Joanna Newsom ‎– The Milk-Eyed Mender

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Bridges And Balloons 3:42
Sprout And The Bean 4:32
The Book Of Right-On 4:29
Sadie 6:02
Inflammatory Writ 2:50
This Side Of The Blue 5:21
"En Gallop" 5:07
Cassiopeia 3:20
Peach, Plum, Pear 3:34
Swansea 5:05
Three Little Babes 3:42
Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie 4:21

Versions (8)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DC263CD Joanna Newsom The Milk-Eyed Mender(CD, Album) Drag City DC263CD US 2004 Sell This Version
PCD-23504 Joanna Newsom The Milk-Eyed Mender(CD, Album) P-Vine Records PCD-23504 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
DC263CD Joanna Newsom The Milk-Eyed Mender(CD, Album) Drag City DC263CD US 2004 Sell This Version
URA129 Joanna Newsom The Milk-Eyed Mender(CD, Album) Spunk URA129 Australia 2004 Sell This Version
DC263CD Joanna Newsom The Milk-Eyed Mender(CD, Album) Drag City DC263CD US 2004 Sell This Version
DC263CD Joanna Newsom The Milk-Eyed Mender(CD, Album, Promo) Drag City DC263CD US 2004 Sell This Version
DC263 Joanna Newsom The Milk-Eyed Mender(LP, Album) Drag City DC263 US 2004 Sell This Version
DC263C Joanna Newsom The Milk-Eyed Mender(Cass, Album) Drag City DC263C US 2018 Sell This Version

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elahrairah

elahrairah

September 10, 2021
referencing The Milk-Eyed Mender, LP, Album, DC263

this is such a good record, probably my favourite of the 00s these days.
phillyspins

phillyspins

June 22, 2021
referencing The Milk-Eyed Mender, LP, Album, DC263

Whew, what a pressing! The best Newsom sounds in this format.
NeonBlue3

NeonBlue3

June 8, 2021
referencing The Milk-Eyed Mender, LP, Album, DC263
Just back in stock on Joanna's bandcamp store :) Don't wast your money on scalpers.
https://joannanewsom.bandcamp.com/album/the-milk-eyed-mender
Bon_ivar

Bon_ivar

February 22, 2021
referencing The Milk-Eyed Mender, LP, Album, DC263
It is an amazing feat squeezing 52 minutes of music on one record and it sounding completely flawless. Job well done.
foalborn

foalborn

March 24, 2018
referencing The Milk-Eyed Mender, CD, Album, DC263CD

There's only ever been one pressing of this... really... in 2004, and they've lasted until now...?
Wansmith

Wansmith

October 24, 2017
referencing The Milk-Eyed Mender, LP, Album, DC263
Purchased new from amazon recently. Excellent quiet pressing. Great dynamics. Highly recommended. My copy is flat with no warp.
hermetic_zeal

hermetic_zeal

February 28, 2016
referencing The Milk-Eyed Mender, LP, Album, DC263

I'm on my third copy of this, first one was so warped I could've used it as a fruit bowl!! Second copy warped but not as bad as first, third copy has very minor warping but plays fine.
drrrewww

drrrewww

December 4, 2015
referencing The Milk-Eyed Mender, LP, Album, DC263
Back in-stock on Drag City's site for $16. Don't overpay!
electro_cute

electro_cute

September 25, 2014
referencing The Milk-Eyed Mender, LP, Album, DC263
if anyone could upload a high-res scan of the lyric insert i'd be grateful. my record came without it and i'd like to print it.
jimthing

jimthing

May 22, 2007
edited over 15 years ago
referencing The Milk-Eyed Mender, LP, Album, DC263
This album garnered much attention in the UK after arguably the best, or should that be most sweet, track from it, "This Side Of The Blue", was featured in an award-wining advertising campaign from ad-agency Mother for mobile phone operator Orange, which ran from mid-2006 into the beginning of 2007, starting in cinemas, then due to it's presumed success, continued onto TV.
In cinemas, it usually ran just before the film was due to start, as it had the rather strange tagline for a mobile phone company, 'sometimes things need to switch off, for people to switch on ...good things can happen when your phone's off' ?! (...surely the opposite to what any mobile phone company would want you to actually do to your phone, me thinks).
The content of the advert featured a fictional story of an account of what had happened during the New York City blackout that really did occurred in the city on the afternoon of Thursday 14 August 2003.

Joanna Newsom, a former member of San Francisco group The Pleased, releases here a debut solo record that effortlessly blends the genres of pop and folk together using her trademark instrument the harp, as well as her rather interesting voice, as it's centre. The excellent single, "Sprout And The Bean", is also included on the release.

You'll either like what you hear here, or you'll despise it outright. Me, I happen to like it, as it has something original to add to a commercial music world one often feels is overrun with blandness and conservatism. Just try before you buy with this one, that's all I advise.