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Iron and Wine's debut record, The Creek Drank the Cradle, is written, produced, and performed by Sam Beam and features only Beam's voice, a gently strummed acoustic guitar, some slide guitar, and the occasional banjo.

Iron and Wine creates intimate and emotional songs, recorded bedroom-style but never letting the lo-fi get in the way of the tune. Beam isn't interested in rocking out or obscuring the beauty that bursts from within his simple songs; he embraces it and lets his sadness twist in the wind for all to see. Besides, his vocal harmonies are more soft rock than punk rock.

Lion's Mane opens the record and immediately takes your breath away as Beam's voice is so beautiful and his hooks are razor sharp. The Creek Drank the Cradle is a stunning debut and one of the best records of 2002.

Tracklisting

  • Lion's Mane
  • Bird Stealing Bread
  • Faded From The Winter
  • Promising Light
  • The Rooster Moans
  • Upward Over The Mountain
  • Southern Anthem
  • An Angry Blade
  • Weary Memory
  • Promise What You Will
  • Muddy Hymnal
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