Eels
Souljacker

  1 x LP   180grs   33⅓rpm      + MP3 Download

2015 EU reissue on 180g vinyl LP+download - the Eels fifth studio album, Shootenanny! The 80 city Eels Tour Of Duty, which found E flanked by a band outfitted in red polyester suits once worn by Elvis Presley's backing band on his 1968 comeback TV s...

Label:  Geffen-Universa 
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Release date: 30-10-2015(originally released in 2001)

2015 EU reissue on 180g vinyl LP+download -Legendary German director Wim Wenders shot the video for "Souljacker Part I" in an abandoned East Berlin prison. TIME magazine crowned Souljacker one of the best records of the year, while NME called it "downright brilliant" and London's Sunday Times deemed it Album Of The Year, saying that "The conventional wisdom that Electro-shock Blues was E's masterpiece will have to be reassessed: it was clearly just one of his masterpieces."

Tracks:
A1 Dog Faced Boy
A2 That's Not Really Funny 3
A3 Fresh Feeling
A4 Woman Driving, Man Sleeping
A5 Souljacker Part I
A6 Friendly Ghost

B1 Teenage Witch
B2 Bus Stop Boxer
B3 Jungle Telegraph
B4 World Of Shit
B5 Souljacker Part II
B6 What Is This Note?

Eels have had one of the most consistently acclaimed careers in music. The ever-changing project of principal singer/songwriter Mark Oliver Everett aka E, Eels have released 10 studio albums since their 1996 debut, Beautiful Freak. Mojo Magazine calls Everett "a member of rock's very own League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," while legendary troubadour Tom Waits says he "eagerly awaits each new release." In 2009 Eels began the release of an album trilogy: Hombre Lobo, End Times, and Tomorrow Morning, followed three years later by 2013's Wonderful, Glorious and the critically-acclaimed The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett in 2014.

Recorded in bits and pieces, some dating back to 1998, the bulk of the Souljacker album was recorded in the early part of 2001 and co-written and co-produced by E and John Parish, whom E met while Eels were appearing on the same 1998 taping of the British TV show, "Top Of The Pops," that PJ Harvey, the band Parish is often a member of, was also appearing on. E and Parish hit it off immediately, bonding over a mutual love of croquet and rock music.

The album's inspiration came when E was taking a break from the recording of Electro-Shock Blues at a meditation retreat, deep in the woods of central California. While thinking about a story he had recently heard about a California serial killer called the Soul Jacker, who claimed to take not only the lives of his victims, but the souls as well, E broke the retreat's rules of not reading, writing or speaking by writing the song "Souljacker Part II" on a roll of toilet paper.

The Souljacker album was released internationally in September of 2001 Legendary German director Wim Wenders shot the video for "Souljacker Part I" in an abandoned East Berlin prison. TIME magazine crowned Souljacker one of the best records of the year, while NME called it "downright brilliant" and London's Sunday Times deemed it Album Of The Year, saying that "The conventional wisdom that Electro-shock Blues was E's masterpiece will have to be reassessed: it was clearly just one of his masterpieces."

Discs: 1
Drager(LP,EP,12,7,CD): LP
Qual(120grs,150grs,180grs): 180grs
Speed(33,45): 33
Bonus(cd,single,download): MP3 Download
Label: Geffen-Universa
Originally released: 2001
This release: 2015
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