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Nick Cave And Nicholas Lens

L.I.T.A.N.I.E.S

    Perhaps best-known for his distinctive vocal style, Australian polymath Nick Cave here steps into the spotlight as librettist rather than performer, for a second operatic project with Belgian composer Nicholas Lens. Having collaborated on Shell Shock in 2014, they joined forces again during the global lockdown to create a new work, L.I.T.A.N.I.E.S.. At Lens’s request, Cave penned 12 litanies – “petitions to a divine maker” – simple, moving texts which the composer then wove into what he calls a “modest chamber opera of sleeping dreams”. Riding his bike around an unusually empty Brussels, Lens had been reminded of the magical stillness of the Rinzai Zen temples he had seen in rural Japan. Memories of these structures and of the inner peace he experienced while visiting them were the initial inspiration for the minimalistic, at times trance-like music of L.I.T.A.N.I.E.S., which features Denzil Delaere, N.L. Noorenbergh, Claron McFadden and Lens’s artist daughter Clara-Lane on vocals.

    Nick Cave / Peaches

    Cosmic Dancer / Solid Gold, Easy Action

      THIS IS A BLACK FRIDAY RELEASE AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 6PM.
      LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.


      Limited edition 7” for Black Friday only with Nick Cave’s interpretation of ‘Cosmic Dancer’ taken from an extraordinary tribute album, AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs Of Marc Bolan and T.Rex, to one of the great British artists of all time, Marc Bolan. Nick Cave explores the heart of a song that narrated Bolan's creative birth while wondering about its mortality.

      Peaches’ electronica rework of Solid Gold, Easy Action, (recorded in Berlin), which somehow still retains the rockabilly cool of the original, is on B-Side.

      Limited to 1,000 units in the UK. 


      Nick Cave

      Idiot Prayer - Live Alone At Alexander Palace

        In June 2020, mid lockdown, Nick Cave performed a live set in the vast grandeur of in the West Hall of London's Alexandra Palace. The performance, featuring just Nick at the piano, was filmed and streamed in July and was a beautifully sombre affair that sat perfectly with the mood and uncertainty of the time. 

        In recent years Nick has performed several solo shows with just a piano, covering material spanning his entire career, but whether it is the shadow cast by the global pandemic or the majestic splendour of the location, this songs here seem somehow more poignant than ever. Although recorded in such a vast space it is the intimacy of the performance that makes it such a compelling listen. Wonderful.

        The Telegraph ****
        "Cave's solo live stream could be the most the beautiful and sombre performance he's ever given"

        The Guardian ****
        "Cave’s performance in an empty hall, with just piano and voice, seems to try and ward off the terrifying silence of the Covid-19 age”

        Evening Standard ****
        "Gravitas echoes beautifully in the void of an empty Alexandra Palace"

        The Independent ****
        "‘Idiot Prayer’ performance is stately and beautiful”

        The Arts Desk ****
        "The dramatic minimalism of this setting is perfect for an expressive face, and such powerfully emotional songs”

        STAFF COMMENTS

        says: There is absolutely no stopping Nick Cave. Even a global pandemic can't halt his transformative live show, and the bleak solemnity of one man and a piano only serves to exacerbate the intoxicating experience.

        FORMAT INFORMATION

        2xLP includes MP3 Download Code.

        Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

        Ghosteen

        Ghosteen is the seventeenth studio album from Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, following 2016’s Skeleton Tree, and will be released via Ghosteen Ltd. The album was recorded in 2018 and early 2019 at Woodshed in Malibu, Nightbird in Los Angeles, Retreat in Brighton and Candybomber in Berlin. It was mixed by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Lance Powell and Andrew Dominik at Conway in Los Angeles.

        "The songs on the first album are the children. The songs on the second album are their parents. Ghosteen is migrating spirit." - Nick Cave.


        STAFF COMMENTS

        says: Spread across two albums, "The songs on the first album are the children. The songs on the second album are their parents. Ghosteen is migrating spirit." Nick Cave, ‘Ghosteen is a deeply introspective and at times an emotionally devastating listen exploring his personal grief following the death of his son. A melancholic yet beautiful masterpiece.

        FORMAT INFORMATION

        2xLtd LP Info: Gatefold sleeve.

        2xLtd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

        2xCD Info: Digipack CD.

        Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

        The Road (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

          Originally released in January 2010, Mute / BMG are set to release an exclusive version of the acclaimed soundtrack ‘THE ROAD’ available on vinyl for the very first time.

          Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy (author of ‘No Country For Old Men’) ’The Road’ is an epic post-apocalyptic tale of survival of a father and his young son journeying across a barren America destroyed by a mysterious cataclysm, The Road boldly imagines a future in which men are pushed to the worst and the best that they are capable of….

          Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, of the internationally celebrated bands Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, The Dirty Three and Grinderman, have created an evocative score featuring violin and piano with beautiful fleeting melodies and eerie sound loops filled with terror and suspense. Cave and Ellis have previously scored John Hillcoat's critically acclaimed 2005 Australian 'Western', The Proposition’ and Andrew Dominik’s 2007 savage tale of the true west ‘The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford’, both reissued on Colour LP by Mute/BMG in the last year.


          FORMAT INFORMATION

          Coloured LP Info: Limited edition grey smoke coloured vinyl with a gatefold sleeve.

          Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

          The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (OST)

            BMG are set to release an exclusive version of the acclaimed soundtrack “THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD” available on vinyl for the very first time.

            Re-mastered and available on limited edition whiskey coloured vinyl with a gatefold sleeve.

            Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, of the internationally celebrated bands Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, The Dirty Three and Grinderman, have composed, played and produced a compelling and intense soundtrack for director Andrew Dominik's savage tale of the true West. The new score captures perfectly the charismatic and unpredictable nature of its central protagonist. Like the film, Cave and Ellis' music cuts through the mythic figure of Jesse James to reveal the complex, contradictory man beneath. Daring and passionately delivered, Cave and Ellis' beautiful soundtrack retains its captivating power even without the benefit of Dominik's images 


            FORMAT INFORMATION

            Coloured LP Info: Whiskey coloured vinyl with a gatefold sleeve.

            Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

            The Proposition - Vinyl Reissue

            A powerful western drama set in the savage Eden of 1880s Australia; "The Proposition" is an elemental story of family conflict and primal violence, destructive love and divided loyalties. Featuring an international superstar cast including Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Emily Watson and Danny Huston, it is directed by John Hillcoat from a specially commissioned script by the globally acclaimed singer-songwriter Nick Cave. 'Because of Nick's narrative songwriting, the characters are so vivid,' says Hillcoat. 'I knew something really good would come out of it.' Cave has also composed the film's soundtrack in conjunction with Warren Ellis, his longtime Bad Seeds collaborator and multi-instrumentalist frontman of The Dirty Three. Incorporating soft chamber pieces, ghostly moodscapes and whispered laments, these 16 tracks are as starkly beautiful as the landscape of the film. Story and music are closely intertwined.

            FORMAT INFORMATION

            Coloured LP Info: Gold vinyl (limited to 750 units in the UK).

            Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

            Distant Sky (Live In Copenhagen)

              For one night only in April of this year, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds shared a show from their celebrated 2017 world tour on cinema screens worldwide.

              Filmed at Copenhagen's Royal Arena in October 2017, Distant Sky captured an extraordinary and triumphant live concert from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.

              Performing new album Skeleton Tree's beautiful compositions alongside songs from their essential catalogue.

              Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

              War Machine - Original Score

                ‘War Machine’ is a new Netflix film, directed by David Michôd and starring Brad Pitt and Tilda Swinton among many others.

                Military snares set a sharp cadence beneath the score’s eerie synths and strings, instantly reminiscent of ‘Skeleton Tree’ by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and the beautiful ‘Hell Or High Water’ score.

                “Together we made a score that was both light and dark, propulsive and meditative at the same time. We developed a kind of ‘spiritual electronics’ that captured both the melancholy and the terrible absurdity of the Afghan war,” Cave and Ellis said in a press release. “It was a great pleasure to work with David Michôd, who is not only an extraordinary filmmaker but a musician too. Our favorite score!”

                FORMAT INFORMATION

                2xColoured LP Info: This release is presented as a double LP, cut at
                45RPM for increased quality. The records are
                housed in a gatefold sleeve featuring beautiful
                stills from the film.

                2xLtd LP Info: This release is presented as a double LP, cut at
                45RPM for increased quality. The records are
                housed in a gatefold sleeve featuring beautiful
                stills from the film.

                Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                Lovely Creatures - The Best Of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds (1984 - 2014)

                • Lovely Creatures is the most comprehensive overview of the recorded work of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds to date. Spanning thirty years of music from their debut album From Her To Eternity through to Push The Sky Away their 15th studio album, the collection navigates one of the most exhilarating, idiosyncratic and inventive bodies of work created in contemporary music.

