PEARLS BEFORE SWINE

THE WIZARD OF IS (EARTH RECORDINGS)

PEARLS BEFORE SWINE - THE WIZARD OF IS 155574
Format:
2 LP
Release:
30.12.2022
Label:
EARTH RECORDINGS
Kat.-Nr.:
155574
Barcode:
0809236175212
Double LP, Gatefold sleeve, DL card with Bonus tracks. 2CD Gatefold wallet + booklet. Remastered and re-appraised 31-track collection of Pearls Before Swine rarities from the private tape collection of the late, great Tom Rapp.

Also available as an expanded 45 track double CD collection. For the first time on vinyl, this beautiful collection brings together alternate versions of Rapp originals 'The Jeweler', 'Translucent Carriages' and 'Rocket Man'.

It also includes jaw-dropping covers of Rapp's contemporaries Cohen, Dylan and Joni Mitchell, with bonus download material featuring seven amazing live versions plus a never before released intimate show at The Other End circa 1976.

A goldmine of possibilities from a prospector with a silver tongue and stories to tell.

'The Wizard Of Is' is a weird and wonderful trip inside its creator's mind, from sonnets and space hymns to stories of revolution and the war.

It's an American Gothic fantasy that straddles old tyme America and the outer edges of an imagined stratosphere.

"Extremely influential." Rolling Stone. // "A more intoxicating version of folk psychedelia." Wire magazine.

// "Shimmering folk hymns." Spin magazine. // "Unabashedly poetic." Crawdaddy. //
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. WHERE IS LOVE?
  • 1.2. BUTTERFLIES (ALTERNATE VERSION)
  • 1.3. LOVE, YOU ARE NOT ALONE
  • 1.4. GRACE STREET
  • 1.5. TRANSLUCENT CARRIAGES (ALTERNATE VERSION)
  • 1.6. SPACE
  • 1.7. ROCKET MAN (ALTERNATE VERSION)
  • 1.8. CITY OF GOLD (ALTERNATE VERSION)
  • 1.9. FOR FREE
  • 1.10. WIZARD OF IS (ALTERNATE VERSION)
  • 1.11. RIEGAL (ALTERNATE VERSION)
  • 1.12. SAIL AWAY (ALTERNATE VERSION)
  • 1.13. FOOTNOTE/WHEN THE WAR BEGAN
  • 2.1. EVERYBODY'S GOT PAIN (ALTERNATE VERSION)
  • 2.2. CRAWLING TOWARDS BETHLEHEM
  • 2.3. I'M GOING TO THE CITY (ALTERNATE VERSION)
  • 2.4. CAN'T GO BACK
  • 2.5. PRISONER OF WAR
  • 2.6. ANOTHER TIME (ALTERNATE VERSION)
  • 2.7. IF YOU DON'T WANT TO (I DON'T MIND) (ALTERNATE VERSION)
  • 2.8. (OH DEAR) MISS MORSE (ALTERNATE VERSION)
  • 2.9. THE JEWELER (ALTERNATE VERSION)
  • 2.10. THE LINCOLN DREAM
  • 2.11. THERE'S NO OTHER (LIKE MY BABY)
  • 2.12. ROADSIDE HOTEL
  • 2.13. SONG ABOUT A ROSE (ALTERNATE VERSION)
  • 2.14. MARY MARY
  • 2.15. CREW MAN
  • 2.16. SUZANNE
  • 2.17. OH SISTER
  • 2.18. FULL FATHOM FIVE/I SHALL NOT CARE