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Mercury Rev

Mercury Rev - Snowflake Midnight (Deluxe Expanded Edition) (Cherry Red)

£35.99

RELEASED: 28th May 2021 (subject to change)
5 x CD Deluxe Edition

Format:  5 x CD Deluxe Edition
Cat No:  CRCDBOX109

Formed in Buffalo, New York, in 1989, MERCURY REV quickly grew to become leading
figures in left field alternative rock. Earlier albums veered towards experimental, off-kilter psychedelia but by the end of the decade, the band had developed their own brand of serene, piano-based Americana with the acclaimed, best-selling LP Deserter’s Songs (1998).

Originally issued in September 2008, SNOWFLAKE MIDNIGHT was the seventh album by Mercury Rev and followed The Secret Migration (2005) and All Is Dream (2001) – both of which have already been treated to deluxe editions by Cherry Red. Although the album wasn’t fanfared by any singles, the tracks ‘Senses On Fire’, ‘Butterfly's Wing’ and ‘Snowflake In A Hot World’ all enjoyed exposure on radio. Meanwhile, the vinyl edition of Snowflake Midnight was issued as a double LP with a bonus disc of remixes, entitled STRANGE ATTRACTOR. And V2 also released a 12” EP featuring further remixes.

As well as the original album this deluxe 5-CD edition includes a disc of previously unissued outtakes, entitled 'Hymn Of The Heavenly Snowflake', a third disc cryptically entitled 'Snowflakes From A Train' (again, hitherto unheard) and a fourth disc of live material (again, unreleased until now). Disc 5 offers the first commercial CD outing for STRANGE ATTRACTOR, with the added bonus of those four 12” remix tracks.

This expanded edition of SNOWFLAKE MIDNIGHT is presented as a plush, hardbook book containing original album lyrics, lots of visuals and new sleeve-notes by acclaimed author and journalist Martin Aston.

TRACKLISTING:

DISC 1 - SNOWFLAKE MIDNIGHT
1. SNOWFLAKE IN A HOT WORLD
2. BUTTERFLY’S WING
3. SENSES ON FIRE
4. PEOPLE ARE SO UNPREDICTABLE (THERE’S NO BLISS LIKE HOME)
5. OCTOBER SUNSHINE
6. RUNAWAY RAINDROP
7. DREAM OF A YOUNG GIRL AS A FLOWER
8. FARAWAY FROM CARS
9. A SQUIRREL AND I (HOLDING ON… AND THEN LETTING GO)

DISC 2 - HYMN OF THE HEAVENLY SNOWFLAKE
1. IS THAT YOU?
2. TRIUMPHANT ELEPHANT
3. EVENING DELIGHT
4. THE WITCHES OF MINK HOLLOW
5. LULLABY FOR LEGS DIAMOND
6. UPSTAIRS AT THE CONTINENTAL
7. BRAINWAVE CONCERTO #12 AT JOHN ZORN’S PLACE
8. CFNY IN THE MID EIGHTIES (SOUNDS LIKE)
9. THE RECURRING DREAM OF MARV LEVY
10. BELLES OF KINGSTON
11. THE FLYING SAUCER
12. REMEMBER THAT TIME WHEN WE …
(ALL TRACKS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)

DISC 3 - SNOWFLAKES FROM A TRAIN
1. SATURDAY IN THE DARK
2. THE FALL OF SOPHIA
3. MAYOR IN A CATHOUSE
4. THE GIANT COURTHOUSE SCREW
5. 4AM TRAINS ACROSS KINGSTON
6. FLASHBACK AND FREEDOM
7. STEPPING IN AND STEPPING OUT
8. LAST TRAIN TO POUGHKEEPSIE
(ALL TRACKS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)

DISC 4 - LIVE 2008
1. SNOWFLAKE IN A HOT WORLD
2. OCTOBRE SUNSHINE
3. YOU’RE MY QUEEN
4. PEOPLE ARE SO UNPREDICTABLE
5. BUTTERFLY’S WING
6. DREAM OF A YOUNG GIRL AS A FLOWER
7. THE DARK IS RISING
8. SENSES ON FIRE
(ALL TRACKS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)

DISC 5 - STRANGE ATTRACTOR
1. LOVE IS PURE
2. TAKEN UP INTO CLOUDS, CHANGED,
3. AND RAINED DOWN
4. PURE JOIE DE LA SOLITUDE
5. PERSISTENCE AND THE APIS
6. MELLIFERA
7. FABLE OF A SILVER MOON
8. LOOP, LISSE, LOOP
9. IN MY HEART A STRANGE ATTRACTOR
10. INCIDENT ON ABEEL STREET
11. AF DEN FADER KOMMER DEN SOL
12. BECAUSE BECAUSE BECAUSE
13. NOCTURNE FOR NORWOOD

BONUS TRACKS:
14. BUTTERFLY'S WING (ISAN ALIEN ADOPTION REMIX)
15. SENSES ON FIRE (FUJIYA AND MIYAGI REMIX)
16. BUTTERFLY'S WING (CARLOS ANTHONY MOLINA ''4 ON THE FLUX'' MIX)
17. SENSES ON FIRE (HOLDEN MIX)