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The Lovers (2012 remaster)

by Legendary Pink Dots

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mattyg107 This is probably the best live recording ever recorded. Some songs they never released officially as studio tracks are here and not anywhere else.. Geisha, Lovers 1 and 2, Flowers for Silverman. Definitely essential IMHO as it's a relatively easy listen (they were in a new wave phase at the time) and to the uninitiated it will just sound like a pristine recoding, they won't even know it's LIVE. 4/5 Favorite track: Mmmmmmmmmmmmm/Geisha Mermaid/Heretic/Jungle.
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RTW Even though it has never fit comfortably in the evolution of the band's studio albums, The Lovers represents a sound and a time that was never otherwise adequately captured to tape. Most like it for the title track (Part 2 esp.), but for me this is all about the grinding new wave of songs like "Mmmmmmmmm..." and "The Heretic." Favorite track: Mmmmmmmmmmmmm/Geisha Mermaid/Heretic/Jungle.
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1984.A time of high drama in The Pink Dots. VPRO Radio invited the band to create a side of this album in a top studio in Hilversum, The Netherlands while the live side was captured by a state-of-the-art multi-track recorder at The Melkweg in Amsterdam.At the end of the year ,EK relocated to The Netherlands to spend as much time with Marylou as he could.
A perfect scenario? Alas, no……A falling out with the Ding Dong label saw "The Lovers" released initially without the band's permission. EK fled from the label's hq in Arnhem to spend a few months on a friend's floor in Amsterdam. For a while chaos reigned supreme ,and the album that followed ("Asylum") represented a complete departure from the glossy production that can be heard here.

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released June 5, 2012

Edward Ka-Spel:voice,keys; The Silverman:keys;;Roland Callaway:bass;
Stret Majest:guitar;Patrick Q.Wright:violins;Marylou Busch:ladyvox

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