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Decemberists : The King is Dead

The Decemberists sixth album, "The King is Dead" will be released January 18. According to singer-songwriter Colin Meloy, the new album is an " exercise in restraint", so listen for a more folky approach. Also listen for some guest musicians, including R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and singer Gillian Welch. But the really cool thing about this new album is all the versions available, starting with a  limited edition deluxe box set which will include a 72 page book of photography, a DVD on the making of the album, a 180 gram white vinyl record with a special cover, a limited edition print, a digital download of the album on released date of Jan 18, an instant download of a live video recorded in 2009, all in a linen wrapped clamshell box with foil stampd cover PLUS a T-Shirt. There are 3 other versions, the book with CD/DVD, the vinyl package and of course, a CD, all of which come with download codes. Here's the band with the first single from the album called  " Down By the Water"

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