℗ 2016 Nonesuch Records
Released March 10, 2017
Duration 2h 30m 21s
Genre Alternative
 

50 Song Memoir

The Magnetic Fields

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'66  
1.1
Wonder Where I'm From
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2:45
'67  
1.2
Come Back as a Cockroach
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2:35
'68  
1.3
A Cat Called Dionysus
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2:48
'69  
1.4
Judy Garland
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3:18
'70  
1.5
They're Killing Children over There
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2:38
'71  
1.6
I Think I'll Make Another World
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2:57
'72  
1.7
Eye Contact
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2:56
'73  
1.8
It Could Have Been Paradise
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3:08
'74  
1.9
No
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2:56
'75  
1.10
My Mama Ain't
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3:01
'76  
2.1
Hustle 76
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3:01
'77  
2.2
Life Ain't All Bad
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4:17
'78  
2.3
The Blizzard of '78
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2:59
'79  
2.4
Rock'n'Roll Will Ruin Your Life
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2:59
'80  
2.5
London by Jetpack
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2:59
'81  
2.6
How to Play the Synthesizer
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3:07
'82  
2.7
Happy Beeping
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3:12
'83  
2.8
Foxx and I
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2:44
'84  
2.9
Danceteria!
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3:09
'85  
2.10
Why I Am Not a Teenager
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3:04
'86  
3.1
How I Failed Ethics
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2:57
'87  
3.2
At the Pyramid
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3:09
'88  
3.3
Ethan Frome
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2:24
'89  
3.4
The 1989 Musical Marching Zoo
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2:45
'90  
3.5
Dreaming in Tetris
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3:21
'91  
3.6
The Day I Finally...
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2:21
'92  
3.7
Weird Diseases
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3:10
'93  
3.8
Me and Fred and Dave and Ted
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3:09
'94  
3.9
Haven't Got a Penny
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2:54
'95  
3.10
A Serious Mistake
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3:11
'96  
4.1
I'm Sad!
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2:12
'97  
4.2
Eurodisco Trio
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3:16
'98  
4.3
Lovers' Lies
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3:07
'99  
4.4
Fathers in the Clouds
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2:52
'00  
4.5
Ghosts of the Marathon Dancers
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3:06
'01  
4.6
Have You Seen It in the Snow?
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2:53
'02  
4.7
Be True to Your Bar
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3:36
'03  
4.8
The Ex and I
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2:59
'04  
4.9
Cold-Blooded Man
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3:06
'05  
4.10
Never Again
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3:16
'06  
5.1
"Quotes"
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2:59
'07  
5.2
In the Snow White Cottages
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2:52
'08  
5.3
Surfin'
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2:48
'09  
5.4
Till You Come Back to Me
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2:30
'10  
5.5
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
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3:04
'11  
5.6
Stupid Tears
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2:46
'12  
5.7
You Can Never Go Back to New York
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3:13
'13  
5.8
Big Enough for Both of Us
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3:04
'14  
5.9
I Wish I Had Pictures
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3:08
'15  
5.10
Somebody's Fetish
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3:40
Digital Booklet
Nonesuch Records releases the Magnetic Fields’ 50 Song Memoir. The five-disc set chronicles the 50 years of songwriter Stephin Merritt’s life with one song per year; it was produced by Stephin Merritt with additional production by Thomas Bartlett and Charles Newman. Merritt began recording on his 50th birthday: February 9, 2015. Unlike his previous work, the lyrics on 50 Song Memoir are nonfiction—in Merritt’s words, “a mix of autobiography (bedbugs, Buddhism, buggery) and documentary (hippies, Hollywood, hyperacusis).” As he says in the album’s liner note interview with his friend, the author Daniel Handler, “I am the least autobiographical person you are likely to meet. I will probably not write any more true songs after this than I did before, but it’s been interesting working on it.” In addition to his vocals on all 50 songs, Merritt plays more than one hundred instruments on 50 Song Memoir, ranging from ukulele to piano to drum machine to abacus.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Nonesuch Studio Masters

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Wonder Where I'm From
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Come Back as a Cockroach
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A Cat Called Dionysus
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Judy Garland
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They're Killing Children over There
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I Think I'll Make Another World
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Eye Contact
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It Could Have Been Paradise
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No
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My Mama Ain't
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Hustle 76
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Life Ain't All Bad
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The Blizzard of '78
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Rock'n'Roll Will Ruin Your Life
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London by Jetpack
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How to Play the Synthesizer
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Happy Beeping
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Foxx and I
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Danceteria!
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Why I Am Not a Teenager
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How I Failed Ethics
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At the Pyramid
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Ethan Frome
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The 1989 Musical Marching Zoo
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Dreaming in Tetris
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The Day I Finally...
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Weird Diseases
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Me and Fred and Dave and Ted
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Haven't Got a Penny
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A Serious Mistake
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I'm Sad!
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Eurodisco Trio
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Lovers' Lies
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Fathers in the Clouds
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Ghosts of the Marathon Dancers
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Have You Seen It in the Snow?
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Be True to Your Bar
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The Ex and I
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Cold-Blooded Man
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Never Again
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"Quotes"
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In the Snow White Cottages
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Surfin'
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Till You Come Back to Me
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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
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Stupid Tears
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You Can Never Go Back to New York
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Big Enough for Both of Us
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I Wish I Had Pictures
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Somebody's Fetish
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