Aimee Mann ‎– Bachelor No. 2 (Or The Last Remains Of The Dodo)

SuperEgo Records ‎– SE 055
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Green Transparent

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A1 How Am I Different
Backing Vocals – Aimee Mann, Buddy Judge, Grant Lee Phillips, Michael PennBass, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Nashville] – Aimee MannDrum Programming – Buddy JudgeDrums – John SandsElectric Guitar – Michael LockwoodKeyboards – Patrick WarrenWritten-By – Mann*, Brion*
A2 Nothing Is Good Enough
Backing Vocals – Aimee Mann, Buddy JudgeBass – Aimee MannDrums – Ric MenckPiano, Chamberlin – Benmont TenchWritten-By – Mann*
A3 Red Vines
Backing Vocals – Aimee Mann, Buddy JudgeBass, Acoustic Guitar – Aimee MannChamberlin – Benmont TenchDrum Programming – Buddy JudgeDrums [Drums & Fills] – Dan MacCarroll*Electric Guitar – Michael LockwoodPerformer [Intro] – Michael PennPiano, Chamberlin – Patrick WarrenSlide Guitar – Michael PennTambourine – Michael HausmanWritten-By – Mann*
A4 The Fall Of The World's Own Optimist
Backing Vocals – Aimee Mann, Buddy JudgeBass – Aimee MannDrums – John SandsElectric Guitar – Clayton Scoble, Jon Brion, Michael LockwoodKeyboards – Jon BrionWritten-By – Mann*, Costello*
B1 Deathly
Backing Vocals – Jon Brion, Juliana HatfieldBass, Acoustic Guitar – Aimee MannDrums – Jon BrionElectric Guitar – Jon BrionSoloist – Michael Lockwood, Patrick WarrenWritten-By – Mann*
B2 Ghost World
Backing Vocals – Aimee Mann, Buddy JudgeBass, Guitar – Aimee MannDrums – John SandsElectric Guitar – Jen Trynin*, Michael LockwoodKeyboards – Patrick WarrenTambourine – Aimee MannWritten-By – Mann*
B3 Calling It Quits
Backing Vocals – Aimee Mann, Buddy JudgeBass, Acoustic Guitar – Aimee MannChamberlin – Patrick WarrenDrums – Ric MenckElectric Guitar – Michael LockwoodElectric Piano [Wurlitzer] – Buddy JudgeLoops [Drum Loops], Drum Programming – Buddy JudgePiano – Benmont TenchTrumpet – Mark FlannaganWritten-By – Mann*
B4 Satellite
Backing Vocals – Buddy Judge, Grant Lee Phillips, Michael PennBass – Aimee MannDrums – John SandsGuitar – Michael LockwoodGuitar [Guitar Feedback] – Michael PennKeyboards – Patrick WarrenPercussion – Michael HausmanWritten-By – Mann*
C1 Driving Sideways
12-String Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Michael LockwoodBacking Vocals – Aimee Mann, Michael Lockwood, Michael PennBass, Slide Guitar – Brendan O'BrienDrums – Dan MacCarroll*Electric Guitar – Michael PennPiano – Patrick WarrenWritten-By – Mann*, Lockwood*
C2 Save Me
Acoustic Guitar, Bass – Aimee MannBacking Vocals – Buddy Judge, Jon Brion, Michael LockwoodDrums, Percussion – John SandsElectric Guitar, Melodica – Michael LockwoodKeyboards, Accordion – Patrick WarrenWritten-By – Mann*
C3 Susan
Backing Vocals – Aimee Mann, Michael PennBass, Acoustic Guitar – Aimee MannDrum Programming – Hank LindermanDrums – Dan MacCarroll*Guitar – Michael LockwoodKeyboards – Patrick WarrenTambourine, Hihat [Bad Hi-hat] – Aimee MannWritten-By – Mann*
C4 Build That Wall
Backing Vocals – Aimee Mann, Buddy Judge, Jon BrionBass – Aimee MannDrums – Scott Mitchell (2)Euphonium – Randy BrionGuitar, Organ, Glockenspiel, Celesta, Percussion, Keyboards [Casio Orchestra] – Jon BrionOboe – Mike BreauxPiccolo Banjo – Keith BrionWritten-By – Mann*, Brion*
C5 Just Like Anyone
Accordion, Chamberlin – Patrick WarrenAcoustic Guitar, Bass – Aimee MannViolin – Michael PanesWritten-By – Mann*
D1 Wise Up
Bass, Acoustic Guitar – Aimee MannChamberlin – Michael PennPiano – Jebin BruniWritten-By – Mann*
D2 One
Backing Vocals – Chris Difford, Jon Brion, Neil InnesInstruments [All Instruments] – Jon BrionWritten-By – Harry Nilsson
D3 Momentum
Acoustic Guitar – Buddy JudgeBaritone Saxophone – Jon LupferBass, Keyboards, Instruments [Everything Else] – Jon BrionDrums – Dan MacCarroll*Written-By – Mann*
D4 It Takes All Kinds
Backing Vocals – Buddy JudgeBass, Acoustic Guitar – Aimee MannDrums – John SandsElectric Guitar – Michael LockwoodKeyboards – Patrick WarrenWritten-By – Mann*, Brion*
D5 You Do
Backing Vocals – Buddy JudgeBass, Acoustic Guitar – Aimee MannChamberlin, Celesta – Patrick WarrenDrum Programming – Michael HausmanElectric Guitar, Keyboards [Cheesy Keyboard] – Michael LockwoodGuitar – Michael PennWritten-By – Mann*

