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While not a full commitment to its titular concept, 50 Song Memoir is The Magnetic Fields' most charming and ambitious album in over a decade.

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Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields are hard at work at a long album, entitled "50 Song Memoir. It is projected for release by Nonesuch Records in the start of 2017. We will update you with more album release information over the next months.

The album will be composed of 50 songs, one for every year Stephin Merritt has lived.

The Magnetic Fields is a moniker for the mastermind behind the name: Stephen Merritt. Though TMF is Merritt’s most popular group, he has several other bands and collaborations, including The Gothic Archies whom he works with fiction writer, Daniel Handler (who has also provided accordion to Merritt’s work from time to time). Similarly to, 69 Love Songs, 50 Song Memoir is a focused and challenged creation that demands Stephen and the listener to extract meaning from what is essentially fifty experiences through Merritt’s entire lifetime. From early memories of rejection from his cat, Dionysus, because he would innocently put the family cat in his toy chest, to teenage years of existential crisis and resentment of his absent father, Merritt sonically sketches out many events with different perspectives as he grows, learns and ages.

Great album titles serve as skeleton keys to deeper understanding of the themes explored in the music. Nevermind echoed the fatalist sigh of Nirvana’s 1991 calling card Smells Like Teen Spirit and the ennui clouding Kurt Cobain’s emotional thermostat. To Pimp a Butterfly illustrated the war between integrity and celebrity broiling inside of Kendrick Lamar throughout his 2015 opus. In his flagship outfit, the Magnetic Fields, New York singer-songwriter and t Stephin Merritt has used album titles as ground rules for writing exercises. Charm of the Highway Strip, from 1995,.

Made in Holland by Record Industry. Sticker: 100-page book + MP3 download One song for each year of Stephin Merritt's life Includes interview with Lemony Snicket author Daniel Handler. Download Card: ℗ 2017 Nonesuch Records In. a Warner Music Group company.

Nonesuch Records releases the Magnetic Fields’ 50 Song Memoir on March 10, 2017. The five-CD, five-LP set chronicles the 50 years of songwriter Stephin Merritt’s life with one song per year; it was produced by Stephin Merritt with additional production by Thomas Bartlett and Charles Newman. On tour, the Magnetic Fields perform the 50 Song Memoir over two nights per city, beginning Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19, 2016, at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA, and continuing at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) on December 2 and 3. Further dates begin in spring 2017.

Like all albums by The Magnetic Fields since the group's landmark 69 Love Songs, the new 50 Song Memoir hinges on a concept. This time it's the life of songwriter Stephin Merritt (center, looking at the camera), with one song for each year of his life. Marcelo Krasilcic/Courtesy of Nonesuch Records. Although Merritt gets a little more instrumental help than usual, Memoir ultimately feels more like a solo album than even much of his ostensible solo work because his one-of-a-kind croak is so unrelentingly front and central. When "'10 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" features a lovely guitar-plucked intro that lasts nearly a minute, it comes as a relief because we've been hearing Merritt croon two hours practically nonstop.

Program A) The Magnetic Fields celebrate Stephin Merritt’s 50th birthday. In a spectacular staging featuring 50 instruments from Merritt’s formidable collection, the seven-member band recounts his five decades on planet Earth, covering everything from bedbugs and Buddhism to his conception by hippies on a houseboat in St. Thomas. Each performance will be a separate program. The whole album will take place over two nights: songs 1 through 25 on Fri, Dec 2 and songs 26 through 50 on Sat, Dec 3. PROGRAM NOTES. Co-commissioned by BAM, the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, The Barbican Centre, Edinburgh International Festival, and the Melbourne Festival.

