At Your Service

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Lymangrover
Morphine's discography was cut tragically short, but with Rykodisc holding the keys to the vaults, and with a heck of a lot of unissued material (at least 60 tracks), the label released a second compilation of Morphine B-sides to mark the ten-year anniversary of the unexpected death of singer/slide bassist Mark Sandman. Like 1997's B-Sides & Otherwise, At Your Service is more abstract and challenging than the other studio releases available. Many of the songs here take a more free-form approach, potentially because they were never completely finished. Even so, the songs sound great, and with 35 previously unreleased songs, there's a lot to sort through and a lot ...
See more details below
CD
$22.85
BN.com price
(Save 8%)$24.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $11.97   
  • New (3) from $22.05   
  • Used (1) from $11.97   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Lymangrover
Morphine's discography was cut tragically short, but with Rykodisc holding the keys to the vaults, and with a heck of a lot of unissued material (at least 60 tracks), the label released a second compilation of Morphine B-sides to mark the ten-year anniversary of the unexpected death of singer/slide bassist Mark Sandman. Like 1997's B-Sides & Otherwise, At Your Service is more abstract and challenging than the other studio releases available. Many of the songs here take a more free-form approach, potentially because they were never completely finished. Even so, the songs sound great, and with 35 previously unreleased songs, there's a lot to sort through and a lot to like. Morphine were a unique force as a live trio, and the second disc showcases the group's on-stage chemistry, with nine songs taken from performances at MIT radio station WMBR during 1992 and 1993. As expected, these are solid takes, with Sandman, Colley, and Deupree taking staples from Good, Cure for Pain, and Yes in exciting new directions (including a relentless, double-time version of "Super Sex"). Similarly, alternate versions of fan favorites "Buena," "All Wrong," and later works "The Night" and "Take Me with You" should be of interest. The guitar-oriented reworking of "Patience" (not the Guns N' Roses song) is phenomenal as well, but the most exciting moments come in the 15 unreleased tracks. It's a double-disc comp to complete the true fan's collection. Disc one (subtitled Shadows) ends on "Shadow (I Know You Part V)" and disc two (Shade) closes with "Shade (I Know You Part IV)" -- leaving listeners with two of the most soothing Morphine tracks ever recorded.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/6/2009
  • Label: Rhino / Rykodisc
  • UPC: 081227984908
  • Catalog Number: 520603
  • Sales rank: 53,935

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 At Your Service (0:50)
  2. 2 Come Over (2:23)
  3. 3 Come Along (4:47)
  4. 4 It's Not Like That Anymore (4:27)
  5. 5 Patience (3:46)
  6. 6 Call Back (4:44)
  7. 7 Bye Bye Johnny (3:25)
  8. 8 Hello Baby (2:21)
  9. 9 Women R Dogs (3:24)
  10. 10 You're an Artist (3:17)
  11. 11 5:09 (3:12)
  12. 12 Lilah II (4:46)
  13. 13 Moons of Jupiter (2:59)
  14. 14 Lunch in Hell (2:49)
  15. 15 Imaginary Song (2:48)
  16. 16 Shadow (I Know You Part V) (4:20)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Good (2:38)
  2. 2 Only One (2:58)
  3. 3 Shoot 'Em Down (4:23)
  4. 4 Saddest Song (2:55)
  5. 5 Claire (3:35)
  6. 6 I Had My Chance (2:45)
  7. 7 Buena (4:19)
  8. 8 Empty Box (4:00)
  9. 9 All Wrong (3:35)
  10. 10 Put It Down (Wo-Oh) (2:59)
  11. 11 Free Love (4:59)
  12. 12 Sexy Christmas Baby Mine (2:34)
  13. 13 Scratch (3:31)
  14. 14 Super Sex (3:29)
  15. 15 Radar (3:59)
  16. 16 I'd Catch You (5:17)
  17. 17 The Night (4:46)
  18. 18 Take Me with You (4:21)
  19. 19 Shade (I Know You Part IV) (4:21)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Morphine Primary Artist
Billy Beard Percussion, Drums, Guest Appearance
Dana Colley Saxophone, Vocals
Billy Conway Percussion, Drums
Larry Dersch Percussion, Drums, Guest Appearance
Jerry Deupree Percussion, Drums
Jim Fitting Harmonica, Guest Appearance
Mark Sandman Organ, Guitar, Piano, Strings, Vocals
Jane Scarpantoni Strings, Guest Appearance
Chris Ballew Strings, Guest Appearance
Jimmy Ryan Mandolin, Guest Appearance
Joe Kessler Strings, Guest Appearance
Rick Barry Percussion, Drums, Guest Appearance
Ken Winokur Percussion, Drums, Guest Appearance
Mike Rivard Bass, Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Paul Q. Kolderie Producer
Mark Sandman Composer
Sean Slade Producer
Chris Ballew Composer
Ted Drozdowski Liner Notes
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously