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Songs From A Stolen Guitar by Joyner, Simon

Joyner, Simon

Songs From A Stolen Guitar
Grapefruit

“Artists are not athletes.?! The career of the athlete is, by mortal necessity, compressed and brief.?! No one expects to see a professional slugger in their sixties out on the diamond, much less see them vying for a pennant.?! Artists, on the other hand, tend to age like wine—think Dylan, Cohen, and Cash—with the most rarefied among them capable of swinging for the fences with every at bat.?! Omaha singer-songwriter Simon Joyner, who recently turned fifty, is such an artist, and while I’d certainly enjoy seeing his face grinning at me from a box of Wheaties, I’d rather he continue making albums like Songs From A Stolen Guitar.?!  “Songs From A Stolen Guitar was recorded across several different cities.?! Joyner recorded his vocals and guitar live in Omaha; bassist Wil Hendrix added his parts at home in San Francisco, Michael Krassner recorded his guitar and piano overdubs at home in Phoenix, and drummer / percussionist Ryan Jewell recorded in Colorado.?!

LP $22.00

06/03/2022 600197512111 

GY12-1 


CD $13.00

06/17/2022 600197512128 

GY12-1 CD 


MP3 $7.99

06/03/2022 600197512128 

GY12-1 


FLAC $8.99

06/03/2022 600197512128 

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***BACK IN STOCK!!!  “‘Singer-songwriter’ is a frustratingly confining term; to truly understand exactly just how confining, look no further than the recorded works of Simon Joyner, an artist whose work consistently transcends the narrow parameters of genre classifications and record shop bin cards.?! Though his music has always honored, reckoned with—wrestled with—the tradition set forth by his songwriting forebears (Cohen, Van Zandt, Ochs, Dylan, Reed to name a few), Joyner can always be counted on to defy expectations; as a lyricist, melodicist, and arranger, Joyner likes to keep us on our toes.?!  “For his new album Pocket Moon, Joyner opted to engage in a risky artistic challenge.?! Instead of leaning on his fertile pool of Omaha musicians (the amorphous Ghosts band), he asked friend and frequent collaborator Michael Krassner to assemble unknown players on his behalf specifically for this recording.?!

LP $19.00

10/25/2019 600197679418 

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CD $9.50

10/25/2019 600197510025 

GY9-4 CD 


MP3 $9.90

10/25/2019 600197679425 

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FLAC $11.99

10/25/2019 600197679425 

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Step Into The Earthquake by Joyner, Simon

Joyner, Simon

Step Into The Earthquake
Shrimper

***Available again on deluxe double-vinyl gatefold action!!!  Simon Joyner is among America’s best songwriters, so says Gillian Welch, Conor Oberst, Kevin Morby, and others.?! With his new double album, Step Into The Earthquake, he strikes for the personal while acknowledging that the times they are a-changin’ around us again.?! Things are leaning shitty right now, and the characters in Joyner’s songs experience the dissolution of comfort amid anxious concerns regarding our turbulent times. To record, Joyner’s band, The Ghosts, holed up with longtime collaborator, Michael Krassner (Boxhead Ensemble), in Omaha’s ARC Studio, developing songs from skeletal foundations to full-on group efforts. Joyner’s vision may be dark but it stops short of nihilism.?! Where do we go from here?! The best move toward answering that question is knowing where we stand right now.?!

CD $9.25

10/06/2017 600197013625 

SHR 195 CD / BING 136 CD 


2XLP $22.00

10/06/2017 600197013618 

SHR 195 / BING 136 


MP3 $9.90

10/06/2017 600197013625 

SHR 195 / BING 136 


FLAC $11.99

10/06/2017 600197013625 

SHR 195 / BING 136 


Only Love Can Bring You Peace - Selected Lyrics by Joyner, Simon

Joyner, Simon

Only Love Can Bring You Peace - Selected Lyrics
Magic Helicopter Press

***BACK IN STOCK!!!  For twenty-five years, Nebraska songwriter Simon Joyner has crafted haunting, honest songs about the unsettled dust of lovers and strangers.?! A pioneer of the Omaha music scene, Joyner has earned the praises of Conor Oberst, Beck, Gillian Welch, John Peel, John Darnielle, and more.?! As Dennis Callaci explains in his heartfelt foreword, Joyner has spent those years and earned those praises for songs about the "sorrow and southbound turns" of "the put-upon, the tortured, builders of arcs." Only Love Can Bring You Peace is the first selection of Simon Joyner's lyrics (assembled and edited by Simon and his wife Sara) to appear in book form, showcasing the images and characters of over 15 albums, EPs, and rare releases.?!

