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Pieces of April [Soundtrack]

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  • Stephin Merritt will lead a four-concert residency at Symphony Space in NYC this fall, titled From 69 to 50: A Stephin Merritt / Magnetic Fields Residency, showcasing three of his bands: The Magnetic Fields will perform two Saturday night shows at Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, November 16 and December 7; Future Bible Heroes will perform at Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre on November 21; and The Gothic Archies at the Thalia on December 12.

  • Stephin Merritt will perform original music he has written to score a screening of Tod Browning's 1925 silent film The Unholy Three, starring Lon Cheney, at The Town Hall in NYC on May 18, 2019. The Magnetic Fields front man will be joined by accordionist and novelist Daniel Handler (A Series of Unfortunate Events) and violist Pinky Weitzman for the one-night-only event. This is Merritt's first live silent-film scoring event on the East Coast, following his successful live score to two other Tod Browning films at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 2010 and 2014.

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    Stephin Merritt offers four previously unreleased Magnetic Fields tracks and the specially written “One April Day” on the soundtrack to Peter Hedge’s acclaimed 2003 film Pieces of April, starring Katie Holmes, Oliver Platt, and Patricia Clarkson. Like Merritt’s songs, the film deftly balances humor and pathos. The Independent (UK) praised Merritt’s “exquisite, finely-rendered adult pop.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Stephin Merritt
    Katharine Whalen, vocals (10)
    Dudley Klute, vocals (9)
    Momus, vocals (2)
    Sam Davol, cello
    John Woo, guitar
    Claudia Gonson, drums, piano, background vocals
    Ida Pearle, violin
    Brian Dewan, zither

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Tracks 1, 3, 8 mixed by Tom Lazarus at Classic Sound, New York City
    Additional engineering: Ravi Krishnaswami at Sacred Noise, New York City, and Charles Newman at Mother West, New York City
    Mastering: Jeff Lipton at Peerless, Boston

    All songs written by Stephin Merritt

    Design: Evan Gaffney Design

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Tuesday, November 4, 2003 - 05:00
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Stephin Merritt offers four previously unreleased Magnetic Fields tracks and the specially written “One April Day” on the soundtrack to Peter Hedge’s acclaimed film, which, like Merritt’s songs, deftly balances humor and pathos. The Independent (UK) praised Merritt’s “exquisite, finely-rendered adult pop.”

Description: 

Stephin Merritt offers four previously unreleased Magnetic Fields tracks and the specially written “One April Day” on the soundtrack to Peter Hedge’s acclaimed 2003 film Pieces of April, starring Katie Holmes, Oliver Platt, and Patricia Clarkson. Like Merritt’s songs, the film deftly balances humor and pathos. The Independent (UK) praised Merritt’s “exquisite, finely-rendered adult pop.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Tracks 1, 3, 8 mixed by Tom Lazarus at Classic Sound, New York City
Additional engineering: Ravi Krishnaswami at Sacred Noise, New York City, and Charles Newman at Mother West, New York City
Mastering: Jeff Lipton at Peerless, Boston

All songs written by Stephin Merritt

Design: Evan Gaffney Design

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79860

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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Saturday, November 1, 2003 - 05:00
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CD+MP3
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075597986020BUN
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MP3
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075597986068
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7.00
Artist Name: 
Stephin Merritt
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MUSICIANS
Stephin Merritt
Katharine Whalen, vocals (10)
Dudley Klute, vocals (9)
Momus, vocals (2)
Sam Davol, cello
John Woo, guitar
Claudia Gonson, drums, piano, background vocals
Ida Pearle, violin
Brian Dewan, zither

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