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Working with a 10-piece ensemble, Justin Vernon reconjures the magic and mystery of his mesmerizing 2008 debut, For Emma, Forever Ago, recorded in an isolated Wisconsin cabin during the dead of winter.
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Working with a 10-piece ensemble, Justin Vernon reconjures the magic and mystery of his mesmerizing 2008 debut, For Emma, Forever Ago, recorded in an isolated Wisconsin cabin during the dead of winter. “Towers” seems to encapsulate the whole of early- ’70s Cali country rock, “Calgary” mates a soaring melody with a percolating groove, the widescreen closer “Beth/Rest” has the epic scale of the theme from a classic western film, and practically every track turns on Vernon’s signature move— multitracked vocals.
BUD SCOPPA

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