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1-1 '66 Wonder Where I'm From 2:44
1-2 '67 Come Back As A Cockroach 2:34
1-3 '68 A Cat Called Dionysus
Voice [Spoken Word] – Otto Handler
1-4 '69 Judy Garland 3:17
1-5 '70 They're Killing Children Over There 2:36
1-6 '71 I Think I'll Make Another World 2:57
1-7 '72 Eye Contact
Melodica [Andes Melodica] – Stephin Merritt
1-8 '73 It Could Have Been Paradise 3:07
1-9 '74 No 2:57
1-10 '75 My Mama Ain't 3:01
2-1 '76 Hustle 76
Vocals [Sings Prominently] – Randy*
2-2 '77 Life Ain't All Bad
Organ [Hammond B3 Organ] – Daniel Handler
2-3 '78 The Blizzard Of '78
Dulcimer [Dawg Electric Dulcimer] – Stephin Merritt
2-4 '79 Rock'n'Roll Will Ruin Your Life 2:58
2-5 '80 London By Jetpack 2:58
2-6 '81 How To Play The Synthesizer 3:06
2-7 '82 Happy Beeping 3:10
2-8 '83 Foxx And I
Synthesizer [Roland TB-303 Bass Computer], Drum Machine [Roland TR-606 Drumatix Drum Machine] – Stephin Merritt
2-9 '84 Danceteria! 3:09
2-10 '85 Why I Am Not A Teenager 3:07
3-1 '86 How I Failed Ethics 2:58
3-2 '87 At The Pyramid 3:10
3-3 '88 Ethan Frome 2:24
3-4 '89 The 1989 Musical Marching Zoo 3:06
3-5 '90 Dreaming In Tetris 3:21
3-6 '91 The Day I Finally...
Percussion [One-Man Band], Synthesizer [Critter & Guitari Pocket Piano] – Stephin Merritt
3-7 '92 Weird Diseases 3:10
3-8 '93 Me And Fred And Dave And Ted 3:08
3-9 '94 Haven't Got A Penny 2:53
3-10 '95 A Serious Mistake 3:13
4-1 '96 I'm Sad! 2:12
4-2 '97 Eurodisco Trio 3:15
4-3 '98 Lovers' Lies 3:06
4-4 '99 Fathers In The Clouds 2:52
4-5 '00 Ghosts Of The Marathon Dancers 3:05
4-6 '01 Have You Seen It In The Snow? 2:51
4-7 '02 Be True To Your Bar 3:34
4-8 '03 The Ex And I 2:59
4-9 '04 Cold-Blooded Man 3:06
4-10 '05 Never Again 3:19
5-1 '06 "Quotes" 2:17
5-2 '07 In The Snow White Cottages 2:52
5-3 '08 Surfin'
Celesta [Celeste] – Daniel Handler
5-4 '09 Till You Come Back To Me 2:29
5-5 '10 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea 3:03
5-6 '11 Stupid Tears 2:45
5-7 '12 You Can Never Go Back To New York 3:12
5-8 '13 Big Enough For Both Of Us 3:04
5-9 '14 I Wish I Had Pictures 3:07
5-10 '15 Somebody's Fetish 3:45


