Header

ALWAYS THE BRIDESMAID: VOL 2

The Decemberists

Prog Folk


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

The Decemberists Always The Bridesmaid: Vol 2 album cover
2.55 | 4 ratings | 2 reviews | 0% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy THE DECEMBERISTS Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 2008

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Days of Elaine (4:29)
2. Days of Elaine (long) (6:35)
3. I'm Sticking With You (3:37)

Total time: 14:41

Lyrics

Search THE DECEMBERISTS Always The Bridesmaid: Vol 2 lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search THE DECEMBERISTS Always The Bridesmaid: Vol 2 tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Colin Meloy / singing, guitar, the drums (3)
- Nate Query / bass guitar
- Jenny Conlee / piano, Hammond organ (1,2), singing
- Chris Funk / guitar, singing, autoharp (3)
- John Moen / the drums, percussion, singing, guitar (3)

Releases information

EP Jealous Butcher JB075 (US)

Thanks to ClemofNazareth for the addition
Edit this entry

THE DECEMBERISTS MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy THE DECEMBERISTS Always The Bridesmaid: Vol 2 Music


The Decemberists: A Practical HandbookThe Decemberists: A Practical Handbook
Multiple Formats
Kill Rock Stars 2007
DVD$4.94
$0.95 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
The Crane Wife by The Decemberists CD 2006 Capitol/EMI Alternative / Indie Rock US $3.80 [0 bids]
US $4.99 Buy It Now
2h 9m
The Hazards of Love by The Decemberists (CD, Mar-2009, Capitol) US $4.99 [0 bids]
2h 45m
The Crane Wife - Decemberists 11756538 US $14.48 Buy It Now 3h 48m
Blue Giant self title LP sealed Mint Decemberists Swords Corin Tucker US $21.99 Buy It Now 4h 17m
Patti Smith Two More Ltd Ed 7" Vinyl Lou Reed Decemberists covers Sealed New OOP US $9.95 Buy It Now 6h 27m
Always the Bridesmaid Vol. 2 [12"] by the Decemberists (Vinyl 180gr, Nov-2008, J US $17.35 Buy It Now 12h 12m
Always the Bridesmaid Vol. 3 [12"] by the Decemberists (Vinyl 180gr, Nov-2008, J US $17.35 Buy It Now 12h 12m
THE DECEMBERISTS colin meloy 2011 NEW/SEALED "long live/king" 10" FOLK INDIE EP US $12.89 Buy It Now 14h 56m
Decemberists - Her Majesty , The Decemberist LP 180 Gram Vinyl Brand NEW US $11.85 [2 bids]
16h 28m
The Crane Wife by The Decemberists (CD, Oct-2006, Capitol/EMI Records) US $0.99 [0 bids]
20h 48m
THE DECEMBERISTS - THE CRANE WIFEF-CD US $0.99 [0 bids]
21h 26m
THE DECEMBERISTS - THE CRANE WIFE-CD US $0.99 [0 bids]
22h 31m
The Decemberists We All Raise Our Voices to the Air: Live Songs 04.11.08 3xLP US $25.00 [0 bids]
22h 50m
The Hazards Of Love - Decemberists The CD Sealed New ! US $6.48 Buy It Now 23h 6m
The Decemberists - Her Majesty LP NEW 180g Jealous Butcher Records US $27.99 Buy It Now 23h 26m
The Decemberists - We All Raise Our Voices To The Air 3LP NEW Live Songs 2011 US $36.99 Buy It Now 1 day
The Decemberists Always The Bridesmaid Vol. 1: Valerie Plame Sealed New Unopen US $25.00 [0 bids]
1 day
The King Is Dead [Digipak] by The Decemberists (CD, 2011, Consolidated Artists) US $5.00 [0 bids]
1 day
Picaresque - The Decemberists (CD, Mar-2005, Kill Rock Stars) US $4.20 Buy It Now 1 day
Castaways and Cutouts by The Decemberists (CD, May-2009, Kill Rock Stars) US $2.99 [0 bids]
1 day
The Decemberists Rare Authentic Band Hand Signed CD The King Is Dead 2011 REAL US $84.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Decemberists - Her Majesty The LP 180g Vinyl NEW US $19.99 Buy It Now 1 day
The Decemberists THE KING IS DEAD 180g Vinyl Record LP US $29.99 Buy It Now 1 day
LOOK! THE DECEMBERISTS Picturesque CD US $5.50 Buy It Now 1 day
