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Skeletons In the Closet 2nd Edition: Rarities, Demos, and Lo​-​Fi Live

by Murder By Death

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Crows (Demo) 04:14
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Film Credits 02:23
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oh let me lay down beside my dear friend who has gone away cover me over with dirt and sod let me hasten my departure day for i long for that day when we'll be dancin on the stormclouds to shake the rain from the sky onto our graves we'll all be waiting for that day well will whitmore mixed up some shine filled up the jug and met us walkin down the line the line the line he met us walkin down the line to join our friend in heaven down the line and every chain gang in heaven lifted up their arms made an aisle for him to walk between the rows and each plant bowed down toward him as he passed as he passed they kept their necks in reverence for the preacher's son
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about

Reissue of 2009 Skeletons in the closet, with an added new record of rarities from 2010-2018. Comes with digital dl codes.

It includes 13 new b-sides, demos and alternate versions of songs from 2010-2018 plus the original 33 tracks. It's almost 3 hours of music on 4 colored vinyl records. New Jacket and additional inner sleeve art too, and includes 45 minutes of previously unreleased music. It's up for presale at store.murderbydeath.com and ships June 1

If you're one of the rare folks who has an original pressing of this and you just want the new content it will also be available digitally on Bandcamp, track by track so you can get the audio without having the shell out for the whole thing again. Tried to figure out a way to press just the additional record and just didn't work out due to logistical problems.

Tracks 1-10: Rarities 2000-2009
Tracks 11-21: Demos & Alternates 2000-2009
Tracks 22-32: Lo-Fi Live 2000-2009
Tracks 33--48 Rarities & demos 2010-2018

TRACK LISTING

Side A Record 1
1. The Moon Is Up * (2005)
2. We Only Come Out At Night (2004)
3. Don’t Cry (2004)
4. (Bang Bang) My Baby Shot Me Down * (2005)
5. Theme to the Film American Carny (2005)
6. Crows (Adam Demo) * (2007)

SIDE B Record 1
7. Songasaurus Rex (demo) (2007)
8. Film Credits (2006)
9. For Matt Davis (2003)
10. Social Gatherings (2000)

SIDE A Record 2
11. ’52 Ford (Adam Demo) * (2007)
12. Comin’ Home (Adam Demo) * (2007)
13. Brother (Demo) (2005)
14. Dynamite Mine (Demo) (2005)
15. Dead Men & Sinners (Demo) (2005)
16. Shiola (Adam Demo) * (2005)

SIDE B Record 2
17. One More Notch (Extended Demo) (2005)
18. One More Notch (Alternate Version) (2005)
19. Boy Decide (Adam demo) * (2005)
20. End of the Road (Demo) (2004)
21. Those Who Stayed (Demo) (2001)

SIDE A Record 3
22. Sometimes The Line Walks You (Live) (2008)
23. Fuego! (Live) (2009)
24. Ball & Chain (Live) * (2009)
25. ’52 Ford (Live) (2009)
26. Three Men Hanging (Live) (2007)
27. The Desert Is On Fire (Live) (2007)

SIDE B Record 3
28. Brother (Live & Acoustic) (2006)
29. Steam Rising (Live) (2006)
30. Dynamite Mine (Live) (2006)
31. Raise The Shade (Live) (2000)
32. Those Who Left (Live) (2000)

SIDE A Record 4
33 More to Lose (full band demo) (2011)
34 Rogue Wave (Adam demo) (2014) *
35 She Cut Me Down (Adam demo) (2014) *
36 Go To The Light (Adam demo) (2010) *
37 Lost River (full band demo 2011)
38 Dark Winds (Ghost Fields full band demo 2011)
39 Strange Eyes (Adam & Sarah demo 2014)

SIDE B Record 4
40 Hunted (Adam & Sarah demo 2014)
41 Big Dark Love (Adam demo in 3/4 2014)
42 Last Thing (Adam demo 2014) *
43 King Of Lies (Adam demo 2018) *
44 You're Only Kind (To Your Own Kind) (Adam demo 2018)
45 7th Street Wonderland (2014)

(digital only)
46 3 Men Hangin' (Adam & Sarah acoustic 2014)
47 Until Morale Improves... (Adam & Sarah acoustic 2014)
48 A Masters In Reverse Psychology (Adam & Sarah acoustic 2014)





Woah. Over 32 rarities and b-sides, collected for your listening please. Plus you can get them in the brand-new vinyl boxed set with all five of our albums...set phasers to overdose!

