I haven’t paid enough attention to Josh Ritter’s 2007 release The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter – an unfortunate victim of my being overwhelmed in trying to listen/enjoy so many albums. (Check Metacritic for reviews.)
Nevertheless, I grabbed one of those free Monitor This compilations that record stores can’t seem to get rid of fast enough. Luckily, this collection included a bonus Ritter track, Wildfires, not included on the album.
The song is more of a slow-burner than anything on Historical Conquests – at least from the few listens I’ve given to it. If nothing else, it’s pretty enough to make me give Conquests another go-round or two.
Josh Ritter | Wildfires