The Decemberists – We All Raise Our Voices To The Air (Live) (EMI Music Canada)

As The Decemberists prepare to exit the spotlight for a period of time, they leave behind this sprawling 20 songs, two-disc live set that covers virtually their entire career. While the group’s last pair of records has seen them entrench themselves in Americana music, the more folk-like moments including Rise To Me and All Arise sit well beside the group’s decidedly more pop moments. Backed by an outstanding group of musicians, vocalist Colin Meloy and his cohorts deliver consistently diverse yet remarkable performances throughout these two discs.