Album artwork for The Wide, Wide River by James Yorkston and the Second Hand Orchestra

James Yorkston and The Second Hand Orchestra release The Wide, Wide River on Domino. The album came to be after the blossoming of a long-term friendship between James Yorkston and Karl-Jonas Winqvist, the Swedish music producer, leader and conductor of The Second Hand Orchestra.

That communal feeling is apparent across the entire album. Recorded and mixed in Sweden over the course of three days with a selection of musicians Winqvist had brought together, including Peter Morén (Peter, Bjorn and John), Cecilia Österholm (one of Sweden’s best-known nyckelharpa players), Emma Nordenstam (piano and cello) and Ulrika Gyllenberg (violin). The studio approach with The Second Hand Orchestra was entirely improvised around Yorkston’s songs, and the only song they heard in advance was Ella Mary Leather; Yorkston didn’t want to direct anyone too much but instead, allowed for a welcoming, instinctive, free-spirited and joyful atmosphere. The Wide, Wide River is a soothing, warm and sublime listen, whilst also highlighting Yorkston’s skills for songwriting, collaboration and as a musical conductor. The record takes in past loves, advancing age and friends, now gone, whilst also containing some of the most sanguine songs Yorkston has ever made.

The Wide, Wide River is James’ tenth album for Domino, not to mention his three albums as part of Yorkston / Thorne / Khan and his two books.

James Yorkston and the Second Hand Orchestra

The Wide, Wide River

Domino
Album artwork for The Wide, Wide River by James Yorkston and the Second Hand Orchestra
CD

£11.99

With 16 Page Booklet

Released 22/01/2021Catalogue Number

WIGCD484

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Album artwork for The Wide, Wide River by James Yorkston and the Second Hand Orchestra
LP

£23.99

140 Gram Vinyl with Printed Inner.

Black
Includes download code
Released 22/01/2021Catalogue Number

WIGLP484

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for Album artwork for The Wide, Wide River by James Yorkston and the Second Hand Orchestra by The Wide, Wide River - James Yorkston and the Second Hand Orchestra
Album artwork for The Wide, Wide River by James Yorkston and the Second Hand Orchestra
LP+

£25.99

140 Gram Vinyl with Printed Inner.

Green
Includes download code
Released 22/01/2021Catalogue Number

WIGLP484X

James Yorkston and the Second Hand Orchestra

The Wide, Wide River

Domino
Album artwork for The Wide, Wide River by James Yorkston and the Second Hand Orchestra
CD

£11.99

With 16 Page Booklet

Released 22/01/2021Catalogue Number

WIGCD484

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for The Wide, Wide River by James Yorkston and the Second Hand Orchestra
LP

£23.99

140 Gram Vinyl with Printed Inner.

Black
Includes download code
Released 22/01/2021Catalogue Number

WIGLP484

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for Album artwork for The Wide, Wide River by James Yorkston and the Second Hand Orchestra by The Wide, Wide River - James Yorkston and the Second Hand Orchestra
Album artwork for The Wide, Wide River by James Yorkston and the Second Hand Orchestra
LP+

£25.99

140 Gram Vinyl with Printed Inner.

Green
Includes download code
Released 22/01/2021Catalogue Number

WIGLP484X

James Yorkston and The Second Hand Orchestra release The Wide, Wide River on Domino. The album came to be after the blossoming of a long-term friendship between James Yorkston and Karl-Jonas Winqvist, the Swedish music producer, leader and conductor of The Second Hand Orchestra.

That communal feeling is apparent across the entire album. Recorded and mixed in Sweden over the course of three days with a selection of musicians Winqvist had brought together, including Peter Morén (Peter, Bjorn and John), Cecilia Österholm (one of Sweden’s best-known nyckelharpa players), Emma Nordenstam (piano and cello) and Ulrika Gyllenberg (violin). The studio approach with The Second Hand Orchestra was entirely improvised around Yorkston’s songs, and the only song they heard in advance was Ella Mary Leather; Yorkston didn’t want to direct anyone too much but instead, allowed for a welcoming, instinctive, free-spirited and joyful atmosphere. The Wide, Wide River is a soothing, warm and sublime listen, whilst also highlighting Yorkston’s skills for songwriting, collaboration and as a musical conductor. The record takes in past loves, advancing age and friends, now gone, whilst also containing some of the most sanguine songs Yorkston has ever made.

The Wide, Wide River is James’ tenth album for Domino, not to mention his three albums as part of Yorkston / Thorne / Khan and his two books.