Release Date: 22nd January 2021


LP / Cat. no. WIGLP484

Ltd Green LP / Cat. no. WIGLP484X


Track listing:

  1. Ella Mary Leather
  2. To Soothe Her Wee Bit Sorrows
  3. Choices, Like Wild Rivers
  4. Struggle
  5. There Is No Upside
  6. A Droplet Forms
  7. A Very Old-Fashioned Blues
  8. We Test The Beams

James Yorkston and The Second Hand Orchestra will release The Wide, Wide River on January 22nd. The album came to be after the blossoming of a long-term friendship between James Yorkston and Karl-Jonas Winqvist, the Swedish music producer, leader and conductor of The Second Hand Orchestra.

Alongside the announcement, James Yorkston and The Second Hand Orchestra (JY & TSHO) are pleased to share the first song from the record, “Struggle”. With its lyrics: “And I hope I can tell you that I love you, when you are too old to be told”, “Struggle” is a tender and beautiful love song to James’ children. “It’s me telling my kids that it’s ok to not be ok, and that indeed, sometimes I struggle” adds Yorkston.