180-gram black vinyl
Album download card included
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are giving their back catalog the heavyweight vinyl reissue treatment in collaboration with former member Mick Harvey. After the acquisition of the band's Mute Recordings albums by BMG in 2013, the founding member-turned solo artist has overseen remastering of 14 of their records for 180-gram vinyl.
The narrative art that Cave had begun to master in the later days of The Birthday Party flourishes on From Her To Eternity, in the sick humour of "Wings Off Flies" (in which a lovesick protagonist plays "she loves me, she loves me not" with an unfortunate insect), and "A Box For Black Paul" (an examination of whose demise could possibly be interpreted as a funeral inquest for The Birthday Party), and the cautionary Mississippi tale of "Saint Huck" who "trades in the mighty Old Man River/ For the Dirty Old Man Latrine."
The album's high point is its title track in which sound and imagery come together to create an extraordinary emotional rawness, that hint at what was to come much later on the stark, lovesick vistas of The Boatman's Call. Although From Her to Eternity was recorded in the U.K. at Trident, Berlin was part of its sonic makeup, not least in the contribution of native Berliner Blixa Bargeld, as was Southern blues, although this influence is more explicit in the follow up album, The Firstborn Is Dead. And out of the ashes of the Birthday Party, some scratched old records by southern bluesmen, and the last days of the divided Berlin, something new was born.
Source: Acoustic Sounds