The Magnetic Fields ‎– 69 Love Songs

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69 Love Songs Vol. 1 (MRG 166)
Absolutely Cuckoo 1:34
I Don't Believe In The Sun 4:16
All My Little Words 2:46
A Chicken With Its Head Cut Off 2:41
Reno Dakota 1:05
I Don't Want To Get Over You 2:22
Come Back From San Francisco 2:48
The Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side 3:43
Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits 2:25
The Cactus Where Your Heart Should Be 1:11
I Think I Need A New Heart 2:32
The Book Of Love 2:42
Fido, Your Leash Is Too Long 2:33
How Fucking Romantic 0:58
The One You Really Love 2:53
Punk Love 0:58
Parades Go By 2:56
Boa Constrictor 0:58
A Pretty Girl Is Like... 1:50
My Sentimental Melody 3:07
Nothing Matters When We're Dancing 2:27
Sweet-Lovin' Man 4:59
The Things We Did And Didn't Do 2:11
69 Love Songs Vol. 2 (MRG 167)
Roses 0:27
Love Is Like Jazz 2:56
When My Boy Walks Down The Street 2:38
Time Enough For Rocking When We're Old 2:03
Very Funny 1:26
Grand Canyon 2:28
No One Will Ever Love You 3:14
If You Don't Cry 3:07
You're My Only Home 2:17
(Crazy For You But) Not That Crazy 2:18
My Only Friend 2:01
Promises Of Eternity 3:46
World Love 3:07
Washington, D.C. 1:53
Long-Forgotten Fairytale 3:37
Kiss Me Like You Mean It 2:01
Papa Was A Rodeo 5:01
Epitaph For My Heart 2:50
Asleep And Dreaming 1:53
The Sun Goes Down And The World Goes Dancing 2:46
The Way You Say Good-Night 2:44
Abigail, Belle Of Kilronan 2:00
I Shatter 3:09
69 Love Songs Vol. 3 (MRG 168)
Underwear 2:49
It's A Crime 3:54
Busby Berkeley Dreams 3:36
I'm Sorry I Love You 3:06
Acoustic Guitar 2:37
The Death Of Ferdinand De Saussure 3:11
Love In The Shadows 2:54
Bitter Tears 2:51
Wi' Nae Wee Bairn Ye'll Me Beget 1:55
Yeah! Oh, Yeah! 2:19
Experimental Music Love 0:29
Meaningless 2:08
Love Is Like A Bottle Of Gin 1:46
Queen Of The Savages 2:12
Blue You 3:03
I Can't Touch You Anymore 3:05
Two Kinds Of People 1:10
How To Say Goodbye 2:48
The Night You Can't Remember 2:17
For We Are The King Of The Boudoir 1:14
Strange Eyes 2:01
Xylophone Track 2:47
Zebra 2:15

Versions (16)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MRG 169 The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs(3xCD + Box, Album) Merge Records MRG 169 US 1999 Sell This Version
MRG 169 The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs(3xCD + Box, Album) Merge Records MRG 169 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
WMINCD019, 7243 5 30835 2 6 The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs(3xCD, Album) W. Minc, Virgin WMINCD019, 7243 5 30835 2 6 Australia 2000 Sell This Version
CIRCUS CD003, CIRCD 003 The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs(3xCD, Album) Circus Records, Circus Records CIRCUS CD003, CIRCD 003 UK 2000 Sell This Version
FYL 001 The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs(3xCD, Album) Circus Records FYL 001 UK 2000 Sell This Version
CIRCUS CD003, CIRCD 003 The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs(3xCD, Album) Circus Records, Circus Records CIRCUS CD003, CIRCD 003 UK 2000 Sell This Version
PIASB 069 CD, PIAS 069 CD, 941.0069.25 The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs(3xCD, Album) [PIAS] Recordings, [PIAS] Recordings, Circus Records PIASB 069 CD, PIAS 069 CD, 941.0069.25 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
3863332 The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs(3xCD, Album) Domino Recording Co. Ltd. 3863332 Australia 2004 Sell This Version
REWIGCD 18 The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs(3xCD, Album, RE) Domino REWIGCD 18 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
MRG 169 The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs(69xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Merge Records MRG 169 US 2010
MRG169LP The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs(6x10", Album, Ltd, RM) Merge Records MRG169LP US 2010 Sell This Version
MRG169R The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs(2x10", Red + 2x10", Bla + 2x10", Cle + Album, Ltd,) Merge Records MRG169R US 2015 Sell This Version
MRG 169 The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs(6x10", Album, Ltd, RM) Merge Records MRG 169 US 2015 Sell This Version
REWIGLP18 The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs(6x10", Album + Box, Dlx, Ltd, RM) Domino REWIGLP18 UK 2016 Sell This Version
MRG 169 The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs(3xCD, Album, RE) Merge Records MRG 169 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
MRG169 The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs(6x10", Album, Red + Box, Ltd, RE) Merge Records MRG169 US 2020 Sell This Version

