Pennsylvania (album)

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Pennsylvania
Studio album by Pere Ubu
Released March 2, 1998
Genre Post-punk, experimental rock
Label Cooking Vinyl
Producer David Thomas
Pere Ubu chronology
Datapanik in Year Zero
(1996)
Pennsylvania
(1998)
Apocalypse Now
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Pennsylvania is Pere Ubu's eleventh studio album. The album marks Tom Herman's return to Pere Ubu's studio work after a twenty-year absence.

Director's Cut[edit]

In 2005, to celebrate Pere Ubu's 30th Anniversary, a "Director's Cut" was released which featured new mastering, alternate mixes, and two bonus tracks. David Thomas explains: "The point of doing a Director's Cut is to benefit from that older and wiser thing. I reviewed all alternate mixes from the session, sometimes discovering that an earlier mix turned out to be superior to the chosen mix. As well, 10 years later, we have access to improved mastering technology. Consequently, there is a greater clarity and cohesion to the Director's Cut. We are not going to make both versions available. The Director's Cut is the way it's supposed to be. Period." [1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. Woolie Bullie – 3:41
  2. Highwaterville – 1:36
  3. SAD.TXT – 3:26
  4. Urban Lifestyle – 2:55
  5. Silent Spring – 4:15
  6. Mr Wheeler – 3:35
  7. Muddy Waters – 3:26
  8. Slow – 1:07
  9. Drive – 4:17
  10. Indiangiver :58
  11. Monday Morning – 3:32
  12. Perfume – 4:31
  13. Fly's Eye – 2:39
  14. The Duke's Saharan Ambitions – 4:56
  15. Wheelhouse – 5:03
  16. Fly's Eye (alt mix)* – 2:44
  17. SAD.TXT (live)* – 3:48
  18. My Name Is... (live)* – 7:30
  19. Dr Sax (out-take)* – 5:12

* - Director's Cut only

Personnel[edit]

  • David Thomas: vocals
  • Tom Herman: guitar, bass, tack piano, snare
  • Jim Jones: guitar, bass, organ
  • Robert Wheeler: EML & digital synthesizers, theremin, organ
  • Michele Temple: bass, guitar, organ, piano
  • Steve Mehlman: drums, percussion

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