The Crane Wife [LP] by Decemberists (The) (Vinyl, Oct-2006, Capitol/EMI Records) US $23.56 Buy It Now 1 day
Her Majesty by Decemberists (The) (CD, Sep-2003, Kill Rock Stars) US $12.98 Buy It Now 1 day
Decemberists- Long Live The King- 2011 EP Vinyl LP- Sealed US $22.80 Buy It Now 1 day
DECEMBERISTS- Hazards Of Love/ 2009 Vinyl LP- SEALED US $26.60 Buy It Now 1 day
DECEMBERISTS- The King Is Dead- 2011 Sealed Vinyl LP! US $26.60 Buy It Now 1 day
THE DECEMBERISTS - Castaways and Cutouts LP 12" vinyl US $14.99 [0 bids]
2 days
Decemberists - Hazards Of Love 2LP 12" vinyl US $11.24 [0 bids]
2 days
Rock Pop cD Crane Wife by The Decemberists Sons,Daughters,When the War,Yankee US $0.67 [0 bids]
US $0.99 Buy It Now
2 days
1 CENT CD: Decemberists 'The Hazards Of Love' 2009 US $15.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Decemberists - Long Live The King [Vinyl New] US $13.61 Buy It Now 2 days
THE DECEMBERISTS Signed Silk Screen Print By Jay Ryan #85 of 300-Nottingham 2005 US $40.51 Buy It Now 2 days
The King Is Dead - The Decemberists US $12.14 Buy It Now 2 days
The Decemberists THE CRANE WIFE Capitol Records NEW SEALED Vinyl 2 LP US $24.99 Buy It Now 2 days
The Decemberists THE KING IS DEAD 180g Plus MP3 Download NEW SEALED Vinyl LP US $23.99 Buy It Now 2 days
The Decemberists Picaresque 2x Vinyl LP Record with Picaresqueties EP US $29.29 Buy It Now 2 days
GREAT LAKES MYTH SOCIETY 2 CDs Barely played SWIMMERS DECEMBERISTS MONGER US $2.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Colin Meloy Sings SAM COOKE Solo Tour only CD EP New Decemberists Carson Ellis US $24.50 Buy It Now 2 days
CD 'Alternative Rock Xmas' BEST BUY EXCLUSIVE Decemberists + Alarm ++ SEALED US $0.99 [0 bids]
2 days
The Crane Wife by The Decemberists (CD, Oct-2006, Capitol/EMI Records) US $0.99 [0 bids]
US $3.99 Buy It Now
2 days
Colin Meloy Sings Live! Cd The Decemberists US $0.99 [0 bids]
US $4.99 Buy It Now
2 days
CMJ New Music Vol 112 (Norah Jones,Placebo,Decemberists,Turin Brakes,Venus Hum) US $6.99 [0 bids]
US $9.09 Buy It Now
3 days
Picaresque by The Decemberists (CD, May-2009, Kill Rock Stars) US $4.50 Buy It Now 3 days
The Crane Wife by The Decemberists (CD, Oct-2006, Capitol/EMI Records) US $8.99 [0 bids]
US $11.69 Buy It Now
3 days
PATTI SMITH Two More Cover remake LOU REED & DECEMBERISTS TRX PROMO 7 INCH VINYL US $44.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Decemberists - Long Live The King (2011) - New - 12" single US $10.64 Buy It Now 3 days
Decemberists - We All Raise Our Voices To (2012) - New - Long Play Record US $26.61 Buy It Now 3 days
Decemberists - Hazards Of Love (2009) - New - Long Play Record US $15.84 Buy It Now 3 days
ROUGH TRADE SAMPLER - UK 16 TRK CD - ARCADE FIRE - DECEMBERISTS - SUN KILL MOON US $8.74 Buy It Now 3 days
PRESERVE VOLUME ONE RARE 2003 BENEFIT CDr THE DECEMBERISTS SHEAR US $7.95 [0 bids]
3 days
Decemberists The King Is Dead Vinyl LP Record not cd! indie rock! NEW US $29.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Decemberists The Crane Wife 2x Vinyl LP Record indie rock! not cd! NEW US $29.59 Buy It Now 3 days
Castaways and Cutouts by The Decemberists (CD, May-2009, Kill Rock Stars) US $4.00 [0 bids]
US $6.00 Buy It Now
3 days
DRUNKEN PRAYER vinyl record decemberists bonnie prince billy dolorean castanets US $11.99 Buy It Now 3 days
DECEMBERISTS-THE KING IS DEAD-JAPAN CD BONUS TRACK F25 US $26.50 Buy It Now 3 days
DECEMBERISTS-CD Platinum Disc+Photo-HAZARDS OF LOVE US $206.70 Buy It Now 3 days
Guster - Keep It Together 1st press vinyl LP OOP RARE the format decemberists US $109.00 Buy It Now 3 days
