NEWS: Mercury Rev

13 05 2011

Deserter’s Songs Re-issue + Live Dates

Mercury Rev return on Monday 16th May with a deluxe double CD reissue of their classic 1998 album, ‘Deserter’s Songs’. The release comes complete with a 13-track bonus disc of demos, b-sides, rarities and out-takes… To coincide with and celebrate the release Mercury Rev will be performing the album in full at shows in London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Dublin plus a number of European dates.

‘Deserter’s Songs’ was released to huge worldwide acclaim and went on to be named album of the year by NME, MOJO and many other publications. The record merged jazz, folk, Disney soundtrack fantasia, 60s rock (The Band’s legendary Levon Helm and Garth Hudson guested on the album) with sweeping orchestration and heralded Mercury Rev’s rebirth as purveyors of a cosmic brand of the popular American songbook. ‘Deserter’s Songs’ was also a bona-fide hit, generating three Top 40 singles in the form of ‘Goddess on a Highway’, ‘Holes’ and ‘Opus 40’.

May Dates:

Thursday 19 May – Edinburgh – The Queen’s Hall

Friday 20 May – Manchester – Bridgewater Hall

Saturday 21 May – London – Roundhouse

Edited by Joe Crouch

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