released May 6, 2022
1. CARELESS LOVE (session)
Daytrotter 3/15/2010. Song originally appears on Ease Down The Road (Drag City, 2001).
2. ALL THESE VICIOUS DOGS
All The Real Girls Original Soundtrack Album (as Will Oldham, Sanctuary Records, 2003). A version of “Even If Love,” which originally appears on Master and Everyone (Drag City, 2003).
3. THE WAY (session)
PBS-FM Melbourne, Australia 9/23/04 “Studio5 Live.” Song originally appears on Master and Everyone (Drag City, 2003).
4. MINOR PLACE (live)
6/25/99 Mermaid Lounge, New Orleans. Song originally appears on I See A Darkness (Drag City, 1999).
5. NO SUCH AS WHAT I WANT
From Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy Sings Black Dissimulation / No Such As What I Want 7’’ (All City Records, 1998). Previously uncollected. Featuring Jim White and Mick Turner from Dirty Three in the band.
Peel Session 2/22/99. Song originally appears on Arise Therefore (Drag City, 1996).
7. I SEE A DARKNESS (session)
12.13.01 “Totally Wired” 3PBS-FM Melbourne, Australia.Song originally appears on I See A Darkness (Drag City, 1999).
8. GOODBYE DEAR OLD STEPSTONE
Daytrotter 9/3/06. Otherwise unreleased song.
9. WEAKER SOLDIER
Unknown origins. Song originally appears on Arise Therefore.
10. 2/15 > NEW PARTNER < 2/15 (live)
9/28/01 Le Botanique, Brussels, Belgium. “2/15” originally appears on Get On Jolly (as The Marquis de Tren and Bonny Billy), “New Partner” originally appears on Viva Last Blues (as Palace Music, Drag City, 1996).
11. EASE DOWN THE ROAD (session)
PBS-FM Melbourne, Australia, 9/23/04 “Studio 5 Live.” Song originally appears on Ease Down The Road (Drag City, 2001).
12. QUAIL AND DUMPLINGS (live)
Featuring Angel Olson. 10/23/11 CCVF Guimaraes, Portugal. Song originally appears on Wolfroy Goes To Town (Drag City, 2011).
13. I HEARD OF A SOURCE (live)
7/27/15 Kanfleuten, Zurich, Switzerland. Song originally appears on Bonnie “Prince” Billy (Palace Records, 2013).
14. YOU HAVE BEEN SEEN
From ”Conquer / You Have Been Seen” (limited edition 7’’, Slowboy Records, 2018).
15. WHERE IS THE PUZZLE? (session)
Daytrotter 3/15/2010. Song originally appears on Lie Down In The Light (Drag City, 2008).
16. YOU KNOW THE ONE (session)
Art FM 97.1 Louisville radio live session (January 2020).
17. ON RAGLAN ROAD
From On Raglan Road (limited edition 7’’, Palace Records, 2015).
Most of the material was sourced from the BPB mixtape series (volumes one through seven), which can and should be found here: bonnieprincebilly.bandcamp.com
The rest came from a few far corners, and it all is for you to now enjoy.
Includes extensive liner notes: an essay by series co-curator Andrew Barton on his experience as a listener, interspersed with illuminating liner notes written by Will Oldham himself. The notes read like two sections of the same stream flowing in tandem, sometimes intersecting for a moment to catch the light.
Mastered (meticulously, lovingly) by Fred Thomas.
SELECTED SONGS SERIES
The Selected Songs series seeks to shine extra light on artists from the present and past. Each volume serves as a curated primer to an artist’s catalog, or a hand-picked selection of an artist’s lost or forgotten songs.
The series is released by Antiquated Future Records and designed by Two Plum Press. Printed in editions of 300 gold-ticket cassettes, each volume is packaged in letterpress and offset-print boxes by Stumptown Printers Worker Cooperative, accompanied by Whatnow Press risograph-printed booklets with personal essays by curators Andrew Barton and Joshua James Amberson to give context to the artist’s work.