Free & awesome of the day: Andrew Peterson’s 2006 album The Far Country is a free download on the glorious music service Noisetrade. This was one that I picked up at his show in November, and it quickly became one of my favorites. It’s a beautiful, poetic record about life and death and Heaven, with a healthy dose of nerdy Lewis and Tolkein references (always a plus). It also has really rad cover art.
What? You need more convincing than Lewis/Tolkein nerdiness and that rad cover? Okay… then how about these lines from the title track as an example of AP’s lyrical powers? Gets me every time….
I believe there is power in the blood.
And all of the death that ever was, if you set it next to life
Well, I believe it would barely fill a cup.”
Seriously, go download this. You’re welcome. :)