Purgatory/Paradise

Overview

The first new Throwing Muses album in a decade.

This book contains:

  • A CD of the 32-track Purgatory/Paradise album
  • Full lyrics
  • Short essay and stories by Kristin Hersh ...
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Overview

The first new Throwing Muses album in a decade.

This book contains:

  • A CD of the 32-track Purgatory/Paradise album
  • Full lyrics
  • Short essay and stories by Kristin Hersh about each song
  • Exclusive photographs and artwork

It also includes download instructions for these exclusives:

  • A commentary track featuring Kristin Hersh & David Narcizo
  • An instrumental version of the full album
  • Prepackaged mp3 and lossless versions of every track with embedded metadata, artwork and lyrics
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Editorial Reviews

Pitchfork
Praise for Kristin Hersh: “It’s almost impossible to imagine the visceral bleats of singers like Corin Tucker or Marissa Paternoster without Kristin Hersh.”
New York Times
“Hersh is a fearless rock innovator.”
Simon Reynolds
“One of America’s finest songwriters.”
Huffington Post
Praise for Rat Girl:“Hersh has pretty much been to hell and back and lived to tell the tale...extremely well written.”
New York Times Book Review
“Sensitive and emotionally raw... it’s also wildly funny.”
Slate
“With its reined in plot line and ethereal prose style, Rat Girl reads more like a novel...apleasure to read.”
Mary Gaitskill
“An original beauty.”
The New York Times
Ms. Hersh’s prose delves into the memories that occasioned the songs, mingling tour incidents, childhood trauma, philosophical musings and hardheaded life lessons
Boing Boing
Purgatory/Paradise is a . . . gorgeous, interactive art book . . . Hersh’s lyrics and stories would make it a compelling read even without the music.
American Songwriter
Nothing short of epic . . . wrenching, alarming, disturbing, and occasionally seasoned with bits of dark humor . . . . a stunning psychological ride. Like the most powerful of drugs. . . it’s the stuff addictions are made of.
Flavorwire
Awesome.
Popmatters
Triumphant . . . fresh and expansive . . . What is clear is that this record, and book, which call into question what records and books and can and should do, how they can and should interact, still delivers in a basic, thrilling way.
nine out of ten stars Magnet
Art, essays and outstanding new music collide on a surreal Throwing Muses epic . . . a soul-stirring collection [of] musical mini-masterpieces accompanied by lyrical prose vignettes exuding the same nimble friskiness and wry, subversive brilliance that characterized Hersh’s fantastic 2010 memoir.
Popdose
Both brutal and magical . . . written with unimaginable warmth and such goofball humor, a perfectly imperfect encapsulation of what makes Hersh’s work so fortifying even as it devastates.
Pitchfork
Praise for Kristin Hersh: “It’s almost impossible to imagine the visceral bleats of singers like Corin Tucker or Marissa Paternoster without Kristin Hersh.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062310026
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/3/2013
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 310,010
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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