Gillian Welch is reissuing her 2011 record The Harrow & the Harvest, which she made with her longtime songwriting partner David Rawlings. The new edition of the album, which Rawlings Produced, arrives as a set of ¼” reel-to-reel tapes. The Rawlings- and Welch-signed packages are going for $699 each. Find more details here, and check out a sample of “Scarlet Town” on tape below.
Welch has not issued an album of all-new material since The Harrow & the Harvest, which wasn’t released on vinyl until 2017. In 2020, she and Rawlings joined forces for All the Good Times (Are Past & Gone), where they covered songs by Elizabeth Cotten, Bob Dylan, John Prine, and more. That record earned the duo a Grammy for Best Folk Album.
Between her own LPs, Welch has joined Rawlings on his records Poor David’s Almanack and Nashville Obsolete. In 2020, the duo also oversaw the release of three volumes of archival material.