Nick Cave & the Bad – Murder Ballads [New Vinyl LP]
Artist: Nick Cave & the Bad
Title: Murder Ballads
Release Date: 2015
Record Label: Mute U.S.
1. Song of Joy – 6:47
2. Stagger Lee – 5:15 (Trad./Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds)
3. Henry Lee (Featuring PJ Harvey) – 3:58 (Trad./Cave)
4. Lovely Creature – 4:13 (Blixa Bargeld/Martyn P. Casey/Nick Cave/Mick Harvey/Thomas Wydler)
5. Where the Wild Roses Grow (Featuring Kylie Minogue) – 3:57
6. The Curse of Millhaven – 6:55
7. The Kindness of Strangers – 4:39
8. 8.Crow Jane – 4:14 (Martyn P. Casey/Nick Cave)
9. O’Malley’s Bar – 14:28
10. Death Is Not the End – 4:26 (Bob Dylan)
Limited double 180gm vinyl LP reissue of this 1996 album including digital download. Murder Ballads was the band’s ninth album and biggest commercial success to date, most likely helped by the unexpected repeated airplay of the ‘Where the Wild Roses Grow’ video on MTV. MTV even nominated Cave for their “best male artist” award of that year, though this nomination was later withdrawn at Cave’s request. Recordings were done towards the end of the Let Love in sessions, and there was some thought that the early material could be made into a film with John Hillcoat. Also includes ‘Henry Lee’, ‘The Kindness of Strangers’, ‘Song Of Joy’ and more.