I know it hasn’t been that long since the last acoustic-type Wino Wednesday, but here’s the thing: Last night, after yet another late evening as work, I returned to my humble river valley and found there waiting for me a copy of the new Songs of Townes Van Zandt split tribute between Wino, Scott Kelly and Steve Von Till. I was just tired enough and just enough in need of spiritual rejuvenation that I put it right on and man, it was perfect. Von Till‘s take on “Black Crow Blues,” and Wino‘s “Rake” — just what I needed.
So for today, I wanted to use another track off that release, but then I found that at the end of their European tour together, Wino and Conny Ochs had done a Latitudes session together released in March under the appropriate title Labour of Love. Someone had told me about it before, if I recall, but I guess I put it out of my mind, because it’s not like I’d be able to get a review copy. As with all the Latitudes stuff, it’s a limited edition — CD is 500, 300 of which were bundled with a wood-box version of the Wino & Conny Ochs collaborative album, Heavy Kingdom — and this morning when I (re-)stumbled on it, I bought the thing immediately. True, I probably could’ve waited for the US tour they’re doing in August and picked it up at their merch table, but I figured better not to risk missing out. It’s not always in line with my personal taste, but I’m an admirer of the idea of the Latitudes sessions anyway.
If you want to check out the Labour of Love and other Latitudes stuff — it’s affiliated in some way with Southern Records, but I’m not sure what the relationship is — you can do so here. While you peruse, here’s “Judas” from the Soundcloud player they set up to allow for sampling. Cheers and have a great Wino Wednesday.
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