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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Essential Mercury Rev On The Way

Mercury Rev will release a 2-disc compilation on October 3rd. They will also release it on October 2nd. They'll warm up with some late September releasing. So your mileage may vary with the release date, depending on what country you live in, but there's likely a Mercury Rev 2-disc album headed that way this fall! Good thing, too, since it's apparently essential.

Disc one of The Essential Mercury Rev - Stillness Breathes (1991-2006) is essentially a "best-of" CD, while the second disc focuses on rarities, remixes, and covers. Artists covered include the Beatles ("Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"), James Brown ("It's A Man's Man's Man's World"), and Nico ("Afraid"). No word on whether the band recommends throwing out your unessential Mercury Rev albums once you've purchased the essential one, nor on how something still can breathe, if you really think about it.

The band has a few tour dates next month, including their first concerts in Turkey and Finland.

Mercury Rev Tour Dates:

Sept. 2 - Istanbul, Turkey - Rock'n Coke Istanbul 2006
Sept. 7 - Helskinki, Finland - Tavastia
Sept. 8 - Tampere, Finland - Klubi
Sept. 10 - Warsaw, Poland - Summer Of Music

The Essential Mercury Rev - Stillness Breathes (1991-2006)

Disc One Track Listing:

"Everlasting Arm"
"In A Funny Way"
"Goddess On A Hiway"
"Chasing A Bee"
"The Dark Is Rising"
"Black Forest (Lorelei)"
"Carwash Hair"
"Empire State"
"Something For Joey"
"A Drop In Time"
"Opus 40"

Disc Two:

"I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier" (1999 Peel Session)
"I Only Have Eyes For You"
"Observatory Crest"
"Streets Of Larado"
"So There"
"He Was A Friend Of Mine"
"Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp" (Chemical Brothers remix)
"It's A Man's Man's Man's World"
"Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds"
"Coney Island Cyclone" (1991 Peel Session)
"Silver Street"
"Philadelphia" (KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic mix)
"Good Times Ahead"
"Memory Of A Free Festival"


Blogger xolondon said...

How can this be missing "Nite And Fog" - an EPIC masterpiece of a song? Did I read this right. It makes me want to call and give them a piece of my mind. One of the guys moms is a librarian in New Jersey!

10:46 AM  
Blogger trill42 said...

Yeah, that is odd; it's a gorgeous song. They thought enough of it to make a video for it.

(Memo to self: never get a librarian mad. Information is power!)

9:24 PM  

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