THE LONG WINTERS ULTIMATUM LP
To create a full-length 10-track LP, four bonus tracks have been added to the
Ultimatum EP which is a spare six-song snapshot of the oblique and poetic-minded
side of astounding songwriter and Winters bandleader John Roderick.
At times sparse, at times warmly lush, this collection of songs is always
intensely beautiful, stretching from simple vocal-and-guitar folk balladry to
orchestral grandeur to band-driven electro psych-pop and largely leaving aside
the guitar pop rave-ups with which Roderick is equally comfortable. Even without
the bonus tracks, Ultimatum EP stands on its own as a great record from a band
that has already set a high standard for themselves.
The fourth The Long Winters vinyl release is the 2005 "Ultimatum EP" with 4
never before released bonus tracks - outtakes from both the "Ultimatum" and
"Putting the Days to Bed" recording sessions.
• 10-song full-length
1. The Commander Thinks Aloud
3. Everything Is Talking
4. Delicate Hands
5. Fire Island, AK (Susitna Demo)
6. (It's A) Departure (Version 1.0)
7. Clouds (Home Demo)
8. Seven (Litho Demo)
9. Bride & Bridle (Live Acoustic)
10. Ultimatum (Live Acoustic)