Sam Beam, aka Iron & Wine, released ‘Our Endless
Numbered Days’, his second, in March of 2004. It
followed his hushed, literate, intimate, melodic, 2002
debut album, ‘The Creek Drank The Cradle’, a quiet
treasure which, with its unaffected candour and depth,
found fans all over.
‘Our Endless Numbered Days’ was recorded both at
Sam’s Miami home and in Chicago’s Engine Studios
with Brian Deck (Red Red Meat, Modest Mouse, Ugly
Casanova). On it, Sam is aided and abetted by his
then touring and recording conspirators: his sister
Sarah Beam, Patrick McKinney, Jeff McGriff, EJ
Holowicki and Jonathon Bradley.
Listening to ‘Our Endless Numbered Days’ makes plain
Sam’s deft touch with words and melody; one that
allows him to turn out stories about love, loss, faith, or
the lack of it that are at once personal and universal,
set to music that is sweetly haunting and timeless.
‘Our Endless Numbered Days’ is the first Iron & Wine
album to be recorded in a professional studio, and it
has sold over 460,000 copies (556,000+ including
streaming) as of December 2018.
This deluxe reissue features the original album plus
eight previously unreleased demo versions and a 12-
page booklet with an essay about the album by
Loser Edition dark green opaque coloured vinyl
available to independent retailers.
Vinyl formats include free digital download code.