The Wayward Bus / Distant Plastic Trees by The Magnetic Fields


The Wayward Bus / Distant Plastic Trees by The Magnetic Fields


Condition: New

Label: Merge Records ‎(MRG075)

Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Limited Edition

Country: US

Released: 2016

Genre: Electronic, Pop, Folk, World, Country

Style: Indie Pop

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The Magnetic Fields' first two albums, The Wayward Bus and Distant Plastic Trees, make their debut appearance here on vinyl, packaged together as a two-LP set. Distant Plastic Trees was originally released in England and Japan in 1991. The album includes the early-’90s college radio single “100,000 Fireflies.” which had earlier appeared as a single on Harriet Records and was later covered by Superchunk. For its domestic debut, Distant Plastic Trees was paired with the Magnetic Fields’ 1992 album The Wayward Bus on a single CD that came out on the band’s own PoPuP Records imprint before its re-release on Merge in 1994. While both albums feature singer Susan Anway (formerly of early-’80s Boston punk band V;), the latter introduced several new players who would subsequently make regular appearances on Stephin Merrit's various musical projects.


The Wayward Bus

A1 When You Were My Baby

A2 The Saddest Story Ever Told

A3 Lovers From The Moon

A4 Candy

A5 Tokyo Á Go-Go

B1 Summer Lies

B2 Old Orchard Beach

B3 Jeremy

B4 Dancing in Your Eyes

B5 Suddenly There Is A Tidal Wave

Distant Plastic Trees

C1 Railroad Boy

C2 Smoke Signals

C3 You Love to Fail

C4 Kings

C5 Babies Falling

D1 Living In An Abandoned Firehouse With You

D2 Tar-Heel Boy

D3 Falling In Love With The Wolfboy

D4 Josephine

D5 100,000 Fireflies