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  • Product Code: B00Q3OAOC6


Product details

  • Vinyl (9 Feb. 2015)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Double LP
  • Label: Mute/BMG
  • ASIN: B00Q3OAOC6
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Product Description

Murder Ballads is the ninth studio album by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, released in 1996. As its title suggests, the album consists of new and traditional murder ballads, a genre of songs that relays the details of crimes of passion. 'Where The Wild Roses Grow' was a hit single and received two ARIA Awards and guest musicians on the album include Kylie Minogue, PJ Harvey and Shane MacGowan. It was the band's biggest commercial success to date, most likely helped by the unexpected repeated airplay of the 'Where the Wild Roses Grow' video on MTV. MTV even nominated Cave for their "best male artist" award of that year, though this nomination was later withdrawn at Cave's request.

'Murder Ballads' received almost unanimous critical praise with Rolling Stone awarding it 4 Stars Entertainment Weekly rated the album very highly too. Q magazine had this to say: "...Musically, the Bad Seeds touch on tinkling cabaret jazz, country-paced morbidity and every morose station between..." while it ranked number 7 in the NME 's 1996 critic's poll.

Vinyl is heavyweight 180 Gram.

Vinyl transfer approval overseen by Mick Harvey Summer 2014, cut at Abbey Road studios.

This edition, approved personally by Nick Cave, is finally available again on it's original format.

Includes Download Code


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