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ARTIST
TITLE
Deserter's Songs
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
MCR 900LP MCR 900LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/20/2016

2016 repress. "Fully cementing Mercury Rev's rebirth as purveyors of a cosmic brand of the popular American songbook, Deserter's Songs is an album of grandiose proportions. Merging jazz, folk, sweeping orchestration, and a dose of '60s rock, the album was intended as the band's swan song and therefore made with utter abandon. However, it became the band's most acclaimed platter and remains one of the essential records of the past 25 years. 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, quickly propelling the legendary iconoclasts into living rooms worldwide and pioneered the launch of a new genre of music, heard today in bands like Arcade Fire and Beirut. Originally released on V2 Records, Deserter's is Light In The Attic Records' impassioned choice to launch their new imprint, Modern Classics Recordings. Specializing in contemporary reissues from 1980 to today, Modern Classics will re-release your all-time favorite discs pressed on virgin black vinyl, the way they should be heard. Modern Classics' Deserter's Songs is the first LP reissue of this landmark album, long overdue if you ask us. Beautiful audio re-master comes courtesy of co-producer and original Mercury Rev member David Fridmann, pressed on 180-gram vinyl, and housed in an expanded gatefold jacket with 4-page insert. Each copy will receive a free download card for two live tracks plus an exclusive audio commentary/interview with the band while 100 randomly selected albums will include a photo personally autographed by Mercury Rev's Jonathan Donahue and Grasshopper."