                • Included are long-standing live favourites “Stagger Lee” and “The Mercy Seat”, their hit single from 1995 “Where The Wild Roses Grow” through to recent fan favourites “Jubilee Street” and “We No Who U R”. There are songs that newcomers may only know from their appearance on film and television soundtracks, notably “O Children” (Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Pt. I) and the ubiquitous “Red Right Hand”, most recently familiar to fans of the series Peaky Blinders.

                • The album was compiled by Nick Cave and founding member Mick Harvey, with help from the current Bad Seeds. 

                Lovely Creatures is available in four formats, all featuring personal and rare photographs of the band: Standard CD, Triple LP, Deluxe 3CD with DVD and the Super Deluxe Limited Edition package. 


                STAFF COMMENTS

                says: Nick Cave has been one of the most influential and distinctive songwriter / performers of the last 30 odd years. With such a brilliant and varied catalogue spanning 15 LPs, I'd find it virtually impossible to select a mere 21 'best of' tracks, but Nick and ex Bad Seed Mick Harvey have managed it, and that's what you get here on the vinyl and standard CD editions of this release. The deluxe expands futher and is spread across 3CDs and a live/interview DVD.

                FORMAT INFORMATION

                3xLtd LP Info: 3 x 12” black heavyweight vinyl with triple gatefold sleeve.

                4xLtd CD/DVD Info: Deluxe case bound book containing 3 CDs (45 tracks) and two hour DVD featuring live performances, rare footage and interviews with a 36 page book.

                Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                One More Time With Feeling

                  Visually unique, One More Time With Feeling is a stark, fragile and raw documentary. Shot in 3D, colour and black & white, the film probes the deeply personal circumstances surrounding the making of Skeleton Tree (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 16th studio album) and features interviews and live performances by the band in the studio, along with interjected voice-over commentary by Nick Cave.

                  Originally conceived as a one-night-only global screening event to take place in 950 cinemas across 30 countries simultaneously on 8th September 2016, One More Time With Feeling extended its initial run over several days as cinemas sold out around the world. Due to overwhelming demand, this extraordinary film has returned to the big screen for its final run and is playing currently in cinemas worldwide.

                  Includes 3 exclusive short films from Andrew Dominik.

                  "Film of The Year" - MOJO

                  "Extraordinary" - **** Evening Standard

                  "A deeply personal film" - ***** Time Out

                  "An undeniably moving contemplation of shattering loss…a tremendously moving collage." - **** The Guardian

                  Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                  Skeleton Tree

                  Skeleton Tree began its journey in late 2014 at Retreat Studios, Brighton, with further sessions at La Frette Studios, France in autumn 2015. The album was mixed at AIR Studios, London in early 2016.

                  The songs from the album are featured in the film One More Time With Feeling, directed by Andrew Dominik (Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly). The film was comissioned by Nick Cave and is to be the only public statement to accompany the albums’ release.

                  Given event's in his personal life prior to the release of the album, it's understandable that this album is sombre affair. Although accompanied by a film, it is an album in its own right, rather than a soundtrack. Having said that, the orchestration which forms the backdrop to Nick's rich, half spoken - half sung narratives, has a similar cinematic feel to the haunting, atmospheric film scores that Nick and Bad Seed Warren Ellis excel at.

                  It’s probably not going to be your choice of listening prior to a night out on the town, but if it’s darkness you’re after, no one does that better than Nick.

                  A beautiful, moving album.

                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  says: Given events in his personal life prior its release, it's understandable that this album is a sombre affair. Although accompanied by a film, it is an album in its own right, rather than a soundtrack. Having said that, the orchestration which forms the backdrop to Nick's rich, half spoken - half sung narratives, has a similar cinematic feel to the haunting, atmospheric film scores that Nick and Bad Seed Warren Ellis excel at. No one does darkness better than Mr Cave.

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  LP Info: The LP comes in a rigid sleeve with thick black lined board and includes a download card.

                  Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                  The Good Son (2010 Digital Remaster)

                  Released in 1990, ‘The Good Son’ is the sixth album by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.

                  ‘The Weeping Song’ and ‘The Ship Song’ have now become firm fan favourites. ‘Foi Na Cruz’ is based partly upon the traditional Brazilian Protestant hymn of the same title. The title translates roughly as ‘It Happened On The Cross’.

