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The Black Light (20th Anniversary Edition) Limited Clear 180g 2LP

by Calexico

Release Date: 23 November 2018

Format: LP Double Vinyl

Label: City Slang

£21.99

Calexico The Black Light (20th Anniversary Edition) Limited Gatefold Clear 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl 2LP Set

Overview:

An album about crossing physical and metaphorical borders that has never been timelier: Calexico’s classic album “The Black Light“ turns 20 this year. This limited celebratory anniversary edition includes all new artwork by Victor Gastelum, extensive linernotes, and 11 bonus tracks.

What was surprising about The Black Light (and what set its architects apart from their indie rock peers) was the album’s unusual willingness to wade into the rapids of American and Mexican culture, fully immersing itself midstream. From the outset, with ‘Gypsy’s Curse’, the record combines guitar twang and flamenco flourishes; and by its end, almost an hour later, it’s contrived a skillful and instinctive union of smoky bar room jazz, arthouse indie rock, and compelling mariachi brass in ‘Frontera’. If Calexico falls short as a name, it’s only in the fact that - alongside their mining of Mexico’s fertile musical past - Joey Burns and John Convertino weren’t just digging into California’s songbook...they were unearthing America’s too.

Featured Tracks:

A1. Gypsy's Curse

A2. Fake Fur

A3. The Ride Pt.2

A4. Where Water Flows

A5. The Black Light

A6. Sideshow

A7. Chach

A8. Missing

B1. Minas De Cobre (For Better Metal)

B2. Over Your Shoulder

B3. Vinegaroon

B4. Trigger

B5. Sprawl

B6. Stray

B7. Old Man Waltz

B8. Bloodflow

B9. Frontera

Bonus Vinyl Side

C1. El Morro

C2. Man Goes Where Water Flows

C3. Glowing Heart Of The World

C4. Too Much Sprawl

C5. Rollbar

D1. Minas De Cobre (Extend-omix)

D2. Minas De Cobre (Spatial Mix)

D3. Minas De Cobre (Acoustic Mix)

D4. Lacquer

D5. Drape

D6. Bag Of Death

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