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Vagabond Songs

by David J (official)

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Vagabond Songs is David J's new limited edition gatefold double vinyl LP set. David J's (Love and Rockets / Bauhaus / The Jazz Butcher) ninth studio album Vagabond Songs features a disarmingly charming and heart-felt collection of acoustic songs written on the road and inspired by people and places encountered by David J as he ventured on his ramblin' vagabond way around the world.

Includes the UK hit single, "The Day That David Bowie Died" as well as a radical reworking of the Love and Rockets' classic, "The Dog End of a Day Gone By".

Double LP released on Last Hurray Records.

Tracks 4, 9 and 14 appear only on the limited vinyl release.


released September 1, 2020

Track 1 recorded at Revolver Studios, Portland, OR.
Engineered by Collin Hegna.
Tracks 2, 3 recorded at Thunderbird Studio, Oceanside, CA.
Engineered by Thomas Yearsley.
Tracks 4,5,9,10,13,14,15 recorded at Ear Gallery Music, Los Angeles, CA.
Engineered by Tony Green
Track 6 recorded at Sonic Ranch, Tornillo, TX.
Engineered by Pablo Nelken
Track 7 recorded at Trick Knee Studio and Vibrafuzz Sound Lab, Bristol, England. Engineered by Darwin Meiners, Tim Newman.
Mixed by Darwin Meiners.
Track 8 recorded at Elector Studio, Oceanside, CA and Vibrafuzz Sound Lab, Bristol, England.
Engineered by Thomas Yearsley and Tim Newman.
Track 11 recorded at Elector Studios, Oceanside, CA and Vibrafuzz Sound Lab, Bristol, England
Engineered by Thomas Yearsley and Tim Newman
Track 12 recorded on David J’s iPhone!
Album produced by David J (Except ‘The Day That David Bowie Died’: Produced by David J and Collin Hegna)
Mastered by Mark Chalecki at Little Red Book Mastering, Los Angeles CA.
Art work: Lindsey Kuhn
Cover concept: David J
Photography: Rui Maia Pereira
(except for railway station, Coimbra, Portugal by David J)
All songs published by Urbane Music (BMI) except ‘Roll Um Easy’ published by Sony Music (ascap)
‘The Dog-End of a Day Gone By’ published by Universal Music (ascap)
All songs written by David J except ‘Roll ‘em Easy’ (Lowell George) and ‘The Dog-End of a Day Gone By’ (David J, Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins)
Special thanks to: Chad Hensley, Carey Hodges, Darwin Meiners, Ann Greenaway,
Raj Patel, Pablo Duran, Craig Czyz, Yoshiyuki Sugiwake, Daniel Gorelick, Tim Newman, Shelli Willey, Eric Cummings, Luis Eduardo Perez Ferro, Joel Rhodes, Jennifer Downs, Jaimi Haig, Edgar Alonso Montiel, Matt Mitchell, Steve Davis, Shawn Stanley,

Richard Ryea, Shannon Riebman, Eric Feil, Scott Erickson, Tom Stamates, Judy Lyon, Mark Weddle, Piers Sutton, Chris Reid, Ted Klug, Philip McMurray, Philip Woodrow, Lisa King, Ray Huse, Andrew Brooksbank, Nicklas Jennings, Tim Shields, Molly Jones, Helena Terrace-Waldmann, Vincent Forrest, Michael Cuggy, Harper Della-Piana,
Barry Rose, Dominic Bergeron, Houdah Abualtin, Reed Soper, Kyle Mooney, Ben Davidson, Jay Judge


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