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V2 69 Love Songs

Magnetic Fields Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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1. Roses
2. Love Is Like Jazz
3. When My Boy Walks Down The Street
4. Time Enough For Rocking When We're Old
5. Very Funny
6. Grand Canyon
7. No One Will Ever Love You
8. If You Don't Cry
9. You're My Only Home
10. (Crazy For You But) Not That Crazy
11. My Only Friend
12. Promises Of Eternity
13. World Love
14. Washington, D.C.
15. Long-Forgotten Fairytale
16. Kiss Me Like You Mean It
17. Papa Was A Rodeo
18. Epitaph For My Heart
19. Asleep And Dreaming
20. The Sun Goes Down And The World Goes Dancing
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1999 release, the second of three volumes of this ambitious project that includes a total of 69 love songs spread over three volumes (each disc contains 23 tracks). Magnetic Fields are an Indie/Electropop band led by singer/songwriter Stephin Merritt.

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5.0 out of 5 stars merritt doesn't let up March 18 2004
Format:Audio CD
if you're considering buying vol.2 please don't be hindered by negative reviews found herein. if you like what you've heard on vol 1 and/or 3 make no mistake these songs have much to offer. although the styles are widely varied, merritt's fantastic melodies and clever lyrics still flow second to none one after the other. i feel blessed that this recording caught my attention because hours of blissful songwriting are to be had. of course the box set is the best bang for your buck but if you must buy only one or two, volume 2 has material which easily equalls that of the others. check out "(crazy for you) but not that crazy" and "when my boy walks down the street" to satisfy your indie/retro rock urges while the other tunes may encourage to investigate other music styles; merritt is a master of simple, catchy yet deep songwriting craft.
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5.0 out of 5 stars some fall in love -- i shatter March 18 2004
Format:Audio CD
Although others here have said that it is impossible to like one volume of "69 Love Songs" over any other, I fear that it is. This is, currently, my favorite volume.
There are just too many good songs on here -- "Roses," "When My Boy Walks Down the Street," "Time Enough For Rocking When We're Old," "Very Funny," "Grand Canyon," etc, etc. And "Papa Was a Rodeo," "Epitaph for My Heart" and "Asleep and Dreaming" are some of Merritt's best compositions, lyrically and musically.
Sure, it sort of drags a little bit in the middle ("Washington, D.C." and "Kiss Me Like You Mean It" come to mind), but all three volumes have their share of somewhat mediocre songs.
It also has the best opening and closing tracks of the three volumes (although "Absolutely Cuckoo" is pretty amazing) -- "Roses" is a lovingly sung thirty second song that defies catagorization (there's no music, just a beautiful voice); and "I Shatter" also defies catagorization with it's Laurie Anderson-like vocals (anyone remember that oddity "O Superman"?).
Regardless, you should not just buy one or two volumes -- buy the box set. There are some songs ("Absolutely Cuckoo," "A Chicken with Its Head Cut Off," "Busby Berkeley Dreams," "The Death of Ferdinand de Saussure," and many, many more) that are not available on volume two. But, if you must buy one, I guess I'll be one of the few to say "pick volume 2."
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as V1 & V3 May 26 2002
Format:Audio CD
To my ears this one is the runt of the litter. I set my CD player up to leave off about 10 songs. The problem is that there are too many uninspired synthesizer songs, and too many songs about dancing (it seems like a crutch when he couldn't think up something better). Still, there are some good songs on this one, I just recommend picking it up last.
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5.0 out of 5 stars QAF led me to this fantastic CD!! April 22 2002
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Format:Audio CD
...The song was "When My Boy Walks Down the
Street", and I ordered the CD for it. Well, it was so
good, I hardly ever listen to When My Boy, because I love
the other ones so much!! Papa Was A Rodeo is excellent,
a short little ditty called Washington DC makes me want
to get up and cheer:)Stuffed with good things, I'm telling
everyone I know about it. And now, I must get the other discs
in the set. BUY BUY BUY!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I've been listning to Vol. 2 for 3 days straight Dec 10 2001
Format:Audio CD
OK, I got Volume 1 about 6 mos. ago and loved it but his one is just so good, maybe I'm just so enthralled because I don't kwow every single note but I think it's every bit as good as the other two dare I say better...no, they're all great.
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4.0 out of 5 stars all 3 are good June 24 2001
Format:Audio CD
To debate which of these CDs are better than others seems silly. They all contain well written songs with incredibly catchy production techniques. I think you end up like the one you hear first the most. Then they each have a turn being the favorite once they all grow on you.
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