69 Love Songs [Box] by Magnetic Fields
Each CD in this box set is also available separately on Merge (166, 167 & 168). The Magnetic Fields: Stephin Merritt (vocals, acoustic,... Read More
Each CD in this box set is also available separately on Merge (166, 167 & 168). The Magnetic Fields: Stephin Merritt (vocals, acoustic, electric, classical, & steel guitars, ukelele, mandolin, violin, penny whistle, recorder, melodica, acoustic & electric pianos, organ, keyboards, synthesizer, acoustic & electric percussion); Claudia Gonson (vocals, guitar, piano, drums, percussion, whistling); John Woo (guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass); Sam Davol (cello, flute); Daniel Handler (accordion, keyboards). Additional personnel: LD Beghtol (vocals, harmonium); Dudley Klute, Shirley Simms (vocals); Chris Ewen (various instruments, Theremin); Ida Pearle (violin). Engineers include: Charles Newman, Chris Ewen, Claudia Gonson. Includes a 76-page booklet. Personnel: Claudia Gonson (vocals, piano, drums, percussion); Shirley Simms, Dudley Klute (vocals); John Woo (guitar, banjo, mandolin, cello, flute, accordion). Recording information: Mother West; Polar Mother And Sonics; Polar West. Arranger: Claudia Gonson. Origin... Minimize
Product Review Summary
13 Reviews from Epinions.com
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Apr 16, 2004
Pros: a work of genius
Buy it! Buy it! Buy it! Read More at Epinions.com
Apr 5, 2006
"Some of it is just transcendental...
Pros: Clever wordplay. An astonishing number of great songs.
Cons: Occasionally too clever. Those few songs that you just won't be able to stand
Released in 1999 these CDs have never gone more than a couple weeks without being listened to. These albums could replace whatever Webster's definition of love is. Read More at Epinions.com
May 16, 2001
"The Book Of Love"
Pros: Impressive variety. Innovative lyrics. A pop album that dares to be different.
Cons: Tendency to overdo sentimental feeling
An amazing album! Buy it! It enlarges our horizons subtly while making sure we are properly entertained. Innovative. Something new to hear - every time you put it on Read More at Epinions.com
May 7, 2003
Love, Music, Wine and Revolution!
Pros: Beautiful, Well crafted Indie Pop Songwriting.
Cons: Too show-tuney at times.
Great Songs, Intelligent Lyrics, Awesome performances. Brilliant concepts. Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 20, 2000
big box o' love
Pros: impressive variety of witty and wistful love songs
Cons: the occasional obnoxious track you want to skip Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 7, 2001
More than the title entails
Pros: Put's the "Fun" back into fundamentalism (That's a joke--I don't really mean that)
Cons: Can't think of any
One of those albums that will make your friends jealous. After they listen to it they will also want to prominently display it in their collections. Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 11, 1999
Drawn to the Magnetic Fields
Pros: Catchy, poppy, songs for helpless romantics
Cons: Not for homophobes, metal heads, or anyone who hates synth-pop Read More at Epinions.com
Aug 16, 2000
A Masterpiece- Instant Pop Classic.
Pros: The best pop music you'll hear this year, and maybe all decade.
Cons: A more organic style than past albums, which may deter some. Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 27, 1999
Mar 13, 2000
Pros: multi-talented artists, a subject that everyone can relate to--voila you've got a masterpiece!
Cons: none! Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 28, 2003
"eligible, not too stupid, intelligible, and cute as Cupid."
Pros: commendable ambition; Merritt's songwriting; several pop gems just yearning to be unearthed
With less filler, this could have easily been five stars. Easy. Read More at Epinions.com