Album artwork for The Imperial by The Delines
Album artwork for The Imperial by The Delines

Rough Trade Album of the Month - January 2019

Where country meets soul and makes a new sweet golden sound of its own.

The second album from the Delines - it took three years to finish while vocalist Amy Boon (The Damnations, TX) recovered from a bad car accident. The players are keyboard/horn player Cory Gray, pedal steel player Tucker Jackson (The Minus 5) and a bunch of Richmond Fontaine band members namely Sean Oldham, Freddie Trujillo and of course novelist Willy Vlautin. All ten tracks are written by Willy Vlautin, recorded in Portland, Oregon and produced by John Morgan Askew.

A Fender Rhodes kicks in and you know you’re in a safe place. It’s lush resonant tones set the scene, a lap steel slides in to introduce a laconic but oh-so dulcet tune. Crying guitars present tales of broken hearts. Smooth soulful vocals and the sweet golden tones of a brass section complete the mellowest album this year so far.

The Delines

The Imperial

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£14.99

Released 11/01/2019Catalogue Number

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LP+

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Limited Edition -1000 pressing worldwide. 180 Gram Black Vinyl housed in Gatefold Sleeve with Bonus 7" of two unreleased tracks Tenth Floor and The Drowning Life.

Released 11/01/2019Catalogue Number

LDECOR46LP

The Delines

The Imperial

Decor
Album artwork for Album artwork for The Imperial by The Delines by The Imperial - The Delines
Album artwork for Album artwork for The Imperial by The Delines by The Imperial - The Delines
Album artwork for The Imperial by The Delines
LP

£21.99

Black Vinyl housed in Standard Sleeve

Black
Released 12/08/2022Catalogue Number

DECOR46LP

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for The Imperial by The Delines
CD

£14.99

Released 11/01/2019Catalogue Number

DECOR46CD

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for The Imperial by The Delines
LP+

£24.99

Limited Edition -1000 pressing worldwide. 180 Gram Black Vinyl housed in Gatefold Sleeve with Bonus 7" of two unreleased tracks Tenth Floor and The Drowning Life.

Released 11/01/2019Catalogue Number

LDECOR46LP

Rough Trade Album of the Month - January 2019

Where country meets soul and makes a new sweet golden sound of its own.

The second album from the Delines - it took three years to finish while vocalist Amy Boon (The Damnations, TX) recovered from a bad car accident. The players are keyboard/horn player Cory Gray, pedal steel player Tucker Jackson (The Minus 5) and a bunch of Richmond Fontaine band members namely Sean Oldham, Freddie Trujillo and of course novelist Willy Vlautin. All ten tracks are written by Willy Vlautin, recorded in Portland, Oregon and produced by John Morgan Askew.

A Fender Rhodes kicks in and you know you’re in a safe place. It’s lush resonant tones set the scene, a lap steel slides in to introduce a laconic but oh-so dulcet tune. Crying guitars present tales of broken hearts. Smooth soulful vocals and the sweet golden tones of a brass section complete the mellowest album this year so far.