Purple Mountains ‎– Purple Mountains

Drag City ‎– DC680
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 That's Just The Way That I Feel
A2 All My Happiness Is Gone
A3 Darkness And Cold
A4 Snow Is Falling In Manhattan
A5 Margaritas At The Mall
B1 She's Making Friends, I'm Turning Stranger
B2 I Loved Being My Mother's Son
B3 Nights That Won't Happen
B4 Storyline Fever
B5 Maybe I'm The Only One For Me
Written-By – Auerbach*, Berman*, Pratt*

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Packaged in a tip-on sleeve. Includes a printed inner sleeve.

© & ℗ 2019 Drag City Incorporated Post Office Box 476867 Chicago, Illinois 60647

Engineered [...] at Jamdek in Chicago and Thump in Brooklyn
Mixed [...] at Electrical Audio in Chicago

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Stickered): 7 81484 06801 3
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout, etched): DC680-A SAFF 32254.1(3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout, etched): DC680-B SAFF 32254.2(3)...
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DC680CD Purple Mountains Purple Mountains(CD, Album) Drag City DC680CD US 2019 Sell This Version
none Purple Mountains Purple Mountains(10xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Drag City none 2019
DC680C Purple Mountains Purple Mountains(Cass, Album) Drag City DC680C USA & Canada 2019 Sell This Version


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December 21, 2019

Seems almost criminal to discuss technical details about such a viscerally human album as this, but the pressing is immaculate and does the contents justice. The tunes are up there with Berman’s best and the lyrics are crushing, brutal and beautiful.


December 20, 2019
Yes, this record sounds great. Beautiful music but the lyrics are devastating.


November 28, 2019

This is a beautiful album all around. Honest with self deprecating humor. Wonderful songwriting and instrumentation with nothing wasted. I like maybe half of Silver Jews stuff and feel this is a step above. It’s a break away from your standard tunes and songwriting and you might not understand all of what David Berman is saying, but his sentiments wont be lost on you.


August 9, 2019
Great Record. Their are a few really sad songs that now seem tremendously sad, particularly the first two songs on Side B about his wife and mother. As a long time fan it may be a few months before I feel I can come back to this, but it has all of the great songwriting and wit of the Silver Jews records. After a while I'm sure this is a record I will come back to again & again. A wonderful parting gift to the world.


July 13, 2019
Great sounding album. Centered correctly and plays very quiet. As with all Drag City releases, there is no download code. Which really is the only complaint I have with this release. David is back! Highly recommended.