The Best of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

The Best of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
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The Best of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

Entrancing and well programmed, this retrospective uses tone rather than chronology to chart its twisted progression. Cave, even his days with The Birthday Party, specialized in dark macabre themes, and this recording which traces his work from the Bad Seeds' 1984 debut From Her to Eternity, to his classic Murder Ballads and recent Boatman's Call. Highlights include "Henry Lee," which features PJ Harvey singing the role of a woman who stabs to death the man who rejected her. Cave himself is the killer on "Where Wild Roses Grow," which features Kylie Minogue singing sweetly as the young victim. Through much of the recording, the music is artfully gloomy but restrained, then on the final track, "From Her to Eternity," noisy guitars and industrial noise set the tone and the angst boils over and Cave sings "I can hear the most melancholy sound I've ever heard." It's a fine point to continue further investigation into the Bad Seeds catalogue, or to delve into The Birthday Party.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/28/2003
Label: Emi International
UPC: 5016025682072
catalogNumber: 2568207

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Performance Credits

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Barry Adamson   Drums,Hammond Organ,Background Vocals
Nick Cave   Multi Instruments
Kylie Minogue   Vocals
PJ Harvey   Vocals
Gini Ball   Strings
Blixa Bargeld   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Martyn Casey   Bass
Mick Harvey   Multi Instruments
Audrey Riley   Strings
Conway Savage   Piano
Thomas Wydler   Drums,Timbales
Kerran Coulter   Strings
Hugo Race   Guitar
Sue Simpson   Strings
Roland Wolf   Guitar
Jen Anderson   Strings
Helen Mountford   Strings
Tex Perkins   Background Vocals
Christopher Tombling   Strings
James Sclavunos   Drums
Rowland S. Howard   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Barry Adamson   Contributor
Nick Cave   Producer,Contributor,String Arrangements
David Briggs   Producer
Anita Lane   Contributor
Blixa Bargeld   Contributor
Martyn Casey   Contributor
Paul Corkett   Engineer
Warren Ellis   Contributor
Flood   Producer,Engineer
Mick Harvey   Producer,Contributor,String Arrangements
Kid Congo Powers   Contributor
Conway Savage   Contributor
Victor Van Vugt   Producer,Engineer
Thomas Wydler   Contributor
Tony Cohen   Producer,Engineer
Edward Clayton-Jones   Contributor
Hugo Race   Contributor
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds   Producer
Roland Wolf   Contributor
James Sclavunos   Contributor

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