Returning with his band, The Anomoanon, Ned Oldham has carefully crafted an album ripe with country crooners, slow burning ballads and the occasional raucous back woods jam. Joining the band are brothers Will (aka Bonnie 'Prince' Billy), David Heumann (also in Bonny's band) and David Michael Curry on viola. Inspired by the birth of Ned's son and daughter, these songs have a communal, heartfelt warmth previously only hinted at on Anomoanon recordings. There's an overwhelming beauty and depth to these songs that is simply heartbreaking; a charming series of stories about the family as told by the family themselves. Recalling a diverse batch of influences ranging from Neil Young to Uncle Tupelo, Asleep Many Years in the Wood is a sentimental walk through the woods that lets you in on the family secrets, but also lets you in on the family fun.
released November 5, 2002
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