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Mercury Rev / All Is Dream 4CD deluxe

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Mercury Rev / All Is Dream 4CD deluxe


Cherry Red will release a much expanded, four-CD edition of Mercury Rev‘s All Is Dream album, in November.

The album was the follow-up to the acclaimed Deserter’s Songs and features the singles ‘Nite And Fog’, ‘The Dark Is Rising’ and ‘Little Rhymes’. The album was issued in 2001, breaching the top 20 in both the UK and the USA.



The new four-CD deluxe edition has been “compiled and coordinated” in conjunction with the band’s Jonathan Donahue and Sean ‘Grasshopper’ Mackowiak. As well as the original ten-track album this set offers a bonus disc of 20 B-sides, outtakes and demos, half of which are previously unreleased. The third CD offers previously unissued concert recordings while the final disc delivers a French radio session which was only previously available as a promo CD.

The All Is Dream four-CD set is packaged as a hardcover book with lyrics and sleeve notes by Keith Cameron. Best of all you can get in quick for an amazing pre-order price from Amazon Germany of just €19.

All Is Dream will be reissued on 29 November 2019, via Cherry Red.

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DISC ONE: CD

THE ALBUM

1. THE DARK IS RISING
2. TIDES OF THE MOON
3. CHAINS
4. LINCOLN’S EYES
5. NITE AND FOG
6. LITTLE RHYMES
7. A DROP IN TIME
8. YOU’RE MY QUEEN
9. SPIDERS AND FLIES
10. HERCULES

DISC TWO: CD

B-SIDES, DEMOS & OUTTAKES

1. PLANET CARAVAN (B-side)
2. STREETS OF LAREDO (B-side)
3. I KEEP A CLOSE WATCH (B-side)
4. NOCTURNE IN C# MINOR, OPUS 27, NO.1 (B-side)
5. BLUE SKIES
6. LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS (Outtake)
7. SPIDERS AND FLIES (John Peel Session)
8. GYMNOPEDIES #3 (John Peel Session)
9. MASCARA TEARS (Outtake) *
10. THE BROOK ROOM (Outtake) *
11. SILVER AND GOLD (Outtake) *
12. A DROP IN TIME (Demo)
13. WHERE THE MOUNTAINS START TO RISE (Demo) *
14. NITE AND FOG (Earliest Demo) *
15. BACK INTO THE SUN (YOU’RE THE ONE) (Outtake) *
16. A QUICK ONE AT ARTIE’S 44 (Demo) *
17. MR. MOONLIGHT WILL COME (Outtake) *
18. BOYS CHOIR (Outtake) *
19. COOL WAVES (Outtake)
20. HERCULES (Demo) *

* Previously Unissued

DISC THREE: CD

IN CONCERT

1. THE DARK IS RISING (Dublin 10/03/01)
2. TIDES OF THE MOON (Copenhagen 08/27/02)
3. CHAINS (Dallas 12/07/01)
4. NITE AND FOG (Ghent 11/07/01)
5. LINCOLN’S EYES (Lille 11/09/01)
6. THE SAW SONG (Detroit 11/23/01)
7. PLANET CARAVAN (Munch 10/23/01)
8. LITTLE RHYMES (Los Angeles 12/03/01)
9. YOU’RE MY QUEEN (Milano 04/13/02)
10. SPIDERS AND FLIES (Oslo 8/30/02)
11. HERCULES (Clermont-Ferrand 4/18/02)
12. THE JEAN GENIE (Copenhagen 08/27/02)

All tracks previously unissued

DISC FOUR: CD

THE BLACK SESSIONS

1. THE FUNNY BIRD
2. TIDES OF THE MOON
3. TONITE IT SHOWS
4. LINCOLN’S EYES
5. THE SAW SONG
6. YOU’RE MY QUEEN
7. GODDESS ON A HIGHWAY
8. HOLES
9. OPUS 40
10. SPIDERS AND FLIES
11. THE DARK IS RISING

All tracks previously unissued commercially – recorded live in Paris

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noyoucmon

I got an email today from Cherry Red saying that the deluxe edition of this set is delayed due to manufacturing difficulties. They expect it “a few days after the release date.”

David Perry

Wouldve ditched the first live disc and put in period b sides. Great album though, needs more exposure.

Auteur55

Adore this album and band and have been waiting for this. Looks like a Deluxe edition done really well.

paul wren

Such a classy band/album. Maybe a vinyl option in due course?

Kauwgompie

€14.28 including shipping to the USA. I know nothing about Mercury Rev but I let myself be surprised. The above Youtube clip “Dark Is Rising” is great.

