The Black Light: 20th Anniversary Edition [Crystal Clear LP]

The Black Light: 20th Anniversary Edition [Crystal Clear LP]

Artist: Calexico

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Format: Vinyl
Label: QUARTER STICK
Rel. Date: 11/23/2018
UPC: 4250506830434

DISC: 1

1. Gypsy's Curse
2. Fake Fur
3. The Ride - pt II
4. Where Water Flows
5. The Black Light
6. Sideshow
7. Chach
8. Missing
9. Minas de Cobre - For Better Metal
10. Over Your Shoulder
11. Vinegaroon
12. Trigger
13. Sprawl
14. Stray
15. Old Man Waltz
16. Bloodflow
17. Frontera

DISC: 2

1. El Morro
2. Man Goes Where Water Flows
3. Glowing Heart Of The World
4. Too Much Sprawl
5. Rollbar
6. Minas De Cobre (Extend-O-Mix)
7. Minas De Cobre (Spatial Mix)
8. Minas De Cobre (Acoustic Mix)
9. Lacquer
10. Drape
11. Bag of Death

More Info:

An album about crossing physical and metaphorical borders that has never been timelier: Calexico’s classic album “The Black Light“ turns 20 this year! This limited edition celebratory anniversary edition includes all new artwork by Victor Gastelum, extensive liner notes, and 11 bonus tracks. What was surprising about The Black Light (and what set its architects apart from their indie rock peers) was the album’s unusual willingness to wade into the rapids of American and Mexican culture, fully immersing itself midstream. From the outset, with ‘Gypsy’s Curse’, the record combines guitar twang and flamenco flourishes; and by its end, almost an hour later, it’s contrived a skillful and instinctive union of smoky bar room jazz, arthouse indie rock, and compelling mariachi brass in ‘Frontera’. If Calexico falls short as a name, it’s only in the fact that ‐ along‐ side their mining of Mexico’s fertile musical past ‐ Joey Burns and John Convertino weren’t just digging into California’s songbook... they were unearthing America’s too.