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  • Columbia House Party

The Decemberists - The Crane Wife (2006)

Updated: Mar 26


Hit save on your English lit essay and close your history textbook. In the latest episode of Columbia House Party, hosts Jake Goldsbie and Blake Murphy are joined by Jake’s friend Wilson to revisit and reprocess The Decemberists’ 2006 album, The Crane Wife. There is a lot going on here, with two sprawling, multi-part songs that lean heavily on historical (or mythical) source material and a few stand-alone tracks that do the same. Find out more about which Shakespeare play The Decemberists built upon, just how many people die (in album kayfabe) over the course of an hour, and what Wilson’s full name is on this week’s podcast.


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