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Vinyl, Import, 9 September 2016
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 31.75 x 31.75 x 0.33 cm; 246.92 Grams
- Manufacturer : BAD SEED LTD
- Manufacturer reference : 5060454945963
- Original Release Date : 2016
- Label : BAD SEED LTD
- ASIN : B01L0ROACK
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: 6,419 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Vinyl LP pressing including digital download. 2016 release, the 16th studio album from alt-rock pioneers Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. This follows the Bad Seeds' most critically and commercially successful release of recent times, Push the Sky Away (2013). Skeleton Tree began it's journey in late 2014 at Retreat Studios, Brighton, with further sessions at La Frette Studios, France in autumn 2015. The album was mixed at AIR Studios, London in early 2016. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds were formed in Melbourne in 1983 by lead singer Nick Cave, multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey and guitarist Blixa Bargeld. The band has featured international personnel throughout it's career. They have released 15 previous studio albums and completed numerous international tours.
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Skeleton Tree is a minimal sounding album, using ambient and electronica as it’s soundscape. The main instrument throughout is Cave’s vocals, here he is in majestic form, so full of raw emotion, sometimes angry, other times fragile. You never feel like you are intruding though, you want to reach in and comfort Cave who is baring his soul, broken. This is not an album about the death of his son, but, like Blackstar, you can’t help but link the album to events, that with hindsight make the album a much more powerful experience, and that’s what we want from music, we want to feel it, for it to affect us, to make us think. Skeleton Tree does this and more.
Nick Cave has never shied away from the darker aspects of life, in the middle of one of the darkest moments of his life he has produced one of the most emotional, powerful, satisfying albums to date.
If you're not already a Nick Cave fan then this probably isn't the place to start but I've been on board since Glastonbury 1998 (they do a great live show) and prefer the albums going on from The Boatman's Call.