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Today’s free download comes just a few days after the solstice, but seeing as we’re all still feeling blue at the prospect of the return of winter, why not indulge in this little beauty from Willy Mason and Peggy Sue.

Download Willy Mason & Peggy Sue - Longest Day Of The Year Blues

The original song belongs to Peggy Sue and was released earlier in the year, taken from 3rd album Choir of Echoes. Along the way they bumped into Willy “dressed in formal wear, surrounded by fake plants at Laura Marling's Secret Cinema album launch last summer where we were both secret guests. We sent him a slow guitar and voices track to sing to via the miracle of the internet and he sent us back the acapella vocal which we've been listening with a mix of pride and awe ever since.” And this is the result is this lovely guitar-led version with incredible backing vocals from the band, and Willy’s inimitable whiskey-stained voice leading us through his narrative.

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