Mew ‎– And The Glass Handed Kites

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The album is strongly segued (i.e. "Mixed" in Format) and works as a continuous progression of musical themes. Please keep the "Mixed" tag on all versions.

Tracklist

Circuitry Of The Wolf
Chinaberry Tree
Why Are You Looking Grave?
Fox Cub
Apocalypso
Special
The Zookeeper's Boy
A Dark Design
Saviours Of Jazz Ballet (Fear Me, December)
An Envoy To The Open Fields
Small Ambulance
The Seething Rain Weeps For You (Uda Pruda)
White Lips Kissed
Louise Louisa

Versions (24)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EVLCD 3 Mew And The Glass Handed Kites(CD, Album, Mixed, Jew) Evil Office EVLCD 3 Denmark 2005 Sell This Version
none Mew And The Glass Handed Kites - Rough Mixes(CD, Album, Smplr, Jew) Sony Music, Whitfield Street Studios none UK 2004 Sell This Version
82876736602 Mew And The Glass Handed Kites(CD, Album, Mixed) Evil Office 82876736602 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
EICP-553 Mew And The Glass Handed Kites(CD, Album, Mixed) Epic EICP-553 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
82876736602 Mew And The Glass Handed Kites(CD, Album, Mixed) Sony BMG Music Entertainment 82876736602 Indonesia 2005 Sell This Version
82876722942 Mew And The Glass Handed Kites(CD, Album, Mixed, Dig) Evil Office 82876722942 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
82876722942 Mew And The Glass Handed Kites(CD, Album, Mixed, Dig) Evil Office 82876722942 Australia 2005 Sell This Version
88697 02894 2 Mew And The Glass Handed Kites(CD, Album, Mixed, Jew) Sony BMG Music Entertainment 88697 02894 2 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
82876 82593 2 Mew And The Glass Handed Kites(CD, Promo) Columbia 82876 82593 2 US 2005 Sell This Version
none Mew And The Glass Handed Kites(CD, Promo) Sony BMG UK & Ireland Ltd. none UK & Ireland 2005 Sell This Version
EVIL04 Mew And The Glass Handed Kites(CDr, Album, Mixed, Num, Promo) Evil Office EVIL04 UK & Europe 2005 Sell This Version
none Mew And The Glass Handed Kites(CDr, Album, Mixed, Promo) A:larm Music none Denmark 2005 Sell This Version
82876736604 Mew And The Glass Handed Kites(Cass, Album, Mixed) Sony BMG Music Entertainment 82876736604 Indonesia 2005 Sell This Version
82876 82593 2 Mew And The Glass Handed Kites(CD, Album, Club, Mixed, Jew) Columbia 82876 82593 2 US 2006 Sell This Version
82879769082 Mew And The Glass Handed Kites(CD, Album, Mixed) Evil Office, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 82879769082 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
SB10102C Mew And The Glass Handed Kites(CD, Album, Mixed) Sony BMG Music Entertainment (Korea) SB10102C South Korea 2006 Sell This Version
82876792982 Mew And The Glass Handed Kites(CD, Album, Mixed, Jew) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Evil Office 82876792982 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
82876 82593 2 Mew And The Glass Handed Kites(CD, Album, Mixed, Jew) Columbia 82876 82593 2 US 2006 Sell This Version
MOVLP1607 Mew And The Glass Handed Kites(LP, Album, Ltd, Mixed, Num, Cle) Evil Office, Sony Music, Music On Vinyl MOVLP1607 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
MOVLP1607 Mew And The Glass Handed Kites(LP, Album, Mixed, Bla) Evil Office, Sony Music, Music On Vinyl MOVLP1607 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
MOCCD13789 Mew And The Glass Handed Kites(2xCD, RM, 15t) Music On CD MOCCD13789 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
MOVLP2561 Mew And The Glass Handed Kites(2xLP, Ltd, Num, Bla) Music On Vinyl MOVLP2561 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
EVLCD 3 Mew And The Glass Handed Kites(CD, Album, Mixed) Evil Office, A:larm Music EVLCD 3 Denmark Unknown Sell This Version
EVLCD 3 Mew And The Glass Handed Kites(CD, Album, Mixed) Evil Office, A:larm Music EVLCD 3 Denmark Unknown Sell This Version

