Throwing Muses: Purgatory/Paradise

Throwing Muses: Purgatory/Paradise

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Purgatory/Paradise is a revolutionary fusion of music and text from seminal indie rock band Throwing Muses.

Kristin Hersh, Throwing Muses's lead singer/songwriter, is one of the most well-respected musicians to emerge from the 1980s indie rock scene. Her work has influenced artists such as Cat Power, Alanis Morrissette, Lush, and Sleater-Kinney, as well as Riot Grrrls everywhere.

Ten years in the making, Hersh and Throwing Muses's 32-track album Purgatory/Paradise is the centerpiece of this deluxe 64-page book which also contains more than two dozen photographs and artwork by Kristin Hersh and band member Dave Narcizo; lyrics for each song; stories and essays that accompany each track written by Hersh; and instructions for downloads of exclusive content, including demos and outtakes.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 64 pages
  • 152.4 x 213.36 x 12.7mm | 317.51g
  • It Books
  • English
  • 006231002X
  • 9780062310026
  • 629,189

Review quote

Ms. Hersh s prose delves into the memories that occasioned the songs, mingling tour incidents, childhood trauma, philosophical musings and hardheaded life lessons--The New York Times"
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Back cover copy

The first new Throwing Muses album in a decade.

This book contains:

A CD of the 32-track Purgatory/Paradise album Full lyrics Short essay and stories by Kristin Hersh about each song Exclusive photographs and artwork

It also includes download instructions for these exclusives:

A commentary track featuring Kristin Hersh & David Narcizo An instrumental version of the full album Prepackaged mp3 and lossless versions of every track with embedded metadata, artwork and lyrics
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