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Deserter's Songs (180 gram vinyl) (includes download card for 2 free live tracks)

LP (Item 591304) Modern Classics/Light In The Attic, 1998 — Condition: New Copy
Gatefold (reissue)
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4.90 10

Perhaps the most beloved of albums by Mercury Rev – and also their most unique! This is a band that was just about the least predictable group to appear on a major label during the early 90s "alternative" feeding frenzy – certainly one of those great bands whose influence and impact extends far beyond however many records they sold at the time. Deserter's Songs has textures picked up from classic ornate pop, waltzy numbers and dreamy atmosphere to spare– paired with off kilter vocals and a freewheeling, creative sensibility. A classic! Includes "Holes", "Tonite It Shows", "Endlessly", "I Collect Coins", "Opus 40", "Hudson Line", "The Happy End (The Drunk Room)", "Goddess On A Hiway", "The Funny Bird", "Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp". (The first release on LITA's Modern Classics imprint! Comes with with a 4-page insert. Remastered by producer David Fridmann and includes a download card for 2 free live tracks and band commentary.)  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


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