                  Cave later said, “I guess ‘The Good Son’ is some kind of reflection of the way I felt early on in Brazil. I was quite happy there. I was in love and the first year or two was good. The problem I found was... in order to survive you have to adopt their attitudes towards everything, which are kind of blinkered.”

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  LP Info: Heavyweight 180g vinyl.
                  Vinyl transfer approval overseen by Mick Harvey in Summer 2014 and cut at Abbey Road Studios.
                  This edition, personally approved by Nick Cave, is finally available again on its original format.

                  LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                  Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                  Abbatoir Blues / Lyre Of Orpheus

                    English guitarist and organist James Johnston joined The Bad Seeds for their thirteenth studio album ‘Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus’, which was released on September 20th 2004 by Mute Records, and produced by Nick Launay.

                    This masterful double album was produced by Nick Launay at Studio Ferber in Paris in March–April 2004 with Cave splitting drumming duties for the two parts, with Jim Sclavunos on ‘Abattoir Blues’ and Thomas Wydler on ‘Lyre Of Orpheus’.

                    The entire album was completed in twelve days, and notably, the last track on the album, ‘O Children’, was featured in the 2010 film ‘Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part One’. The song is also referenced as an achievement in Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7.

                    This edition, approved personally by Nick Cave, is finally available again on it’s original format.

                    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                    No More Shall We Part

                      ‘No More Shall We Part’ was released in April 2001 and was the eleventh studio record by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.

                      The album came after a 4-year gap from recording, following the much acclaimed ‘The Boatman’s Call’ album and was met with mostly positive reviews.

                      The album showcases the virtuoso talents of The Bad Seeds, with elaborate instrumental sections on nearly every track. Also, Cave’s lyrics are less obscure than usual and he sings in a wider vocal range than he had previously. Features backing vocals from Kate and Anna McGarrigle.

                      Vinyl transfer approval overseen by Mick Harvey during Summer 2014 and cut at Abbey Road studios.

                      Heavyweight 180gram vinyl.

                      This edition, approved personally by Nick Cave, is finally available again on its original format.

                      Includes download code.

                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                      2xLtd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                      Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                      Henry's Dream (2010 Digital Remaster) - Collectors Edition

                      ‘Henry’s Dream’, the seventh album by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, was released in April 1992. It remains a big favourite amongst Bad Seeds fans and is notable for Neil Young producer David Briggs’ ‘live-in-the-studio’ method. Cave and Mick Harvey re-mixed the album and it has a vague concept, with song narratives overlapping and / or sharing characters.

                      ‘When I First Came To Town’ is based partly on Karen Dalton’s recording of the traditional song ‘Katy Cruel’.

                      Cave later claimed the songs were heavily influenced by street beggars he saw in Brazil. “They’d get their acoustic guitars with one or two strings and bang away and make a racket that had no sense whatsoever. It was very violent and seemed to come straight out of the heart. Very unmusical.”

                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                      Ltd LP Info: Heavyweight 180gram vinyl. Vinyl transfer approval overseen by Mick Harvey in Summer 2014 and cut at Abbey Road Studios.

                      Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                      Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                      Kicking Against The Pricks

                        Kicking Against the Pricks is Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' third album, released in 1986, and consists of cover versions. For this record the Bad Seeds line-up is Cave, new drummer Thomas Wydler, Mick Harvey, Blixa Bargeld and Barry Adamson. Cave would later downplay the importance of the record, but said it helped the band develop musically. Remarking on the song selection, Cave said, "They were all done for different reasons. Basically a list of songs were made and we tried to play them. We tried songs by all sorts of people that never got on the record. Some songs were tributes, like the Tom Jones song; other, we didn't think were ever done particularly well in the first place. Some had haunted my childhood, like "The Carnival Is Over". The strings were arranged by Mick Harvey and played by the Berliner Kaffeehausmusik Ensemble. "The Hammer Song" is an entirely different song than the track with the same title on the 1990 Bad Seeds album The Good Son. Vinyl is heavyweight 180 Gram.

                        Vinyl transfer approval overseen by Mick Harvey Summer 2014, cut at Abbey Road studios.

                        This edition, approved personally by Nick Cave, is finally available again on it's original format.

                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                        LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                        Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                        Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!

                          ‘Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!’ is Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ fourteenth studio album, and was recorded in June and July 2007 at The State of the Ark Studios in Richmond, Surrey, and mixed by Nick Launay at British Grove recording studios, in Chiswick, west London, and was released on March 3rd 2008.

