On Avery Island (Deluxe Edition): Yellow & Red Double Vinyl LPFIRELP53X
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Label: Merge Records
Release Date: 24th February
The gnarlier, meaner and fuzzier older brother, the overlooked genius when followed up by another piece of tweaked and refined genius.
Whilst not as spilled over as 'In The Aeroplane...' it still serves as a near perfect record from Magnum and co.
Ltd edition Double Yellow and Red Vinyl, Gatefold sleeve, Insert & DL card.
Cut to Audiophile 45 & 33rpm.
Neutral Milk Hotel‘s explosive 1996 debut, On Avery Island, receives the deluxe reissue treatment with a yellow and red vinyl 2xLP press, complete with revised artwork and cut at 45RPM.
Jeff Mangum’s songs are cryptic and crazed, his ideas fast and furious, and together they force the home-recording concept out of the basement and into a brave new world, a fuzzy masterpiece of experimental lo-fi recording.
Full of rapid-fire wordplay with true and heartfelt experimentation, both ambitious and eclectic, it’s not hard to see why this has been such an influential album.
Part of the fabled Elephant 6 collective, Neutral Milk Hotel won over many a music critic with this cult classic. The band are recognized as one of the most influential alternative acts to come out of the mid-90s and sowed the seeds for everything from anti-folk to the likes of Arcade Fire, Caribou and even Franz Ferdinand
Side A (45RPM)
A1. Song Against Sex
A2. You've Passed
A3. Someone is Waiting
Side B (45RPM)
B1. A Baby for Pree
B2. Marching Theme
B3. Where You'll Find Me Now
Side C (45RPM)
C1. Avery Island/April 1st
C2. Gardenhead/ Leave Me Alone
C3. Three Peaches
Side D (33RPM)
D2. April 8th
D3. Pree-Sisters Swallowing a Donkey's Eye