Secret Migration

Mercury Rev

CD  |  Alternative  |  25 Sep 2020

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Mercury Rev Secret Migration CD




Formed in Buffalo, New York, in 1989, MERCURY REV quick grew to become leading figures in left field alternative rock. Earlier albums veered towards experimental, off-kilter psychedelia but by the end of the decade, the band had developed their own brand of serene, piano-based Americana with the acclaimed, best-selling LP Deserter’s Songs (1998).
Originally issued in January 2005, THE SECRET MIGRATION was the sixth album by Mercury Rev and followed All Is Dream (2001) – which has already been reissued as a deluxe edition and more recently a double vinyl set by Cherry Red. In the UK, where the band were signed to V2, the album spawned two singles, ‘In A Funny Way’ and ‘Across Yer Ocean’.
Cherry Red Records are proud to unveil a deluxe 5-CD edition of this sometimes overlooked album, compiled by Jonathan Donaghue & Sean ‘Grasshopper’ Mackowiak.
Joining the original album are a second disc of B-sides and previously unissued outtakes, a third disc wholly devoted to hitherto unheard demos and a fourth disc of in-concert material culled from shows around the globe (again, previously unreleased). For good measure, Disc 5 revisits the band’s subsequent soundtrack album, Hello Blackbird.
Among the bonus tracks are Rev-esque versions of Bobby Charles' Catskill Mountains inspired masterpiece 'Tennessee Blues', the plaintive modern spiritual 'Afraid' originally recorded by Nico, two Paul Westerberg penned gems 'Androgynous' and 'Good Day', Daniel Johnston's ode to healing 'Blue Clouds' as well as a sublime Rev duet featuring Bonnie Anthony on their version of 'I Never Had It So Good' (a song the Rev chose from Kris and Rita's 1973 LP “Full Moon”.
This expanded edition of THE SECRET MIGRATION is presented as a plush, hardbook book containing original album lyrics, lots of visuals and new sleeve-notes by acclaimed author and journalist Barney Hoskyns.
In addition, HELLO BLACKBIRD also receives its debut as a limited vinyl pressing!


Title: Secret Migration

Format: CD

Release Date: 25 Sep 2020

Artist: Mercury Rev

Sku: 2600431

Catalogue No: CRCDBOX97

Category: Alternative



1. Secret For A Song

2. Across Yer Ocean

3. Diamonds

4. Black Forest (Lorelei)

5. Vermillion

6. In The Wilderness

7. In A Funny Way

8. My Love

9. Moving On

10. The Climbing Rose

11. Arise

12. First-Time Mother's Joy (Flying)

13. Down Poured The Heavens

14. Tennessee Blues

15. Afraid

16. Seagull

17. Androgynous

18. Mirror For A Bell

19. Good Times Ahead

20. Blue Clouds

21. I Never Had It So Good

22. Black Forest (Lorelei) (Adam Peters Remix)

23. Late Night Request

24. Season Of Poussin

25. Good Day *

26. Look At Brutis With His Knife

27. The Alchemy Of Lovers

28. Diamonds

29. Black Forest (Lorelei) Fender Jaguar Version

30. First Time Mothers Joy (Flying)

31. In A Funny Way

32. Seagull

33. Vermillion

34. Siphoned From The Sea

35. My Love

36. Secret For A Song

37. In The Wilderness (Snippet)

38. Black Forest (Lorelei) Vega Barking

39. Its All That You Need

40. In The Wilderness

41. Down Poured The Heavens

42. Secret For A Song Sydney Opera House 7/13/05

43. Black Forest (Lorelei) - Toronto 5/16/05

44. Mirror For A Bell - Stockholm 3/17/05

45. My Love - The Ritz (Nyc) 5/19/05

46. Vermillion - Florence 11/30/04

47. In A Funny Way Hammersmith Apollo 3/12/05

48. First-Time Mothers Joy (Flying) - Lausanne 11/27/04

49. In The Wilderness - Perth 7/20/05

50. Down Poured The Heavens Skopje 6/10/05

51. Holes - Leipzig 11/22/04

52. Arise - Luxembourg 6/05/05

53. Diamonds - St. Brieue 6/03/05

54. The Dark Is Rising - Coachella - 4/30/05

55. Blackbirds Call

56. Illumination By Street Lamp

57. Waltz For Alice

58. Trial By Wire

59. Daydream For Nina

60. Audition Scene Sketch (Simply Because)

61. The White Birds

62. Josefs Vision

63. Eye Of The Blackbird (Traveling Music II)

64. The Last Of The White Birds (Marche Funebré)

65. Cinema Theme

66. First Flight Of The White Birds

67. The Chimpy Waltz

68. Dempseys Theme

69. Fantasia No. 1

70. Robert Y Roberto

71. Traveling Music

72. Departed Angels

73. Simply Because