this deserves its own post...
Required reading: Pfork interview with Joanna Newsom, in which she discusses working with Van Dyke Parks and some of the underlying themes of Ys.
I just picked up Ys on vinyl over at Good, and this thing sure is pretty. It's a double-vinyl, complete with gatefold sleeve with a lyric book attached to the inner spine. Highly recommended, pick one up if you can.
Joanna Newsom Emily (live) mp3