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Silver JewsAmerican Water

Tracklist

Random Rules3:58
Smith & Jones Forever3:18
Night Society2:17
Federal Dust4:01
People4:43
Blue Arrangements4:38
We Are Real4:22
Send In The Clouds5:24
Like Like The The The Death3:58
Buckingham Rabbit4:56
Honk If You're Lonely2:47
The Wild Kindness3:54

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    Cover of American Water, 1998, CDAmerican Water
    CD, Album
    Domino – WIGCD 56UK1998UK1998
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    Cover of American Water, 1998, VinylAmerican Water
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    Domino – WIGLP 56UK1998UK1998
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    Cover of American Water, 1998-10-20, CDAmerican Water
    CD, Album
    Drag City – DC 149CDUS1998US1998
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    Cover of American Water, 1998-10-20, VinylAmerican Water
    LP, Album
    Drag City – DC149US1998US1998
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    Cover of American Water, 1998, CDAmerican Water
    CD, Album
    Labels – 724384660325, Domino – 724384660325Europe1998Europe1998
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    Cover of American Water, 1998, CDAmerican Water
    CD, Album, Promo
    Domino – WIGCD 56PUK1998UK1998
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    Cover of American Water, 1998, VinylAmerican Water
    LP, Album, Test Pressing
    Domino – WIGLP 56UK1998UK1998
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    Cover of American Water, 1998, CDAmerican Water
    CD, Album
    Drag City – DC 149CDUS1998US1998
    New Submission
    Cover of American Water, 1998-10-20, CDAmerican Water
    CD, Album
    Drag City – DC 149CDUS1998US1998
    New Submission
    Cover of American Water, 2012, CDAmerican Water
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Drag City – DC 149CDUS2012US2012
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    Cover of American Water, 2015, CDAmerican Water
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Drag City – DC 149CDUS2015US2015
    New Submission
    Cover of American Water, 2018-10-12, VinylAmerican Water
    LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Half-Speed Mastered
    Drag City – DC149US2018US2018
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    Cover of American Water, 2018, CassetteAmerican Water
    Cassette, Album, Reissue, Stereo
    Drag City – DC149CUS2018US2018
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    Cover of American Water, 2018-10-18, FileAmerican Water
    12×File, WAV, Album, Reissue
    Drag City – none20182018
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    Cover of American Water, 2019, CDAmerican Water
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Drag City – DC 149CDUS2019US2019
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    Cover of American Water, 2023, CDAmerican Water
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Drag City – DC 149CDUS2023US2023
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    • jawnh's avatar
      jawnh
      Edited 10 months ago
      Just bought the 2018 vinyl verison of Siler Jews - American Water, one of my favorites of all-time, sealed at local record shop and Smith & Jones Forever skips unfortunately. This incresases my disdain for certain inherent characteristics of vinyl. Other than that skip on Smith & Jones, it does however sound amazing. Thankfully I got a receipt and will be returning it.
      Update: Was the only copy in stock of course, but they have a replacement coming from warehouse for exchange. I'll be all right.
      8/16/23 update:
      Aug 18, 2023
      Mine's a bit dirty right out of the wrapper (that's what she said) and comes pre-scratched. This second sealed copy in a week is also slightly warped, but actually plays fine. My girl in the quality-control department's been cheatin' on me apparently. At least it doesn't skip on Smith & Jones Forever like the first sealed one did. Sounds pretty darn good. Wouldn't say so much "more better" than the CD to make it necessarily worth the investment and commitment half the time with vinyl IMO. When these type of commonplace but no less annoying shortcomings of the vinyl medium are encountered in one's efforts to procure favorite releases in their best sounding format and then factors in the already inherent potential for surface noise (of which this one thankfully happens to have almost none), vinyl pitfalls can just suck the joy right out of the music appreciation experience (but then so can digitization). The lyrics are just as small and hard to read as in the CD booklet which could have been "more better". As far as the music itself, it's Silver Jews - American Water, and that pretty much says it all right there. If you already know, you know. The drums on Buckingham Rabbit sound amazingly deep and rich, I guess you could say warm, but more like full, maybe it's that analogue warmth thing I've been hearing so much about lately. The music on this album is timeless in that it evokes certain nostalgic feelings, yet still sounds like nothing before it nor since. ......RIP DCB
      • hakequin's avatar
        hakequin
        Drag city re-pressed this album but there's no separate listing. How do I tell if I have an original? Does anyone have a repress to compare matrix runouts?
        • ChloeDylan's avatar
          ChloeDylan
          If anyone actually has a 1998 pressing of American Water they’re willing to sell, please message me.
          • ChloeDylan's avatar
            ChloeDylan
            Yup, great sounding pressing. Also, Drag City has free shipping and ships in high quality mailers, which is always pretty awesome.
            • lewisfoulds's avatar
              lewisfoulds
              Really amazing sounding record. For something recorded in the 90s it sounds great on vinyl. Great pressing as well. Flat and silent
              • Simon1039's avatar
                Simon1039
                Dynamics are great - those drums are beautiful ! But mines quite crackly. I should really invest in a spin clean instead of just buying new records lol
                Anyone got any experiences with their results of cleaning this record ?
                • SomnambulistCookbook's avatar
                  Just played this again and the way each instrument comes through was a revelation. Would love to see more half-speed treatment given to the other Joo's LPs.
                  • nnutth0wze's avatar
                    nnutth0wze
                    This record sounds incredible. Very happy with this reissue. Recommended pickup for anyone who wants to own this album.
                    • sjwoodworth's avatar
                      sjwoodworth
                      First copy I received was warped, scuffed, and had audible scratches on "Buckingham Rabbit". Second copy was dirty and scuffed, but no warp or scratches. Best I've ever heard the actual music, and this album has been a favorite of mine since my late teens! No better pair than Berman and Malkmus, the mastering does justice to both.
                      • formatjockey's avatar
                        formatjockey
                        Actual cassette is like a cobalt/cornflower blue color, which is cool. Linear notes have some Berman art (drawings) inside. Sounds fine.

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