|Additional info||Scarce original 2016 European Bad Seed/Kobalt label 1st issue 8-track LP - More dissonant and more experimental than 2013s ?Push the Sky Away?, more dissolved song structures - none the less Cave?s dark and bewildered masterpiece of masterpiece of love, longing and devastation - recorded with long time collaborator, Dirty Three?s Warren Ellis and Nicolas Launay - |
Known for his work with Kate Bush, Talking Heads, Band of Skulls? - and Cave himself behind the wheel - over 18 months at Retreat Recording Studios in Brighton, La Frette Studios in La Frette-sur-Seine, and Air Studios in London.
John Aizlewood called Skeleton Tree a "breathtakingly beautiful, grief-strewn record, sometimes direct, sometimes allegorical" and praised both the album's "tender and restrained" music and Cave's "more broken and more uncertain" vocals; Aizlewood surmised that Skeleton Tree is a "staggering achievement, the one for which Nick Cave will always be remembered." in his London Evening Standard review.
Vinyl has black labels whith white print - printed inner sleeve - housed in a slightly oversized, heavy gauge, thick card tip-on picture cover without printed barcode? which is found intact on the outer shrinkwrapping - includes download code.
Condition: Still Factory Sealed:
Unopened and unused - new!
1. Jesus Alone 5:52
2. Rings of Saturn 3:28
3. Girl in Amber 4:51
4. Magneto 5:22
5. Anthrocene 4:34
6. I Need You 5:58
7. Distant Sky 5:36
8. Skeleton Tree 4:01
All tracks written and composed by Nick cave
Recorded 2014-16 at Retreat Recording Studios, Brighton, England, UK, and at La Frette Studios, La Frette-sur-Seine, France.
Overdubs recorded at and mixed at Air Studios, London, UK.
Lacquer cut at Metropolis Mastering., London, UK
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Nick Cave - vocals, piano, electric piano, synthesiser, vibraphone, backing vocals
Warren Ellis - synthesiser, loops, electric piano, piano, baritone tenor guitar, violin, viola, drum treatments, drum loops, backing vocals
Martyn Casey - bass
Thomas Wydler - drums
Jim Sclavunos - percussion, vibraphone, tubular bells, backing vocals
George Vjestica - acoustic guitar, backing vocals
Else Torp - additional vocals
Ellie Wyatt - violin
Charlotte Glason - viola
Joe Giddey - cello
Nick Cave - production, Warren Ellis - production, mix
Nick Launay - additional production, recording engineer, mix
Kevin Paul - recording engineer, mix
Jake Jackson - recording engineer, mix
Jim Sclavunos - mix
Chris Blakey, Nicolas Quéré, Arnaud Bequet, Jonathan Ratovoarisoa, John Prestage - assistant mixing
John Davis - LP cutting
Hingston Studio - design, artwork
Alwin Küchler - photography