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    Obscurities


    Includes Five Previously Unreleased Tracks by Stephin Merritt


    Limited to 2000 Copies


    Obscurities is a collection of Stephin Merritts (The Magnetic Fields) hard-to-find recordings dating back to his time on Merge (19941999) and prior. The 14 tracks on Obscurities, including five previously unreleased songs, were recorded prior to the release of The Magnetic Fields seminal album 69 Love Songs, which established Merritt as one of this generations most talented songwriters. Three of the unreleased tracks hail from The Song from Venus, the unfinished science fiction musical written by Merritt and Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket. Also included are four songs culled from various Merge-era 7 vinyl singles by The Magnetic Fields; two from The 6ths, Merritts guest vocalist-laden side project; one from an audio book; one from the Oh, Merge compilation CD; and a track from a rare K Records cassette-only release.


    Among the tracks on Obscurities is The Song from Venus Forever and a Day, a solo-acoustic ukulele-based love song reminiscent of 69 Love Songs The Book of Love. Also included on Obscurities is The Sun and the Sea and the Sky, a previously unreleased 69 Love Songs outtake. Merritt points out: This song didnt go on 69 Love Songs because it wasnt actually about romantic love. The album concludes with You Are Not My Mother and I Want to Go Home, which originally appeared in the audio book version of Neil Gaimans Coraline, for which Merritt composed the soundtrack.

    1. Forever and a Day (previously unreleased)

    2. Rats in the Garbage of the Western World (The Magnetic Fields)
    3. I Dont Believe You (The Magnetic Fields)
    4. Plant White Roses (Buffalo Rome)
    5. Rot in the Sun (The 6ths)
    6. The Sun and the Sea and the Sky (previously unreleased)
    7. Yet Another Girl (The 6ths)
    8. Scream (TillYou Make the Scene) (previously unreleased)
    9. The Song from Venus (previously unreleased)
    10. Beach-a-Boop-Boop (The Magnetic Fields)
    11. When Im Not Looking, Youre Not There (The Magnetic Fields)
    12. Take Ecstasy with Me (The Magnetic Fields)
    13. When Youre Young and In Love (previously unreleased)
    14. You Are Not My Mother and I Want to Go Home (The Gothic Archies)
    Stephin Merritt
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