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Mercury Rev / Snowflake Midnight deluxe edition

Five-CD deluxe with unreleased material

Snowflake Midnight, the 2008 album from Mercury Rev will be reissued as a five-CD deluxe edition next month.

It was the seventh album from the band from Buffalo, New York and followed The Secret Migration from 2005 and All Is Dream (2001). The group was formed in 1989 but crossed over in 1998 with the much acclaimed Deserter’s Songs, which was a top 20 album in the UK.

The five-CD deluxe of Snowflake Midnight offers the original album on CD, a second disc of previously unissued outtakes, entitled Hymn Of The Heavenly Snowflake, a third disc called Snowflakes From A Train (more unheard material from the era) and a fourth CD of live material (previously unreleased). The fifth and final disc is Strange Attractor, what the band call the “silver astral sister” to the main album. This instrumental album was made available at the time on a limited edition 2LP set of Snowflake Midnight and as a download, but gets its CD debut on this new deluxe edition. Four bonus remixes from an old 12-inch EP are added.

This reissue is presented as a hardcover book edition and includes original album lyrics and new sleeve-notes by Martin Aston (Benz Mercedes, was clearly unavailable…). As with the other recent Mercury Rev reissues, this is “compiled and coordinated” by the band’s Jonathan Donaghue and Sean ‘Grasshopper’ Mackowiak.

Snowflake Midnight is reissued on 25 June 2021.

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Tracklisting

Snowflake Midnight Mercury Rev / 5CD deluxe edition

      1. SNOWFLAKE IN A HOT WORLD
      2. BUTTERFLY’S WING
      3. SENSES ON FIRE
      4. PEOPLE ARE SO UNPREDICTABLE (THERE’S NO BLISS LIKE HOME)
      5. OCTOBER SUNSHINE
      6. RUNAWAY RAINDROP
      7. DREAM OF A YOUNG GIRL AS A FLOWER
      8. FARAWAY FROM CARS
      9. A SQUIRREL AND I (HOLDING ON… AND THEN LETTING GO)

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