Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds ‎– Push The Sky Away

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We No Who U R 4:04
Wide Lovely Eyes 3:40
Water's Edge 3:49
Jubilee Street 6:36
Mermaids 3:49
We Real Cool 4:19
Finishing Jubilee Street 4:29
Higgs Boson Blues 7:50
Push The Sky Away 4:06

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BS001CD Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away(CD, Album) Bad Seed Ltd. BS001CD Europe 2013 Sell This Version
none Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away(CDr, Album, Num, Promo) Bad Seed Ltd. none Europe 2012 Sell This Version
none Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away(9xFile, AAC, Album + File, AAC) Bad Seed Ltd. none Europe 2013
BS001V Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away(9xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Bad Seed Ltd. BS001V Europe 2013
BS001CD Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away(CD, Album) Bad Seed Ltd. BS001CD US 2013 Sell This Version
BS001CD Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away(CD, Album) Soyuz Music BS001CD Russia 2013 Sell This Version
HSE-60153 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away(CD, Album) Hostess Entertainment Unlimited HSE-60153 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
MR 5587-2 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away(CD, Album) Moon Records (2) MR 5587-2 Ukraine 2013 Sell This Version
BS001DLX, 5055667601751 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away(CD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC + Ltd) Bad Seed Ltd., Bad Seed Ltd. BS001DLX, 5055667601751 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
BS001DLX, 5055667601751 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away(CD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC + Ltd) Bad Seed Ltd., Bad Seed Ltd. BS001DLX, 5055667601751 US 2013 Sell This Version
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BS001V Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away(LP, Album) Bad Seed Ltd. BS001V US 2013 Sell This Version
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BS001CE, 7SEED001 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away(LP, Album + 7") Bad Seed Ltd., Bad Seed Ltd. BS001CE, 7SEED001 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
BS001CE, 7SEED001 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away(LP, Album + 7" + Ltd) Bad Seed Ltd., Bad Seed Ltd. BS001CE, 7SEED001 US 2013 Sell This Version
BS001V Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away(LP, Album, 180) Bad Seed Ltd. BS001V Europe 2013 Sell This Version
BS001VEXC Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away(LP, Album, Ltd, Smo) Bad Seed Ltd. BS001VEXC US 2015 Sell This Version

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rhorhorho

rhorhorho

August 26, 2016
referencing Push The Sky Away, CD, Album, BS001CD
My copy has Matrix / Runout: www.keyproduction.co.uk BS001CD 01, Mastering SID Code: IFPI LY34, and Mould SID Code: IFPI AEW42.
CHUCKDH

CHUCKDH

March 6, 2016
referencing Push The Sky Away, CD, Album, BS001CD
His best record since "From Her To Eternity". An absolute top-100-albums-of-all-time classic. Brilliant songs and superb production and mastering also. Great range of sounds for jaded ears.

Can he equal or surpass "Jubilee Street" in the future?

I'll be back to find out.
Blessedheart85

Blessedheart85

July 1, 2015
referencing Push The Sky Away, LP, Album, 180, BS001V
Yep. Listening to the LP for the first time now. Sounds superb...I'm hearing so many things I didn't hear before. It's like listening to the album for the first time!
jabeoo1

jabeoo1

May 8, 2015
referencing Push The Sky Away, LP, Album, 180, BS001V
The Higgs Boson Blues track on here is just unbelievable. Those lyrics are just something very special.
3_kilos

3_kilos

April 5, 2015
referencing Push The Sky Away, LP, Album, 180, BS001V

I haven't listened to other LP releases but this one sounds just superb. Much superior than the CD. Absolutely recommended.
timson.steve

timson.steve

January 13, 2014
referencing Push The Sky Away, CD, Album, BS001CD
I love this album. Silent 180g vinyl 'and' an MP3 download. perfect.
Casparth

Casparth

December 20, 2013
referencing Push The Sky Away, LP, Album + 7" + Ltd, BS001CE, 7SEED001
Does anybody know if this is a 180gram pressing?
Casparth

Casparth

December 20, 2013
referencing Push The Sky Away, LP, Album + 7", BS001CE, 7SEED001
Does anybody know if this is a 180gram pressing?
Nightwatcher98

Nightwatcher98

September 2, 2013
referencing Push The Sky Away, CD, Album, BS001CD

Sorry, please, add to the master release of the same title.
rikwolters

rikwolters

July 12, 2013
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Push The Sky Away, CD, Album, BS001CD

Review from The Sound Project - 19/02/2013

Nick Cave and co return with one of the most reflective and captivating albums of their almost 30-year existence.

The first thing anyone familiar with Nick Cave will notice on this record is the distinct lack of the dark noir which has become his trademark over the years. Here things are stripped back, at times almost to the bare bones, yet the essence of the band is still as evident as ever.

Ten year's ago many were beginning to pen the demise of the Bad Seeds after the release of the somewhat disjointed 'Nocturama' album. This itself being the knock on effect of the album of ballads, 'No More Shall We Part', which preceded its release in 2001.

On reflection, though, both records show that Nick Cave is not happy playing it safe. Much in the same vein that Polly Harvey is happy to change things around to avoid making the same record twice, every now and again there will be a moment where a below-usual-standard record is made. But surely sticking your neck out is what sets you apart from the crowd?

Push the Sky Away is an album of real beauty, delicate, thought provoking and reflective. It's no coincidence that guitars are not playing a key role on this record, this is the first album the group have release since the departure of Mick Harvey, one of the band's original members who departed the Seeds back in 2009. So here it's down to the other elements of the multi-talented Bad Seeds to fill that void. And fill it they do.

Album opener 'We No Who U R', is laced with steady grooves upon a synth back drop on top of what sounds like a drum machine(!) It's a classy opener with typical Cave lyrics: 'We know who you are; and we know where you live; and we know there's no need to forgive'.

The stripped back approach to the record even sees Cave's piano take a step back, although not completely. Lyrically, though, this is as good as anything Cave have previously done, as highlighted in the album's centre-piece Jubilee Street, a tribute to a murdered prostitute. It's also one of the vocal performances of the LP, Cave's voice increasing in tempo in line with the drama of the song before reaching a crescendo, then disappearing back into the darkness.

The album has a real water feel, which Cave himself admits must be due to his writing the songs in his Brighton home looking out at the sea. Water's Edge and Mermaids both sit within this vibe - the latter, a love song, with gorgeous vibes and idiosyncratic Cave lyrics: 'I believe in God; I believe in mermaids; I believe in seventy-two virgins; On a chain, why no why not'.

'We Real Cool' drifts in with bassy vibrations before sliding off into a ballad, adorned with pianos before reaching a string laden finale. It's real classy stuff. The title-track sees yet more glorious musicianship from the Bad Seeds with wonderful harmonised vocals to boot.

On first listen 'Push the Sky Away' definitely sounds like a departure from the sound we expect from the Bad Seeds, but it's on subsequent listens that you realise this is very much a Bad Seeds album, they're just somewhat muted, stalking in the background. I expect this record to divide fans, much in the same way 'No More Shall We Part' did, and I doubt that it'll attract many new followers, but for those of us who are ready for the Bad Seeds' evolution 'Push the Sky Away' is the start of something great.

Key Track: Jubilee Street