Right Away, Great Captain! About
The solo side project of Manchester Orchestra’s lead singer, Andy Hull.
Right Away, Great Captain! released a trilogy of studio albums centered around an unnamed 17th-century sailor who sets to sea after discovering his brother had an affair with his wife. At sea, the unnamed sailor meets the namesake of the band (the great captain) who attempts to mentors him and eventually sacrifices his own life to save the sailor’s in a fire. The loss of his mentor only fueling his anger the sailor develops an addiction to opiates and returns to land and kills his brother. The trilogy ends with the sailor contemplating his actions while in jail.
The trilogy spanned January 14, 2007 – June 12, 2012, and two compilation albums were released after the conclusion of the sailor’s tale.