My first Vinyl (aged 23) & The Beast

Last Friday, M collected me from work. After doing the late shift, as per usual, and with no prospect of a weekend to look forward to, I wasn’t in the best of moods. That is, until he reaches into the back seat as we pull up to my house, and hands me a present. Josh Ritter’s ‘The Beast in it’s Tracks’ (Or tBiiT as I have been affectionately calling it.) in a clear bag, the Limited edition vinyl, vinyl single. CD and lyric book. ‘How?’ It wasn’t supposed to be out until March 5th. But I had forgotten, Ireland always releases music early, the Friday before. And Cool Disks, a lovely wee independent music shop on Foyle Street, Derry always sticks to the ‘Irish’ rule of thumb although we are in the no man’s land of Derry/Londonderry. Excitement abounds. It’s my first vinyl, believe it or not, and I am pleased as punch with it. I haven’t actually got a record player but I would happily buy one.

I’m still in the first few listens (to the CD) and still making up my mind. (It’s Josh Ritter, I know I’m going to love it but I’m finding my reasons why right now!) It’s come out of pure heartbreak. This Hotpress article is really good about it. It’s a lot simpler album than ‘So Runs the World Away’ (2010) I feel like it’s something he just had to do…

Anyways, here are some of my excited photos:



















Author: Fiona @ lifelyricslemoncake

5 thoughts on “My first Vinyl (aged 23) & The Beast”

  1. I’m into my first few listens myself . . . I waited to buy the CD at the concert in Boston recently, and heard a number of the new ones for the first time live. “Hopeful” really stood out. Keep us posted on your thoughts.

    ps – I frickin’ love lemoncake. Are you a baker? Do you have a fave recipe? πŸ™‚

    1. Oh that was lovely, leaving it to you saw it live. I must write a review… I’m seeing him in Letterkenny in July πŸ™‚

      No I embarrassingly don’t bake! I would love to learn properly. Lemon cake has become a thing with me! Do YOU have any recipes?? Thanks so much god the comment. I admire your writing x

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