180-gram double LP
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English guitarist and organist James Johnston joined the Bad Seeds for their 13th studio album Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus, which was released on September 20th 2004. This masterful double album was produced by Nick Launay at Studio Ferber in Paris in March-April 2004 with Cave splitting drumming duties for the two parts, with Jim Sclavunos on Abattoir Blues and Thomas Wydler on Lyre Of Orpheus. The entire album was completed in 12 days, and notably, the last track on the album, "O Children," was featured in the 2010 film "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part One."
The album generated extremely positive reviews: "The first disc is a rock 'n' roll record, a pathos-drenched, volume-cranked rocker, full of crunch, punishment - and taste" while the second "is a much quieter, more elegant affair. It is more consciously restrained, it's attention to craft and theatrical flair more prevalent. But that doesn't make it any less satisfying."
The Lyre Of Orpheus
Babe, You Turn Me On
Get Ready For Love
Hiding All Away
There She Goes, My Beautiful World
Let The Bells Ring
Fable Of The Brown Ape