Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - The Firstborn is Dead (2009 Reissue) (Digipak CD)

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - The Firstborn is Dead (2009 Reissue) (Digipak CD)

Regular price £12

Special edition reissue includes bonus DVD with the album mixed in 5.1, bonus tracks and video, exclusive new short film by artists Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard.

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Track listing

  1. Tupelo
  2. Say Goodbye to the Little Girl Tree
  3. Train Long-Suffering
  4. Black Crow King
  5. Knockin' on Joe
  6. Wanted Man
  7. Blind Lemon Jefferson
  8. The Six Strings That Drew Blood Bonus

Review

What was startling was how well Cave and his bandmates - Barry Adamson, Mick Harvey, and Blixa Bargeld - were able to absorb and honor the influences of artists like Skip James and Charley Patton while creating a sound that was unmistakably their own. The moody obsessions of rural blues - trains, floods, imprisonment, sin, fear, and death - seemed made to order for Cave, and he was able to tap into the doomy iconography of this music with potent emotional force... - 4/5