Mountain Time - Saint Francis, Zookeeper
$9.99 - $29.99

  • Mountain Time - Saint Francis, Zookeeper
  • Mountain Time - Saint Francis, Zookeeper
  • Mountain Time - Saint Francis, Zookeeper

Mountain Time - Saint Francis, Zookeeper
$9.99 - $29.99

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Spartan Records proudly presents Saint Francis, Zookeeper, a retrospective release celebrating Chris Simpson's (Mineral, The Gloria Record) lost years. The culmination of countless days and nights of recording. The gathering of friends (and friends of friends) in one big room, all reaching for banjos and organs and sleigh bells and trumpets, crowding around microphones or sitting on the floor and clapping their hands. It’s a pair of headphones taped around your head. It’s pianos played so loud you can hear them in the drum mics. It’s the sound of a band in a bubble (their minds are in trouble but their hearts they are clear). Saint Francis, Zookeeper is the story as it stands thus far: the first two Zookeeper records, remastered for vinyl, plus three never before heard songs. These songs were born with things to do. They came from Chris, but they belong to everyone—to anyone who wants them, to anyone who needs them, to anyone for whom these songs have become a part of their story (or have let their own story become a part of these songs). Zookeeper was a street choir in a strange parade. Saint Francis, Zookeeper is an invitation to that parade. Pick up a guitar or a tambourine. Put on your walking shoes and your favorite hat. Sing it on out with us. Welcome to the family.

Track Listing

  1. Pre-Cambrian Memory
  2. Snow In Berlin
  3. On Madison Way
  4. Trumpets
  5. Ballad of My Friends
  6. Boy & The Street Choir
  7. Al Kooper's Party Horn
  8. Everyone's a DJ
  9. Neon Heart
  10. On High
  11. Becoming All Things
  12. Born With Things To Do
  13. Substratum Dream of a Flagpole Skater
  14. I Live In The Mess You Are
  15. Tax Collector
  16. Flood Of Love
  17. Two-Part Invention
  18. Delivery Room
  19. Time Has Come (from Delivery Room)
  20. Balloons Manger (from Delivery Room)
  21. Tax Collector (from Delivery Room)
  22. Everyone's A DJ (from Delivery Room)
  23. Boy & The Street Choir (from Delivery Room)
  24. On High (from Delivery Room)
  25. Delivery Room (from Delivery Room)
  26. Pink Chalk (from Delivery Room)
  27. Modern Living (from Delivery Room)

Pressing Information

First pressing limited to 500 copies:

• Celebration Cupcake (250)
• Gold Rush (150)
• Transparent Orange (100) - SOLD OUT

Full color gatefold jacket printed on reverseboard stock with full-color printed innersleeves.

All orders include an instant hi-quality download of Saint Francis, Zookeeper and an exclusive download of Delivery Room, a unreleased nine song album featuring home demos recorded over the course of 2004-2005.

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