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willardlovesyou

willardlovesyou

February 20, 2020
referencing 69 Love Songs, 3xCD + Box, Album, MRG 169
There is no denying this was an ambitious project and points must be given for the mere scope of it. Most of the material however tends to border between quirky and annoying, unfortunately with the majority of it falling into the latter camp. Like a sophisticated version of Beat Happening, whilst it sounds great production wise, the songs fly in an increasingly unmemorable fashion and none of them really gel or are strong enough to register. Pieces that do come through and stand out are 'A Chicken With Its Head Cut Off' (Disc 1), 'Epitaph For My Heart' (Disc 2) and I've yet to listen to disc 3.
JasonCarne

JasonCarne

February 16, 2020
referencing 69 Love Songs, 3xCD + Box, Album, MRG 169
New version of this is out via Newbury Comics on red wax, get 'em while they last.
mogambo

mogambo

February 24, 2017
referencing 69 Love Songs, 2x10", Red + 2x10", Bla + 2x10", Cle + Album, Ltd,, MRG169R
Just noticed on my copy that on disc 2 side A, the deadwax info is actually pressed into the vinyl grooves of the last track and not in the deadwax. Anyone else have this issue?
warsperfume

warsperfume

May 16, 2016
referencing 69 Love Songs, 6x10", Album, Ltd, RM, MRG 169
What's the difference between this edition and the 2010 edition? I looked at the copy I bought in 2010 and the matrix numbers, album art, vinyl etc. are the same. Seems like the 2015 edition is just another repress, unless you have the colored vinyl.
fishship

fishship

November 4, 2015
referencing 69 Love Songs, 6x10", Album, Ltd, RM, MRG 169
Can you any one explain the difference between this and the limited edition? Trying to figure out which copy I own.
intrinsically

intrinsically

October 28, 2015
referencing 69 Love Songs, 2x10", Red + 2x10", Bla + 2x10", Cle + Album, Ltd,, MRG169R
Did anyone else have some quality control issues with the vinyl? Two of my discs have something stuck inside the vinyl, meaning they can't be cleaned out. They cause some pretty bad pops.
markgriffey

markgriffey

August 28, 2015
referencing 69 Love Songs, 6x10", Album, Ltd, RM, MRG169LP
Pre-order at FatBeats for $10 less than Elusive.
intrinsically

intrinsically

June 30, 2015
referencing 69 Love Songs, 6x10", Album, Ltd, RM, MRG169LP
Repress out November 6, 2015! Preorder up at Elusive Disc. Don't pay over $100!
Skeleton-Man

Skeleton-Man

May 29, 2006
edited over 14 years ago
referencing 69 Love Songs, 3xCD, Album, PIASB 069 CD, PIAS 069 CD, 941.0069.25

I've been beating around the bush to comment this album. The phrase masterpiece has become somewhat inflated in time, but still this best describes this album. 69 love songs represents an enormous achievement by Stephen Merritt and his Magnetic Fields and after his efforts here Steve could lie down and die happily, knowing he will forever have a place in the music hall of fame. It's that good, yes.

Think about it. 3 cds released in one go and all 69 songs deserve a spot. Ranging from Erasure like pop to Irish folk over Nick Cave inspiration to indie and back. And the accompanying lyrics?! On top of his musicial curiosity, talent, and nerve, Steve has a Shakesperian inspiration. Is it even fair some people are born this talented?

Anyone fond of R.E.M., Nick Cave, modern folk, pop in the best meaning of the word, indie labels etc; pick this up. It's an essential, I promise.

And some trivia. Obviously, the number 69 is the same upside down. I used to think that was the trick with the title until I told some americans about the title and they started to giggle. Oh ...

And another thing. On the back of the cd is a photo by Holly McDade. Try viewing this upside and down when the lights are low. Hidden images begin to appear ... The genious here just never ends :o)