GOAT - The Gallows Pole: Original Score - 1 LP - Coloured Vinyl +7"  [RSD 2024]

GOAT - The Gallows Pole: Original Score - 1 LP - Coloured Vinyl +7" [RSD 2024]

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This product is a Record Store Day title and not available to pre-order.
Available to buy in-store from 8am on Saturday, 20/04/2024 (Record Store Day).
Any remaining copies will be available to buy online from 8pm on Monday 22/04/2024.


Following the original, digital only, release of Goat’s score for ‘The Gallows Pole’ TV series, we are now thrilled to announce an expanded, ltd edition vinyl version, which will be released as part of Record Store Day 2024. The package comes as a colour vinyl LP + 7” and is housed in a special gatefold sleeve.

This is the original Score made by Goat for the Shane Meadows directed, BBC series THE GALLOWS POLE. The Goat tracks that made up the 'score' (5 brand new pieces) and tracks that appeared on the 'soundtrack' (3 songs from Goats back catalogue) were released digitally to coincide with the airing of the series. This vinyl edition is going to be slightly different, it will not feature the back catalogue tracks, but it will contain the 5 brand new 'score' tracks plus 1 or 2 (TBC) unreleased 'score' tracks that were not used in the final edit of the series, making this vinyl edition unique.

‘The Gallows Pole’ is a three-part Element Pictures production, written and directed by Shane Meadows which was aired in the UK on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer. This new vinyl version of the ‘The Gallows Pole: Original Score’ differs from the previous digital release as it now only features the music which was specifically written for the series itself – it doesn’t include the three, previously released back catalogue tracks. Instead, this vinyl edition contains three ‘unused/unreleased’ tracks: ‘Goat Witch’, ‘Timeless Awareness’ and ‘Kampsång (Instrumental)’. These tracks have not, up-to-now, been heard by anyone apart from Shane Meadows himself. The themes and imagery of Benjamin Myers’ source novel are the perfect fit for Goat’s mystical, pagan aesthetic.

The story, based in rural 18th century Yorkshire, tells a fictionalised, psychedelic tale based on the true story of David Hartley and the Cragg Vale Coiners, which became the biggest fraud in British history. Rather than 'writing to picture' in the traditional way, Goat approached the creative process differently, explaining: “In the beginning, we would get inspiration just through reading the book, trying to get a sense of its vibration and then translate that into music, with passages from the book as a springboard for the initial jams.”

Track List:

01 Mind is Like the Sky
02 Field Raga
03 Jazzman

04 The Gate Is Open (The Temple Lies Within) 0
05 Vallåt
06 Goat Witch 7"

07 Timeless Awareness

08 Kampsång (Instrumental)