News Bright Eyes to reissue nine studio albums

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The ‘Companion’ series will also be joined by new recordings.

Set for release over the next year, Bright Eyes have announced plans to reissue their nine studio albums as a ‘Companion’ series, alongside new recordings.

Each album reissue series will be partnered with “the release of a Companion EP of five new recordings of songs contained on the original release plus a cover version from an artist they found particularly inspiring at the time of the original recording”.

“It’s a meaningful way to connect with the past that doesn’t feel totally nostalgic and self-indulgent,” Conor Oberst says. “We are taking these songs and making them interesting to us all over again. I like that. I like a challenge. I like to be forced to do something that’s slightly hard, just to see if we can.”

On 27th May, Bright Eyes’ first three albums - ‘A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997’, ‘Letting Off The Happiness’ and ‘Fevers and Mirrors’ - will receive the Companion treatment.

Today’s announcement comes with the release of three new Companion series recordings: ‘Falling Out of Love At This Volume’, ‘Contrast And Compare’ featuring Waxahatchee and ‘Haligh, Haligh, A Lie, Haligh featuring Phoebe Bridgers.

Check them out below.

‘Companion’ EPs (new recordings) Tracklisting:

A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997: A Companion
1) “Driving Fast Through A Big City At Night”
2) “Solid Jackson”
3) “A Celebration Upon Completion”
4) “Falling Out of Love At This Volume”
5) “Exaltation On A Cool Kitchen Floor”
6) “Double Joe” (Simon Joyner cover)

Letting Off The Happiness: A Companion
1) “The Difference In The Shades”
2) “The City Has Sex (feat. Waxahatchee)”
3) “Contrast And Compare (feat. Waxahatchee)”
4) “Kathy With A K’s Song (feat. M Ward)”
5) “St. Ides Heaven (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)” (Elliott Smith cover)
6) “June On The West Coast (feat. Becky Stark)”

Fevers and Mirrors: A Companion
1) “Haligh, Haligh, A Lie, Haligh (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)”
2) “A Scale, A Mirror, And Those Indifferent Clocks (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)”
3) “Arienette”
4) “Hypnotist (Song for Daniel H)” (Lullaby For The Working Class cover)
5) “When The Curious Girl Realizes She Is Under Glass (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)”
6) “A Spindle, A Darkness, A Fever, And A Necklace (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)”

Album Reissues Tracklisting:

A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997
1) “The Invisible Gardener”
2) “Patient Hope In New Snow”
3) “Saturday As Usual”
4) “Falling Out of Love At This Volume”
5) “Exaltation On A Cool Kitchen Floor”
6) “The Awful Sweetness Of Escaping Sweat”
7) “Puella Quam Amo Est Pulchra”
8) “Driving Fast Through A Big City At Night”
9) “How Many Lights Do You See?”
10) “I Watched You Taking Off”
11) “A Celebration Upon Completion”
12) “Emily, Sing Something Sweet”
13) “All Of The Truth”
14) “One Straw”
15) “Lila”
16) “A Few Minutes On Friday”
17) “Supriya”
18) “Solid Jackson
19) “Feb. 15th”
20) “The ‘Feel Good’ Revolution”

Letting Off The Happiness
1) “If Winter Ends”
2) “Padraic My Prince”
3) “Contrast And Compare”
4) “The City Has Sex”
5) “The Difference In The Shades”
6) “Touch”
7) “June On The West Coast”
8) “Pull My Hair”
9) “A Poetic Retelling Of An Unfortunate Seduction”
10) “Tereza And Tomas”

‘Fevers and Mirrors’
1) “A Spindle, A Darkness, A Fever, And A Necklace”
2) “A Scale, A Mirror, And Those Indifferent Clocks”
3) “The Calendar Hung Itself…”
4) “Something Vague”
5) “The Movement Of A Hand”
6) “Arienette”
7) “When The Curious Girl Realizes She Is Under Glass”
8) “Haligh, Haligh, A Lie, Haligh”
9) “The Center Of The World”
10) “Sunrise, Sunset”
11) “An Attempt To Tip The Scales”
12) “A Song To Pass The Time”

See Bright Eyes live at the following dates:

MARCH
23 St. Paul, MN - Palace Theatre
24 Milwaukee, WI - The Riverside Theater
25 Madison, WI - The Sylvee
26 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
27 Detroit, MI - The Cathedral Theatre at the Masonic
29 Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room
30 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
31 Louisville, KY - Paristown Hall

APRIL
01 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
02 Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
03 Columbus, OH - Express Live!
05 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
06 Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre
07 Boston, MA - Roadrunner
08 Philadelphia, PA - The Met
09 Washington, D.C. - The Anthem
10 Norfolk, VA - The NorVa

MAY
19 Oklahoma City, OK - The Jones Assembly
20 Dallas, TX - The Factory in Deep Ellum
21 Austin, TX - ACL Live at the Moody Theater
22 Houston, TX - The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall
23 New Orleans, LA - Orpheum Theater
25 Charleston, SC - Charleston Music Hall
26 Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
27 Miami Beach, FL - Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater
28 St Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
29 Atlanta, GA - The Eastern
31 Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte

JUNE
01 Cincinatti, OH - Brady Music Center *
02 Richmond, VA - Brown's Island *
03 Ashbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony Summerstage *
04 New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall *
05 Lafayette, NY - Beak and Skiff Apple Orchards *
15 Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
16 Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
17 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
18 Troutdale, OR - McMenamin's Edgefield Amphitheatre
20 San Francisco, CA - The Masonic
23 Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
24 San Diego, CA - Soma
25 Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren
28 Salt Lake City, UT - The Union
30 Denver, CO - The Mission Ballroom

JULY
01 Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
02 Omaha, NE - The Admiral
03 Omaha, NE - The Admiral

AUGUST
12 Oslo, Norway - Øyafestivalen 2022
14 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
16 Hamburg, Germany - Fabrik
17 Prague, Czech Republic - Lucerna Music Bar
19 Berlin, Germany - Tempodrom
20 Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
22 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
23 Cologne, Germany - Carlswerk Victoria
25 Vienna, Austria - Arena Open Air
26 Munich, Germany - Muffathalle
27 Zurich, Switzerland - X-Tra
30 London, England - Eventim Apollo
31 Manchester, England - O2 Apollo

SEPTEMBER
01 Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
05 Birmingham, England - O2 Institute Birmingham
06 Glasgow, Scotland - Barrowland

* Alex G supporting

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