Romantica // Outlaws features 10 unreleased songs beloved by the band and fans, that were outlawed from previous Romantica recordings, including the singles Love in the Winter, Dear Caroline and crowd favorite Baby Killed Bobby, as well as singular versions of Cohen’s Hallelujah, the Beatles’ Something and a cameo appearance with Ryan Adams.
This collection of songs gathered from recording sessions and live shows over the past 10 years, and featuring contributions from longtime collaborators Jessy Greene, Eric Heywood, Carrie Rodriguez and Alex Oana was curated and compiled by songwriter and frontman Ben Kyle during his 2 year recovery from a life-threatening bout with lyme-disease.
Kyle reflects: "This is the best of the rest. These are all songs that we wish would have seen the light of day at one time or another but never did - for one reason or another. The significant battle for my health gave me the gift of reflecting deeply on our past and shaping a new vision for our future. Creative imagination begins in memory and so we begin our brave new era with a nod to the nuggets of our almost forgotten past.”
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ROMANTICA // OUTLAWS Released on June 8, 2018
1. Love in the Winter (for God and Love and War in Los Angeles with Alex Oana and feat. Eric Heywood and Carrie Rodriguez)
2. Dear Caroline (for God and Love and War at the Terrarium in Minneapolis with Tom Herbers and featuring Joe Savage)
3. Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen. Slow Studio, Minneapolis featuring Joe Savage)
4. Do Go Gently (from Shadowlands sessions at Shepherd Hills Farm, Montgomery, MN with Brad Bivens)
5. Lost in the Cosmos (from Shadowlands sessions at Shepherd Hills Farm, Montgomery, MN with Brad Bivens)
6. Something (George Harrison. Pachyderm, Cannon Falls, MN for the Minnesota Beatles Project)
7. Listen to your Soul (from Shadowlands sessions at Shepherd Hills Farm, Montgomery, MN with Brad Bivens)
8. Hold it Together (for God and Love and War at the Terrarium in Minneapolis with Tom Herbers)
9. Baby Killed Bobby (for God and Love and War with Tom Herbers. Featuring Jessy Greene string section Los Angeles, CA)
10. The Dark (feat. Ryan Adams) (Live at the State Theater in Minneapolis, MN. Recorded by Jon Carter)
Outlaws features 10 songs that were outlawed from previous Romantica recordings, including the singles Love in the Winter, Dear Caroline and crowd favorite Baby Killed Bobby, all recorded for the lost album God and Love and War as well as interpretations of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah and the Beatles’ Something, an appearance with Ryan Adams on a live recording of The Dark, and three unreleased tracks from the Shadowlands sessions in 2015 at Shepherd Hills Farm. It features contributions from former Romantica members Luke Jacobs and James Orvis, current members Tony Zaccardi, Danger Dave Strahan, Ryan Lovan, and Aaron Fabbrini as well as longtime collaborators Jessy Greene, Eric Heywood, Carrie Rodriguez, Joe Savage, Alex Oana, Tom Herbers and Brad Bivens.