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A Record Store Day Black Friday release.
Per the RSD website here are 4000 copies of this "RSD First" release.
Packaged in a chipboard sleeve.
Includes a custom inner sleeve for each LP.

Typo on the spine: Aimee Mann Bachelor No. 2 (or the the Last Remains of the Dodo)

©2020 Superego

Deathly and Optimist were [...] engineered [...] at Q Division, with additional recording done [...] at Mad Dog

Driving Sideways was was [...] engineered [...] at the Sound Chamber, with additional recording done [...] at Aimee's house

Ghost World was produced and engineered [...] at Q Division, with additional recording done [...] at Aimee's house

Recording was done at Mad Dog, Sound Chamber, Q Division, Hook, Aimee's house, and Bobby Wood's house, where Hank Linderman recorded drums for Susan

All songs were mixed [...] at Mix This! [...], except It Takes All Kinds which was mixed [...] at Brooklyn Recorders

Aimee Mann is published by Aimee Man (ASCAP), Jon Brion is published by You Can't Take It With You (ASCAP), Michael Lockwood is published by Monotune Musak (ASCAP) and Elvis Costello is published by Plangent Visions Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

Save Me recorded at Mad Dog Studios [...]

Build That Wall recorded [...] at Q Division, Bearsville and Mix This!

One: ©1968 Golden Syrup Music BMI. Recorded at Q Division and Konk Studios.

Momentum: Recorded at Q Division [...]

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Sticker): 6 98519 00021 7
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, etched): SE 055 - A SR 36233.1(2)...
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, etched): SE 055 - B SR 36233.2(2)...
  • Matrix / Runout (C-side runout, etched): SE 055 - C SR 36233.3(2)...
  • Matrix / Runout (D-side runout, etched): SE 055 - D SR 36233.4(2)...
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI


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December 29, 2020

Amazing reissue! Hopefully we will see some more vinyl issues SuperEgo. Maybe even Micheal Penn’s sadly neglected catalogue!


December 15, 2020
Just reiterating what everyone has said.... this is a sublime copy. First time hearing the album, and it's great. Only bought it for "One" from the Magnolia soundtrack, but collectively it's superb, the D side is just an absolute bonus of amazing tracks. And the SQ is second to none. Everything about this copy is a win! The only downside if I'm being really picky is that I wish it was gatefold.


December 11, 2020

Enjoying the album. Had to look twice because my Side A has a Side C sticker and etching. Had to look several times and then finally played it to be assured it was Side A. So my albums show Side C and Side D on one album and Side B and Side C on the other. Don't know how many were made with this mistake.


December 10, 2020
Limited edition, Record Store Day release. A reissue with additional songs that were from the same recording sessions, but used for the Magnolia movie soundtrack. Two albums packaged in a single sleeve. The album cover is cardboard-colored card stock. This is a triumph in package design. The album cover is a different design from previous issues, and it's a beautiful mix of pristine calligraphy overlaid with messy scribbles in dark brown. The two albums come in their own heavyweight sleeves, and although they are not poly-lined, they do have a glossy coating. Each sleeve comes with full lyrics and a note on each song from Aimee Mann that provides context and details about the song. Both albums are emerald green with beautiful labels designs. The pressing is quiet. My copy was perfectly flat and free of any defects. I'm very impressed with the entire package from both the music and the design. I do hope this gets a wider release, it's a gem.


December 9, 2020

Really nice reissue. Sounds great, excellent packaging with new art and liner notes, and bonus songs for the cherry on top. Worth the wait.


December 3, 2020
The liner notes on the sleeves are super interesting (she comments on each song with backstory / explanations) and the pressing itself sounds clear with great depth. I got it at my local shop for $35 though to give people an idea of how much this is being marked up by sellers.


December 2, 2020
Do anyone know a european online store where i can fins this?


November 29, 2020
edited about 1 month ago
It sounds absolutely great. Cannot recommend enough. No sibilance or distortion. A bit of surface noise but nothing too distracting. This was a holy grail for me and it doesn't disappoint.


November 28, 2020
I'm deeply saddened by the scalpers on this release, it's such a shame. I hope some kind of regulation comes in to curtail this kind of practice. A huge thank you to the store that sold me my copy for just over retail cost, thankfully there are some genuine retailers out there.


November 27, 2020
A bit steep at 45 dollars but the liner notes alone make it totally worth it. I can vouch for the sound.