The Magnetic Fields
50 Song Memoir 5-CD + MP3 Bundle
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The Magnetic Fields' 50 Song Memoir chronicles the 50 years of songwriter Stephin Merritt's life with one song per year. Merritt sings vocals on all 50 songs and plays more than 100 instruments, from ukulele to piano to drum machine to abacus. Unlike his previous work, the lyrics are nonfiction—a mix of autobiography (bedbugs, Buddhism, buggery) and documentary (hippies, Hollywood, hyperacusis). This five-CD box set includes a 100+ page booklet with an extensive interview by Daniel Handler and facsimile handwritten lyrics by Stephin Merritt.