One of the most intimate, soulful and evocative experience I had in the last period of my life. I would need to have all of Micah´s work. Sadly I don´t have that kind of money. Saw him in Madrid and felt something special about the man
-NEW VINYL MASTER -NEW ARTWORK -LYRICS FOR THE FIRST TIME -TRANSPARENT VINYL -DELUXE EDITION INCLUDES A 7" WITH STRINGS
..."When I think back on The Opera Circuit many different things come to mind. I basically recorded the majority of the album confined to my bed at home after surgery on my spine and my family and friends had to dangle the mics and cables over the fan at the top of the room. I remember the intense pain I was in during the bulk of the recording and the meanings of each and every song, being very close to my heart. It was a strange dark time. It was my attempt to make one of the grandest folk records I had ever heard, and I think, listening back to the 10th Anniversary version now, I might have just accomplished that. but, in the end, that is all up to you, the listener. thank you for listening and being a part of the journey."....
To Celebrate 10 years of MICAH P. HINSON & THE OPERA CIRCUIT, Bronson Recordings and Micah P. Hinson decided to release a very limited and special edition of the record. Since the first pressing is now out of catalogue, a complete new master will be available on transparent vinyl, and for the first time ever lyrics will be included. The first 500 copies of this reissue will also contain a bonus 7’’ with string recordings from the original session with the Opera Circuit. “Micah P. Hinson and the Opera Circuit” was his second album and it was recorded in his home town of Abilene, while Hinson was housebound and addicted to heavy-duty painkillers, after a play fight with a friend left him with an excruciating back injury. His sensual noir drawl is leavened by delicate string and horn arrangements on the likes of 'It's Been So Long'. Closer 'Don't Leave Me Now', a sparse, broken ballad, pulls off the trick of being unsettling and powerful.
12’’ Side A: 1. Seems Almost Impossibile 2. Diggin’ A Grave 3. Jackeyed 4. It’s Been So Long 5.Drift Off To Sleep 6. Letter From Huntsville
Side B: 1. She Don’t Own Me 2. My time Wasted 3. Little Boys Dream 4. You’re Only Lonely 5.Don’t Leave Me Now!
7’’ Side 1: 1.It’s Been So Long (Chamber Orchestra)