Stoned & Dethroned [Expanded Edition]

Stoned & Dethroned [Expanded Edition]

by The Jesus and Mary Chain
     
 

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Having made a name for themselves through their career for punishing noise combined with candy-coated hooks, the Jesus and Mary Chain took a sideways step on Stoned & Dethroned that actually worked rather handsomely. The Reids turned the emphasis toward much calmer, acoustic folk/country-tinged songs and, for the first time since Psychocandy, recordedSee more details below

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Having made a name for themselves through their career for punishing noise combined with candy-coated hooks, the Jesus and Mary Chain took a sideways step on Stoned & Dethroned that actually worked rather handsomely. The Reids turned the emphasis toward much calmer, acoustic folk/country-tinged songs and, for the first time since Psychocandy, recorded with an actual full band, with Monti from Curve once again doing the drum honors and touring bassist Ben Lurie handling the same duties in studio. The appearance of Hope Sandoval on lead single "Sometimes Always" makes perfect sense, as Mazzy Star's electric/acoustic psych flow is, if not the inspiration for Stoned & Dethroned, a close enough cousin. "Sometimes Always" does indeed make for a lovely little duet, not quite a Lee & Nancy combination for a new generation, but a fine romp anyway, while on the other guest number Shane MacGowan from the Pogues takes a nicely mournful lead turn on "God Help Me." As for the album in general, the songs are much more than simply a toned-down Mary Chain -- it's almost as if the group was making its bid to finally demonstrate that it really was comprised of actual musicians, honest to goodness. What feedback there is appears as smoky atmosphere rather than skull-crushing scream, and oddly enough the end results almost suggest early-'70s Rolling Stones more than anything else, tinged as always with pure pop hooks and melodies. William's singing actually comes more to the fore than before, his warmer, less sneering vocals suiting the burned-out feeling of the album very nicely. A few songs could easily be full-on monsters -- the brief "Come On" and the almost uplifting "Girlfriend" in particular -- but, by and large, the drama is implicit rather than explicit. [Edsel's 2011 Expanded Edition of the album truly lives up to the name, adding all kinds of good stuff to the original running order. The CD portion includes the Sound of Speed EP, ten B-sides, a four-song BBC Session, a few outtakes, and a ripping 12-song live set from 1995, while the DVD has promo videos and a bunch of TV appearances.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/11/2011
Label:
Edsel Records Uk
UPC:
0740155801038
catalogNumber:
5580103

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Dirty Water
  2. Bullet Lovers
  3. Sometimes Always
  4. Come On
  5. Between Us
  6. Hole
  7. Never Saw it Coming
  8. She
  9. Wish I Could
  10. Save Me
  11. Till it Shines
  12. God Help Me
  13. Girlfriend
  14. Everybody I Know
  15. You've Been a Friend
  16. These Days
  17. Feeling Lucky
  18. Snakedriver
  19. Something I Can't Have
  20. Write Record Release Blues
  21. Little Red Rooster
  22. Come On
  23. God Help Me
  24. Everybody I Know
  25. The Perfect Crime
  26. Till I Found You
  27. Dirty Water
  28. God Help Me [Ta

Disc 2

  1. The Perfect Crime
  2. Little Stars
  3. Drop
  4. I'm in With the Out Crowd
  5. New York City
  6. Taking it Away
  7. Ghost of a Smile
  8. Alphabet Street
  9. New Kind of Kick
  10. Come On
  11. Reverence
  12. Snakedriver
  13. Come On
  14. Happy When it Rains
  15. Teenage Lust
  16. The Perfect Crime
  17. Everybody I Know
  18. Girlfriend
  19. Hole
  20. Head On
  21. Sugar Ray
  22. I Hate Rock 'n' Roll
  23. Jim & William Talk To Steve Lamacq About Stoned & Dethroned

Disc 3

  1. Snakedriver
  2. Something I Can't Have
  3. Sometimes Always
  4. Come On
  5. Something I Can't Have
  6. Snakedriver
  7. Reverence
  8. Sometimes Always
  9. Everybody I Know
  10. Come On
  11. Interview

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jesus and Mary Chain   Primary Artist
Lincoln Fong   Bass
Shane MacGowan   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Steve Monti   Percussion,Drums
Jim Reid   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,12-string Guitar,Slide Guitar,Shaker,Fuzz Bass
William Reid   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Hope Sandoval   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Ben Lurie   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Harmonica,12-string Guitar

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Chris Lycett   Producer
Shane MacGowan   Composer
Jim Reid   Composer,Producer,Memorabilia
William Reid   Composer,Producer
Ted de Bono   Engineer
Sophie Muller   Director
Ben Lurie   Composer,Memorabilia
John Moore   Memorabilia
Prince Rogers Nelson   Composer
Kristy Wallace   Composer
Jools Williamson   Packaging
Ian Owles   Director
Erick Purkhiser   Composer

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