Vinyl Record & CD
|No. of Discs:||2|
Full album download included
Includes bonus CD of four unreleased recordings
"A huge talent deserving wider broadcast." — The Guardian
Merge has reissued M. Ward's 2005 album Transistor Radio on 180-gram vinyl. The new LP pressing includes a CD containing four previously unreleased recordings.
Music writer Jud Cost wrote this about the Transistor Radio reissue:
"If you totally lost it when you first heard the masterful CD version of the opening track, a lump-in-the-throat instrumental reworking of Brian Wilson's Pet Sounds gem 'You Still Believe in Me,' wait until you feel the sun scorch your face from the ultra-warm PVC treatment. Better keep some Coppertone handy.
"On the other hand, 'Fuel for Fire' has enough country heartbreak it should have been covered by George Jones. And then there's 'Four Hours in Washington,' the insomniac's nightmare, opening with a groan of Twin Peaks-like guitar chords before the tale unravels thusly: 'Well, it's one in the morning and I can't sleep at night / I hear wolves around the doorstep, they're circling outside / I count 'em jumping over fences and landing on the sheets / Now it's two in the morning and I can't fall asleep.'
"If you've been itching to drop your tonearm onto one of Transistor Radio's 16 jackpot tracks, here's your chance, hi-fi worshipper."
|You Still Believe in Me|
|One Life Away|
|Sweethearts on Parade|
|Fuel for Fire|
|Four Hours in Washington|
|Regeneration No. 1|
|Here Comes the Sun Again|
|Deep Dark Well|
|Oh Take Me Back|
|I’ll Be Yr Bird|
|Lullaby + Exile|
Bonus Track List (on CD in LP jacket):
|Just the Other Side of Nowhere (Kris Kristofferson cover) – feat. Jim James|
|Lullaby + Exile (live) featuring Norah Jones|
|Here Comes the Sun Again (four-track)|
|Paul’s Song (instrumental) featuring Paul Brainard|