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Fevers and Mirrors

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Released  May 29, 2000 (US)
Artist  Bright Eyes
Producer  Mike Mogis
Length  55:10
Release date  29 May 2000
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Recorded  1999, Presto! Recording Studio, Lincoln, Nebraska
Label  Saddle Creek (US) LBJ-32 Wichita Recordings (UK)
Fevers and Mirrors (2000)  Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground (2002)
Genres  Indie rock, Folk music, Emo, Indie folk
Nominations  Independent Music Award for Best Album - Reissue
Similar  Bright Eyes albums, Emo albums

Fevers and mirrors 2012 vinyl reissue


Fevers and Mirrors is the third album by the Nebraska indie band Bright Eyes, recorded in 1999 and released on May 29, 2000. It was the 32nd release of the Omaha, Nebraska-based record label Saddle Creek Records. The album was released later in 2000 in the United Kingdom as the inaugural release from Wichita Recordings.

Contents

The album begins with a recording of a little boy reading Mitchell Is Moving, a book by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat. "An Attempt to Tip the Scales" includes what is ostensibly an interview with the band's frontman, Conor Oberst. However, Oberst has admitted that the interview was something of a joke, intended to poke fun at the dark tone of the album. Conor's voice is impersonated in the interview by Todd Fink of The Faint and Commander Venus. The man interviewing is Matt Silcock, a former member of Lullaby for the Working Class.

This album was included in Bright Eyes' Vinyl Box Set.

Bright eyes a spindle a darkness a fever and a necklace


Critical reception

The music online magazine Pitchfork Media placed Fevers and Mirrors at number 170 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s despite a low initial score of 5.4/10. In 2012, Pitchfork Media's Ian Cohen gave the reissued version of the album a 9.0 out of 10.

Personnel

  • Conor Oberst – vocals, guitar (1, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11), sample (1), organ (2), Rhodes (5), keyboards (5, 12), piano (7), tremolo guitar (9), percussion (11), toy piano (12)
  • Mike Mogis – electric guitar (4, 9), pedal steel (6, 8), vibraphone (1, 8), tambourine (6, 8), glockenspiel (1), piano (1), Ebow pedal steel (2), electronics (2, 9), tongue drum (3), guiro (3), lap dulcimer (4), hammered dulcimer (5), atmosphere (7), acoustic guitar intro (9), organ (9), mandolin (10), keyboards (10), sample (11), percussion (11)
  • Todd Baechle – keyboards (3)
  • Tim Kasher – accordion (1, 4, 6)
  • Joe Knapp – drums (2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10), percussion (3), vocals (8)
  • Jiha Lee – flute (2, 4, 10), vocals (5)
  • Andy LeMaster – guitar (3), percussion (3, 6, 11), Mellotron (5, 6), bass (2, 5, 10), electric guitar (9), vocals (9, 10, 11), keyboards (11)
  • Matt Maginn – bass (3, 4, 6, 8, 9)
  • A.J. Mogis – piano (2), Rhodes (9)
  • Clint Schnase – drums (2, 5)
  • Songs

    1A Spindle - a Darkness - a Fever - and a Necklace6:27
    2A Scale - a Mirror and Those Indifferent Clocks2:44
    3The Calendar Hung Itself3:55

    References

    Fevers and Mirrors Wikipedia


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