Strung Out in Heaven

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
It's with typical perversity that the Brian Jonestown Massacre makes the leap from the indie ghetto into the majors with their least immediate, most restrained record to date; given time to sink in, however, Strung Out in Heaven proves as engaging as their past efforts, with a focus and cohesiveness often lacking from their more visceral work. Settling into a blissfully psychedelic drift, the album opts not for the Stones-inspired raunch of before but for Byrds-like guitars, muffled drums and pulsating Hammond organ lines, all topped off by Anton Newcombe's half-stoned, half-shamanic vocals; thanks to standout tracks like "Going to Hell," "Wasting Away" and "Maybe ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
It's with typical perversity that the Brian Jonestown Massacre makes the leap from the indie ghetto into the majors with their least immediate, most restrained record to date; given time to sink in, however, Strung Out in Heaven proves as engaging as their past efforts, with a focus and cohesiveness often lacking from their more visceral work. Settling into a blissfully psychedelic drift, the album opts not for the Stones-inspired raunch of before but for Byrds-like guitars, muffled drums and pulsating Hammond organ lines, all topped off by Anton Newcombe's half-stoned, half-shamanic vocals; thanks to standout tracks like "Going to Hell," "Wasting Away" and "Maybe Tomorrow," the cumulative impact makes for the BJM's most mature outing yet, evoking a kind of narcotic euphoria perfectly in keeping with the album's title.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/23/1998
  • Label: Tvt
  • UPC: 016581578029
  • Catalog Number: 5780
  • Sales rank: 64,987

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Going to Hell (2:58)
  2. 2 Let's Pretend It's Summer (3:37)
  3. 3 Wasting Away (3:13)
  4. 4 Jennifer (3:31)
  5. 5 Got My Eye on You (3:10)
  6. 6 Nothing to Lose (2:52)
  7. 7 Love (3:53)
  8. 8 Maybe Tomorrow (4:13)
  9. 9 Spun (4:14)
  10. 10 I've Been Waiting (4:24)
  11. 11 Dawn (2:13)
  12. 12 Lantern (3:26)
  13. 13 Wisdom (5:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Brian Jonestown Massacre Primary Artist
Anton Newcombe Drums
Norm Block Drums
Adam Hamilton Drums
Miranda Richards Flute, Vocals
Technical Credits
Dean Taylor Contributor
Anton Newcombe Composer, Producer, Engineer, Contributor
Matt Hollywood Contributor
Mark Dutton Producer, Engineer
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