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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

Barry says: Mr. Cave and the Seeds have always had a wide range of influences appear in their recordings, from glum gothic rock to more delicate instrumental works (the soundtracks with Ellis a particular highlight), but it's possibly the most profound and cathartic experience yet on 'Ghosteen'. It is indeed an emotion-filled listen, but bursting with all that we've come to expect from Cave and co.

FORMAT INFORMATION

2xLtd LP Info: Gatefold sleeve.

2xLtd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

2xCD Info: Digipack CD.

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 & 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

    Laura 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.

    2xCD Info: Double CD (21 tracks) with 24 page booklet.

    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

      Laura 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

      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

        Murder Ballads (2011 Digital Remaster)

        ‘Murder Ballads’ is the ninth studio album by Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, released in 1996. As the title suggests, the album consists of new and traditional murder ballads, a genre of songs that relays the details of crimes of passion.

        ‘Where The Wild Roses Grow’ was a hit single and received two ARIA Awards and guest musicians on the album include Kylie Minogue, PJ Harvey and Shane MacGowan.

        It was the band’s biggest commercial success to date, most likely helped by the unexpected repeated airplay of the ‘Where The Wild Roses Grow’ video on MTV, who even nominated Cave for their Best Male Artist award of that year, though this nomination was later withdrawn at Cave’s request.

        ‘Murder Ballads’ received almost unanimous critical praise with Rolling Stone awarding it 4 Stars and Entertainment Weekly rating the album very highly as well. Q magazine had this to say: “...Musically, The Bad Seeds touch on tinkling cabaret jazz, country-paced morbidity and every morose station between” while it ranked Number 7 in the NME's 1996 Critics’ Poll.




        FORMAT INFORMATION

        2xLtd LP Info: Heavyweight 180g double vinyl. (Side D is blank.)· Vinyl transfer approval overseen by Mick Harvey in Summer 2014 and cut at Abbey Road Studios.

        Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

        Tender Prey

          ‘Tender Prey’ is the fifth studio album from Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds and was released on 19th September 1988. The album was produced by Flood and recorded during several sessions over the course of four months in West Berlin - where the band were based at the time - and London.

          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.”

          Heavyweight 180g vinyl with digital download code.

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

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

          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

            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.

              FORMAT INFORMATION

              2xLtd LP Info: Vinyl transfer approval overseen by Mick Harvey during Summer 2014, cut at Abbey Road studios.
              Vinyl is heavyweight 180 gram.

              2xLtd 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

                Nocturama

                  ‘Nocturama’ is the twelfth studio album by Nick Cave and 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’ 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 fan base.

                  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.

                  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

                        Darryl 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

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

                        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

                            Your Funeral... My Trial (2009 Digital Remaster)

                              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 & The Bad Seeds appeared in Wim Wenders’ 1987 movie ‘Wings Of Desire’ performing ‘The Carny’ and ‘From Her To Eternity’.

                              This CD and DVD version includes the original album in 5.1 surround sound, a bonus track and a bonus video.

                              Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                              Abattoir Blues / The Lyre Of Orpheus

                              Not just one album but two from Saint Nick. In a strange perverse way the loss from his band of guitarist Blixa Bargeld has seen them return to the taught, edgy and highly strung sounds that he helped to create: The sound of say "Let Love In", "Murder Ballads" and "Henry's Dream". Death, sex, religion, drugs, gospel gothic and deep romance in fact all of Cave's favourite topics are covered here in a fresh whirlwind of classic song after classic song. This stands up as one of Nick Cave's best ever albums, and don't forget, there's two of them!! Hallelujah!!!

                              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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                              Hope everyone enjoys the @liamgallagher gig tonight @ManchesterArena Make sure you pay us a visit today/tomorrow. W… https://t.co/O1dYICtbXi
                              Wed 20th - 4:14
                              The Clash - London Calling Heavy weight vinyl edition which has a special clear slip case printed w/ Ray Lowry’s… https://t.co/mN5sR5D5Eg
                              Wed 20th - 9:40
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