Magnetic Fields' snarky-romantic opus '69 Love Songs' gets vinyl release

Finally, procrastination pays off!

Say that for whatever reason, you’ve been delaying the purchase of the Magnetic Fields 1999 opus “69 Love Songs.” For the past 10 years. Shame on you, obviously. Or maybe you’re the smart one, given that Merge Records today announced the April 20 release of all 69 songs, fully remastered, on vinyl.

What occupied three CDs will fill six 10-inch records, and the set includes an mp3 coupon and a 10-inch version of the original booklet featuring liner notes by “Lemony Snicket” author Daniel Handler.

It ain’t cheap, but you can pre-order the set here for a special pre-Valentine’s Day price. To further whet your appetite, Merge is giving away a free download of the band’s half-romantic, half-snarky song “Book of Love.”

(Also, just last week the Magnetic Fields released an excellent new album, “Realism,” on Nonesuch.)

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