Moss Elixir

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Moss Elixir
Studio album by
GenreFolk rock, folk pop, alternative rock
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerRobyn Hitchcock
Robyn Hitchcock chronology
Moss Elixir
Jewels for Sophia
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Moss Elixir is the eleventh studio album by Robyn Hitchcock, released in 1996, containing twelve original compositions, predominantly acoustic, and released by Warner Music.

Following the traumatic loss of his father, Hitchcock had recorded little in the preceding five years. When he re-emerged, he had dispensed with old group The Egyptians and begun working here with new musicians, including Deni Bonet, a violinist with whom Hitchcock would collaborate several times in the years following.

Moss Elixir came packaged in green and gold, continuing the theme of his earlier solo acoustic albums, I Often Dream of Trains and Eye. The CD insert includes a short story: a vaguely autobiographical, surrealist account of Hitchcock in the afterlife, which weaves several images and titles from the album's contents into its storyline, including the elixir of the album's title.

The name of the track "De Chirico Street" refers to metaphysical painter Giorgio de Chirico.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Robyn Hitchcock

  1. "Sinister but She Was Happy"
  2. "The Devil's Radio"
  3. "Heliotrope"
  4. "Alright, Yeah"
  5. "Filthy Bird"
  6. "The Speed of Things"
  7. "Beautiful Queen"
  8. "Man with a Woman's Shadow"
  9. "I Am Not Me"
  10. "De Chirico Street"
  11. "You and Oblivion"
  12. "This Is How It Feels"