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Mirror Man [700435706828]

  • 1. Mirror Man Sees
    2. Mirror Man Speaks
    3. Lost Nation Road
    4. Flying Dutchman of the Interstate, The
    5. Ballad of Florida
    6. Montana
    7. Ribbons on the Road
    8. Morbid Sky
    9. Nowheresville
    10. Shadows on the Face
    11. Memphis / Over The Moon / If The Deer Blinks / Bus Called Happiness / Weird Cornfields
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 57068

  • Credits

    Full performer name: David Thomas & The Pale Orchestra.
    This solo effort from the Pere Ubu frontman is about as off-kilter and compelling as fans of the band might expect from this unique character. Like a radio picking up several stations at once, this "first act" of a cosmic rock opera weaves the recitation of impressionistic poetry with twanging, ethereal instrumentation. The disc is also notable for featuring a rare (and lovely) vocal performance by Linda Thompson. ~ Tim Sheridan

  • Critic Reviews
    Alternative Press (9/99, p.118) - 3 out of 5 - "...Thomas' ambitious project maintains a unified perspective by virtue of disparate geographical experience....This is the most cognet musical deliberation on reigonal diaspora since Van Dyke Parks' DISCOVERING AMERICA."
    The Wire (4/99, p.72) - "...Free of all visual props, the music, songs and readings unfurl to reveal the richness of the project that got lost in the onstage bustle of the live performance....His surreal, sensual and visceral vision gives MIRROR MAN its strength and warped beauty."
    Mojo (Publisher) (5/99, p.108) - "...Thomas...writes of his native America with the heightened perception of the exile. As this mesmeric, multi-layered album unfolds, it is clear that the Jack of the subtitle is, roughly speaking, Mr. Kerouac..."
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