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Howe Gelb / Little Sand Box

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Fire Records are to issue Little Sand Box, and eight-disc box set featuring the solo work of Giant Sand frontman Howe Gelb, in December.

The collection will feature all of the Tucson based musician’s six commercially released solo albums, including the acclaimed Sno Angel Like You from 2006. Each album will come with bonus tracks and two further discs complete the set; a selection of piano pieces entitled Some Piano and the Sno Angel Winging It live CD. Liner notes from Gelb himself are included within the booklet.

Judging from the image above the box looks like a decent quality affair with a ‘drawer’ as used in Japanese sets. CDs packaged in digi-packs. The albums in the Little Sand Box are as follows:

  1. Dreaded Brown Recluse
  2. Hisser
  3. Confluence
  4. The Listener
  5. Sno Angel Like You
  6. Sno Angel Wingin’ It
  7. Alegrias
  8. Some Piano

Little Sand Box is released on 2 December 2013.



Full track listing

Dreaded Brown Recluse (1991)

  • 01. Spirit Lie
  • 02. Picture Shows
  • 03. Loretta And The Insect World
  • 04. Actually Faxing Sophia
  • 05. Cello Of The City
  • 06. Still Too Far
  • 07. Warm Storm
  • 08. Always Horses Coming
  • 09. Vigdis
  • 10. Vienna Two-Step Throw-Away
  • 11. Bible Black Book II
  • 12. Brown Recluse
  • 13. Wild Dog Waltz
  • 14. Blanket For Tina
  • 15. Victoria Wisp

Bonus tracks

  • 16. Detrimental Instrumental
  • 17. Vigdis (Uninterrupted)
  • 18. Cello In The City (Archivist Remix)

Hisser (1998)

  • 01. Temptation Of Egg
  • 02. 4 Door Maverick
  • 03. This Purple Child
  • 04. Shy Of Bumfuck
  • 05. Propulsion
  • 06. Catapult
  • 07. Creeper
  • 08. Tanks Rolling Into Town
  • 09. Halifax In A Hurricane
  • 10. Living On a Waterfall
  • 11. Like A Store Front Display
  • 12. Explore You
  • 13. Nico’s Lil Opera
  • 14. Thereminender
  • 15. Hisser
  • 16. Intro Speck
  • 17. Soldier Of Fortune
  • 18. Lull
  • 19. Short Way To End The Day

Bonus tracks

  • 20. No Name Guitar
  • 21. Cracklin Water
  • 22. Satellite
  • 23. Leather

Confluence (2001)

  • 01. 3 Sisters
  • 02. Saint Conformity
  • 03. Pontiac Slipstream
  • 04. Sputter
  • 05. Blue Marble Girl
  • 06. Source
  • 07. 2 Rivers
  • 08. Available Space
  • 09. Pedal Steel And She’ll
  • 10. Cold
  • 11. Can’t Help Falling In Love
  • 12. Hatch
  • 13. Shadow Of Where A River Was
  • 14. Vex (Paris)
  • 15. Vex (Tuscon)
  • 16. Hard On Things
  • 17. Slide Away

Bonus tracks

  • 18. Hatch (Live In Tuscon)

The Listener (2003)

  • 01. Glisten
  • 02. Felonius
  • 03. Jason’s List
  • 04. Cowboy Boots
  • 05. Torque (Tango De La Tongue)
  • 06. Piango
  • 07. Lying There
  • 08. B 4 U (Do Do Do)
  • 09. The Nashville Sound
  • 10. Blood Orange
  • 11. Moons Of Impulse
  • 12. Now I Lay Me Down
  • 13. Lemmy N Emmy

Bonus tracks

  • 14. Torque Originale
  • 15. B 4 U (Do Do Do) – Alt Mix

Sno Angel Like You (2006)

  • 01. Get To Leave
  • 02. Paradise Here Abouts
  • 03. But I Did Not
  • 04. Hey Man
  • 05. The Farm
  • 06. That’s How things Get Done
  • 07. Love Knows (No Borders)
  • 08. The Voice Within
  • 09. Nail In The Sky
  • 10. Howlin’ A Gale
  • 11. Robes Of Bible Black
  • 12. Worried Spirits
  • 13. Neon Filler
  • 14. Chore Of Enchantment

Bonus tracks

  • 15. Get To Leave – Holy
  • 16. Nail In the Sky – Original

Sno Angel Wingin’ It (2009)

  • 1. Paradise Here Abouts
  • 2. Dirty From The Rain
  • 3. That’s How Things Get Done
  • 4. Spiral
  • 5. Robes Of Bible Black
  • 6. Vortexas
  • 7. Ballad Of The Tucson 2
  • 8. Hey Man
  • 9. Worried Spirits
  • 10. Howlin’ A Gale
  • 11. Nail In The Sky
  • 12. Astonished
  • 13. But I Did Not
  • 14. Love Knows (No Borders)

Alegrias (2011)

  • 1. 4 Door Maverick
  • 2. Uneven Light Of Day
  • 3. The Ballad Of Lole Y Manuel
  • 4. Cowboy Boots
  • 5. Notoriety
  • 6. Blood Orange
  • 7. Lost Like A Boat Full Of Rice
  • 8. Broken Bird And The Ghost River
  • 9. (There were) Always Horses Coming
  • 10. The Hangin’ Judge
  • 11. Saint Conformity
  • 12. Where The Wind Turns The Skin To Leather
  • 13. One Diner Town

Some Piano

  • 1. See (Lull)
  • 2. What (Lull)
  • 3. Of (Lull)
  • 4. Now (Lull)
  • 5. Spangle Bib Of Radient Value (Ogle)
  • 6. Before The Tenant They Sat With Popcorn And Hunch (Ogle)
  • 7. Hokum Bigboy Was Probably Not His Given Name (Ogle)
  • 8. Tangualtion (Spun)
  • 9. Loss And Its Hold On Us (Spun)
  • 10. Denmark Stunningly Soaked (Spun)
  • 11. Excursion Disruption (Spun)
  • 12. California Roll (Snarl)
  • 13. Calculating Route (Snarl)
  • 14. Ample (Snarl)

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One response to Howe Gelb / Little Sand Box

  1. Seth Hollander says:

    Thank you for posting this info. The GSand/Gelb reissue program stopped short of completion, leaving his solo and Band Of Black Ranchette albums unreissued. Good to see that he has found a way forward. When the BOBRanchette box comes out, I’ll grab it!

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