Plush (2) ‎– More You Becomes You

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Domino ‎– WIGLP50
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(P)&(C)1998 Domino Recording Co Ltd
Made in England

comes in gatefold sleeve in a paper bag (?)

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  • Barcode (Text): 5 034202 005018
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5034202005018

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DC70 Plush (2) More You Becomes You(LP, Album) Drag City DC70 US 1998 Sell This Version
DC70CD Plush (2) More You Becomes You(CD, Album, Sli) Drag City DC70CD US 1998 Sell This Version
WIGCD50 Plush (2) More You Becomes You(CD, Album, Sli) Domino WIGCD50 UK 1998 Sell This Version
724384632229 Plush (2) More You Becomes You(CD, Album) Labels, Domino 724384632229 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
WIGCD 50P Plush (2) More You Becomes You(CD, Album, Promo) Domino WIGCD 50P UK 1998 Sell This Version

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May 20, 2018
One would think there'd be, at a minimum, a cool dozen classic solo piano/vocal pop records, in the vein of Nilsson Sings Newman, out there in the world by now. Quiet, nighttime records, reflective, relaxed - just vocals and a piano, for every song. Not many come to mind though - and why not? There are thousands upon thousands of acoustic guitar/vocal records, but when it comes to piano-led songs, somehow they always have arrangements mixed in - strings and horns and whatever. A well-written song can hold its own even in its most elemental state. Liam Hayes happened to write this 30-minute collection of songs very well, deciding they were best served raw, played on the piano - and that is how he serves them, with clear, open recordings by Steve Albini. A few mistakes are intentionally, jokingly(?) included, to suggest that the album was recorded live in one take (which it obviously wasn't) - and this becomes distracting after many listens. More You Becomes You does reward many listens. It's a singular work, possibly Hayes' most perfect creation (though its follow-up Fed is a near-equal classic). Very highly recommended.