release date: 21-02-2020
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2CD in 6-panel digipak with 16-page lyric/photo booklet.
After the highly sucessful special re-releases for the two BTFABG-Albums ‘Remnants of a Deeper Purity’ and ‘The Rope’ some years ago, here comes Black Tape for a Blue Girl's 1989 third album in a [VERY] expanded edition. Remastered from the original 1/4-inch analog tapes, it sounds amazing! Not less than 21 bonus tracks on 2nd CD: demos, acapella, with 6 additional never-before-heard complete songs.
An album of existential, ethereal, and gothic musings, includes their popular goth-rock song "Across a thousand Blades", including a special ‘The Evolution of…’ set of early versions of this classic, plus an ALL NEW 2020 Version!
L.A. Weekly: "Black Tape for A Blue Girl do a reasonable approximation of the 4AD vibe around the corner in Garden Grove. This is languid, lucid music... Their entropy is infectious."
TRACKS CD1: 01 Ashes in the brittle Air 02 Across a thousand Blades 03 The Touch and the Darkness 04 Through Sky blue Rooms 05 The Scar of a Poet 06 You tangle within me 07 From the Tightrope 08 Am I so deceived 09 Is it Love that dare not be? 10 I ran to you 11 I wish you could smile
‘The Sound of Waves EP’: 01 Let the Rain fall 02 Milan 03 The Sound of Waves 04 I’m spinning 05 Griffith Park
‘Demos and early mixes’: 06 Ashes in the brittle Air (acapella) 07 I’m spinning (demo) 08 The Amber Girl (through sky blue rooms early version) 09 Through Sky blue Rooms (alternate version - in between mix) 10 Through Sky blue Rooms (alternate version) 11 Ashes in the brittle Air (demo) 12 We return 13 I’m spinning (acapella) 14 The Scar of a Poet (demo) 15 From the Tightrope (demo) 16 Our Flesh as one (demo) 17 Am I so deceived (demo)
‘The evolution of A thousand Blades’: 18 Across a thousand Blades (“with trumpets” - late 1987 demo) 19 Across a thousand Blades (8-11-88 demo) 20 Across a thousand Blades (acapella) 21 Across a thousand Blades (2020 mix)