4LP box set including Angel Olsen’s latest two albums, All Mirrors and Whole New Mess, as well as an LP of bonus audio. Also includes 40-page book including photo shoot outtakes, pictures from the recording of these albums, handwritten lyrics, and items of meaning to Angel.
Originally conceived as a double album, ‘All Mirrors’ and ‘Whole New Mess’ were distinct parts of a larger whole, twin stars that each expressed something bigger and bolder than Angel Olsen had ever made. Released in 2019, ‘All Mirrors’ is massive in scope and sound, tracing Olsen’s ascent into the unknown, to a place of true self-acceptance, no matter how dark, or difficult, or seemingly lonely. ‘All Mirrors’ is colossal, moving, dramatic in an Old Hollywood manner. Recorded before ‘All Mirrors’ but released after, ‘Whole New Mess’ is the bones and beginnings of the songs that would rewrite Olsen’s story. This is Angel Olsen in her classic style: stark solo performances, echoes and open spaces, her voice both whispered and enormous. ‘All Mirrors’ and ‘Whole New Mess’ presented the two glorious extremes of an artist who, in these songs, became new by embracing herself entirely.
Now, with ‘Song of the Lark and Other Far Memories,’ these twin stars become a constellation with the full extent of the songs’ iterations: all the alternate takes, B-sides, remixes and reimaginings are here, together.