Laura Marling Alas I Cannot Swim 180g LP
Remastered Deluxe Gatefold 180g Vinyl!
Ribbon Music releases remastered deluxe re-issue of this acclaimed album by
Alas I Cannot Swim was the young British singer/songwriter’s debut album
originally released in 2008. The recording features contributions by Charlie
Fink & Tom Hobden (Noah and The Whale) and Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons).
Since her emergence on to the London music scene in 2007, Laura Marling has
steadily secured her position as one of the most exciting musical talents of her
generation. By the tender age of 21 she has already won a BRIT award and been
nominated for the UK Mercury Music prize twice. While so many artists of any age
attempt to locate their inner child, Marling, with a sometime steely gaze,
measures the prerogatives of youth against the looming realities of adulthood -
the specter of mortality, the betrayals of love, the balm of sex, the yearning
for companionship, the need for independence. As the Times of London recently
posted, "Who else is making music as ambitious, as haunting, as
centuries-straddling, as thought-provoking and artistically tenacious as this?
An the answer is: nobody. No, really. Not a soul."
Marling, who started out - briefly but auspiciously - with a stint in the group
Noah and the Whale, was a mere 16 when she independently released her first
singles and almost immediately gained serious stature as a key figure on
Britain's burgeoning young folk scene, alongside such artists and friends as
singer-actor Johnny Flynn and Mumford & Sons. The two startlingly self-assured
albums that followed - Alas I Cannot Swim (2008) and I Speak Because I Can
(2010) - brought the self-effacing and relatively shy Marling an extraordinary
level of acclaim in her homeland, with each of them in turn being nominated for
the U.K.'s prestigious Mercury Prize.
• 180g Vinyl
• Deluxe gatefold jacket
• Limited time MP3 download code
• Remastered for this reissue
2. Old Stone
3. Tap At My Window
5. You're No God
6. Cross Your Fingers
7. Crawled Out of the Sea (Interlude)
1. My Manic and I
2. Night Terror
3. The Captain and the Hourglass
5. Your Only Doll (Dora)