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Audio, Cassette, January 23, 1995
|1. When You Were My Baby|
|2. The Saddest Story Ever Told|
|3. Lovers From The Moon|
|5. Tokyo A Go-Go|
|6. Summer Lies|
|7. Old Orchard Beach|
|9. Dancing In Your Eyes|
|10. Suddenly There Is A Tidal Wave|
|12. Railroad Boy|
|13. Smoke Signals|
|14. You Love To Fail|
|16. Babies Falling|
|17. Living In An Abandoned Firehouse With You|
|18. Tar-Heel Boy|
|19. Falling In Love With The Wolfboy|
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It still sounds quite muddy though, but that's how it is supposed to sound.
There's a Phil Spector-ish vibe filtered through the Merritt lo-fi home recording system on songs like "When You Were My Baby" and "The Saddest Story Ever Told".
This is indie music at its best, and I can't think of another band with which to compare "this" Magnetic Fields.
Like most people, I went into this having heard Merritt's later stuff first and so was used to him as singer. Read morePublished on April 16, 2012 by Mike Root
The first two Magnetic Fields albums featured singer Susan Anway, who possesses a beautiful, haunting voice that gives Stephin Merritt's very pointed lyrics a softer touch. Read morePublished on July 2, 2010 by The Glass Guitar
I first heard Magnetic Fields through their albums Holiday and i. I was so used to Stephin Merritt's inimitable voice and melancholic songs that when I first heard The Wayward... Read morePublished on May 19, 2008 by Colin Cortes
This album was my introduction to The Magnetic Felds and, though I apparently may be one of a very few people in the world who feel this way, it has remained in my top three... Read morePublished on August 12, 2007 by starhermit
with the exception of "Holiday" which is unbelievably solid. That's ok, about half the tracks here being compelling is ok with me. Read morePublished on August 7, 2007 by Gerth Mirthful
This is probably The Magnetic Fields most uneven release, but this is, of course, due to the fact that these are Merritt's first records. Read morePublished on October 22, 2005 by Ron Heck
I can't even get into a lengthly explanation - listening to all of the magnetic fields songs make me happy to be alive.
This album snuck up on me. At first I thought it was terrible, for the reasons other reviewers have mentioned (blandish vocals, messy arrangements and noise) but I listened to it a... Read morePublished on August 25, 2004 by The Other