                          It would also be the last album to feature founding member Mick Harvey, who left the Bad Seeds in 2009.

                          In several interviews Cave has stated that this album would "sound like Grinderman", his side project, who had released their debut album a year earlier. In line with this rough-and-ready approach, the album was recorded in about five days, an uncommonly short period for a full-length album.

                          Cave wrote on his inspiration for the album: "Ever since I can remember hearing the Lazarus story, when I was a kid, you know, back in church, I was disturbed and worried by it. Traumatised, actually. We are all, of course, in awe of the greatest of Christ's miracles—raising a man from the dead—but I couldn't help but wonder how Lazarus felt about it. As a child it gave me the creeps, to be honest. I've taken Lazarus and stuck him in New York City, in order to give the song, a hip, contemporary feel. I was also thinking about Harry Houdini who spent a lot of his life trying to debunk the spiritualists who were cashing in on the bereaved. He believed there was nothing going on beyond the grave. He was the second greatest escapologist, Harry was, Lazarus, of course, being the greatest. I wanted to create a kind of vehicle, a medium, for Houdini to speak to us if he so desires, you know, from beyond the grave."

                          Critical response to the album was overwhelmingly positive, with reviewers citing this as both a return to greatness and a new side of the band.

                          A review from NME described the record as a "gothic psycho-sexual apocalypse" and gave it 8/10, whilst Mojo magazine proclaimed it their album of 2008.

                          Vinyl transfer approval overseen by Mick Harvey during Summer 2014, cut at Abbey Road studios.

                          Vinyl is heavyweight 180 gram. Please note: this is a three-sided record.

                          This edition, approved personally by Nick Cave, is finally available again on it’s original format.

                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                          2xLtd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                          Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                          From Her To Eternity

                            Following the break up of Nick Cave’s former group The Birthday Party, Cave and drummer/multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey put together a new band featuring Einsturzende Neubauten guitarist Blixa Bargeld, additional guitarist Hugo Race, and ex-Magazine bass player Barry Adamson.

                            The band entered the studio on September 20th 1983, and after some sessions, emerged as Nick Cave & The Cavemen, playing their first gig in Melbourne on New Year’s Eve 1983.

                            The name was short-lived, and was soon amended to Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, in reference to the final Birthday Party release, ‘The Bad Seed’ EP.

                            Most of ‘From Her To Eternity’ was recorded in London, with sessions split between The Garden studio in Shoreditch, and Trident, in Soho.

                            Cave later said, "Well, I guess we weren't kicking people in the teeth anymore. I mean, it just became different. I wanted it to be more lyrically orientated and getting Blixa Bargeld in the group made an incredible difference. He's a completely kind of atmospheric guitarist and incredibly economical and it gave me room to breathe”.

                            The album, produced by Mick Harvey and Flood, was released on 18th June 1984 on Mute Records, Cave’s label for more than the next 25 years.

                            It received great reviews upon its release and is recognised as one of the most timeless albums of the ‘80s.

                            Vinyl transfer approval overseen by Mick Harvey Summer 2014, cut at Abbey Road studios.

                            Vinyl is heavyweight 180 gram.

                            This edition, approved personally by Nick Cave, is finally available again on it’s original format.

                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                            Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                            Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                            The Firstborn Is Dead

                              ‘The Firstborn Is Dead’, co-produced by Nick Cave, the Bad Seeds and Flood, is the second studio album released by Cave & The Bad Seeds, and was originally released on June 3rd 1985.

                              Cave explores his fascination with the American South, with references ranging from Elvis Presley to ‘Blind’ Lemon Jefferson.

                              Recorded in Berlin, Cave later said of this album, "Berlin gave us the freedom and encouragement to do whatever we wanted. We'd lived in London for three years and it seemed that if you stuck your head out of the box, people were pretty quick to knock it back in, particularly if you were Australian. When we came to Berlin it was the opposite. People saw us as some kind of force rather than a kind of wacky novelty act”.

                              The album's title is a reference to Jesse Garon Presley, the stillborn identical twin of Elvis Presley, and ‘Wanted Man’ was Cave’s own take on a song Bob Dylan wrote for Johnny Cash. Dylan gave his permission for the lyrics to be changed, with Cave’s interpretation referencing his friends.

                              Also features the apocalyptic classic ‘Tupelo’.

