Autumn Of Love

by Big Sky Country

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    "Autumn of Love" is the third album by Big Sky Country.

    Pressed on 180 gram split color cream/clear virgin vinyl. Vinyl is housed in a black poly-lined inner sleeve with center sight holes. Comes in a deluxe laminated gatefold sleeve with lyrics and credits on the inside. Shrink-wrapped for safe shipping. Hype Sticker on front cover. Limited to 200 copies.

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    "Autumn of Love" is the third album by Big Sky Country.

    Pressed on 180 gram black virgin vinyl. Vinyl is housed in a black poly-lined inner sleeve with center sight holes. Comes in a deluxe laminated gatefold sleeve with lyrics and credits on the inside. Shrink-wrapped for safe shipping. Hype Sticker on front cover. This is the standard edition. Limited to 300 copies.

    Includes digital pre-order of Autumn Of Love. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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1.
If The Muse Runs Dry
2.
Blaze 04:33
3.
Lookout Mountain Avenue
4.
Once A -, Always A -
5.
Heel Turn
6.
What's The Difference (Chapter II)
7.
Cri De Coeur 05:18
8.
Away
9.
Yesteryear
10.
Mansion On The Hill

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Because of Covid-19 there is still no official release date for this album. The release date on this page is only here to keep Bandcamp happy doing the "pre-order" phase. The date will be changed regularly without warning and the release date should therefore be disregarded until further notice. Until the official release the album will only be available on this page. We will notify our followers when the album is officially released.

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The Strings Still Sting

Occasionally you are lucky to find yourself in the right place, at the right time, with the right people. As was the case with this record, and as with most major moments in life, it all came to by mere happenstance.

In your hands you are holding the third album by Danish alternative folk rock band Big Sky Country. This collection of songs is entitled Autumn of Love and it deals with the constant change of the world, love and life in general. Immortal themes that evoke a sense of wonderment.

The 1967 Summer of Love seems far away and yet it is only 53 years since people gathered in the name of peace, love and harmony. As we know a lot has changed since then and it feels as if we are now stranded in a new social phenomenon. We have named it Autumn of Love and this album can be regarded as its unofficial soundtrack.

The Summer of Love, and the music birthed in or around Laurel Canyon, have been the main sources of inspiration. Which begs the question: Is it possible to long for something you have never had? And is it possible to be inspired by something that you have never known, heard or seen?


With a new-gained respect for simplicity, it would seem that Big Sky Country have finally come to terms with their existence and their (musical) purpose in general. To terms with life, love and the world around them.

The fascination and awe for the singer-songwriters of the 60s and 70s shines through. Inspired by those who went above and beyond. Beyond song structures, beyond genres, beyond contemporaries. Linda Perhacs, Vashti Bunyan, Bill Fay, Bob Carpenter, Goldberg and Bryan MacLean of Love comes to mind upon hearing these selections, the instrumentation and the arrangements for the first time.

Each cut on this record have an almost entirely acoustic backbone and is made up of multiple layers of vintage acoustic guitars from the 70s. Many tracks were recorded directly through (or sent into) a vintage tube tape echo from the late 50s, to secure an authentic sound and experience.

Although the expression is mainly acoustic, the amplifiers never got a chance to cool down. This is clear on lead single Blaze and certainly on the epic Once A -, Always A - (named so for you to fill in the blanks). Here the raw essence of Big Sky Country is still very much intact — but it has matured like fine wine. Conversely, the gentle build-ups on Heel Turn, and on the Scott McKenzie penned What’s The Difference (Chapter II), skillfully demonstrates the diversity, beauty and raggedness of the electric guitar.

Being shy, the songs may not reveal themselves easily, but give them time and they will let you in. One could say that most of these selections are what the enthusiasts tend to call deep cuts, as they are slow risers that do not follow the traditional — and in our view — worn out song structures and songwriting formulas. No excuses, just facts.


So this is where we are at — in the Autumn of Love. Maybe someday we will return to the Summer of Love and maybe someday Big Sky Country will return to their roots, whatever they may be. Maybe they will carry on with the unspoiled and pure sounds of this record. Hey, who really cares?

Although the world around us is always on the run, constantly changing, some thoughts are universal, abiding and spared by the passing of time. We end this paragraph with a quote from the late great Robert Hunter, who passed away during the completion of this album:

"Let there be songs, to fill the air."

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releases December 1, 2021

🔘 CREDITS

Produced by
Philip Skovgaard

Written, arranged, engineered, recorded and mixed by Philip Skovgaard

Except "What The Difference (Chapter II)"
Words and music by Scott McKenzie
Originally released on the album
"The Voice of Scott McKenzie", 1967

Recorded by 10 Fingers Mobile Studio
Between August 2017 and November 2019
Mastered by Morten Bue at Orange Orchid Studio

Portrait painting by Thomas Dausell
Artwork and photography by 10 Fingers

Visit us online at www.bigskycountry.dk
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