"Formed following the breakup of The Birthday Party in 1982, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have released sixteen studio albums, starting with From Her To Eternity in 1984. Their most recent album Skeleton Tree was released in September 2016. The band was started by frontman Nick Cave with multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey and guitarist Blixa Bargeld. One of the most critically acclaimed acts working today, the band are known for their pioneering, bold and vital output. They have sold over 1 million albums in the UK to date, with 3 Silver and 5 Gold Albums. Globally Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ albums have charted 72 times in the Top 40, including 28 times in the Top 5, reaching No. 1 six times. The band’s influence has been profound and far-reaching with major artists, as diverse as Johnny Cash, Metallica, and The Arctic Monkeys, covering their work. Lovely Creatures is the first Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds best of album in 18 years. This collection will see one of the world’s most respected & remarkable recording & live bands showcase their 30 year long career to date. The Standard Digital version includes 21 carefully selected tracks. ∙ The Deluxe Digital version includes 45 tracks spanning over 3 decades of music.
Ripe is essentially the album Medusa’s Disco has been waiting to create. Like the metaphor with fruits (Their Previous release was titled “Fruit From A Timeless Planet”), everything is right where it needs to be. One can sink their teeth into the perfectly crafted fruit. The album was recorded in Black Bandana Land, a studio in New Holland PA, and recorded by the brilliant David Patterson II. He has also recorded Medusa’s previous release mentioned above and also recorded a live session titled “The Prava Sessions”. Ripe is a more psychedelic/progressive direction for the band, and was recorded in a totally relaxed and experimental atmosphere to make sure everything sounded right.Experiments include playing a guitar through a 1950’s Doric organ amp (Which ended up catching on fire during Twisted Dentist), singing backup vocals through a zube tube into a bucket, having multiple people turn guitar pedal knobs during a take to get the effects sounding just right, using a handmade leslie that David made himself, using a trucker mic for vocals, and many more! David and Medusa created a playground of sound to record in, and you can feel that in the album, the spontaneity, the fire and zest.
Hundreds of years before the birth of Christ, a collection of love songs grew up. Under the title of the “Most beautiful of songs”, they found a home in the Old Testament-it was Martin Luther who first gave them the name of “Song of songs”-and since that time they have inspired and fascinated a vast number of theologians, mystics, philosophers, poets, painters, and, last but not least, composers. Particularly during the Baroque period, these poetic, sensual, vividly descriptive texts were set over and over again to music, and they inspired librettists to expand on the original texts.