                              Vinyl transfer approval overseen by Mick Harvey during Summer 2014, cut at Abbey Road studios.

                              Vinyl is heavyweight 180 gram.

                              This edition, approved personally by Nick Cave, is finally available again on it’s original format.

                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                              Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                              Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                              Your Funeral... My Trial

                                With ‘Your Funeral… My Trial’ The Bad Seeds expanded their personnel by adding Thomas Wydler on drums, enabling Mick Harvey to display his considerable multi-instrumental talents.

                                This was the band’s fourth studio album and was released on November 3rd 1986, and was originally released as a double EP, with production duties handled by Flood and Tony Cohen.

                                Cave later remarked "That particular record, which is my favourite of the records we've done, is very special to me and a lot of amazing things happened, musically, in the studio”.

                                “There are some songs on that record that as far as I'm concerned are just about perfect as we can get really- songs like ‘The Carny’, ‘Your Funeral, My Trial’, and ‘Stranger Than Kindness’, I think are really quite brilliant“.

                                Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds appeared in Wim Wenders’ 1987 movie ‘Der Himmel Uber Berlin’ (aka ‘Wings Of Desire’) performing ‘The Carny’ and ‘From Her to Eternity’.

                                Vinyl transfer approval overseen by Mick Harvey during Summer 2014, cut at Abbey Road studios.

                                Vinyl is heavyweight 180 gram.

                                This edition, approved personally by Nick Cave, is finally available again on it’s original format.

                                ‘Live from KCRW' is a live radio session recorded in Los Angeles in April 2013 & is the fourth official live album in the band's history.

                                It features a stripped-down line-up performing classic Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds material alongside four songs from their recent global hit album ‘Push the Sky Away’.

                                ‘Live from KCRW’ album line-up:
                                Nick Cave: Piano, vocals
                                Warren Ellis: Tenor guitar, violin, piano, loops, backing vocals
                                Martyn Casey: Bass
                                Jim Sclavunos: Percussion, drums, backing vocals
                                Barry Adamson: Organ, backing vocals

                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                2xLtd LP Info: The vinyl edition features two bonus tracks, "Into My Arms" and "God Is In The House".

                                At the heart of 'Push the Sky Away' is a naturalism and warmth that makes it the most subtly beautiful of all the Bad Seeds albums. The contemporary settings of myths, and the cultural references that have time-stamped Nick's songs of the twenty-first century mist lightly through details drawn from the life he observed around his seaside home, through the tall windows on the album's mysterious and ambiguous cover. The songs on this album took form in a modest notebook with shellac covers over the course of almost a year. The notebook is a treasured analogue artefact but the internet is equally important to Nick: Googling curiosities, being entranced by exotic Wikipedia entries "whether they're true or not". These songs convey how on the internet profoundly significant events, momentary fads and mystically-tinged absurdities sit side-by-side and question how we might recognise and assign weight to what's genuinely important.

                                The album has a clarity and sweet strangeness that's built upon the refusal to accept limitations, whether they be the traditional uses and sounds of musical instruments, lyric styles, or diminished spiritual horizons. It's not always apparent what instruments the band is playing: they may be traditional musical instruments but other sounds are clearly generated by objects unrelated to musical instruments. What's being created is a collective musical language that's rich and complex.

                                "Well, if I were to use that threadbare metaphor of albums being like children, then Push The Sky Away is the ghost-baby in the incubator and Warren's loops are its tiny, trembling heart-beat." Nick Cave

                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                says: Mellow, introspective and moody, 'Push The Sky Away' sees Nick Cave hit top form. Ably backed by the subtly brilliant Bad Seeds, this will go down as one of the standouts in the burgeoning cannon of classic Cave albums.

                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                LP Info: LP version comes in 180gram heavyweight vinyl with album download code.

                                Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                                Nocturama - CD/DVD Collectors Edition

                                ‘Nocturama’ is the twelfth studio album by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, released in 2003.

                                To date, it is the last Bad Seeds album to feature founding member Blixa Bargeld.

                                This album reunited Nick Cave with Nick Launay, who had produced The Birthday Party’s groundbreaking ‘Junkyard’ album 21 years earlier.

                                Featuring the singles ‘Bring It On’, ‘He Wants You’ and ‘Rock Of Gibraltar’, this album finds Cave moving away from ‘Murder Ballads’ and the gory fire and brimstone of yore and exploring more personal themes.

