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The Magnetic Fields

50 Song Memoir

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140g 5lp + download

Released: 10th Mar 2017

£109.99


5cd + book

Released: 10th Mar 2017

£29.99


there’s no way we can condense all of the brilliantly idiosyncratic musings and styles of merritt’s 50 tracks in this paragraph so take our word for it when we say it’s bloody brilliant.

he’s made a track here for every year of his life here, with each one a fully fleshed out and perfectly executed off kilter indie anthem. particular highlights include 1992’s ‘weird diseases’ which is a perfectly toned beta band-esque garage pop romp with merritt discussing his early life’s battles with epilepsy and more, while 1987’s ‘at the pyramid’ is wobbly anti folk ethereal perfection with a touch of what made yeasayer's first album so special. “merritt has created an inner life that sounds agonizingly real” – 4/5 mojo

50 Song Memoir

Tracklist

  1. Disc 1 ’66 Wonder Where I’m From
  2. ’67 Come Back as a Cockroach
  3. ’68 A Cat Called Dionysus
  4. ’69 Judy Garland
  5. ’70 They’re Killing Children Over There
  6. ’71 I Think I’ll Make Another World
  7. ’72 Eye Contact
  8. ’73 It Could Have Been Paradise
  9. ’74 No
  10. ’75 My Mama Ain’t
  11. Disc 2 ’76 Hustle 76
  12. ’77 Life Ain’t All Bad
  13. ’78 The Blizzard of ’78
  14. ’79 Rock’n’Roll Will Ruin Your Life
  15. ’80 London by Jetpack
  16. ’81 How to Play the Synthesizer
  17. ’82 Happy Beeping
  18. ’83 Foxx and I
  19. ’84 Danceteria!
  20. ’85 Why I Am Not a Teenager
  21. Disc 3 ’86 How I Failed Ethics
  22. ’87 At the Pyramid
  23. ’88 Ethan Frome
  24. ’89 The 1989 Musical Marching Zoo
  25. ’90 Dreaming in Tetris
  26. ’91 The Day I Finally…
  27. ’92 Weird Diseases
  28. ’93 Me and Fred and Dave and Ted
  29. ’94 Haven’t Got a Penny
  30. ’95 A Serious Mistake
  31. Disc 4 ’96 I’m Sad!
  32. ’97 Eurodisco Trio
  33. ’98 Lovers’ Lies
  34. ’99 Fathers in the Clouds
  35. ’00 Ghosts of the Marathon Dancers
  36. ’01 Have You Seen It in the Snow?
  37. ’02 Be True to Your Bar
  38. ’03 The Ex and I
  39. ’04 Cold-Blooded Man
  40. ’05 Never Again
  41. Disc 5 ’06 “Quotes”
  42. ’07 In the Snow White Cottages
  43. ’08 Surfin’
  44. ’09 Till You Come Back to Me
  45. ’10 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  46. ’11 Stupid Tears
  47. ’12 You Can Never Go Back to New York
  48. ’13 Big Enough for Both of Us
  49. ’14 I Wish I Had Pictures
  50. ’15 Somebody’s Fetish