Pearls Before Swine

The Wizard Of Is

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Remastered and re-appraised 31-track collection of Pearls Before Swine rarities from the private tape collection of the late, great Tom Rapp. Also available as an expanded 45 track double CD collection.

For the first time on vinyl, this beautiful collection brings together alternate versions of Rapp originals ‘The Jeweler’, ‘Translucent Carriages’ and ‘Rocket Man’. It also includes jaw-dropping covers of Rapp’s contemporaries Cohen, Dylan and Joni Mitchell, with bonus download material featuring seven amazing live versions plus a never before released intimate show at The Other End circa 1976.

A goldmine of possibilities from a prospector with a silver tongue and stories to tell. ‘The Wizard Of Is’ is a weird and wonderful trip inside its creator’s mind, from sonnets and space hymns to stories of revolution and the war. It’s an American Gothic fantasy that straddles old tyme America and the outer edges of an imagined stratosphere.

“Extremely influential.” Rolling Stone.
“A more intoxicating version of folk psychedelia.” Wire magazine.
“Shimmering folk hymns.” Spin magazine.
“Unabashedly poetic.” Crawdaddy.

TRACK LISTING

VINYL
Side A
A1 Where Is Love?
A2 Butterflies (Alternate Version)
A3 Love, You Are Not Alone
A4 Grace Street
A5 Translucent Carriages (Alternate Version)
A6 Space
Side B
B1 Rocket Man (Alternate Version)
B2 City Of Gold (Alternate Version)
B3 For Free
B4 Wizard Of Is (Alternate Version)
B5 Riegal (Alternate Version)
B6 Sail Away (Alternate Version)
B7 Footnote/When The War Began
Side C
C1 Everybody's Got Pain (Alternate Version)
C2 Crawling Towards Bethlehem
C3 I'm Going To The City (Alternate Version)
C4 Can't Go Back
C5 Prisoner Of War
C6 Another Time (Alternate Version)
C7 If You Don't Want To (I Don't Mind) (Alternate Version)
C8 (Oh Dear) Miss Morse (Alternate Version)
Side D
D1 The Jeweler (Alternate Version)
D2 The Lincoln Dream
D3 There's No Other (Like My Baby)
D4 Roadside Hotel
D5 Song About A Rose (Alternate Version)
D6 Mary Mary
D7 Crew Man
D8 Suzanne
D9 Oh Sister
D10 Full Fathom Five/I Shall Not Care
Bonus Download Tracks
1 Translucent Carriages (Live)
2 Island Lady (Live)
3 Morning Song (Live)
4 Marshall (Live)
5 Ballad To An Amber Lady / I Saw The World (Live)
6 Prayers Of Action / Candle (Live)
7 Rocket Man (Live)

CD
Disc One
1 Where Is The Love?
2 Butterflies (Alternate Version)
3 Love, You Are Not Alone
4 Grace Street
5 Translucent Carriages (Alternate Version)
6 Space
7 Rocket Man (Alternate Version)
8 City Of Gold (Alternate Version)
9 For Free
10 Wizard Of Is (Alternate Version)
11 Riegal (Alternate Version)
12 Sail Away (Alternate Version)
13 Footnote / When The War Began
14 Translucent Carriages (Live)
15 Island Lady (Live)
16 Morning Song (Live)
17 Marshall (Live)
18 Ballad To An Amber Lady / I Saw The World (Live)
19 Prayers Of Action / Candle (Live)
20 Rocket Man (Live)
Disc Two
1 Everybody's Got Pain (Alternate Version)
2 Crawling Towards Bethlehem
3 I'm Going To The City (Alternate Version)
4 Can't Go Back
5 Prisoner Of War
6 Another Time (Alternate Version)
7 If You Don't Want To (I Don't Mind) (Alternate Version)
8 (Oh Dear) Miss Morse (Alternate Version)
9 The Jeweler (Alternate Version)
10 The Lincoln Dream
11 There's No Other (Like My Baby)
12 Roadside Hotel
13 Song About A Rose (Alternate Version)
14 Mary Mary
15 Crew Man
16 Suzanne (Alternate Version)
17 Oh Sister
18 Full Fathom Five / I Shall Not Care
19 Frog In The Window (Live At The Other End, 1972)
20 There Was A Man (Live At The Other End, 1972)
21 The Jeweler (Live At The Other End, 1972)
22 Another Time (Live At The Other End, 1972)
23 Every Change Is A Release (Live At The Other End, 1972)
24 Rocket Man (Live At The Other End, 1972)
25 Love/Sex (Live At The Other End, 1972)

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