Morphine- Like Swimming
Morphine- Like Swimming
Morphine- Like Swimming

Morphine- Like Swimming

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Label: Modern Classic Recordings

Reissued 9/8/2023, Originally released 1996

Rounding out each package is a 20-page booklet, featuring rare and never-before-seen images from the band's archives, including photos by Lana Z. Caplan and Danny Clinch, artifacts from Morphine's career, and unseen art by the band's late frontman, Mark Sandman. A major highlight of both packages are the insightful new liner notes by Ryan H. Walsh-a Boston-based journalist, musician, visual artist, and author of the acclaimed 2018 book _Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968_. Walsh's notes include a handful of new interviews detailing the band's career, including one of the final interviews with Morphine drummer Billy Conway, who sadly passed away in 2021 following a battle with cancer. Both albums are housed in deluxe gatefold jackets, featuring gorgeous art direction and design by Darryl Norsen at D. Norsen Design, also of Boston. Dedicated to the memories of Sandman and late drummer Billy Conway, both albums were produced with the full support of Morphine's surviving members (drummer Jerome Deupree and saxophonist Dana Colley), as well as the band's friends, family members, and collaborators-many of whom shared their memories with Walsh. The album has been lovingly remastered by Pete Weiss at Boston’s Jade Cow Music, with lacquers cut by John Golden. The record was pressed at Austin, TX’s Gold Rush Vinyl and is available in two colorways. The 1xLP Like Swimming (which features such favorites as “Early to Bed,” “French Fries with Pepper,” and “Eleven O’Clock”) can be found on 180-gram opaque blue or translucent red wax.

Track listing:

  1. Lilah, Potion
  2. I Know You (Pt. III)
  3. Early to Bed
  4. Wishing Well
  5. Like Swimming
  6. Murder for the Money
  7. French Fries with Pepper
  8. Empty Box
  9. Eleven O'Clock
  10. Hanging on a Curtain
  11. Swing It Low