The Magnetic Fields ‎– 69 Love Songs

Merge Records ‎– MRG169R
2 × Vinyl, 10", Red
2 × Vinyl, 10", Black
2 × Vinyl, 10", Clear
All Media, Album, Limited Edition, Remastered

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69 Love Songs Vol. 1
A1 Absolutely Cuckoo 1:34
A2 I Don't Believe In The Sun 4:16
A3 All My Little Words 2:46
A4 A Chicken With Its Head Cut Off 2:41
A5 Reno Dakota 1:05
A6 I Don't Want To Get Over You 2:22
B1 Come Back From San Francisco 2:48
B2 The Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side
Violin – Ida Pearle
B3 Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits 2:25
B4 The Cactus Where Your Heart Should Be 1:11
B5 I Think I Need A New Heart 2:32
B6 The Book Of Love 2:42
C1 Fido, Your Leash Is Too Long 2:33
C2 How Fucking Romantic 0:58
C3 The One You Really Love 2:53
C4 Punk Love 0:58
C5 Parades Go By 2:56
C6 Boa Constrictor 0:58
D1 A Pretty Girl Is Like... 1:50
D2 My Sentimental Melody 3:07
D3 Nothing Matters When We're Dancing 2:27
D4 Sweet-Lovin' Man 4:59
D5 The Things We Did And Didn't Do 2:11
69 Love Songs Vol. 2
E1 Roses 0:27
E2 Love Is Like Jazz 2:56
E3 When My Boy Walks Down The Street 2:38
E4 Time Enough For Rocking When We're Old
Bass – John Woo
E5 Very Funny
Arranged By – Claudia Gonson
E6 Grand Canyon 2:28
E7 No One Will Ever Love You 3:14
F1 If You Don't Cry 3:07
F2 You're My Only Home 2:17
F3 (Crazy For You But) Not That Crazy 2:18
F4 My Only Friend 2:01
F5 Promises Of Eternity
Arranged By – Chris Ewen*Instruments – Chris Ewen*
G1 World Love
Arranged By – Claudia Gonson
G2 Washington, D.C. 1:53
G3 Long-Forgotten Fairytale 3:37
G4 Kiss Me Like You Mean It 2:01
G5 Papa Was A Rodeo 5:01
H1 Epitaph For My Heart 2:50
H2 Asleep And Dreaming
Arranged By – Daniel HandlerKeyboards – Daniel Handler
H3 The Sun Goes Down And The World Goes Dancing 2:46
H4 The Way You Say Good-Night 2:44
H5 Abigail, Belle Of Kilronan 2:00
H6 I Shatter 3:09
69 Loves Songs Vol. 3
I1 Underwear 2:49
I2 It's A Crime
Arranged By – Chris Ewen*Instruments – Chris Ewen*
I3 Busby Berkeley Dreams
Arranged By – Claudia Gonson
I4 I'm Sorry I Love You 3:06
I5 Acoustic Guitar 2:37
J1 The Death Of Ferdinand De Saussure 3:11
J2 Love In The Shadows 2:54
J3 Bitter Tears 2:51
J4 Wi' Nae Wee Bairn Ye'll Me Beget 1:55
J5 Yeah! Oh, Yeah!
Guitar – Claudia Gonson
J6 Experimental Music Love 0:29
K1 Meaningless 2:08
K2 Love Is Like A Bottle Of Gin 1:46
K3 Queen Of The Savages 2:12
K4 Blue You
Theremin – Chris Ewen*Whistling – Claudia Gonson
K5 I Can't Touch You Anymore 3:05
K6 Two Kinds Of People 1:10
L1 How To Say Goodbye 2:48
L2 The Night You Can't Remember 2:17
L3 For We Are The King Of The Boudoir 1:14
L4 Strange Eyes 2:01
L5 Xylophone Track 2:47
L6 Zebra 2:15

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Recorded at Polar West, Mother West, Polar Mother and Sonics.
Re-Mastered for vinyl at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA.

The limited-edition 10-inch box set includes six records—2 black, 2 red, and 2 clear—housed in a sturdy slipcase along with a full-size, 24-page color booklet featuring liner notes written by author Daniel Handler, a.k.a. Lemony Snicket. The first 1,000 copies pre-ordered from Merge were the colored vinyl edition.

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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
MRG169LP The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs(6x10", Album, Ltd, RM) Merge Records MRG169LP US 2010 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
REWIGCD 18 The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs(3xCD, Album, RE) Domino REWIGCD 18 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
REWIGLP18 The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs(6x10", Album + Box, Dlx, Ltd, RM) Domino REWIGLP18 UK 2016 Sell This Version


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February 24, 2017
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?


October 28, 2015
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.