Nick Cave/Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
The Boatman's Call
1 x LP
+ bonus download
2015 EU reissue on 180g LP+download-The 1997 Boatman's Call is one of his finest albums and arguably the masterpiece he has been promising throughout his career=Murder Ballads brought Nick Cave's morbidity to near-parodic levels, which makes the ....
Release date: 2015-03-17(originally released in 1997)
2015 EU reissue on 180g LP+download-The 1997 Boatman's Call is one of his finest albums and arguably the masterpiece he has been promising throughout his career=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. =ALLMUSIC=
A1 Into My Arms
A2 Lime-Tree Arbour
A3 People Ain't No Good
A4 Brompton Oratory
A5 There Is A Kingdom
A6 Where Do We Go Now But Nowhere?
B1 (Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For?
B2 West Country Girl
B3 Black Hair
B4 Idiot Prayer
B5 Far From Me
B6 Green Eyes
After the brutal Murder Ballads came the most beautiful Bad Seeds record of them all. This gorgeously meditative LP has three songs drawing on Cave’s romance with Polly Harvey – and another addressed to his former wife Viviane Carneiro. This personal content is mirrored musically – often it’s little more than Cave and keyboards. Alongside the album’s sumptuous solemnity, a wonderful dry wit enters with the opening couplet: “I don't believe in an interventionist God / But I know, darling, that you do.”Cave has maintained this arch tone when evaluating the album: “I’d got dumped by some and here I was making this great statement – about some fucking sheila
Bonus(cd,single,download): bonus download
Label: play it again sam
Originally released: 1997
This release: 2015