Straight Songs Of Sorrow
Mark Lanegan Heavenly Recordings

Straight Songs Of Sorrow

Track List

  1. I Wouldn't Want To Say
  2. Apples From A Tree 
  3. This Game Of Love
  4. Ketamine
  5. Bleed All Over
  6. Churchbells, Ghosts
  7. Internal Hourglass Discussion
  8. Stockholm City Blues
  9. Skeleton Key
  10. Daylight In The Nocturnal House
  11. Ballad Of A Dying Rover
  12. Hanging On (For DRC)
  13. Burying Ground
  14. At Zero Below
  15. Eden Lost And Found


2 x 12" Vinyl


Heavenly Recordings


1.25 lbs

When considering any great work of art, be it a painting, a novel, or a piece of music, it’s natural to wonder what might have inspired it: ‘the story behind the song’. Mark Lanegan’s new album, Straight Songs Of Sorrow, flips that equation.

Here are 15 songs inspired by a story: his life story, as documented by his own hand in his new memoir, Sing Backwards And WeepStraight Songs Of Sorrow combines musical trace elements from early Mark Lanegan albums with the synthesized constructs of later work including the psychotic opener "I Wouldn’t Want To Say."

Featuring guests John Paul Jones, Warren Ellis, Greg Dulli, Simon Bonney, Wesley Eisold, Jack Bates, Adrian Utley, Mark Morton,  and Ed Harcourt.