1 CENT CD The Hazards of Love by The Decemberists SEALED 2009 ALBUM US $0.45 [3 bids]
3 days
Tain [EP] & The Hazards of Love by Decemberists US $6.00 Buy It Now 3 days
The Decemberists HAZARDS OF LOVE Capitol Records NEW SEALED Vinyl 2 LP US $24.99 Buy It Now 3 days
STILL SEALED & MINT! BLACK PRAIRIE Singers, Vol. 1: Portland 7" Decemberists RSD US $5.99 Buy It Now 3 days
The Decemberists Long Live The King 6 Song Vinyl EP 2011 Capital Records US $14.99 [0 bids]
4 days
Patti Smith Two More 7" Vinyl Rare Non LP Lou Reed Decemberists New Sealed Promo US $5.99 [0 bids]
4 days
THE DECEMBERISTS - The Rake's Song - 7" Vinyl Single 45 2009 US $8.95 [0 bids]
4 days
THE DECEMBERISTS - Billy Liar - 7" Vinyl Single 45 US $8.95 [0 bids]
4 days
DECEMBERISTS: Record Year For Rainfall / Raincoat Song 45 (UK, die-cut cardboar US $12.00 Buy It Now 4 days
2 NEW SEALED Decemberists vinyl lps The King Is Dead The Hazards of Love US $35.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Decemberists,Comet Gain,Deerhoof,CD,Mollie's Mix US $7.99 Buy It Now 4 days
DECEMBERISTS Billy Liar b/w Everything I Try Do 7" NEW black VINYL Meloy US $19.50 Buy It Now 4 days
DECEMBERISTS Rake's Song b/w East India Lanes 7" NEW VINYL Meloy Sealed RSD 2009 US $9.50 Buy It Now 4 days
THE DECEMBERISTS - CASTAWAYS AND CUTOUTS - NEW CD US $11.77 Buy It Now 4 days
MINT COLIN MELOY SINGS LIVE! RARE OOP LIMITED EDITION *GREEN VINYL* DECEMBERISTS US $64.83 Buy It Now 4 days
BLACK PRAIRIE Vol.1 Decemberists Shins Sallie Ford 7" OOP NEW US $9.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Decemberists - Crane Wife (2006) - New - Compact Disc US $13.93 Buy It Now 4 days
Castaways and Cutouts by The Decemberists (2003, Kill Rock Stars) THE MINT US $5.99 Buy It Now 4 days
THE DECEMBERISTS THE HAZARD OF LOVE ARGENTINA CD PRO US $33.28 Buy It Now 4 days
The Decemberists Vinyl LP The Crane Wife US $20.00 [0 bids]
US $35.00 Buy It Now
4 days
Decemberists - Hazards Of Love (2009) - New - Compact Disc US $13.93 Buy It Now 4 days
Decemberists - King Is Dead (2011) - New - Compact Disc US $13.93 Buy It Now 4 days
THE DECEMBERISTS THE KING IS DEAD SEALED CD NEW 2011 US $5.90 Buy It Now 4 days
The Decemberists - King Is Dead (2011) CD/DVD deluxe edition digipak US $1.60 [0 bids]
4 days
THE DECEMBERISTS Calamity Song w/ RARE EDIT PROMO DJ CD Single 2011 US $24.99 Buy It Now 4 days
THE DECEMBERISTS The King Is Dead VINYL LP RECORD Brand New! US $17.08 Buy It Now 4 days
Black Prairie "Fortune" NEW Sealed LP *RSD 2014* Decemberists, Dolorean US $15.00 [0 bids]
4 days
The Decemberists - 5 Songs CD - 2003 Indie release - Like New US $4.98 [0 bids]
US $9.98 Buy It Now
4 days
CRANE WIFE BY DECEMBERISTS (CD) US $22.77 Buy It Now 4 days
LONG LIVE THE KING BY DECEMBERISTS (CD) US $15.00 Buy It Now 4 days
HAZARDS OF LOVE BY DECEMBERISTS (CD) US $22.77 Buy It Now 4 days
KING IS DEAD BY DECEMBERISTS (CD) US $22.77 Buy It Now 4 days
THE DECEMBERISTS + We All Raise Our Voices ti the Air +3 LP SET+NEW+2012+ US $19.98 [0 bids]
4 days
THE DECEMBERISTS - WE ALL RAISE OUR VOICES TO THE AIR: LIVE - NEW CD BOXSET US $17.82 Buy It Now 5 days
Decemberists The Hazards Of Love USA CD album (CDLP) 5099921471025 CAPITOL US $26.41 Buy It Now 5 days
NEW The Decemberists: A Practical Handbook (2007) US $14.50 Buy It Now 5 days
DECEMBERISTS-LONG LIVE THE KING VINYL LP NEW US $15.58 Buy It Now 5 days
Decemberists - We All Raise Our Voices To The Air The Decemberist CD US $25.74 Buy It Now 5 days
Decemberists - Hazards Of Love 2 LP Vinyl Record LP US $26.72 Buy It Now 5 days
Decemberists - Hazards Of Love CD 5099921471025 US $19.56 Buy It Now 5 days

