Boatman's Call [Bonus DVD] [Remastered] [Collector's Edition]

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All Music Guide
Murder Ballads brought Nick Cave's morbidity to near-parodic levels, which makes the disarmingly frank and introspective songs of The Boatman's Call all the more startling. A song cycle equally inspired by Cave's failed romantic affairs and religious doubts, The Boatman's Call captures him at his most honest and despairing -- while he retains a fascination for gothic, Biblical imagery, it has little of the grand theatricality and self-conscious poetics that made his albums emotionally distant in the past. This time, there's no posturing, either from Cave or the Bad Seeds. The music is direct, yet it has many textures, from blues to jazz, which offer a revealing and sympathetic bed for Cave's best, most affecting ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
Murder Ballads brought Nick Cave's morbidity to near-parodic levels, which makes the disarmingly frank and introspective songs of The Boatman's Call all the more startling. A song cycle equally inspired by Cave's failed romantic affairs and religious doubts, The Boatman's Call captures him at his most honest and despairing -- while he retains a fascination for gothic, Biblical imagery, it has little of the grand theatricality and self-conscious poetics that made his albums emotionally distant in the past. This time, there's no posturing, either from Cave or the Bad Seeds. The music is direct, yet it has many textures, from blues to jazz, which offer a revealing and sympathetic bed for Cave's best, most affecting songs. The Boatman's Call is one of his finest albums and arguably the masterpiece he has been promising since the beginning of his career. [The 2011 digital remaster contains a DVD disc featuring the album in both 5.1 and stereo, along with bonus tracks written and recorded around the same time that ultimately didn't make the final album: "Little Empty Boat," "Right Now I'm A-Roaming," a full-band version of "Black Hair," "Come into My Sleep," and "I Got You Bad." In addition, the tenth part of a 40-minute documentary film entitled Do You Love Me Like I Love You, directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, featuring closeups of numerous people -- including members of the Bad Seeds, Beth Orton, Bleddyn Butcher, Gavin Friday, and Bobby Gillespie -- discussing the experience of either making or hearing the record (as they have in all previous volumes) is included, as are the videos for "Into My Arms" and "(Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For?" The remastered sound is warm, full, and beautifully subtle, and the bonuses make this set well worth the purchase price and, all told, make the argument that The Boatman's Call may still be the finest -- if most atypical -- recording in the Bad Seeds' catalog.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine & Thom Jurek
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/17/2011
  • Label: Mute
  • EAN: 5099909572928
  • Catalog Number: 95729
  • Sales rank: 42,928

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Into My Arms (4:16)
  2. 2 Lime Tree Arbour (2:56)
  3. 3 People Ain't No Good (5:41)
  4. 4 Brompton Oratory (4:06)
  5. 5 There is a Kingdom (4:52)
  6. 6 (Are You) the One That I've Been Waiting For? (4:05)
  7. 7 Where Do We Go Now But Nowhere? (5:46)
  8. 8 West Counrty Girl (2:45)
  9. 9 Black Hair (4:14)
  10. 10 Idiot Prayer (4:21)
  11. 11 Far From Me (5:33)
  12. 12 Green Eyes (3:31)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Into My Arms
  2. 2 Lime Tree Arbour
  3. 3 People Ain't No Good
  4. 4 Brompton Oratory
  5. 5 There is a Kingdom
  6. 6 (Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For?
  7. 7 Where Do We Go Now But Nowhere?
  8. 8 West Counrty Girl
  9. 9 Black Hair
  10. 10 Idiot Prayer
  11. 11 Far From Me
  12. 12 Green Eyes
  13. 13 Little Empty Boat
  14. 14 Right Now I'm a Roaming
  15. 15 Black Hair
  16. 16 Come Into My Sleep
  17. 17 Babe, I Got You Bad
  18. 18 Do You Love Me Like I Love You (Part 10: the Boatman's Call)
  19. 19 Into My Arms
  20. 20 (Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For?
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Primary Artist
Nick Cave Indexed Contributor, Piano, Keyboards, Vocals, Casio, Hammond B3
Blixa Bargeld Guitar, Background Vocals
Warren Ellis Piano, Violin, Accordion
Mick Harvey Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Background Vocals, Xylophone, Hammond B3
Conway Savage Piano, Background Vocals
Thomas Wydler Drums, Maracas, Background Vocals
Martyn P. Casey Bass, Background Vocals
James Sclavunos Organ, Percussion, Bongos, Drums, Tambourine, Melodica, Bells
Technical Credits
Nick Cave Composer, Lyricist
Blixa Bargeld Composer, Piano Treatments
Paul Corkett Engineer
Mick Harvey Composer, Executive Producer
Conway Savage Composer
Thomas Wydler Composer
Simon Heyworth Mastering, Remastering
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Producer
Johannes Beck Artwork
Kevin Van Bergen Master Tape Restoration
Shaun Connon Executive Producer
Rachel Willis Executive Producer
Amy Hanson Liner Notes
Jane Pollard Composer
Iain Forsyth Composer
Martyn P. Casey Composer
David Rowntree Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2011

    Recommended

    A beautiful recording. Very emotional with a definite spiritual dimension.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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