Boatman's Call [Bonus DVD] [Remastered] [Collector's Edition]

Boatman's Call [Bonus DVD] [Remastered] [Collector's Edition]

by Nick Cave & the Bad SeedsNick Cave & the Bad Seeds

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Overview

Murder Ballads brought Nick Cave's morbidity to near-parodic levels, which makes the disarmingly frank and introspective songs of The Boatman's Call all the more startling. A song cycle equally inspired by Cave's failed romantic affairs and religious doubts, The Boatman's Call captures him at his most honest and despairing -- while he retains a fascination for gothic, Biblical imagery, it has little of the grand theatricality and self-conscious poetics that made his albums emotionally distant in the past. This time, there's no posturing, either from Cave or the Bad Seeds. The music is direct, yet it has many textures, from blues to jazz, which offer a revealing and sympathetic bed for Cave's best, most affecting songs. The Boatman's Call is one of his finest albums and arguably the masterpiece he has been promising since the beginning of his career. [The 2011 digital remaster contains a DVD disc featuring the album in both 5.1 and stereo, along with bonus tracks written and recorded around the same time that ultimately didn't make the final album: "Little Empty Boat," "Right Now I'm A-Roaming," a full-band version of "Black Hair," "Come into My Sleep," and "I Got You Bad." In addition, the tenth part of a 40-minute documentary film entitled Do You Love Me Like I Love You, directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, featuring closeups of numerous people -- including members of the Bad Seeds, Beth Orton, Bleddyn Butcher, Gavin Friday, and Bobby Gillespie -- discussing the experience of either making or hearing the record (as they have in all previous volumes) is included, as are the videos for "Into My Arms" and "(Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For?" The remastered sound is warm, full, and beautifully subtle, and the bonuses make this set well worth the purchase price and, all told, make the argument that The Boatman's Call may still be the finest -- if most atypical -- recording in the Bad Seeds' catalog.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine & Thom Jurek

Product Details

Release Date: 05/17/2011
Label: Imports
UPC: 5099909572928
catalogNumber: 95729
Rank: 8127

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Into My Arms
  2. Lime Tree Arbour
  3. People Ain't No Good
  4. Brompton Oratory
  5. There is a Kingdom
  6. (Are You) the One That I've Been Waiting For?
  7. Where Do We Go Now But Nowhere?
  8. West Counrty Girl
  9. Black Hair
  10. Idiot Prayer
  11. Far From Me
  12. Green Eyes

Disc 2

  1. Into My Arms
  2. Lime Tree Arbour
  3. People Ain't No Good
  4. Brompton Oratory
  5. There is a Kingdom
  6. (Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For?
  7. Where Do We Go Now But Nowhere?
  8. West Counrty Girl
  9. Black Hair
  10. Idiot Prayer
  11. Far From Me
  12. Green Eyes
  13. Little Empty Boat
  14. Right Now I'm a Roaming
  15. Black Hair
  16. Come Into My Sleep
  17. Babe, I Got You Bad
  18. Do You Love Me Like I Love You (Part 10: the Boatman's Call)
  19. Into My Arms
  20. (Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For?

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds   Primary Artist
Nick Cave   Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Casio,Hammond B3
Blixa Bargeld   Guitar,Background Vocals
Warren Ellis   Piano,Violin,Accordion
Mick Harvey   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Background Vocals,Xylophone,Hammond B3
Conway Savage   Piano,Background Vocals
Thomas Wydler   Drums,Maracas,Background Vocals
Martyn P. Casey   Bass,Background Vocals
James Sclavunos   Organ,Percussion,Bongos,Drums,Tambourine,Melodica,Bells

Technical Credits

Nick Cave   Composer,Lyricist
Blixa Bargeld   Composer,Piano Treatments
Paul Corkett   Engineer
Mick Harvey   Composer,Executive Producer
Conway Savage   Composer
Thomas Wydler   Composer
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds   Producer
Johannes Beck   Artwork
Kevin Van Bergen   Master Tape Restoration
Shaun Connon   Executive Producer
Rachel Willis   Executive Producer
Amy Hanson   Liner Notes
Jane Pollard   Composer
Iain Forsyth   Composer
Martyn P. Casey   Composer
David Rowntree   Executive Producer

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