Album artwork for The Boatmans Call by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds

remastered limited cd / dvd set featuring the original album, plus a 5.1 surround sound version, b-sides, promo videos and an installment of 'do you love me like i love you', a specially commissioned film by iain forsyth and jane pollard. following up the almost pornographically violent 'murder ballads', nick cave and the bad seeds switch gears and come up with an album of...you guessed it, love songs. though known to many as the stephen king of rock and roll, cave has a way with lush, heartfelt ballads, and on 'the boatman's call' he gets to flex his romantic muscles. still, with australia's maven of morbidity at the reigns, you can bet you're not exactly venturing into elton john territory here. cave's romanticism tends more toward jacques brel than air supply. 'the boatman's call' is full of sparsely-arranged, piano-based ruminations on love gone up in flames. in 'brompton oratory' cave observes that "no god up in the sky / no devil beneath the sea / could do the job that you did / of bringing me to my knees". even in the midst of an idyllic situation, as in 'people ain't no good', cave can't help but bring his misanthropic tendencies to the fore. the bad seeds take a more subdued role this time around, providing subtle accompaniment to cave's dating game from hell.

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds

The Boatmans Call

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$12.99

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Released 11/25/2014Catalogue Number

CD 794303

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds

The Boatmans Call

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Album artwork for The Boatmans Call by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
CD

$12.99

CD

Released 11/25/2014Catalogue Number

CD 794303

remastered limited cd / dvd set featuring the original album, plus a 5.1 surround sound version, b-sides, promo videos and an installment of 'do you love me like i love you', a specially commissioned film by iain forsyth and jane pollard. following up the almost pornographically violent 'murder ballads', nick cave and the bad seeds switch gears and come up with an album of...you guessed it, love songs. though known to many as the stephen king of rock and roll, cave has a way with lush, heartfelt ballads, and on 'the boatman's call' he gets to flex his romantic muscles. still, with australia's maven of morbidity at the reigns, you can bet you're not exactly venturing into elton john territory here. cave's romanticism tends more toward jacques brel than air supply. 'the boatman's call' is full of sparsely-arranged, piano-based ruminations on love gone up in flames. in 'brompton oratory' cave observes that "no god up in the sky / no devil beneath the sea / could do the job that you did / of bringing me to my knees". even in the midst of an idyllic situation, as in 'people ain't no good', cave can't help but bring his misanthropic tendencies to the fore. the bad seeds take a more subdued role this time around, providing subtle accompaniment to cave's dating game from hell.