catalogue

GIANT SAND

THE LOVE SONGS (25TH ANNIVERSARY) (FIRE RECORDS)

GIANT SAND - THE LOVE SONGS (25TH ANNIVERSARY) 45526
format:
1 CD
release:
11.02.2011
label:
FIRE RECORDS
item ID:
45526
barcode:
0809236117021
It's 2011 and the Giant Sand/ Howe Gelb series of rolling reissues, which will see the re-release of roughly 30 albums, goes on.

"The Love Songs" was originally released in 1988 and is the fourth reissue from Fire Records.

"The Love Songs is the best Giant Sand album. By the time it, their fourth album, was ready to be recorded, leader Howe Gelb had assembled a rumbling band that was by turns sympathetic and powerful: his wife/bassist Paula Jean Brown, former Green on Red keyboardist Chris Cacavas, and drummer John Convertino, who would become Gelb's permanent beat-keeper.

Thrown in with the strongest batch of songs Howe had ever written, the results were, as "Mountain of Love" puts it, "beautiful/well, there it is sometimes/like a rosebud on a sparkler." (.) the kind of wistful maturity that comes from the confidence of a band who knows they've made a kind of masterpiece.

All entries into the world of Giant Sand should begin here." - AMG
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. WEARING THE ROBES OF BIBLE BLACK
  • 1.2. ONE MAN'S WOMAN / NO MAN'S LAND
  • 1.3. MAD DOG A MAN
  • 1.4. FINGERNAIL MOON, BARRACUDA AND ME
  • 1.5. MOUNTAIN OF LOVE
  • 1.6. ALMOST THE POLITICIAN'S WIFE
  • 1.7. THE DOORS
  • 1.8. LOVE LIKE A TRAIN
  • 1.9. IS THAT ALL THERE IS?
  • 1.10. CLUMP
  • 1.11. GET READY
  • 1.12. MURKY RED DEW
  • 1.13. MAJOR GLORIOUS ENDING THEME
  • 1.14. HAMMER TOE [BONUS TRACK]
  • 1.15. ALMOST THE POLITICIAN'S WIFE - OUTT