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  • Audio CD (17 Nov. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Sweet N' Sour Songs
  • ASIN: B001GGX9SW
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,296 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. The Thin Garden
2. No Good Trying
3. Trussed
4. The Alien Brain
5. Papal Breakdance
6. Pickles And Jam
7. Foggy Notion
8. I Am Making a Mirror
9. New York Story (Michael Gira Mix)
10. I Love You, I Know
Disc: 2
1. Bonus DVD

Product Description

Mid-price reissue of the 2008 album , recorded in the wake of the death of Lady Jaye. Mainly recorded live for NPR s World Café programme in Philadelphia and from the bands performances at Galapagos Arts Space in Brooklyn. The DVD features previously unseen live PTV footage and in the studio by filmmaker Marie Losier.

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Santa Dog on 20 Oct. 2008
Format: Audio CD
This is an amazing album from a very in-form Genesis P Orridge and PTV. From the instrumental 'The Thin Garden' through to the relatively heavy 'Trussed' and the almost 'Godstar' like 'Papel Breakdance', this album I'm sure will please most fans and might even attract some new ones in the unlikely event it receives any airplay. Even the cover versions are great - Genesis's take on the Velvets 'Foggy Notion' is quite possibly better than the original and even the Syd Barrett 'No Good Trying' won me over afte a rather slow start. Of course this album must have been made in difficult circumstances following the loss of Lady Jaye and her vocals on "I am making a Mirror" just reinforce what a wonderful part of PTV she was and how much she will be missed.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Five stars for the vinyl edition, four for the cd 23 Feb. 2009
By Ryan Winn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I recommend buying both the vinyl and cd versions of this album. The vinyl edition has four tracks that the cd doesn't have, and the cd has one track and a bonus dvd that the vinyl doesn't have. The extra songs on the vinyl edition are all good, especially Slow Roman and a (sort of) Monks cover. Slow Roman is a slowed down version of their mid 80s song Roman P. It's very psychedelic and groovy, and has a great build up. I was at the show where they recorded this version, and I have to say that it sounded more powerful in the moment than it does on the LP. There is another version from a different show on the dvd, and it's also good but not as good as hearing it live. I'm not downing the LP or the DVD, though; I'm just saying you need to see them live if you haven't already!
The cd starts off very strong and fun, but the last three songs (all in some way by or about the physically deceased Lady Jaye) end the album with a different feeling. I don't know how to explain it. It's not necessarily sombre or a celebration, or maybe it's both.
This album sounds the way I hoped their last album would sound when Genesis proclaimed it to be The Dark Side of the Moon for the 21st century. I loved their last album anyway (it's great), but this one is closer to the sound I imagined when that claim was made.
If you're wondering what the dvd is like, it starts off with Slow Roman live, then after that the audio and video come from different sources. It's about 30 minutes long. If you're into PTV, you'll like it.
Also, there is an amazing bonus track. It's on both editions.

Only 500 copies were made of the vinyl edition. It's available at Dais Records, and Genesis P-Orridge.com's web store is also selling a few copies (with a bunch of old PTV show flyers).
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Messy and Wonderful 11 Jan. 2009
By David M. Madden - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
A Psychic TV record is always a messy, terrific display of studio tricks, disconnected lyrics, sideways songwriting and futurism via genre-bending of outdated styles - and usually four albums whiz by before you really "get" the first one. This disc doesn't break ranks with that notion, as this current lineup (featuring vocals from Genesis P-Orridge's recently departed Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge) cycles through a pureed strangeness as inviting as it is off-putting. "Trussed" is curiously Soundgarden's "Mind Riot" meets Godspeed You! Black Emperor, drummer Morrison Edley chugging along on hi-hat amidst the bands incredibly complex drone. P-Orridge does la-la-I-love-you sounds on the meandering, screwed up rock ballad, "The Alien Brain" then jumps to metal posturing ("Papal Breakdance") to flailing Iggy Pop antics on the over-the-top-Stooges-like "Pickles and Jam". Grotesque, fascinating and otherworldly, the accompanying DVD (a documentary of sorts) only furthers Psychic TV's oracular mythology.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
RIP Lady Jaye 2 April 2009
By Lost Johnny - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I liked the punky psychedelia, with Genesis's Captain Beefheart-like vocals, of "Heaven is Here..." much better, but its this album is well worth listening to. It's very sad, thinking of how Genesis how much must miss hir partner.

The version of "Foggy Notion" is brilliant. I suppose the drag queen/S&M theme of Reed's song strikes a chord with Genesis. He has done "Candy Says" live before and the invented dialogue between Warhol and Candy Darling (who died following a bodged breast implant operation-- listen to Lou's drunken comments on "Take No Prisoners") is a high point.

All the psychedelic drones and weirdness you expect from PTV are here and the band play well, but this is not Genesis at his most energetic and his 'singing' is not at it's best, but that's hardly surprising.

There are some anomalies with the CD's. Mine has a gap between two tracks, several minutes long but with a bonus track of 13th Floor Elevators' "Rollercoaster". I think the gap should have been filled with "Boys are Girls and Girls are Boys" which is on the Emusic download.

The video disc is probably for dedicated PTV fans only, but the digipak is nicely done.
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