More places to buy THE DECEMBERISTS music online Buy THE DECEMBERISTS & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for THE DECEMBERISTS DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

THE DECEMBERISTS Always The Bridesmaid: Vol 2 ratings distribution


2.55
(4 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
0%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(25%)
25%
Good, but non-essential (50%)
50%
Collectors/fans only (25%)
25%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

THE DECEMBERISTS Always The Bridesmaid: Vol 2 reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by ClemofNazareth
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Folk Researcher
2 stars On the second release in the “Always the Bridesmaid” series the band seems to reach back to the mid- seventies for Paper Lace-like pop rhythms, combined with their sometimes penchant for R.E.M.-inspired ambience. Add Colin Meloy’s admirable story-telling abilities and you have an almost danceable ditty about some lady named Elaine who seems to have a problem with bad men and booze; combined with a slow-building and awkward love song of the sort that makes geeky Decemberists fans virtually swoon with delight. Not much in the progressive music department, but these are both catchy tunes that will go over quite well in future concerts for the band. There’s also a longer version of “Days of Elaine” included with a few instrumental flourishes, but its not all that much different than the first version really.

“I’m Sticking with You” features keyboardist Jenny Conlee in the lead singing role for some reason. It is quite unusual for the band to feature anything but the quavering tenor of Colin Meloy in the lead vocal role, but in this instance the result is at least charming, at best a nice stretch for the band. The song takes a minute to get going and starts off sounding like a Conlee piano/vocal solo; but eventually guitarist Chris Funk throws down with some pretty cool fuzz guitar and Colin Meloy gets behind the drum kit and the whole thing ends up being another disjointed and haphazard cacophony much like the ending of “I Was Meant for the Stage”. Again, this ain’t timeless progressive rock, but its kind of fun to listen to.

There would be one more ‘bridesmaid’ single before the band wrapped up the series around Christmas 2008. The new studio release is due out in March and will surely be much more interesting and complex than these songs, but for a couple bucks you can at least whet your appetite for all things Decemberists and hopefully that will keep you going for the time being.

Two stars just because this isn’t for general mass consumption, but recommended to anyone who digs the band.

peace

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to ClemofNazareth (BETA) | Report this review (#208021) | Review Permalink
Posted Sunday, March 22, 2009

Review by The Whistler
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars As Leif the Lucky said to his cabin boy, now we’re getting somewhere (now pass me that ale)! Raping and plundering aside, I far prefer the second single in the Always the Bridesmaid series to the first, and for one reason. But we’ll get to that in a moment.

From the first piano notes and soaring chorus in, “Days of Elaine” sounds like it might be “Valerie Plame Take Two.” And, structurally, it is somewhat similar; this is indie power pop, if you will. The difference here is that the song overall has twenty times as much energy as “Plame,” and even, in that soaring chorus (“And the time that it takes, well it goes-so-slow”), a hint of sentiment.

If you’re not convinced it’s good by the end of the song, stick around; “Days of Elaine (Long Version)” is probably THE REASON this singles series was created. The first four minutes are, well, the same as the short version, but then it spins into two minutes of a rhythmic workout; and any excuse for the Decemberists to show off their instrumental chops is well taken from me. Toss in some sound effects here and there, and you have epic indie power pop, a fairly clever move on the band’s part if you ask me.

Shame then that we decide to finish the single off with “I’m Sticking With You,” a cover of a Velvet Revolver song. If “Elaine” was a minor bright spot in the Decemberists’ catalogue, then this cover is a minor birth defect. Dirty, draggy and stylistically thin, the song lingers on way too long with a deconstructionist ending that was far better pulled off in “I Was Meant for the Stage.” The only fun thing about this number is that all the band members switched instruments, a minor footnote at best.

Leave it to Colin Meloy and the boys to do this. Take the best song from the Always the Bridesmaid series, play it twice, then stick it next to the worst song in the series. “Elaine” was, unsurprisingly, my introduction to this series (saw it on the Conan O’Brian show), and I was delighted to hear it in its full form. But there is really no reason to hear the B-side, unless you dig the Decemberists and the Revolver. Still, anyone who wants to hear something called epic-indie-power-pop should track down the titular track, if only for giggles.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to The Whistler (BETA) | Report this review (#272309) | Review Permalink
Posted Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of THE DECEMBERISTS "Always The Bridesmaid: Vol 2"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.41 seconds