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White Whale

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MRG281 | Release Date 2006

"If Everyone's Out To Sea, Who's Minding the Land?: The White Whale Story"

Call me Ishmael. Or don't. That's entirely up to you. Many years ago - or sooner, I am imprecise about these things - a landlocked group of men from the vicinity of a town in Kansas called Lawrence embarked upon a journey of the soul. Or a journey full of soul. Again, you decide. Armed with the weapons of the musician's trade, these five travelers were bestowed with the biblical and mythical name of White Whale. Prior bands of minstrels attempted the majestic grandeur inherent in White Whale. The intrepid Butterglory; the fearless Get Up Kids; Thee (fearsome) Higher Burning Fire; and the brave, chivalrous Matt Suggs all drove their vessels to sea. All were driven back to the land of corn. Yet their combined talents have taken them to corners of the globe only dreamed of by other bands.

And in White Whale's maiden voyage, WWI, all glory and honor is theirs. Amassing the power of the Big Star with the fury of the Sabbath (Black) and the mesmerizing wiles of the Badfinger the gentlemen of White (F-in') Whale are not afraid to ask the musical question "What's an Ocean For?' Beware ye Decemberists and those who would set the Arcade (a)Fire, the Okkervil River can not contain the enormity of White Whale.

Track/Song Title Duration Price MP3 Track
Play Nine Good Fingers 04:12 $0.99 Buy
Play O' William, O' Sarah 07:36 $0.99 Buy
Play The Admiral 03:48 $0.99 Buy
Play I Love Lovely Chinese Gal 03:30 $0.99 Buy
Play What's an Ocean For? 03:44 $0.99 Buy
Play We're Just Temporary Ma'am 03:59 $0.99 Buy
Play Forgive the Forgiven 05:09 $0.99 Buy
Play Fidget and Fudge 06:52 $0.99 Buy
Play Yummyman Farewell 04:22 $0.99 Buy
Play King's Indian 02:06 $0.99 Buy
Play One Prayer 04:34 $0.99 Buy

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We also offer FLAC digital music files. FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an uncompressed audio format. As such, FLAC files provide a perfect digital copy of a given piece of music.

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