  • Acoustic Guitar [Martin HD-28], Electric Guitar [Truetone Speed Demon, Fender Telecaster] – John Woo
  • Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – Anthony Kaczynski, Randy Walker , Shirley Simms
  • Backing Vocals [Background Vocals], Accordion, Vibraphone, Piano [Yamaha And Acrosonic Pianos] – Daniel Handler
  • Backing Vocals [Background Vocals], Piano – Claudia Gonson
  • Cover [Cover Art], Artwork [Cover Art] – Alix Merritt
  • Design – Eric Gaffney
  • Engineer [Assistant Mastering Engineer] – Maria Rice
  • Executive-Producer – Robert Hurwitz
  • Flugelhorn, Tuba, Vocals [Mouthpiece] – Johny Blood
  • Interviewee – Stephin Merritt
  • Interviewer – Daniel Handler
  • Lacquer Cut By – CB*
  • Liner Notes – Daniel Handler
  • Management – Claudia Gonson
  • Mastered By – Jeff Lipton
  • Mellotron, Clavinet, Electronics [Suzuki Omnichord], Keyboards [Rhodes Bass], Piano, Synthesizer [Moog], Computer [iPad], Keyboards [Optigan], Synthesizer [Teenage Engineering OP-1], Electronics [Akai Music Production Controller] – Thomas Bartlett
  • Photography By [Photography] – Arnulfo Maldonado, Catalina Kulczar, Stephin Merritt
  • Producer – Stephin Merritt
  • Producer [Additional Production] – Charles Newman, Thomas Bartlett
  • Recorded By [At Decibelle] – Charles Newman, Gabriel Sheppard*, JJ Weisler*, Jay Pellicci
  • Recorded By [At Mad Oak] – Benny Grotto*, Steph Durwin
  • Recorded By [At Mother West] – Charles Newman
  • Recorded By [At New Wave Life] – Gabrielle Valenti, Stephin Merritt
  • Recorded By [At The Dwelling] – Thomas Bartlett
  • Synthesizer [Altair 231, Andromeda A6], Drum Machine [Syndrum], Synth [Heterodyne Synth], Kazoo [Electric Kazoo], Pipe [Anklung], Synthesizer [Roland SH-101], Stylophone, Synth [BugBrand Synth], Synthesizer [K-Station], Electronics [Suzuki Omnichord], Synth [Polysix] – Christopher Ewen
  • Trombone, Trumpet [Pocket Trumpet] – Brad Gordon
  • Ukulele [National Resonator Ukulele, Bass Ukulele], Lead Vocals [All Lead Vocals], Bass Drum, Drum [Log Drum, Slit Drum], Cymbal, Wood Block [Woodblock], Tambourine, Bells [Bells, Sleigh Bells], Cabasa, Other [Bottle], Glockenspiel, Cavaquinho, Pipe [Joia Tubes], Harp [Dusty Strings Harp], Organ [Farfisa Organ], Dulcimer [Dusty Strings Hammer Dulcimer], Kazoo [Kazoobie Kazoo], Guitar [Veillette Avante Gryphon Guitar], Drum Machine [AdreanaLinn Drum Machine, Tempest Drum Machine], Organ [Realistic Organ], Synthesizer [Sequential Circuits Pro One Synthesizer], Baritone Guitar [Danelectro Baritone Guitar], Mandola, Drum Machine [Rhythm Ace Drum Machine], Bass [Harmony Bass], Guitar [Almeira Classical Guitar], Electric Piano [Wurlitzer Electric Piano], Percussion [Thunder Sheet], Keyboards [Rhodes Piano Bass], Autoharp [Oscar Schmidt Autoharp], Synthesizer [Oberheim OB-12 Synthesizer], Ukulele [Kamaka 8-String Ukulele], Effects [Feedback], Xylophone [Congost Xylomatic], Other [Simcha Tongs], Synthesizer [Roland JP-8000 Synthesizer], Tape [Tapes], Drum Machine [TomCat Drum Machine], Shaker [Shakers], Acoustic Bass [Fender Acoustic Bass], Drum Programming [Vermona DRM-1], Synthesizer [Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 Synthesizer], Bells [Adam Bell Set], Dulcimer [Bowed Psaltery], Vocoder [Roland Vocoder], Xylophone, Synthesizer [EML 101 Synthesizer], Drum Machine [Roland TR-707 Drum Machine, Oberheim Drum Machine], Snare [LP Trash Snare], Cowbell, Chimes [Bar Chime], Drum Machine [Metasonix D-1000 Drum Machine], Organ [Gretsch Organ], Bass [Rheem Kee Bass], Guiro, Djembe, Percussion [Cajon], Bells [Bell Stick], Other [LP Street Cans], Sitar [Electric Sitar], Twelve-String Guitar [Martin 12-String Guitar], Drum Machine [XBASE 999 Drum Machine], Synthesizer [Yamaha CS-60 Synthesizer, Dewanatron Keyed Melody Gin, Moog Voyager Synthesizer], Toy Piano [Schoenhut Toy Piano], Synthesizer [Virus Access Synthesizer], Banjo [Gold Tone Bass Banjo], Synthesizer [Metasonix S-1000 Wretch Machine Vacuum Tube Synthesizer], Zither [Marxolin], Percussion [Metals], Charango, Celesta [Celeste], Electric Guitar [Fender Stratocaster], Drum Machine [Yamaha RX21 Drum Machine], Piano [Yamaha U4 Piano], Cymbal [Hihat], Wind Chimes [Wind Chime], Keyboards [Hohner Pianet], Synthesizer [Kilpatrick Audio Pattern Generator], Audio Generator [Dewanatron Triple Slice], Piano [Prepared Piano], Synthesizer [Korg Signa Synthesizer], Finger Cymbals [Zill], Triangle, Electronics [Suzuki Omnichord], Synthesizer [ARP String Synthesizer], Organ [Baldwin Organ], Sequencer [Casio VL-Tone], Drum [Ocean Drum], Drum Machine [Korg KR Drum Machine], Other [Abacus] – Stephin Merritt
  • Viola, Violin [Stroh Violin], Saw [Musical Saw] – Pinky Weitzman

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  • Barcode: 4943674255375

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
558154-1 The Magnetic Fields 50 Song Memoir ‎(5xLP, Album) Nonesuch 558154-1 US 2017
558883-MH8, 558883-5, 558154-1 The Magnetic Fields 50 Song Memoir ‎(Boo + 50xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Nonesuch, Nonesuch, Nonesuch 558883-MH8, 558883-5, 558154-1 US 2017
7559-79409-0, 7559794090 The Magnetic Fields 50 Song Memoir ‎(5xCD + Box, Album) Nonesuch, Nonesuch 7559-79409-0, 7559794090 Europe 2017

The Magnetic Fields - 50 Song Memoir FLAC album

Performer: The Magnetic Fields

Title: 50 Song Memoir

Country: US

Date of release: 2017

Style: Indie Rock

Genre: Rock

Size MP3: 1262 mb

Size FLAC: 1498 mb

Rating: 4.5 / 5

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