Eels ‎– Blinking Lights And Other Revelations

Vagrant Records ‎– VR406
2 × CD, Album

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1.01 Theme From Blinking Lights 1:44
1.02 From Which I Came/A Magic World 3:13
1.03 Son Of A Bitch
Written-By [Music] – Jim Lang
1.04 Blinking Lights (For Me) 2:01
1.05 Trouble With Dreams 4:33
1.06 Marie Floating Over The Backyard 2:03
1.07 Suicide Life 2:41
1.08 In The Yard, Behind The Church 4:05
1.09 Railroad Man 4:16
1.10 The Other Shoe 2:32
1.11 Last Time We Spoke 2:22
1.12 Mother Mary 3:21
1.13 Going Fetal 2:21
1.14 Understanding Salesmen 2:43
1.15 Theme For A Pretty Girl That Makes You Believe God Exists 2:06
1.16 Checkout Blues 2:27
1.17 Blinking Lights (For You) 1:59
2.01 Dust Of Ages
Written-By [Music] – Jim Jacobsen
2.02 Old Shit/New Shit 3:17
2.03 Bride Of Theme From Blinking Lights 1:52
2.04 Hey Man (Now You're Really Living) 3:02
2.05 I'm Going To Stop Pretending That I Didn't Break Your Heart 3:56
2.06 To Lick Your Boots
Written-By [Music] – Peter Buck
2.07 If You See Natalie 3:41
2.08 Sweet Li'l Thing 3:27
2.09 Dusk: A Peach In The Orchard
Written-By [Music] – John Sebastian
2.10 Whatever Happened To Soy Bomb 2:26
2.11 Ugly Love 2:57
2.12 God's Silence 1:26
2.13 Losing Streak 2:52
2.14 Last Days Of My Bitter Heart 1:35
2.15 The Stars Shine In The Sky Tonight
Written-By [Music] – Jim Lang
2.16 Things The Grandchildren Should Know 5:22

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'As performed by Mark Oliver Everett, a man often called E'

Recorded & mixed at OneHitsville, U.S.A. Additional recording at Knobworld, Tracktown, O' Henry and The Bomb Factory.
© 2005 Vagrant Records, LLC

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 01091 04062 5
  • Barcode (Scanned): 601091040625
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI L007
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2): IFPI L009
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI 0380
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2): IFPI 0356
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): [Universal logo] INT F11 3652 02% F
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): [Universal logo] INT F11 3662 02$ K
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 10) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9881785 Eels Blinking Lights And Other Revelations(2xCD, Album) Vagrant Records 9881785 Australia 2005 Sell This Version
EW1559, EW1560 Eels Blinking Lights And Other Revelations(Box, Ltd, Num + 3xLP, Album + LP) E Works Records, E Works Records EW1559, EW1560 US 2008 Sell This Version
VR406 Eels Blinking Lights And Other Revelations(2xCD, Album) Vagrant Records VR406 Australia 2005 Sell This Version
0602498817858 Eels Blinking Lights And Other Revelations(2xCD, Album, RP) Vagrant Records 0602498817858 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
VICP-63025~6 Eels Blinking Lights And Other Revelations(2xCD, Album, Dig) Vagrant Records VICP-63025~6 Japan 2005 Sell This Version


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November 11, 2017
Certainly the most heartfelt and personal and dare I say underrated (?) of all Eels' albums - for me this is the best album the band recorded. It's less bombastic, less weird, less 'rocky' but it's more emotional, more cinematic and very melodic. I love how the opening track is about being born into this world and how the closing track is a reflection of mortality. The three record sleeves feature E's father as a child, as a young man, and then as an old man; the themes of life, death and nostalgia feature heavily in this album, but it never strays into doom and gloom territory - there's hope and joy found in much of the lyrics. So much thought and effort went into this album and it only sounds better to my ears with each successive listen. A beautiful album that ranks as one of the most treasured in my collection.
As an additional comment, the vinyl copy sounds absolutely fantastic but there are few loud pops and ticks to be heard unfortunately. The live album that is packaged alongside the main album is good but not fantastic (I can live without to be honest).


July 19, 2017
Was just randomly browsing the EELS online store and noticed this on sale for $75 USD. Almost lost it - I've been after this for ages and didn't know they were still selling it.