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The Secret Migration: Deluxe Edition (5CD)

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The Secret Migration: 5CD Deluxe Edition
The Secret Migration: 5CD Deluxe Edition


  • Formed in Buffalo, New York, in 1989, MERCURY REV quick grew to become leading figures in left field alternative rock. Earlier albums veered towards experimental, off-kilter psychedelia but by the end of the decade, the band had developed their own brand of serene, piano-based Americana with the acclaimed, best-selling LP Deserter’s Songs (1998).
  • Originally issued in January 2005, THE SECRET MIGRATION was the sixth album by Mercury Rev and followed All Is Dream (2001) – which has already been reissued as a deluxe edition and more recently a double vinyl set by Cherry Red. In the UK, where the band were signed to V2, the album spawned two singles, ‘In A Funny Way’ and ‘Across Yer Ocean’.
  • Cherry Red Records are proud to unveil a deluxe 5-CD edition of this sometimes overlooked album, compiled by Jonathan Donaghue & Sean ‘Grasshopper’ Mackowiak.
  • Joining the original album are a second disc of B-sides and previously unissued outtakes, a third disc wholly devoted to hitherto unheard demos and a fourth disc of in-concert material culled from shows around the globe (again, previously unreleased). For good measure, Disc 5 revisits the band’s subsequent soundtrack album, Hello Blackbird.
  • Among the bonus tracks are Rev-esque versions of Bobby Charles' Catskill Mountains inspired masterpiece 'Tennessee Blues', the plaintive modern spiritual 'Afraid' originally recorded by Nico, two Paul Westerberg penned gems 'Androgynous' and 'Good Day', Daniel Johnston's ode to healing 'Blue Clouds' as well as a sublime Rev duet featuring Bonnie Anthony on their version of 'I Never Had It So Good' (a song the Rev chose from Kris and Rita's 1973 LP “Full Moon”.
  • This expanded edition of THE SECRET MIGRATION is presented as a plush, hardbook book containing original album lyrics, lots of visuals and new sleeve-notes by acclaimed author and journalist Barney Hoskyns.

In addition, HELLO BLACKBIRD also receives its debut as a limited vinyl pressing!


  1. Name
  2. Secret For A Song
  3. Across Yer Ocean
  4. Diamonds
  5. Black Forest (Lorelei)
  6. Vermillion
  7. In The Wilderness
  8. In A Funny Way
  9. My Love
  10. Moving On
  11. The Climbing Rose
  12. Arise
  13. First-Time Mother's Joy (Flying)
  14. Down Poured The Heavens
  15. Tennessee Blues
  16. Afraid
  17. Seagull
  18. Androgynous
  19. Mirror For A Bell
  20. Good Times Ahead
  21. Blue Clouds
  22. I Never Had It So Good
  23. Black Forest (Lorelei) (Adam Peters Remix)
  24. Late Night Request
  25. Season Of Poussin
  26. Good Day *
  27. Look At Brutis With His Knife
  28. The Alchemy Of Lovers
  29. Diamonds
  30. Black Forest (Lorelei) fender Jaguar Version
  31. First Time Mothers Joy (Flying)
  32. In A Funny Way
  33. Seagull
  34. Vermillion
  35. Siphoned From The Sea
  36. My Love
  37. Secret For A Song
  38. In The Wilderness (Snippet)
  39. Black Forest (Lorelei) vega Barking
  40. Its All That You Need
  41. In The Wilderness
  42. Down Poured The Heavens
  43. Secret For A Song Sydney Opera House 7/13/05
  44. Black Forest (Lorelei) - Toronto 5/16/05
  45. Mirror For A Bell - Stockholm 3/17/05
  46. My Love - The Ritz (Nyc) 5/19/05
  47. Vermillion - Florence 11/30/04
  48. In A Funny Way Hammersmith Apollo 3/12/05
  49. First-Time Mothers Joy (Flying) - Lausanne 11/27/04
  50. In The Wilderness - Perth 7/20/05
  51. Down Poured The Heavens Skopje 6/10/05
  52. Holes - Leipzig 11/22/04
  53. Arise - Luxembourg 6/05/05
  54. Diamonds - St. Brieue 6/03/05
  55. The Dark Is Rising - Coachella - 4/30/05
  56. Blackbirds Call
  57. Illumination By Street Lamp
  58. Waltz For Alice
  59. Trial By Wire
  60. Daydream For Nina
  61. Audition Scene Sketch (Simply Because)
  62. The White Birds
  63. Josefs Vision
  64. Eye Of The Blackbird (Traveling Music II)
  65. The Last Of The White Birds (Marche Funebré)
  66. Cinema Theme
  67. First Flight Of The White Birds
  68. The Chimpy Waltz
  69. Dempseys Theme
  70. Fantasia No. 1
  71. Robert Y Roberto
  72. Traveling Music
  73. Departed Angels
  74. Simply Because
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