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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Murder Ballads

  • DVD
  • 2 discs

  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Song of Joy
    2. Stagger Lee
    3. Henry Lee
    4. Lovely Creature
    5. Where the Wild Roses Grow
    6. Curse of Millhaven, The
    7. Kindness of Strangers, The
    8. Crow Jane
    9. O'Malley's Bar
    10. Death Is Not the End
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Song of Joy [5.1 Surround Sound]
    2. Stagger Lee [5.1 Surround Sound]
    3. Henry Lee [5.1 Surround Sound]
    4. Lovely Creature [5.1 Surround Sound]
    5. Where the Wild Roses Grow [5.1 Surround Sound]
    6. Curse of Millhaven [5.1 Surround Sound], The
    7. Kindness of Strangers [5.1 Surround Sound], The
    8. Crow Jane [5.1 Surround Sound]
    9. O'Malley's Bar [5.1 Surround Sound]
    10. Death Is Not the End [5.1 Surround Sound]
    11. Ballad of Robert Moore and Betty Coltrane, The
    12. Willow Garden, The
    13. King Kong Kitchee Kitchee Ki-Mi-O
    14. Knoxville Girl
    15. Do You Love Me Like I Love You (Part 9: Murder Ballads) [Video]
    16. Stagger Lee [Video]
    17. Where the Wild Roses Grow [Video]
    18. Henry Lee [Video]
  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (3/21/96, p.96) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...never before have manic elements elevated Cave's shtick to art as on MURDER BALLADS....literate, sultry and tortured....the performance of Nick Cave's life..."
    Entertainment Weekly (3/8/96, p.66) - "Not for the squeamish, this is the rare pop record that resonates with the weight of the ages..." - Rating: B+
    Q (3/96, p.93) - 3 Stars - Good - "...Musically, the Bad Seeds touch on tinkling cabaret jazz, country-paced morbidity and every morose station between..."
    Option (3-4/96, p.89) - "...On MURDER BALLADS, Cave offers literary devices that separate good murder ballads from gratuitous cheap thrills..."
    Melody Maker (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #16 on Melody Maker's list of 1996's `Albums Of The Year.'
    Melody Maker (1/27/96, p.33) - Recommended - "...the most avowedly grim in purpose of all Cave's records....also the funniest....It dips its toes into all manner of styles. Cave is a stranger to none of them, but many would--rightly--be considered unacceptable coming from anyone else..."
    Mojo (Publisher) (5/01, p.46) - "More deaths than a Sam Peckinpah movie. Co-stars Polly Harvey and Kylie Minogue..."
    New York Times (Publisher) (2/11/96, Sec.2, p.30) - "...MURDER BALLADS is about more than storytelling. In each song, Mr. Cave meticulously creates a macabre fable and then distills it to a single image of death in much the way a photographer arranges a studio shoot..."
    NME (Magazine) (12/21-28/96, pp.66-67) - Ranked #7 in NME's 1996 critic's poll.
    NME (Magazine) (2/3/96, p.44) - 7 (out of 10) - "...grotesque, horrifying, and vaudevillian all at once, an uphill slog you would be hard pressed to term `entertainment"....[Cave's] baritone doesn't sound disgusted or repulsed, just...cold and diapassionate...so the tables are turned on the listener..."
    Record Collector (magazine) (p.83) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "With Cave sending up his image as the master of the macabre, dismantling it even as he refined his storytelling..."
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