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ARTIST
TITLE
Deserted Songs
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
MCR 904LP MCR 904LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/20/2013

2013 RSD release. "Last year, the vinyl reissue of Mercury Rev's cherished 1998 album, Deserter's Songs, kicked off our new Modern Classics Recordings imprint. We couldn't have found a more apt beginning -- Deserter's Songs has lost none of its charm in the 15 years since its release. Out of step with the times even when it was released in 1998, Deserter's Songs has all the hallmarks of a lost classic. Except it wasn't lost at all -- it was lauded by everyone from hip-young-thing-chasing NME to the more distanced likes of Mojo magazine. Retrospectively, Pitchfork placed it in their Top 100 albums of the 1990s. Now, we are digging into the album's archive with Deserted Songs, a collection of outtakes from the Deserter's Songs sessions, all of which are new to vinyl. Knowing how we roll, this is no standard package. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl, housed in a hand-numbered, old school 'tip-on'-style gatefold jacket, it has insert notes by Mercury Rev's Jonathan Donahue and Grasshopper and comes with unseen photos from the original Deserter's Songs photo sessions. The special edition of 2,000 is pressed on white and clear vinyl. This is special music too, living in a magical, twilit netherworld somewhere between fairytale and nightmare. In these demos, offcuts and alternate and early versions of Deserter's Songs tracks, we hear the bits in between the grooves of the original album. Where Deserter's Songs is an album of grandiose proportions, Deserted Songs strips back to the songs' fragile hearts."