Merge Records

The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs (6x10" - Boxset - Black Vinyl + Slipcase Box + Booklet)


Legend has it that Stephin Merritt came up with the idea for 69 Love Songs while sitting in an elegant midtown Manhattan piano bar. He originally planned for it to be a live musical revue, performed with a rotating cast of singers in the plush hotel bars and cabarets of New York City. Spanning indie pop, folk, cabaret, jazz, and chamber pop, 69 Love Songs was originally released in September of 1999 and immediately established Merritt as one of this generation’s most talented songwriters. It drew worldwide attention with comparisons to legends Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. SPIN graded it 10 out of 10, Rolling Stone described it as “gorgeous,” and the New York Times hailed the triple CD-set as a work of “genius.” It remains one of the most beloved albums in the Merge catalog. This remastered limited edition 6 x 10" vinyl reissue is beautifully packaged in a slipcase box with three double gatefold sleeves and the original booklet in 10” size!

Absolutely Cuckoo

I Don't Believe in the Sun

All My Little Words

A Chicken with Its Head Cut Off

Reno Dakota

I Don?t Want to Get Over You

Come Back from San Francisco

The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side

Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits

The Cactus Where Your Heart Should Be

I Think I Need a New Heart

The Book of Love

Fido, Your Leash is Too Long

How Fucking Romantic

The One You Really Love

Punk Love

Parades Go By

Boa Constrictor

A Pretty Girl is Like…

My Sentimental Melody

Nothing Matters When We're Dancing

Sweet-Lovin' Man

The Things We Did and Didn't Do


Love is Like Jazz

When My Boy Walks Down the Street

Time Enough for Rocking When We're Old

Very Funny

Grand Canyon

No One Will Ever Love You

If You Don't Cry

You're My Only Home

(Crazy For You But) Not That Crazy

My Only Friend

Promises of Eternity

World Love

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