"Christopher Columbus" b/w "Shifting Sands"

David Kilgour

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MRG483 | Release Date 2013

David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights return with a brand new song and a cover on this limited 7-inch.

Kilgour states, "I started writing 'Christopher Columbus' in my head after being stuck in Barcelona a couple of years back at the end of a Clean tour of Europe. My flight out was delayed by a day, so I spent most of that time hanging around the Rambla de Santa Monica, where a statue of Columbus stands. It got me thinking about how his discovery of America led the world to where we are now." The b-side, "Shifting Sands", was originally recorded in 1967 by The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band. "You can find the track on their LP Part One. I discovered the band in the mid ’70s and have loved those first three LPs ever since."

Track/Song Title Duration Price MP3 Track
Play Christopher Columbus 03:19 $0.99 Buy
Play Shifting Sands 03:22 $0.99 Buy

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