Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds* ‎– Murder Ballads

Mute ‎– STUMM 138
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Song Of Joy
Drums – Mick HarveyLyrics By [Lines In Italic By] – John Milton (2)Words By, Music By – Cave*
A2 Stagger Lee
Maracas – Thomas WydlerMusic By – Bargeld*, Savage*, Sclavunos*, Casey*, Harvey*, Cave*, Wydler*Sounds [Gun Shots] – Nick CaveVocals [Screams] – Blixa BargeldWords By – Cave*, Traditional
A3 Henry Lee
Music By – Cave*Words By – Cave*, Traditional
A4 Crow Jane
Other [Space Belt] – Mick HarveyTambourine – Thomas WydlerVocals [Additional] – Geraldine Johnston, Liz CorcoranWords By, Music By – Cave*
A5 The Curse Of Millhaven
Choir – The Moron Tabernacle ChoirGuitar – Hugo RaceTambourine – Jim SclavunosViolin, Accordion – Warren EllisWords By, Music By – Cave*
B1 Where The Wild Roses Grow
Arranged By [Strings] – Nick CaveBacking Vocals – Conway SavageBacking Vocals, Arranged By [Strings] – Mick HarveyBells – Jim SclavunosCello – Helen MountfortMixed By – Gregg JackmanViola – Kerran CoulterViolin – Jen Anderson, Sue SimpsonWords By, Music By – Cave*
B2 Lovely Creature
Horns – Terry EdwardsMusic By – Bargeld*, Casey*, Harvey*, Cave*, Wydler*Organ [Wind Organ] – Mick HarveyVocals [Additional] – Katharine BlakeWords By – Cave*
B3 The Kindness Of Strangers
Backing Vocals [Crying] – Anita LaneVocals [Additional] – Mariella Del ConteWords By, Music By – Cave*
B4 O'Malley's Bar
Organ – Conway SavagePercussion – Mick HarveyWords By, Music By – Cave*
B5 Death Is Not The End
Bass – Brian HooperVocals – Anita Lane, Blixa Bargeld, Shane MacGowan, Thomas WydlerWords By, Music By – Dylan*

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Recorded in 1993-95 at Atlantis, Sing Sing and Metropolis Studios, Melbourne, Wessex Studios, London and mixed at Metropolis. "Where The Wild Roses Grow" was mixed at Sarm West, London.
Front cover painting "Landschaft I-XXXV" courtesy Kunsthaus Aarau and Swiss Confederation (federal office of culture).

1st pressing.
Comes with insert "Murder Ballads Bulletin” foldout lyrics sheet, “PARENTAL ADVISORY” stickered on front cover and white inner sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5016025311385
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): STUMM 138-AI PR-M R
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): STUMM 138-BI PR-M R

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CD STUMM 138 Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds* Murder Ballads(CD, Album) Mute CD STUMM 138 UK 1996 Sell This Version
2-46195-A Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Murder Ballads(CD, Promo) Reprise Records 2-46195-A US 1996 Sell This Version
LCD STUMM 138, 7243 4 84313 2 5 Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds* Murder Ballads(CD, Album, Dig) Mute, Mute LCD STUMM 138, 7243 4 84313 2 5 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
CDStumm 138, INT 846.927 Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds* Murder Ballads(CD, Album) Mute, Intercord Tonträger GmbH CDStumm 138, INT 846.927 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
CSTUMM 138, PMU 0121 Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds* Murder Ballads(Cass, Album) Mute, Mute CSTUMM 138, PMU 0121 Europe 1996 Sell This Version



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February 23, 2015
Looks like PR-M in runout, on close exam.