Transistor Radio

M. Ward

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MRG260 | Release Date February 22, 2005

Portland, Oregon's M. Ward describes his fourth full-length release, Transistor Radio as a collection of songs "about childhood memories of a utopian radio power..." and dedicates the album to "the last of the remaining independent radio stations." Opening with a beautiful John Fahey-esque instrumental rendition of the Beach Boys' "You Still Believe in Me," Transistor Radio continues down a dusty well-worn road full of timeless, uniquely American stories. Ward's distinctly weathered voice and intricate guitar playing are helped along with an impressive group of guests incuding Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley), Howe Gelb (Giant Sand) and Jordan Hudson (The Thermals).

Track/Song Title Duration Price MP3 Track
Play You Still Believe In Me 02:24 $0.99 Buy
Play One Life Away 01:57 $0.99 Buy
Play Sweethearts on Parade 02:12 $0.99 Buy
Play Hi-Fi 04:14 $0.99 Buy
Play Fuel for Fire 04:12 $0.99 Buy
Play Four Hours in Washington 03:01 $0.99 Buy
Play Regeneration No. 1 01:18 $0.99 Buy
Play Big Boat 02:45 $0.99 Buy
Play Paul's Song 03:10 $0.99 Buy
Play Radio Campaign 02:36 $0.99 Buy
Here Comes the Sun Again 02:21 $0.99 Buy
Play Deep Dark Well 02:25 $0.99 Buy
Play Oh Take Me Back 02:07 $0.99 Buy
Play I'll Be Yr Bird 02:54 $0.99 Buy
Play Lullaby + Exile 02:44 $0.99 Buy
Play Well-Tempered Clavier 02:58 $0.99 Buy

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