BK $14.50

12/18/2015  

 


Grass, Branch & Bone by Joyner, Simon

Joyner, Simon

Grass, Branch & Bone
Woodsist

*** Available on vinyl again - note cheaper price!! Renowned American singer-songwriter Simon Joyner first came to prominence during the lo-fi movement of the early ’90s alongside contemporaries like Will Oldham, Peter Jefferies, the Mountain Goats, Smog and Alastair Galbraith.?! Joyner was championed early on by the late British DJ John Peel, who famously played Joyner’s 1994 LP, The Cowardly Traveller Pays His Toll, start to finish on one of his BBC programs, making Joyner more well known overseas than in his own country.?! Considered a forefather of the Omaha music scene, he’s released critically acclaimed albums on various independent labels every few years for over two decades.?! He keeps a low profile and tours only occasionally, spending most of his time working and raising a family, allowing writing and music to remain an artistic outlet rather than an occupation. Grass, Branch & Bone is Joyner’s thirteenth proper album and a sonic departure from 2012’s Ghosts.?!

LP $16.00

03/31/2015 655035047614 

WOODSIST 076 LP 


MP3 $8.91

03/31/2015 655035047614 

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FLAC $9.90

03/31/2015 655035047614 

WOODSIST 076 


Love and death: these are the only themes.?! So it’s been in Simon Joyner’s twenty years of making records—from 1992’s Umbilical Chords cassette to his new double LP, Ghosts.?! Over the course of a thirteen-album career in which he’s produced a multitude of sounds and musical influences on a multitude of independent labels, he’s only made two other proper double-albums (1997’s Yesterday, Tomorrow and In Between and 2001’s Hotel Lives).?! Both are classics of his discography, and Ghosts follows in their footsteps, creating and inhabiting a world in which Joyner’s thematic preoccupations can be explored carefully and fully.?!  Recorded on reel-to-reel in Joyner’s warehouse on a sixteen-track tape machine over many months, Ghosts sounds unlike any Joyner record.?!

2XLP $19.50

08/14/2012 600197510018 

SE 1112 


MP3 $9.90

08/14/2012 600197510018 

 


***For SIMON JOYNER'S tenth proper album, he's joined by his working OMAHA BAND, THE FALLEN MEN.?! What they've created is a dark, rock-and-roll, beginning or ending of an era, seven leaf catalogue of people (skeletons) and their troubles (blues).?! Sounding like DOUG YULE-era VELVET UNDERGROUND, DYLAN with THE BAND (or is it NEIL YOUNG and CRAZY HORSE?), and SISTER LOVERS damaged BIG STAR, this is unlike any other Simon Joyner record.?! The song cycle begins with a cobblestone street inviting a man in an open window to splash the bricks below, to the cadence of "It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)", and ends with a man walking down the street waiting for the rain to wash him clean.?! In between is all the news fit to sing.?! Joyner knows it takes a worried man to sing a worried song and the songs here are certainly worried, peopled by bruised lives, but make no mistake, this is not hopeless music. .?!

LP $1.50

11/21/2006 656605209616 

JAG 96 


CD $13.75

11/21/2006 656605209623 

JAG 96 CD 


Beautiful Losers: Singles And Compilation Tacks 1994-1999 by Joyner, Simon

Joyner, Simon

Beautiful Losers: Singles And Compilation Tacks 1994-1999
Jagjaguwar

***A vast collection of tracks from gifted 1990s songwriter and lo-fi pioneer SIMON JOYNER.?! Twenty-two tracks, many of which have never been widely distributed, including the perennial favorite “One For The Catholic Girls,” and “Burn Rubber,” which was recently covered by fellow Omaha musician BRIGHT EYES.?! STREET DATE- 3/07/2006.?!

CD $13.75

03/07/2006 656605207629 

JAG 076 CD 


Room Temperature by Joyner, Simon

Joyner, Simon

Room Temperature
Jagjaguwar

***A first-time-on-vinyl reissue of the second album from Omaha singer-songwriter SIMON JOYNER, his first to capture the ear of champion John Peel.?! Recorded in 1992, the album is full of harrowing and desperate stories of the human heart.?! Stark, primitively recorded, and wonderful..?!

2XLP $13.75

12/06/2005 656605204116 

JAG 041 LP 


Lost With The Lights On by Joyner, Simon

Joyner, Simon

Lost With The Lights On
Jagjaguwar

***The ninth full-length album from gifted songwriter, Omaha legend, and artistic explorer SIMON JOYNER.?! A sprawling eight-song document in the grand tradition of the post-Dylan singer-songwriter epic, delivered with rich imagery, a cast of intriguing characters, and the complete spectrum of human emotion.?! Has recently toured with Mountain Goats and Bright Eyes, and plans to hit the road again soon..?!

CD $13.75

03/23/2004 656605206424 

JAG 64 CD 


Songs For The New Year by Joyner, Simon

Joyner, Simon

Songs For The New Year
Shrimper

Nine tracks of introspective realisation, and lyrical beauty via piano, organ, violin, lap steel, cello, accordion..?!

LP $8.25

01/08/2001  

shr 92 


CD $12.00

01/08/2001 759718113922 

shr 92CD 


LP $1.50

01/08/2001  

ALP 314 CD