Wonderful, Glorious [Deluxe Edition]

Wonderful, Glorious [Deluxe Edition]

by Eels
     
 

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On his tenth album under the Eels moniker, Mark "E" Everett continues to follow his musical muse wherever it'll take him with Wonderful, Glorious. After so many records it seems like E would be well past the point of any new firsts, but this is the first album to be recorded in his expansive new studio,See more details below

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On his tenth album under the Eels moniker, Mark "E" Everett continues to follow his musical muse wherever it'll take him with Wonderful, Glorious. After so many records it seems like E would be well past the point of any new firsts, but this is the first album to be recorded in his expansive new studio, mysteriously named The Compound, as well as the first album written in collaboration with the rest of the band. This more open, organic process comes through on the songs, providing E and company with a refreshing amount of creative freedom after the relative confinement of doing a conceptual three-album trilogy (2009's Hombre Lobo and 2010's End Times and Tomorrow Morning). While this process and studio have made their impact musically, Eels fans can rest assured that E's melancholic, beaten-down lyricism remains intact. Proclaiming "Every time I find myself in this old bind, watching the death of all my hopes/In the ring so long gonna prove 'em wrong, I'm not knocked out but I'm on the ropes" during the sad yet hopeful "On the Ropes," the album finds Everett in a more grounded and, relatively, positive place. This feeling is reinforced on "New Alphabet," where Everett lets us know "It's looking good, I dug my way out/I'm changing up what the story's about," making it clear that this new way of making music is working for him both artistically and personally, and though there's plenty of evidence that E is still out there suffering for his art, it seems that his days are a little less dark than usual.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/05/2013
Label:
Vagrant Records
UPC:
0601091077522
catalogNumber:
775
Rank:
77235

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Bombs Away  -  Eels
  2. Kinda Fuzzy  -  Eels
  3. Accident Prone  -  Eels
  4. Peach Blossom  -  Eels
  5. On the Ropes  -  Eels
  6. The Turnaround  -  Eels
  7. New Alphabet  -  Eels
  8. Stick Together  -  Eels
  9. True Original  -  Eels
  10. Open My Present  -  Eels
  11. You're My Friend  -  Eels
  12. I Am Building a Shrine  -  Eels
  13. Wonderful, Glorious  -  Eels

Disc 2

  1. Hold On to Your Hat  -  Eels
  2. Your Mama Warned You  -  Eels
  3. I'm Your Brave Little Soldier  -  Eels
  4. There's Something Strange  -  Eels
  5. Happy Hour (We're Gonna Rock)  -  Eels
  6. That's Not Really Funny  -  Eels
  7. In My Dreams  -  Eels
  8. Prizefighter  -  Eels
  9. Looking Up  -  Eels
  10. What I Have to Offer  -  Eels
  11. I Like the Way This is Going  -  Eels
  12. Spectacular Girl  -  Eels
  13. Summer in the City  -  Eels

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