Old LP (song)

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This article is about the That Dog song. For their album of the same name, see Old LP.
"Old LP"
Old LP cover
Album track by That Dog
Album Old LP
Released October 4, 2019
Recorded 2019 @ The Evergreen Stage
Length 4:21
Label UME
Writer(s) Anna Waronker
Producer(s) Anna Waronker and that dog.
Status Released
That Dog singles chronology
"Never Say Never"
"Old LP"
"If You Just Didn't Do It"
Old LP track listing
"Least I Could Do"
"Old LP"

"Old LP" is the eleventh and final song on That Dog's fourth album Old LP, as well as the album's first single.


"Old LP" features an intricate orchestral arrangement that amounts to the largest collection of personnel to ever perform on a That Dog song. Randy Newman, a friend of Waronker's, assisted with the arrangement of the song. The band organized a Kickstarter campaign to fund the large production. This song is a rare occurrence in the That Dog discography to featured shared lead vocals. Bassist Rachel Haden sings several lead lines on the song. Maya Rudolph, formerly of The Rentals, sings back up vocals. Anna Waronker's brother Joey contributes percussion.

Band commentary

Anna Waronker: “Old LP” is the title track for a reason. Writing the song was powerful and recording it was even more so. I wrote the song after attending a memorial service for Rachel’s father, Charlie Haden. They played a recording of a song that he sang and I couldn’t believe how clear and personal and beautiful it sounded. And it made me think about how when we listen to music we hear someone or a group of people captured in a moment. And then I thought about how Rachel and I come from musical families and how interesting it is that there are these moments captured where we can feel some presence of someone that isn’t here anymore. I came home and wrote the song. And thought that it was a perfect opportunity for Rachel and I to sing a proper duet, something we had never done before.

Consequence of Sound interview with Anna Waronker - October 3, 2019


The band released a short documentary about the recording song in September of 2019, directed by Mary Wigmore. It is dedicated to the memory of Charlie Haden.



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Dim the lights
Put a record on
Say goodnight
To your favorite song
I don't want to say goodbye
For too long

Close your eyes
Let the record play
Watch the light
As it fades away
I don't want to say goodbye
But it's too late

I guess I hate the fact
That you're not coming back
I never wanted you to leave
I hate that there's no choice
That I can't hear your voice
Unless it's on an old LP

An old LP
An old LP
I can hear you breathe
I can see you right in front of me

Take your time
There is no rush
I'll be fine
I know that I'll adjust
I'm gonna miss you
I'm gonna miss you so much

You and I
Have lived a thousand lives
So many miles
And every mountain climbed
I don't want to say goodbye

If I get lonesome
I can hear you crystal clear
If I listen close enough
It's like a whisper in my ear
Like a whisper in my ear

See also