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  • Audio CD (October 30, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Back to Mine
  • ASIN: B000I8OFZK
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #260,389 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. A New Career In A New Town - David Bowie
2. Hotel-Borg - Johan Johannsson
3. Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
4. When Will You Come Home - Galaxie 500
5. I'm A Fool To Want You - Billie Holliday
6. Days Of Steam - John Cale
7. Opposite Day (Reprise) - Andrew Bird
8. The Grand Tour (Clean Version) - George Jones
9. If I Were A Little Star - Nicolai Dunger
10. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams - Nico
11. Cecilia's Lunar Expose - Mercury Rev
12. Big City - Spacemen 3
13. Dream Baby Dream - Suicide
14. Let Me Get Close To You - Alex Chilton
15. Astral Traveling - Pharoah Sanders
16. Cast Anchor - Hanne Hukkleberg
17. Uncle Bob's Midnight Blues - Randy Newman
18. When You Wish Upon A Star - Cliff Edwards

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2006 compilation handpicked by Alternative weirdoes Mercury Rev featuring many songs that have influenced them as well as a few current favorites. Includes tracks from Suicide, Andrew Bird, David Bowie, Terry Jacks, Nico, Alex Chilton, Galaxie 500 and Randy Newman plus a brand new Mercury Rev track, 'Cecilia's Lunar Expose', recorded specifically for this collection. 18 tracks. DMC. 2006.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By jazzmusikeditor on November 20, 2006
Format: Audio CD
As one might expect from a band as eclectic as Mercury Rev, their late-night mixtape compilation offers a selection of style and genres, incorporating legends (Billie Holiday, George Jones, Nico, Pharoah Sanders and Randy Newman) alongside more outré talents. What's also no surprise, given the layered approach of their early albums, is the elegant congruence of many of the segues: the opening link from Bowie's "A New Career in a New Town" to Johan Johannsson's "Hotel Borg", for instance, is all about shared intent and melodic echoes, while the move from John Cale's "Days of Steam" to Andrew Bird's "Opposite Day" involves the subtlest of shifts from viola to violin. The most sustained progress, however, is from the band's "Cecilia's Lunar Exposé", a slice of Saucerful Of Secrets-era Floydism, through the Neu!-style groove of Spacemen 3's "Big City", to the erotic trance-scape of Suicide's "Dream Baby Dream", a beautifully modulated arc for the more ambitious musical explorers, with childlike comforts furnished by "Seasons In the Sun" and "When You Wish Upon A Star".

Highlights :'Days Of Steam', 'Big City', 'Dream Baby Dream', 'Cecilia's Lunar Exposé'
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By KublaiKhan on August 17, 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I own several of the CD's in the Back to Mine series, and this one is the worst, far and away. The majority of the songs are real lemons, and they don't flow well together (very disjointed). The song list looked interesting on the screen, but to my ears it is not a pleasant mix at all.
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