Hazards Of Love

The DecemberistsMarch 23, 2009
Indie℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC
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The Hazards of Love is the fifth album by the American indie rock band The Decemberists, released through Capitol Records and Rough Trade in 2009. The album was inspired by an Anne Briggs EP titled The Hazards of Love. According to the band, frontman Colin Meloy had set out to write a song with the album's title, which eventually developed into an entire album. Becky Stark, Shara Nova, and Jim James provide guest vocals throughout the album, while Robyn Hitchcock makes a cameo guitar appearance on "An Interlude".
The Hazards of Love is a rock opera, with all songs contributing to a unified narrative, similar to the use of recurring stories on the band's previous album, The Crane Wife. The plot is a love story: a woman named Margaret falls in love with a shape-shifting boreal forest dweller named William. William's mother, the jealous Forest Queen, and the villainous Rake bring conflict to the album's story arc.

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Prelude3:04
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The Hazards Of Love 1 (The Prettiest Whistles Won't Wrestle The Thistles Undone)4:18
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A Bower Scene2:08
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Won't Want For Love (Margaret In The Taiga)4:06
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The Hazards Of Love 2 (Wager All)4:25
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The Queen's Approach0:29
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Isn't It A Lovely Night?3:38
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The Wanting Comes In Waves / Repaid6:26
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An Interlude1:40
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The Rake's Song3:15
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The Abduction Of Margaret2:06
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The Queen's Rebuke / The Crossing3:56
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Annan Water5:11
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Margaret In Captivity3:07
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The Hazards Of Love 3 (Revenge!)3:21
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The Wanting Comes In Waves (Reprise)1:30
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The Hazards Of Love 4 (The Drowned)5:57
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Additional Information

Total length
58:46
Tracks
17
Released
March 23, 2009
Label
℗ 2009 Capitol Records, LLC
File type
MP3
Access type
Streaming and by permanent download to your computer and/or device
Internet connection
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Playback information
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