The Secret Migration

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The Secret Migration
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Studio album by Mercury Rev
Released January 24, 2005
Recorded Six Hours Studios, Tarbox Observatory
Genre Alternative rock
Length 44:28
Label V2 Records
Producer Dave Fridmann, Mercury Rev
Mercury Rev chronology
All Is Dream
(2001)
The Secret Migration
(2005)
Snowflake Midnight
(2008)
Singles from The Secret Migration
  1. "In A Funny Way"
    Released: 17 January 2005
  2. "Across Yer Ocean"
    Released: 21 March 2005
  3. "Secret for a Song"
    Released: June 2005 (Promo)

The Secret Migration is the sixth album by the alternative rock band Mercury Rev, released on January 24, 2005 in the UK (and a day later in the US). A limited edition of the American release of the album featured special packaging and included a bonus disc featuring b-sides, rarities, and live tracks.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]
FasterLouder 3.5/5 stars [2]
Pitchfork Media (5.5/10) [3]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [4]

The Secret Migration received mixed reviews from the majority of critics.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Mercury Rev.

  1. "Secret for a Song" – 4:01
  2. "Across Yer Ocean" – 3:20
  3. "Diamonds" – 3:51
  4. "Black Forest (Lorelei)" – 4:46
  5. "Vermillion" – 4:07
  6. "In the Wilderness" – 2:32
  7. "In a Funny Way" – 4:02
  8. "My Love" – 4:14
  9. "Moving On" – 1:20
  10. "The Climbing Rose" – 3:19
  11. "Arise" – 3:49
  12. "First-Time Mother's Joy (Flying)" – 3:31
  13. "Down Poured the Heavens" – 1:36

American Limited Edition Bonus Disc[edit]

  1. "The Black Swan" – 4:13
  2. "My Love" (Live) – 4:04
  3. "Afraid" – 3:42
  4. "Black Forest (Lorelei)" (Live) – 4:44
  5. "Observatory Crest" – 3:45
  6. "Streets of Laredo" – 2:43
  7. "Diamonds" (Live) – 3:29
  8. "Mirror for a Bell" – 3:11

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]