Editors’ Notes After a couple of collaborative albums—one with singer/songwriter Jessica Hoop, another, all covers, with Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell—Sam Beam returns to Iron & Wine. Pivoting from the experiments of 2013’s Ghost on Ghost, Beast Epic finds Beam in a simpler, more familiar mode: Warm, quietly celebratory folk-rock charged with uplift and hope. “Where we see enough to follow/We can hear when we are hollow/Where we keep the light we’re given/We can lose and call it living,” Beam sings on “Call It Dreaming,” blending the intimacy of Elliott Smith with the bittersweet radiance of Cat Stevens.

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Claim Your Ghost
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2:28
 
Thomas County Law
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3:24
 
Bitter Truth
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3:02
 
Song in Stone
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3:21
 
Summer Clouds
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3:33
 
Call It Dreaming
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3:51
 
About a Bruise
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3:10
 
Last Night
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2:55
 
Right for Sky
9
3:59
 
The Truest Stars We Know
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2:51
 
Our Light Miles
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3:09
 

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