Skip to main content

Preview: Gillian Welch's 2003 album "Soul Journey" to Get First Ever Vinyl Release

Artist: Gillian Welch
Title: Soul Journey
Release Date: August 10, 2018
Label: Acony Records
Format(s): Vinyl

Gillian Welch’s celebrated fourth studio album, 2003’s Soul Journey, will be released for the first time ever on vinyl via her own Acony Records on August 10th, to coincide with the album’s 15th anniversary.

The long awaited first pressing of Soul Journey, which The A.V. Club hailed as “raw, spare, direct, and achingly pretty,” contains some of her most beloved songs, including “Look At Miss Ohio,” "Wayside/Back In Time” and “Wrecking Ball”. 

Soul Journey was mastered directly from the original tapes through custom Ortofon amplifiers to a Neumann VMS-80 cutting system and plated and pressed on 150-gram audiophile-quality vinyl at Quality Record Pressings.

Recently, Gillian Welch announced new “An Evening With” tour dates in cities including Las Vegas, Cincinnati, New Orleans and two dates in Saxapahaw, NC (full dates below). On this tour Gillian Welch and her musical partner, David Rawlings, will perform two full sets of music with no opener. Additionally, Gillian Welch will perform with Father John Misty at The Hollywood Bowl on June 24th and will co-headline a Red Rocks Amphitheatre show with Punch Brothers on September 17th.

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings have recorded 8 studio albums and have lent their talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. Recently, Welch & Rawlings released their latest collaboration, David Rawlings’s Poor David’s Almanack, a wry mixture of acoustic and electric music rich in ageless American vernacular. The album of ten new songs was engineered by studio wizards Ken Scott (Beatles, David Bowie) and Matt Andrews on analog tape during a week of sessions at legendary Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Additionally, in recognition of their remarkable career, Welch and Rawlings were honored with the Americana Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting in 2015 and the Berklee American Masters Award in 2016.

Track List:
  • Look at Miss Ohio
  • Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor
  • Wayside/Back in Time
  • I Had a Real Good Mother and Father
  • One Monkey
  • No One Knows My Name
  • Lowlands
  • One Little Song
  • I Made a Lovers Prayer
  • Wrecking Ball
Tour Dates:
  • June 21 /// Flagstaff, AZ /// Orpheum Theatre
  • June 22 /// Phoenix, AZ /// Orpheum Theatre
  • June 23 /// Las Vegas, NV /// House of Blues
  • June 24 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Hollywood Bowl (with Father John Misty)
  • July 18 /// Portland, ME /// State Theatre
  • July 19 /// Burlington, VT /// Flynn Theatre
  • July 21 /// Portsmouth, NH /// Prescott Park Arts Festival 
  • July 22 /// New Haven, CT /// College Street Music Hall
  • August 16 /// Germantown, TN /// Germantown Performing Arts Center
  • August 17 /// Hattiesburg, MS /// Hattiesburg Saenger Theater
  • August 19 /// New Orleans, LA /// Civic Theatre
  • August 22 /// Stafford, TX /// Stafford Centre
  • August 23 /// Dallas, TX /// Majestic Theatre
  • August 24 /// Oklahoma City, OK /// Tower Theatre
  • August 25 /// Fayetteville, AR /// Fayetteville Roots Festival 
  • September 13 /// St. Louis, MO /// The Sheldon Concert Hall [SOLD OUT]
  • September 14 /// Kansas City, MO /// Folly Theater
  • September 15 /// Salina, KS /// Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts
  • September 17 /// Morrison, CO /// Red Rocks Amphitheatre (with The Punch Brothers)
  • October 03 /// Saxapahaw, NC /// Haw River Ballroom
  • October 04 /// Saxapahaw, NC /// Haw River Ballroom
  • October 05 /// Winston-Salem, NC /// The Ramkat
  • October 06 /// Arrington, VA /// The Festy Experience
  • October 08 /// Cincinnati, OH /// Taft Theatre
  • October 09 /// Goshen, IN /// Sauder Concert Hall