Ethan Daniel Davidson: Stranger$25.44
Release Date: 09-30-2022
Free Ground Shipping on all albums, and all other orders over $75
1. Product Details
The black, streamlined Commodore Vanderbilt Hudson locomotive emerges from the long tunnel of memory and circles endlessly on the three-rail track of nostalgia. The rails glisten in the rain, the throbbing engine brushes gobbets of water from overhanging branches and hunkers down with a low-pitched whining groan. Sparks sputter from under the wheels in a blue-and-white arc of recall. The long, majestic iron horse rushes down the straightaway against the wall of the house we lived in when we were 10, whistling and chugging bravely. "I've ridden on a lot of trains," says Ethan Daniel Davidson, a native Michigander. "To jump on one, you try to be sure you can see each bolt. Once they all start to blend together, the train is going too fast to jump on. I'm too old to jump on trains now, but I can still write about them." On "Stranger", his most poignant ballad is the quivering, shuddering "My Train Got Lost". The title comes from an anthem by a Minnesota troubadour who has written dozens of songs about the coming and going of coachmen, station masters, tramps walking along the rails, conductors, steam whistles, railroad men, railroad gin and railroad tracks. Other tracks of recorded sound on "Stranger" owe debts to Public Image Ltd. (the post-punk "Even Bad Seeds"), The Band (the prophetic "There was a Famine in the House of Bread") and Echo & The Bunnymen (the existential "My Jail"). Of the folk music staple "Dink's Song", Davidson says, "It's pretty self-explanatory: woman deserted by her lover when she needs him the most. She lost her child, so she's going home on the #9 train. At some point we're all going home on the #9."
- Even Bad Seeds
- My Jail
- Oh I
- Let There Be More Light
- My Train Got Lost
- Dink's Farewell
- All the Pretty Little Horses
- There Was a Famine in the House of Bread
2. Shipping and Delivery
Shipping is available to the 48 contiguous United States. We are unable to ship to PO Boxes, International locations, or APO/FPO addresses.
Please ensure your address is entered correctly. We are unable to redirect to an alternate shipping address once an order is placed.If your order contains multiple items, it may ship from different warehouse locations.
Tracking information will be sent as items are shipped.
Allow up to 5 business days for your order to process when calculating delivery dates.
Note: Additional delays may occur due to severe weather or other carrier delays.
Standard Shipping: allow 7-10 business days for delivery. Albums will be shipped via USPS Media Mail; all other products via UPS Ground or FedEx Ground.
Expedited Shipping: allow 2-5 business days for delivery. Albums will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail; all other products via UPS 2-Day Air or FedEx 2-Day Air.
Overnight Shipping: allow 1-2 business days for delivery. All products will be shipped via UPS Next Day Air or FedEx Next Day Air.
3. Return Policy
We offer a 30-day money back guarantee on all products purchased from Victrola.com. All items must be returned as new in their original packaging, including all accessories and cables. Albums must be unopened to receive a refund. Missing items will be charged based on suggested retail prices.
All returns must be accompanied by a valid return authorization number (RMA) issued by Victrola. If an RMA is not obtained prior to shipping, the returned product will be refused and returned to sender.
If the item is no longer wanted, the shipping cost is not refundable and returns must be shipped prepaid by the customer. There is a 15% restocking fee that will be calculated based on the price of the product once the item is refunded.
If the item is defective, a pre-paid shipping label to return the product will be provided, and no restocking fee applies.
To set up a return for refund please visit Customer Care. Be sure to include your order # and reason for your return when submitting your request.
View more information about returns and warranty here.