Le Grand Magistery
Release date: 2004
Written in the Tenderloin, San Francisco CA. Recorded at night on a fault line in the Oakland hills. Marriage Records/LGM.
Cover Image by Elliott Erwitt co/Magnum.
All songs by Matthew Edwards
‘The Music Lovers should, by all rights, be major cult figures. The San Francisco band has a distinctive, immediately identifiable sound, an elegant blend of Scott Walker sweep, Serge Gainsboug slyness, British guitar pop hooks and Dusty Sptingfield soul. Even better, the group’s leader Matthew Edwards can lay fair claim to being the best songwriter in the world right now, and I don’t say that lightly.” - BIG TAKEOVER
'Gorgeous and knowing work' – AMPLIFIER
‘Like Arthur Lee playing a Bond Theme’ - MOJO
1. The Former Miss Ontario 2. Sometimes People Just Do Stupid Things 3. May Ballad 4. Nothing 5. This World Vs. The Next World (Revisited) 6. I Don't Know Where I'm Going, But I'm Going To Those Who Love Me 7. Bitter Times 8. Delinquent Lullaby 9. When She Left The Farm 10. Virginia Lights 11. The Gold Rush Variations 12. Sunday
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