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All Hail West Texas (Remastered)

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credits

released July 23, 2013

© 2013 All songs written by John Darnielle, Cadmean Dawn (ASCAP). Administered worldwide by Pacific Electric Music Publishing.

Thanks to Craig Stewart for originally releasing this album and for always believing in me: without your faith and goodness this record wouldn’t exist, and neither would any of the other ones that came after it. Craig originally sent out the promos with pages from a very old Texas road atlas enclosed; only one person ever noticed or said anything about it. To the best of my knowledge none of these promos have ever been spotted in the wild, making them the most elusive piece of Mountain Goats ephemera known. Thanks to Merge for restoring this record to a place in the actual physical world, and to Brent Lambert at the Kitchen for being the mastering engineer to whom all other mastering engineers must be compared. Thanks to Alex Newport for the original tape transfer and to John Vanderslice for facilitating it. Thanks to Alyson West at Ravenhouse for navigating the channels that make this release possible. Thanks, finally, from the deepest and truest depths of my heart, to Jeff and Cyrus: for making yourselves known to me, for raising your voices, and for refusing to go down without a fight.

This reissue is dedicated to Matt Fraction, because we are both still here, and who would’ve guessed it.

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The Mountain Goats Durham, North Carolina

John Darnielle has written almost 600 songs now, and some of them are very sad, dealing with hard drugs and tragic ends, hurting yourself and others, sicknesses of both body and brain, off-brand alcohols. They are told in beautiful, unnerving, specific detail because he is a very good writer, and also some of them are just true stories about his own life.
—John Hodgman, 2012
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