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Mercury Rev Deserters Songs Deluxe
Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs: Deluxe Edition
(2xCD/Digital) V2 Records VVR766817, 2011-05-16

Mercury Rev return in May with a deluxe double CD reissue of their classic 1998 album, Deserter's Songs. The release comes complete with a 13-track bonus disc of demos, B-sides, rarities and out-takes… Deserter's Songs was released to huge worldwide acclaim and went on to be named album of the year by NME, MOJO and many other publications. The record merged jazz, folk, Disney soundtrack fantasia, 60s rock (The Band's legendary Levon Helm and Garth Hudson guested on the album) with sweeping orchestration and heralded Mercury Rev's rebirth as purveyors of a cosmic brand of the popular American songbook.

Mercury Rev Deserters Songs Deluxe
Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs: Deluxe Edition
(2xCD/Digital) V2 Records VVR766817, (2xLP) Light In The Attic, 2011-05-16

Tracklisting CD1 :
01 Holes
02. Tonite It Shows
03. Endlessly
04. I Collect Coins
05. Opus 40
06. Hudson Line
07. The Happy End (The Drunk Room)
08. Goddess On A Hiway
09. The Funny Bird
10. Pick Up If You're There
11. Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp

Tracklisting CD2 :
01. Piano Vs. Telephone (Cassette Tape Player Demo)
02. Holes (Bill Laswell 1998 Remix)
03. Pick Up If You're There (DJ Nickel 1998 Remix)
04. Endlessly (Tascam 8-Track Reel To Reel Demo)
05. A Soft Kiss (for Waking Up) (Cassette Tape Player Demo)
06. Tonite It Shows (Tascam 8-Track Reel To Reel Demo)
07. Looking Back Now, I Can See (Unreleased Mix)
08. Opus 40 (Early Rough Version)
09. Hudson Line (Early Rough Version)
10. Judging By The Moon (Cassette Tape Player Demo)
11. Goddess On A Hiway (1989 Cassette Tape Player Demo)
12. Night On Panther Mountain (Unreleased Mix)
13. Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp (Early Rough Version)

Links :
www.mercuryrev.com
twitter.com/mercuryrev
myspace.com/mercuryrevmusic
facebook.com/pages/Mercury-Rev/108087689219958
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Press Release :
MERCURY REV return in May with a deluxe double CD reissue of their classic 1998 album, "DESERTER'S SONGS". The release comes complete with a 13-track bonus disc of unreleased demos and out-takes… And to coincide with and celebrate the release, Mercury Rev will be performing the album in full across much of Ireland, UK, Europe, Croatia and Turkey! DESERTER'S SONGS will be re-released on V2/CO-OP in most of the world and on Fontana in North America.

"They're back, they're back. Three years off and then they stroke a furrowed brow like an album of the year should. Too gorgeous" - Melody Maker July 1998

"Deserter's Songs is at once a lullaby, a trip, and a triumph." - Pitchfork (Top 100 Albums of the 1990's)

***** - Uncut Magazine Sept 1998

"A modern classic." - NME

"Deserter's Songs, feels like a watershed, the point where their heady mix of orchestral pop, roots rock, psychedelia, prog, choral, and chamber music finally crystallizes into something special and damn near ineffable… let's just call Deserter's Songs the art-rock album of the year." - Entertainment Weekly


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"Deserter's Songs" was released to huge worldwide acclaim and went on to be named album of the year in 1998 by NME, MOJO and many other publications. The record merged jazz, folk, Disney soundtrack fantasia, 60s rock (The Band's legendary Levon Helm and Garth Hudson guested on the album) with sweeping orchestration and heralded Mercury Rev's rebirth as purveyors of a cosmic brand of the popular American songbook. "Deserter's Songs" was also a bona-fide hit, generating three Top 40 singles, propelling the legendary iconoclasts into living rooms worldwide, and pioneered the launch of a new genre of alternative music!

Also as an added bonus, look for the EXTRA 3rd disc "AN EVENING AT BARROWLAND BALLROOM," a live Recording from Glasgow Scotland which will be shrinkwrapped to the Limited Deserter's Songs Deluxe Edition absolutely FREE (but only for a brief time)! It's the very first LIVE REV RECORD officially released by the band and features over 70 minutes from a classic 2005 Scottish performance. This will go fast and won't be available again so get your pre-orders in!

And let's not forget VINYL!!!! Both Deserter's Songs and the Deserted Songs Album of unreleased songs and outtakes will be released on 180 gram virgin vinyl with a deluxe gatefold sleeve on the audiophile world reknown US label 'LIGHT IN THE ATTIC' as the flagship release on their newest division 'MODERN CLASSICS'. A fantastic package!!!
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Mercury Rev - Opus 40
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