Also available as part of 69 LOVE SONGS, a 3-CD box set on Merge (169).
The Magnetic Fields: Stephin Merritt (vocals, acoustic, electric, classical, & steel guitars, ukelele, mandolin, violin, penny whistle, recorder, melodica, acoustic & electric pianos, organ, keyboards, synthesizers, acoustic & electric percussion); Claudia Gonson (vocals, piano, drums, percussion); John Woo (guitar, banjo, mandolin); Sam Davol (cello, flute); Daniel Handler (accordion).
Additional personnel: LD Beghtol, Dudley Klute, Shirley Simms (vocals); Ida Pearle (violin).
Engineers include: Charles Newman, Chris Ewen, Claudia Gonson.
D.I.Y. indie pop is perhaps not the first place where one would look for a successor to Cole Porter and the Gershwins, but that's just one of the surprises of the Magnetic Fields. Singer/songwriter Stephin Merritt's lyrics are awash in odd similes, brilliant multilayered puns, and tricky internal rhymes, yet never fail to reveal genuine emotional content, whether ruefully cynical or wide-eyed and romantic. His tunes, influenced equally by pre-rock customs, ABBA, and post-punk experimentalism, are as unforgettable as his words, and the 23-song 69 LOVE SONGS, VOLUME ONE is a 56-minute tour de force, exhibiting Merritt's many talents at their finest. Ranging from the country-tinged "The One You Really Love" to the acapella Broadway homage "How Fucking Romantic" and touching on several other genres in the process, this album never ceases to amaze and delight. The CD is available as part of a three-CD box set or by itself.
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Magnetic Fields - Magnetic Fields: Vol. 1-69 Love Songs [CD] 03617294662 Music
Magnetic Fields - Vol. 1-69 Love Songs (CD NEW)
Label: Merge (Exclusive)
Release Date: 07 Sep 1999
No. of Discs: 1
1. Absolutely Cuckoo
2. I Don't Believe In The Sun
3. All My Little Words
4. A Chicken WIth Its Head Cut Off
5. Reno Dakota
6. I Don't Want To Get Over You
7. Come Back From San Francisco
8. The Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side
9. Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits
10. The Cactus Where Your Heart Should Be
11. I Think I Need A New Heart
12. The Book Of Love
13. Fido, Your Leash Is Too Long
14. How Fucking Romantic
15. The One You Really Love
16. Punk Love
17. Parades Go By
18. Boa Constrictor
19. A Pretty Girl Is Like...
20. My Sentimental Melody
21. Nothing Matters When We're Dancing
22. Sweet-Lovin' Man
23. The Things We Did
|Record Label:||Merge Records|
|Performer:||Various Artists - Alternative|
|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H):||3.50 x 5.00 x 0.30 Inches|
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