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SliceOfHorse

SliceOfHorse

August 7, 2021
referencing And The Glass Handed Kites, 2xCD, RM, 15t, MOCCD13789
Nice collection of bonus material, some of which was only previously available on vinyl singles. I don't think the first disc is remastered, though, it looks (waveform) and sounds identical to the original 2005 release to me, when compared side-to-side. For those interested, there are a few differences in the b-sides on this new edition:

- Drown is missing the "reverse echo" effect of the vocals from the original Apocalypso 7" single.
- A Dark Design (Red Version) has the acoustic guitar playing from the start of the track, whereas the original on the Zookeeper's Boy single has the guitar start about 20 seconds in. It is also missing the synths and maracas sounds at the end. Same vocals, just a different mix (vocals and guitar only).
- Killer is about 11 seconds shorter, fading out a little earlier than the original b-side on the Special 7".
- Wherefore Are You Not There? is apparently a demo that's been around on the internet since 2009, maybe earlier. I've never heard it before playing it on this CD. Kind of a silly song.

Would have been nice to see some more of the b-sides included (as another user also mentioned), as there is plenty of room on the second disc, but it's still a nice expanded edition.
ManWithGoodTaste

ManWithGoodTaste

May 24, 2021
referencing And The Glass Handed Kites, 2xCD, RM, 15t, MOCCD13789
Why "Safe as Houses", "Chinaberry Tree (Red version)" and "In Time Do You Forget" are not included is beyond me. It's a good thing I own the first 2 on different singles.
gullgrey

gullgrey

January 11, 2021
referencing And The Glass Handed Kites, 2xLP, Ltd, Num, Bla, MOVLP2561
This is one of the best albums ever to be made! ...but how this pressing (and the previous one by Music on Vinyl) ever could go through the quality control is a mystery! This sounds absolutely horribly tinny and distorted at times.
davidsess

davidsess

November 20, 2020
referencing And The Glass Handed Kites, 2xLP, Ltd, Num, Bla, MOVLP2561

As pretty as the splatter vinyl is to look at, my CD of this album sounds a hundred times better. You can hear it right away on the first track ("Circuitry of the Wolf"), which has a heavy, rumbling low end that's just not there on the vinyl.
Giggingforever

Giggingforever

September 29, 2020
referencing And The Glass Handed Kites, 2xLP, Ltd, Num, Bla, MOVLP2561
In case anyone wanted to know, this edition uses the same stampers for disc 1 as the previous MOV release from 2016, as evidenced by the "MOVLP1607" in the runout ... sounds good to me but I thought we might have got a remaster.
Shakermaker_32

Shakermaker_32

August 3, 2020
referencing And The Glass Handed Kites, LP, Album, Mixed, Bla, MOVLP1607

the sound from this LP version is incredible! Worth to listen!
lazylistener

lazylistener

May 21, 2018
referencing And The Glass Handed Kites, LP, Album, Ltd, Mixed, Num, Cle, MOVLP1607
Not an easy decision on MOV's part — cut it to a 2xLP set and lose some of the seamless transitions on the album. But in its current form, it actually sounds fantastic — the low-end is deep and resonant, and the highs soar. This was a release done right. Snap this up before its value rises.
gullgrey

gullgrey

November 22, 2017
referencing And The Glass Handed Kites, LP, Album, Ltd, Mixed, Num, Cle, MOVLP1607

This is a really beautiful release of one of my favorite Mew albums: A masterpiece!

But oh boy, how I wish they would have made a double album out of this. It's not only that the mastering in itself sounds slightly over compressed and is fairly bass-heavy (not necessarily in a good way), but who on earth thought that it was a great idea to cut such a bass-heavy mastering to a single vinyl with around 25 minutes on each side! It's just not physically possible to do that AND have it sound great at the same time. Especially the inner tracks A Dark Design and Louise Louisa sound over compressed, woolly and slightly distorted. While it doesn't sound terrible, I would still prefer the CD-version. Such a shame...
Xenosapien90125

Xenosapien90125

August 30, 2016
referencing And The Glass Handed Kites, LP, Album, Ltd, Mixed, Num, Cle, MOVLP1607
Bought mine yesterday. Kind of upset about how it sounds to be honest.
postblueink

postblueink

July 26, 2016
referencing And The Glass Handed Kites, LP, Album, Ltd, Mixed, Num, Cle, MOVLP1607
i have classic black vinyl version. LP in black anti-static sleeve, with booklet and poster. nice issue.