The Mountain Goats - All Hail West Texas (LP - Gatefold)
Package art features a newly penned 1,800-word essay by John detailing his songwriting and recording process for the album.
The LP is packaged in a deluxe gatefold jacket and includes a digital download of the full record plus seven additional tracks.
Remastered from those reels, along with 7 unearthed songs from the two surviving contemporaneous cassettes, All Hail West Texas stands as the peak of the Mountain Goats' home recording era, a time people like to refer to as "when John Darnielle had his four-track," except John did not actually use a four-track. He used the condenser mic of a Panasonic boombox and there was no overdubbing. All songs recorded on the day they were written, usually within minutes of the actual composition. Highlights include "Jenny," "Fall of the Star High School Running Back," and "The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton," a song which has compelled audiences around the globe to yell "Hail Satan," and to mean it.