WordPress has decided to eat my post about Iron & Wine‘s collection of b-sides and rarities, All Around The Well. You are now left, then, with a mere precis of what I said: this is a wonderful collection, which you should all listen to, since it is not a label cash-in as these things often are but a quite delightful map of a journey taken from bedsit to band by a very subtle artist with a distinctive, and creative, style. Lovely. (The album, not, obviously enough at this point, WordPress).
You can hear ‘Belated Promise Ring’ from the second disc of the collection at the Iron & Wine MySpace. Beg, borrow or steal, too, the version from disc one of ‘Waitin’ for a Superman’.