Crime #2 (Early Take)

LP 4: Home Demos:

1. The Island: Come and See/The Landlord's Daughter/You'll Not Feel the Drowning
2. O Valencia!
3. The Perfect Crime #2
4. Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then) (With Carson Ellis)
5. The Capp Street Girls
6. Culling of the Fold
7. Hurdles Even Here

LP 5: Home Demos:

1. Shankill Butchers (Demo)
2. Summersong (Demo)
3. The Day I Knew You'd Not Come Back (Demo)
4. The Perfect Crime #1 (Demo)
5. The Crane Wife 1, 2 & 3
6. Sons & Daughters

Blu-ray: Live at the 9:30 Club, October 29, 2006:

1. The Crane Wife 3
2. The Island
3. We Both Go Down Together
4. The Gymnast, High Above the Ground
5. The Perfect Crime #2
6. Shankill Butchers
7. Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect
8. O Valencia!
9. The Legionnaire's Lament
10. 16 Military Wives
11. The Crane Wife 1 & 2
12. Sons & Daughters
13. Red Right Ankle
14. Culling of the Fold
15. I Was Meant for the Stage