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    Wed, 10 Dec 2008 17:06:55

    The Decemberists' new album gets a date and tracklist - ...and promises a rock opera experience

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    • The Decemberists - BOSTON, MA - MAY 24: Colin Meloy of the indie band The Decemberists performs to a sold out audience of 22,000 fans during a torrential downpour at the 2014 Boston Calling Music Festival at Boston City Hall Plaza on May 24, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.
    • The Decemberists - BOSTON, MA - MAY 24: Colin Meloy of the indie band The Decemberists performs to a sold out audience of 22,000 fans during a torrential downpour at the 2014 Boston Calling Music Festival at Boston City Hall Plaza on May 24, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.
    • The Decemberists - PORTLAND, OR - APRIL 24: Colin Meloy frontman of the indie band the Decemberists performs at the recording of radio show Q With Jian Ghomeshi live at Aladdin Theater on April 24, 2014 in Portland, Oregon.

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    Though they've always had a taste for theatrics, The Decemberists are gearing up to outdo even themselves with their latest album, Hazards of Love. Now set for official release on March 24, head troubadour Colin Meloy recently told Rolling Stone that the record is, "A twisty, fantastical story about a woman named Margaret who is ravaged by a shape-shifting animal," which in summation means, "Everyone's going to call it a rock opera." Judging from the tracklist below, you'll want to prepare cardboard backdrops of towering castles, tumultuous seas and brambly forests if you plan to take this musical production to Broadway.

    Hazards of Love:
    1. Prelude
    2. Hazards of Love 1 (The Prettiest Whistles Won't Wrestle the Thistles Undone)
    3. A Bower Scene
    4. Won't Want for Love (Margaret in the Taiga)
    5. Hazards of Love 2 (Wager All)
    6. The Queen's Approach
    7. Isn't It a Lovely Night?
    8. The Wanting Comes in Waves / Repaid
    9. An Interlude
    10. The Rake's Song
    11. The Abduction of Margaret
    12. The Queen's Rebuke / The Crossing
    13. Annan Water
    14. Margaret in Captivity
    15. Hazards of Love 3 (Revenge!)
    16. The Wanting Comes in Waves (Reprise)
    17. The Hazards of Love 4 (The Drowned)

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    12.10.08



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