The Civil Wars

Between the Bars

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Recorded between 2012 and 2013 with producers Rick Rubin and Charlie Peacock, before John Paul White and Joy Williams stopped speaking to each other and announced that they were going on hiatus, Between the Bars first appeared in 2013 on vinyl as an exclusive Record Store Day release. The 10" single, which featured evocative, in-studio covers of tracks by Portishead ("Sour Times"), Michael Jackson ("Billie Jean"), the Romantics ("Talking in Your Sleep"), and Elliott Smith ("Between the Bars"), was made available as a digital EP in early 2014.