LP - 'Morning Sun' Yellow Vinyl
Salvage Enterprise beckons complete immersion. Opener “Galloping Seas (Section 44)” affixes softly strummed acoustic guitar to an orchestral hum as Tim DeLaughter urges, “Hold on through the galloping seas.” “We’re all galloping through rough waters,” he says. “I tried to describe the process as well as I could and encourage people to keep their heads above the storm and the waves. Ride it out. It’s going to be okay. It starts off very calm and introspective, and you can envision where it’s going.”
Flute echoes over nimbly plucked guitar during “Shadows On The Hillside (Section 48)” as keys twinkle. A glorious harmony amplifies the nostalgia of “Hop Off The Fence (Section 49).” It concludes with “Morning Sun, I Built The Stairs (Section 52).” Optimism strains through his hopeful intonation, “I learned to fly, the more that I become a new reason, I want to try,” uplifted by boisterous horns and cinematic strings. It crashes into an Ennio Morricone-style crescendo bolstered even higher by operatic vocals.
“There is an arc of leaving the world behind, stripping your old self away, and becoming new again,” he offers. “You’re shedding off this old world, and you’re heading into the future. It’s an epic ending. You’ve made it. You’re going to be alright.”
In the end, The Polyphonic Spree are the soundtrack to that light at the end of the tunnel.
1. Section 44: Galloping Seas
2. Section 45: Wishful, Brave, And True
3. Section 46: Give Me Everything
4. Section 47: Got Down To The Soul
5. Section 48: Shadows On The Hillside
6. Section 49: Hop Off The Fence
7. Section 50: Open The Shores
8. Section 51: Winds Of Summer
9. Section 52: Morning Sun, I Built The Stairs