Quante

Was anyone else lucky enough to go to the Bella Union celebration concerts where Mercury Rev performed with an orchestra? There was a 200 vinyl edition of the All Is Dream album with an alternative cover that they didn’t sell in the shops.

This is a lovely album, but my favourite Mercury Rev album is The Secret Migration. As with most favourite albums, it may not be the ‘best’, whatever that means, but it got played a lot and stuck more than Deserter’s Songs and All Is Dream.

It may have been Phil Collins playing the drums without cymbals, but it was Peter Gabriel who instructed that style when Phil played on Peter’s album.

Pjs

I have that vinyl from the shows. It is amazing.

Robert B

Excellent news and one that was unexpected.
One of my all time favorite albums !

Larry Davis

Deluxe live FLips TSB??? What whaaaa?? I have the 5.1 Surround CD/DVD with a handwritten apology note from Michael Ivins…just pre-ordered the 4CD Rev set, killer German price!! Nice that people know about the Rev/Lips connection, or do they??

Dogfacedboy

Thanks for the heads up. It’s a steal at that price. I saw them many times on the tour and I believe AID is an equal to DS.

Charles Christopher

Thanks for the heads up on this one! I’m definitely snapping this up.
I hate to be “that guy”, but I assure you this album didn’t make the US top 20……..

AdamW

That’s correct, it did not. It did hit #17 on Billboard’s “Heatseekers Albums” chart, but that is nothing like the canonical Top 200 Albums chart. None of Mercury Rev’s albums have made the Top 200 Albums chart.

Eamonn

Do they still do those French radio Black Sessions? They were so cool.
This release looks great for Rev fans. I wish Pulp would so something similar for their own pastoral album from that same time period, We Love Life.

Thierry

No, it’s over since a few years unfortunately !

GTR

Yay!!! Love this album. Saw them at Shepherds Bush Empire on this tour and they were superb. One of the best gigs i’ve been to. ‘The Dark is Rising’ is an all-time classic track .Instant purchase.

Miguel Rocha

Thanks for the German deal heads up! This looks like a fantastic set.

Ben

No vinyl re-issue? Such a pity…

RJS

I picked up the Deluxe Edition of Deserter’s Songs a couple of months ago. Keeping on a similar theme, the Flaming Lips release a live version of The Soft Bulletin on the same day, where they’re accompanied by a 68 piece orchestra and a 57 strong choir. They’ve released the opening track – Race for the Prize – already and it is amazing! I’m expecting a few release on the 29 November – Mercury Rev, 1999, a couple of Stereolab reissues but everything will take a back set to The Soft Bulletin.

gogandmagog

Deluxe Edition of Deserter’s Songs….mmmhhh…the 2011 one, or thee is a new one?
The 20011 is quite poor compared to this

RJS

The two disc 2011 edition which, I agree, was rather poor. Given the rise in the popularity of deluxe editions in the intervening years, I wouldn’t be surprised if they release a 4 or 5 disc edition of Deserter’s Songs at some stage.

DaveM

@RJS, didn’t know about Flips TSB, wow that’s good news & thanks Paul S for the Amazon.de tip on All is Dream. Played it at the weekend after finding out about this 4CD edition and it’s still as great as ever. A fantastic November to come

oskar

Ordered! Thaks Paul for the german deal!

Paul M

Cherry Red also have 500 copies of a limited version for £50 containing:

• The existing commercial 4-CD hardback edition of All Is Dream.
• An exclusive 7” featuring the previously unissued tracks ‘The Brook Room’ and ‘Back Into The Sun (You’re The One)’.
• A deluxe 7” box set housing the above 4-CD.
• A hand-signed lyric sheet for ‘The Dark Is Rising’.
• Three exclusive button badges.
• A 14” x 14” poster of the original album cover.
• Three 7” prints of the artwork from the three original singles ‘Nite And Fog’, the classic opening track ‘The Dark Is Rising’ and ‘Little Rhymes’.

https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/mercury-rev-all-is-dream-4cd-7-exclusive-edition/

EW99

I’m assuming those tracks on the 7″ are the same as the ones on CD2. Does anyone know?

SimonP

I hated this album when I first bought it and have never warmed to it. Reason: too many cymbals!

gershbec

And not enough cowbell.

SimonP

I’m sure Kate will be pleased to hear that she has gone up in my estimation now I know she doesn’t like cymbals! I believe that fella that used to drum for some band called Genesis doesn’t go a lot on them either.

Seriously, though, they’re just way OTT on this album. Give it a listen with that in mind and see just how irritating a brass disc can be…

Nico

Thumbs up to the whistleblower ;-)