Wonderful Glorious CD (2013)

Artist: Eels

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Label Vagrant Records/fontana
SKU 242989356
UPC 601091077522
UPC 14 00601091077522
Format CD
Release Date 2/5/2013
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Author Eels
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Technical Info
Engineer Knuckles; P-Boo; The Chet; Ryan Boesch; Koool G Murder
Producer E
CatalogID VR 775
Lable Name E Works
Released 02/05/2013
Original Release 2013
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 90m : 30s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Mixed
UPC 00601091077522
Album Notes and Credits
Audio Mixer: Ryan Boesch.
Recording information: OneHitsville, U.S.A.; the Compound.
On his tenth album under the Eels moniker, Mark "E" Everett continues to follow his musical muse wherever it'll take him with Wonderful, Glorious. After so many records it seems like E would be well past the point of any new firsts, but this is the first album to be recorded in his expansive new studio, mysteriously named The Compound, as well as the first album written in collaboration with the rest of the band. This more open, organic process comes through on the songs, providing E and company with a refreshing amount of creative freedom after the relative confinement of doing a conceptual three-album trilogy (2009's Hombre Lobo and 2010's End Times and Tomorrow Morning). While this process and studio have made their impact musically, Eels fans can rest assured that E's melancholic, beaten-down lyricism remains intact. Proclaiming "Every time I find myself in this old bind, watching the death of all my hopes/In the ring so long gonna prove 'em wrong, I'm not knocked out but I'm on the ropes" during the sad yet hopeful "On the Ropes," the album finds Everett in a more grounded and, relatively, positive place. This feeling is reinforced on "New Alphabet," where Everett lets us know "It's looking good, I dug my way out/I'm changing up what the story's about," making it clear that this new way of making music is working for him both artistically and personally, and though there's plenty of evidence that E is still out there suffering for his art, it seems that his days are a little less dark than usual. ~ Gregory Heaney
Professional Reviews
Paste (magazine) - "[T]here's plenty of dream-pop balladry, swampy spy-theme grooves and psychedelic headphone drizzle scattered throughout."
Disc 1
1 Bombs Away,Hold on to Your Hat
2 Kinda Fuzzy,Your Mama Warned You
3 Accident Prone,I'm Your Brave Little Soldier
4 Peach Blossom,There's Something Strange
5 On the Ropes,Happy Hour (We're Gonna Rock)
6 Turnaround, The,That's Not Really Funny [Live 2011]
7 New Alphabet,In My Dreams [Live 2010]
8 Stick Together,Prizefighter [Live 2010]
9 True Original,Looking Up [Live 2011]
10 Open My Present,What I Have to Offer [Live at KEXP]
11 You're My Friend,I Like the Way This Is Going [Live at KEXP]
12 I Am Building a Shrine,Spectacular Girl [Live at KEXP]
13 Wonderful, Glorious,Summer in the City [Live at KEXP]
Disc 2
1 Bombs Away,Hold on to Your Hat
2 Kinda Fuzzy,Your Mama Warned You
3 Accident Prone,I'm Your Brave Little Soldier
4 Peach Blossom,There's Something Strange
5 On the Ropes,Happy Hour (We're Gonna Rock)
6 Turnaround, The,That's Not Really Funny [Live 2011]
7 New Alphabet,In My Dreams [Live 2010]
8 Stick Together,Prizefighter [Live 2010]
9 True Original,Looking Up [Live 2011]
10 Open My Present,What I Have to Offer [Live at KEXP]
11 You're My Friend,I Like the Way This Is Going [Live at KEXP]
12 I Am Building a Shrine,Spectacular Girl [Live at KEXP]
13 Wonderful, Glorious,Summer in the City [Live at KEXP]
Product Attributes
Artist Eels
Music Format Compact Disc

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