Tracks 1-10: Rarities
Tracks 11-21: Demos & Alternates
Tracks 22-32: Lo-Fi Live

The boxed set contains these albums/releases:
• "Like The Exorcist, But More Breakdancing" (2002)
- on PINK 200 gram vinyl
• "Who Will Survive and What Will Be Left of Them?" (2003)
- on 2x10" OLIVE GREEN 160 gram vinyl
• "In Bocca Al Lupo" (2006)
- on FLAMED ORANGE 200 gram vinyl
• "Red of Tooth and Claw" (2008)
- on RED 200 gram vinyl
• "Finch"
- on 10" YELLOW 160 gram vinyl
• "Good Morning, Magpie" (2010)
- on GREEN 200 gram vinyl with 12 page booklet and embossed cover
• "Skeletons In the Closet" (2010)
- All 32 b-sides and rarities on 3 records! BLUE, ORANGE, and WHITE 180 gram vinyl
• "Little Joe Gould" EP (2000) / "Volta Do Mar Split" (2003)
- on 200 gram ORANGE VINYL

OVER 8 HOURS OF MUSIC, and it comes in a nice thick box with "Murder By Death" written in copper foil. Already have all or most of the MBD albums on vinyl? No worries! We've also released copies of the box (minus the vinyl) so your records can have a lovely home AND you can also buy the new records individually.

credits

released January 25, 2011

All songs performed by Murder By Death (or Adam Turla solo *, when noted).

All songs written by Murder By Death except:
• "We Only Come Out At Night" (track 2)
- Written by Billy Corgan
- Originally performed by The Smashing Pumpkins
• "Don't Cry" (track 3)
- Written by Izzy Stradlin & Axl Rose
- Originally performed by Guns N' Roses
• "(Bang Bang) My Baby Shot Me Down" (track 4)
- Written by Sonny Bono
- MBD inspired by Nancy Sinatra's performance
• "7th Street Wonderland" (track 45)
- Written by Jason Magnolia
- Originally performed by Songs: Ohia
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"Where'd that song also appear?":
• Tracks 6, 7, 9, and 10, 33, 34, 35, 43, 44 are previously unreleased
• Track 1 from "Brother" (CD single)
• Track 2 from "The Killer In You: A Tribute To Smashing Pumpkins"
• Track 3 from "Brother" (7" vinyl single)
• Tracks 4 and 5 from "Sometimes the Line Walks You" (single)
• Track 9 from "Tribute for Matt Davis" (7" vinyl)
• Track 20 also appeared on "Masters of Horror" (soundtrack)
• Track 45 from "Farewell Transmission" benefit comp

Much of this release consists of demos and live tracks.
Here are the records you'll find the studio versions on:
• Tracks 11 and 12 from "Red of Tooth and Claw"
• Tracks 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 28, 29, and 30 from "In Bocca al Lupo"
• Tracks 2 and 32 from "Like the Exorcist, but More Breakdancing"
• Tracks 23, 24, 25 from "Red of Tooth and Claw"
• Tracks 26 and 27 from "Who Will Survive, and What Will Be Left of Them?"
• Track 31 from "Little Joe Gould" EP
• Tracks 36, 37, 38 from "Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon"
• Tracks 39, 40, 41, 42 from "Big Dark Love"
• Tracks 46-48 (bonus digital tracks) from "Who Will Survive, And What Will Be Left of Them"

All songs performed by Murder By Death (or Adam Turla solo *, when noted).

All songs written by Murder By Death except:
• "We Only Come Out At Night" (track 2)
- Written by Billy Corgan
- Originally performed by The Smashing Pumpkins
• "Don't Cry" (track 3)
- Written by Izzy Stradlin & Axl Rose
- Originally performed by Guns N' Roses
• "(Bang Bang) My Baby Shot Me Down" (track 4)
- Written by Sonny Bono
- MBD inspired by Nancy Sinatra's performance
• "7th Street Wonderland" (track 45)
- Written by Jason Magnolia
- Originally performed by Songs: Ohia
____________

"Where'd that song also appear?":
• Tracks 6, 7, 9, and 10, 33, 34, 35, 43, 44 are previously unreleased
• Track 1 from "Brother" (CD single)
• Track 2 from "The Killer In You: A Tribute To Smashing Pumpkins"
• Track 3 from "Brother" (7" vinyl single)
• Tracks 4 and 5 from "Sometimes the Line Walks You" (single)
• Track 9 from "Tribute for Matt Davis" (7" vinyl)
• Track 20 also appeared on "Masters of Horror" (soundtrack)
• Track 45 from "Farewell Transmission" benefit comp

Much of this release consists of demos and live tracks.
Here are the records you'll find the studio versions on:
• Tracks 11 and 12 from "Red of Tooth and Claw"
• Tracks 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 28, 29, and 30 from "In Bocca al Lupo"
• Tracks 2 and 32 from "Like the Exorcist, but More Breakdancing"
• Tracks 23, 24, 25 from "Red of Tooth and Claw"
• Tracks 26 and 27 from "Who Will Survive, and What Will Be Left of Them?"
• Track 31 from "Little Joe Gould" EP
• Tracks 36, 37, 38 from "Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon"
• Tracks 39, 40, 41, 42 from "Big Dark Love"
• Tracks 46-48 (bonus digital tracks) from "Who Will Survive, And What Will Be Left of Them"

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