• Record Label: Merge
  • Release Date: Sep 7, 1999
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Summary: The title says it all. This 3-disc set indeed contains 69 love songs, all penned by Stephin Merritt (whose other projects include The 6ths, Future Bible Heroes, and the Gothic Archies). The Magnetic Fields have evolved into a real "band," including keyboardist Claudia Gonson (also Merritt's manager) and multi-instrumentalist John Woo, and Merritt alternates on vocals with Gonson and additional singers. Despite the almost encyclopedic variety of styles and huge volume of songs, there is surprisingly little filler here.
Record Label: Merge
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Pop
Credit: Primary Artist

Track Listings

1-01 Abigail, Belle of Kilronan 1-36 Papa Was a Rodeo
1-02 Absolutely Cuckoo 1-37 Parades Go By
1-03 Acoustic Guitar 1-38 Promises of Eternity
1-04 All My Little Words 1-39 Punk Love
1-05 Asleep and Dreaming 1-40 Queen of the Savages
1-06 Bitter Tears 1-41 Reno Dakota
1-07 Blue You 1-42 Roses
1-08 Boa Constrictor 1-43 Strange Eyes
1-09 Busby Berkeley Dreams 1-44 Sweet-Lovin' Man
1-10 Come Back from San Francisco 1-45 The Book of Love
1-11 Epitaph for My Heart 1-46 The Cactus Where Your Heart Should Be
1-12 Fido, Your Leash Is Too Long 1-47 The Death of Ferdinand de Saussure
1-13 For We Are the King of the Boudoir 1-48 The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side
1-14 Grand Canyon 1-49 The Night You Can't Remember
1-15 How Fucking Romantic 1-50 The One You Really Love
1-16 How to Say Goodbye 1-51 The Sun Goes Down and the World Goes Dancing
1-17 I'm Sorry I Love You 1-52 The Things We Did and Didn't Do
1-18 I Can't Touch You Anymore 1-53 Time Enough for Rocking When We're Old
1-19 I Don't Believe in the Sun 1-54 Two Kinds of People
1-20 I Don't Want to Get Over You 1-55 Underwear
1-21 I Shatter 1-56 Very Funny
1-22 I Think I Need a New Heart 1-57 Washington, D.C.
1-23 If You Don't Cry 1-58 When My Boy Walks Down the Street
1-24 It's a Crime 1-59 Wi' Nae Wee Bairn Ye'll Me Beget
1-25 Kiss Me Like You Mean It 1-60 World Love
1-26 Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits 1-61 Xylophone Track
1-27 Long-Forgotten Fairytale 1-62 Yeah! Oh, Yeah!
1-28 Love in the Shadows 1-63 You're My Only Home
1-29 Love Is Like a Bottle of Gin 1-64 Zebra
1-30 Love Is Like Jazz 1-65 (Crazy for You But) Not That Crazy
1-31 Meaningless 1-66 Way You Say Good-Night
1-32 My Only Friend 1-67 Pretty Girl Is Like
1-33 My Sentimental Melody 1-68 Chicken with It's Head Cut Off
1-34 No One Will Ever Love You 1-69 Experimental Music Love
1-35 Nothing Matters When We're Dancing