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Artist
Mick Harvey
ReleaseProduct
Sketches from the Book of the Dead
Label
Mute
Catalogue Number
iSTUMM329
Release Date
May 2, 2011
  • Vinyl 1×LP, Limited Coloured

    $28.49

    Gold vinyl

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    LSTUMM329

    • 2023 repress
    • Limited to 1000
    • Gatefold sleeve

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  • LP contains 10 tracks and includes full album download

Press Release

Originally released on 2nd May 2011, Mick Harvey’s sixth studio solo album Sketches From The Book Of The Dead is being reissued on clear vinyl, alongside 2013’s Four (Acts of Love), with Delirium Tremens and Intoxicated Women set to follow later in 2023.

Sketches From The Book Of The Dead is Mick Harvey's first fully self-penned album; the 11-track album was recorded and mixed with David McCluney at Atlantis Sound, Port Melbourne with additional recording at Harvey's own Grace Lane music room. The record sees Mick Harvey (playing most of the instruments) joined by Rosie Westbrook on double bass and J.P. Shilo on accordion and violin, with Xanthe Waite contributing occasional ethereal backing vocals. Containing an extraordinary investigation into a rarely scrutinised area of the human condition, Sketches From The Book Of The Dead is a truly unique piece of work.

“It's a tantalizing glimpse of how great solo Harvey can be…” - Pitchfork “Harvey’s direct production style – sparse, dusty and frequently drum-free – draws attention to the lyrics, a collection of outback eulogies and austere Australiana, which are frequently astonishing…” - The Line of Best Fit

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 October Boy 0:20 Buy
  2. 2 The Ballad of Jay Givens 0:30 Buy

    The Ballad of Jay Givens

  3. 3 Two Paintings 0:22 Buy
  4. 4 Rhymeless 0:19 Buy
  5. 5 Frankie T. & Frankie C. 0:24 Buy

    Frankie T. & Frankie C.

  6. 6 A Place Called Passion 0:25 Buy

    A Place Called Passion

  7. 7 To Each His Own 0:13 Buy

    To Each His Own

  8. 8 The Bells Never Rang 0:24 Buy

    The Bells Never Rang

  9. 9 That's All, Paul 0:19 Buy

    That's All, Paul

  10. 10 How Would I Leave You 0:27 Buy

    How Would I Leave You

  11. 11 Famous Last Words 0:15 Buy

    Famous Last Words

  12. 12 The Songs That You Left 0:20 Buy

    The Songs That You Left

1LP Track List

  1. A1 October Boy
  2. A2 The Ballad Of Jay Givens
  3. A3 Two Paintings
  4. A4 Rhymeless
  5. A5 Frankie T. & Frankie C.
  6. B1 A Place Called Passion
  7. B2 To Each His Own
  8. B3 The Bells Never Rang
  9. B4 That's All, Paul
  10. B5 How Would I Leave You?

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