                                More than twenty years into his career at this point, Nick Cave proved himself worthy of the comparisons made in the press on his behalf: now he could stand alongside the likes of Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and Tom Waits as a storyteller who could be unflinchingly honest in his work, whilst continuing to grow his fanbase.

                                This CD and DVD version includes the original album in 5.1 surround sound plus 7 bonus tracks and 4 bonus videos.

                                Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                                No More Shall We Part (2011 Digital Remaster) - Collectors Edition

                                ‘No More Shall We Part’ is the eleventh studio album by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, originally released in 2001.

                                It came after a four year break from recording following the critically acclaimed ‘The Boatman’s Call’ and the massive selling 1998 Best Of.

                                The album showcases the virtuoso talents of the Bad Seeds, with elaborate instrumental sections on nearly every track.

                                This CD and DVD version includes the original album in 5.1 surround sound, 7 bonus tracks and 4 bonus videos.

                                Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                                The Boatman's Call (2011 Digital Remaster)

                                ‘The Boatman’s Call’ is the tenth studio album by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, originally released in 1997.

                                The album is entirely piano-based and remains one of the most critically acclaimed releases of Nick Cave’s career.

                                Musically, the album’s tone is considered sombre and minimalist and marks a major departure. Moving away from full band arrangements and character-based narratives, the album’s music and lyrics move towards the more intimate sound of Cave’s solo voice accompanied by piano or a few other instruments.




                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                2xLtd CD/DVD Info: This CD and DVD version includes the original album in 5.1 surround sound plus 4 bonus tracks and 3 bonus videos.

                                Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                                Tender Prey (2010 Digital Remaster)

                                  ‘Tender Prey’ is the fifth studio album from Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds and was released in September 1988. The album was recorded during several sessions over the course of four months in West Berlin and London and was produced by Flood.

                                  The album opens with ‘The Mercy Seat’, which has been subsequently played at almost all of the band’s live performances since 1988 and was later covered by one of Cave’s biggest influences, Johnny Cash. ‘The Mercy Seat’ was released as a single in May 1988 as a precursor to the album and ‘Deanna’ was released shortly after the album hit the streets.

                                  Cave later admitted that the album “was made at a difficult time in my life when things were spiralling out of control in a lot of areas.”

                                  This CD and DVD version includes the original album in 5.1 surround sound, five bonus tracks and three videos.

                                  Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                                  The Firstborn Is Dead (2009 Digital Remaster)

                                    ‘The Firstborn Is Dead’, co-produced by Nick Cave, The Bad Seeds and Flood, is the second studio album released by Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds and was originally released on June 3rd 1985.

                                    Cave explores his fascination with the American South, with references ranging from Elvis Presley to ‘Blind’ Lemon Jefferson.

                                    Recorded in Berlin, Cave later said of this album: “Berlin gave us the freedom and encouragement to do whatever we wanted. We’d lived in London for three years and it seemed that if you stuck your head out of the box, people were pretty quick to knock it back in, particularly if you were Australian. When we came to Berlin it was the opposite. People saw us as some kind of force rather than a kind of wacky novelty act.”

                                    The album’s title is a reference to Jesse Garon Presley, the stillborn identical twin of Elvis Presley, and ‘Wanted Man’ was Cave’s own take on a song Bob Dylan wrote for Johnny Cash. Dylan gave his permission for the lyrics to be changed, with Cave’s interpretation referencing his friends.

                                    Also features the apocalyptic classic ‘Tupelo’.

                                    This CD and DVD version includes the original album in 5.1 surround sound, one bonus track and three bonus videos.

                                    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                                    Live Seeds

                                    Recorded at various concerts throughout Europe and Australia in 1992 and 1993. All of the classics are featured here, "Deanna", "The Ship Song", "Papa Won't Leave You Henry", "Tupelo", "Jack The Ripper", "From Her To Eternity" and many more. But none of those tracks eclipse the live energy of the utterly superb "The Mercy Seat". 13 tracks that showcase the genius and power of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds in the live setting.

                                    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                                    The Best Of

                                    A retrospective, rather than a single compilation, this spans 13 years and 10 albums from the debut "From Her To Eternity" to "The Boatman's Call". 16 tracks in total featuring the duets with Kylie and PJ Harvey, "Where The Wild Roses Grow" and "Henry Lee", the album favourites "The Carney" and "From Her To Eternity" and classic singles such as "The Mercy Seat", "(Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For?" and "Straight To You".


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