I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning

In 2005, Bright Eyes released two albums on the same day: I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning and Digital Ash in a Digital Urn. It’s no secret I love Conor Oberst and everything he is a part of. When these albums came out, I was 21 and maybe at the peak of my emo phase. I’m sure being old enough to buy liquor and making wedding plans had nothing to do with that phase ending…but anyway… I’m Wide Awake has some of Bright Eyes best songs: First Day of My Life, Landlocked Blues, We Are Nowhere and It’s Now. I think Conor’s lyrics have meant a lot to a lot of people but it’s not like he’s making millions like popular singers out now. What I am really happy to hear is this album was just certified Gold, meaning it has sold over 500,000 copies. This is a first for Bright Eyes and for Saddle Creek Records. Way to go Bright Eyes! I am posting below a video of him singing Landlocked Blues at Austin City Limits. I love this guy!   ~Dutch

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