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Hello. I spent nearly 10 years selling on that other site (you can check my feedback there; It's under the same ID as this one; over 3200 positives, 99.7%). But I thought I'd give this new site a try.
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Like all of my cds, this is an Original CD, with original inserts (NO CD-Rs or bootlegs).....
1. Cold Brains
2. Nobody's Fault But My Own
3. Lazy Flies
4. Canceled Check
5. We Live Again
7. Dead Melodies
8. Bottle Of Blues
9. O Maria
10. Sing It Again
Contributing artists: Roger Manning, Smokey Hormel
Producer: Beck Hansen, Nigel Godrich
Distributor: Universal Distribution
Recording type: Studio
Recording mode: Stereo
SPAR Code: n/a
Personnel: Beck Hansen (vocals, guitar, slide guitar, harmonica, piano, synthesizer, glockenspiel); Smokey Hormel (acoustic & electric guitars, percussion, quica, background vocals); Greg Leisz (pedal steel guitar); Warren Klein (sitar, tamboura); David Campbell (viola); Larry Corbett (cello); David Ralicke (flute, trombone); Elliot Caine (trumpet); Roger Joseph Manning Jr. (acoustic & electric pianos, organ, harpsichord, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion); Justin Meldal-Johnsen (acoustic & electric basses, percussion, background vocals); Joey Waronker (drums, percussion); Fred Sesliano (esraj).
Recorded at Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood, California from March 19 to April 3, 1998.
MUTATIONS won the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Performance.
With ODELAY, Beck's second helping of sampladelic, hip-hop inflected alt-pop, Beck took his white-kid-with-a-sampler schtick as far as it could go (which in his capable hands, was farther than anyone else could have taken it). An artist of commendable taste and natural instinct, he followed it up by going the only route possible--straight-ahead singer/songwriter pop/rock. That's not to say this genre-hopper doesn't take a few interesting left turns, as on the Brazilian-flavored "Tropicalia," but gone are the hip-hop beats, sampled backdrops and semi-raps of the past. In their place are solid, inventive, pop/rock arrangements played by Beck's regular touring band.
And the irrepressible Mr. Hansen inserts more melody into the songs here than anyone would have thought likely; he's just plain singing more. Though there's no lack of humor inherent in MUTATIONS, Beck's dropped the off-handed jokiness of his previous work as well, coming as close to earnestness as a postmodernist like him can. The amazing thing (and the testament to his enduring artistic worth) is that he pulls it off so well. In its own way, MUTATIONS is every bit as rewarding as MELLOW GOLD or ODELAY.
8 (out of 10) - ...it's a warm, slow, understated downer of a record, all about death and depression, and therefore totally in line with Beck's fascination and comfort with folk blues...
4 Stars (out of 5) - ...a loose, thrown-together selection of oddities and missahpes which he dreamed up and scribbled down while out on the road. He calls the album 'parenthetical.' Most artists would kill to be able to casually marginalise material as marvellous as this...
...the intimate, colorful, occaisionally creepy themes of this stop-gap effort and the sheer diversity of its songs make it a beautifully complex album, as instantly rewarding as any in his catalog...
...the songs are still quite fully fleshed out and sweet....MUTATIONS is an exploration of more classic 60's Brit-pop structures and arrangements...
...MUTATIONS is a colleciton of tumblin'-tumbleweeds, mellow-Acapulco-gold melodies on which Beck's drowsy voice and strummed guitar are framed by the lazy whine of a pedal steel, the wheeze of a harmonica, the occasional trumpet, and the bleeps and burps of old-school synthesizers... - Rating: B
Entertainment Weekly (10/30/1998)
...Beck's complicated work reminds listeners of their own complications and contradictions...
Dirty Linen (04/01/1999)
5 stars out of 5 - ...[Beck] settles down to some good ol' bluegrass strummin'. And it might just be his best album yet....Retro or not, it sound sperfect at 4 in the morning...
Ranked #32 in Mojo's 100 Modern Classics -- [A]n eerie update of roots from back porch to Brazilian, pushed through a dark, Beatlesy filter...
USED, but in great condition. NO scratches and NO signs of abuse or misuse.
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