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The Life of the World to Come
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Released

October 6, 2009

Length

43:08

Label

4AD

Producers

Brandon Eggleston, John Congleton, Scott Solter

Previous Album

Heretic Pride

Following Album

All Eternals Deck

The Life of the World to Come is the 12th studio album by The Mountain Goats. It was released on October 6th, 2009, by the label 4AD.

Tracks[]

  1. "1 Samuel 15:23" – 4:07
  2. "Psalms 40:2" – 3:13
  3. "Genesis 3:23" – 3:10
  4. "Philippians 3:20-21" – 3:03 
  5. "Hebrews 11:40" – 2:48
  6. "Genesis 30:3" – 3:24
  7. "Romans 10:9" – 2:42
  8. "1 John 4:16" – 3:09
  9. "Matthew 25:21" – 5:47
  10. "Deuteronomy 2:10" – 3:21
  11. "Isaiah 45:23" – 3:38
  12. "Ezekiel 7 and the Permanent Efficacy of Grace" – 4:46

Bonus Tracks[]

  1. "Enoch 18:14" (iTunes bonus track) – 2:53
  2. "Proverbs 6:27" (Amazon bonus track) – 2:56

Comments by John Darnielle About this Album[]

  • (On the use of piano) "The beginnings of that were in playing 'Dinu Lipatti's Bones' on The Sunset Tree - I hadn't really known that my brief childhood study of piano had left any traces but I felt like I "went somewhere" there. Did a little on Get Lonely and more on some EPs, and just felt connected to the piano when it came time to write TLOTWTC - I think I was in a really emotionally vulnerable place when I wrote that record, and playing piano really opens up pathways for me to the deeper, truer place. That sound corny I know but it is true, when I play piano esp. by myself it's like I can get down into the mud in a hurry." -- John's AMA