Get Lost (The Magnetic Fields album)

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Get Lost
Get Lost (The Magnetic Fields album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by The Magnetic Fields
Released October 24, 1995
Genre
Length 39:58
Label Merge
Producer Stephin Merritt
The Magnetic Fields chronology
Holiday
(1994)
Get Lost
(1995)
69 Love Songs
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Consumer Guide A−[2]
NME 9/10[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[4]
Spin 7/10[5]

Get Lost is the fifth studio album by American indie pop band The Magnetic Fields, released on October 24, 1995.

Release[edit]

It was released on vinyl for the first time in 2008.

Cover versions[edit]

The Divine Comedy have recorded covers of two Magnetic Fields songs, both from this album. "Love Is Lighter Than Air" appears as the B-side of their 1996 single "Something for the Weekend", while their version of "With Whom to Dance" appears as the B-side of their 1999 single "The Pop Singer's Fear of the Pollen Count'".

Tracey Thorn has recorded covers of several Magnetic Fields songs. "Smoke and Mirrors" from Get Lost appears as the B-side of her 2007 single "Raise the Roof", together with her version of "The Book of Love" from 69 Love Songs.

Track listing[edit]

CD
No. Title Length
1. "Famous" 3:11
2. "The Desperate Things You Made Me Do" 3:54
3. "Smoke and Mirrors" 3:08
4. "With Whom to Dance?" 2:27
5. "You and Me and the Moon" 2:59
6. "Don't Look Away" 2:16
7. "Save a Secret for the Moon" 3:02
8. "Why I Cry" 3:37
9. "Love Is Lighter Than Air" 2:59
10. "When You're Old and Lonely" 1:57
11. "The Village in the Morning" 3:40
12. "All the Umbrellas in London" 3:18
13. "The Dreaming Moon" 3:24
Vinyl
Side A
No. Title Length
1. "With Whom to Dance?" 2:27
2. "Smoke and Mirrors" 3:08
3. "All the Umbrellas in London" 3:18
4. "Why I Cry" 3:37
5. "Save a Secret for the Moon" 3:02
6. "Don't Look Away" 2:16
7. "Love Is Lighter Than Air" 2:59
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Famous" 3:11
2. "The Desperate Things You Made Me Do" 3:54
3. "You and Me and the Moon" 2:59
4. "When You're Old and Lonely" 1:57
5. "The Village in the Morning" 3:40
6. "The Dreaming Moon" 3:24

Personnel[edit]

The Magnetic Fields
Additional personnel
  • Julie Cooper – bass guitar
  • Natalie Lithwick – French vocals
Production

Get Lost was produced by Stephin Merritt. Kelly McKaig was the recording assistant, Eric Masunaga was the technical advisor and occasional mixer. The spoken word French vocals on the song "Smoke and Mirrors" were translated by Andrew Beaujon.

Eve Prime photographed the cover art for the album. The models in the photo are, from left to right, cellist Sam Davol, Ilsa Jule, Gail O'Hara, Michael Cavadias and Leslie Taylor (who would later go on to wed Sam Davol in 1997).[6] Ashley Salisbury was the stylist.

Lilly of the Valley is listed in the liner notes as being one of the "cover models." It is a church in the Bronx and was the location of the photoshoot.[7]

The tray card was photographed by John Woo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Unterberger, Richie. "Get Lost – Magnetic Fields". AllMusic. Retrieved December 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (2000). "Magnetic Fields: Get Lost". Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. Macmillan Publishers. ISBN 0-312-24560-2. Retrieved December 8, 2015. 
  3. ^ Beaumont, Mark (March 30, 1996). "The Magnetic Fields – Get Lost". NME. Archived from the original on October 14, 2000. Retrieved February 22, 2016. 
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 509–10. ISBN 0-743-20169-8. 
  5. ^ Sutton, Terri (January 1996). "The Magnetic Fields: Get Lost". Spin. 11 (10): 87. Retrieved December 8, 2015. 
  6. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/1997/08/03/style/leslie-taylor-and-samuel-davol.html
  7. ^ https://plus.google.com/109951412941939008987/about?gl=us&hl=en