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Product Details

  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: PRO408-2
  • Format: CD
  • UPC: 617026040820
  • Street Date: 08/25/23
  • PreBook Date: 07/21/23
  • Label: Projekt »
  • Genre: Gothic
  • Run Time: 82:13 mins
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Year of Production: 1987
  • Box Lot: 22
  • Territory: NA,GB,ASIA


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Black Tape For A Blue Girl - Mesmerized By The Sirens (2023 Stereo Mix)

New mix of their ethereal 1987 2nd album w/10 bonus tracks. For Fans of This Mortal Coil, Dead Can Dance, and Virginia Astley.

Black Tape For A Blue Girl - Mesmerized By The Sirens (2023 Stereo Mix)
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• A new mix of Black Tape For A Blue Girl's 1987 2nd album
• Includes 2nd disc with 10 previous unreleased bonus tracks
• Limited edition of 500

Genre: Darkwave, Ethereal, Goth, Alternative

For Fans of: This Mortal Coil, Dead Can Dance, Virginia Astley, Shelleyan Orphan

"Sadly nostalgic of your loneliest days, gently disturbing music that sends your mind adrift on an ocean of reflection." -- Bside Magazine

More than a reissue, it's a restoration! This new mix of Black Tape For A Blue Girl's ethereal, evocative and existential 1987 second album flows upon its haunting thread, revealing the heart of its lush dreamscape atmospheres. Sue-Kenny Smith's lovely British vocals float upon Sam Rosenthal's electronic and organic darkwave, tempting within their lush mystery. Oscar Herrera's passionate, powerful voice propels the majority of the tracks with "the sawdust scatter" capturing a late-80s goth rock aura. Rosenthal's precise new mix -- sourced from the original half-inch 8-track tapes -- highlights an album even more enchanting than when first released.

"After 36 years," Rosenthal reflects. "Mesmerized finally matches the way it has always played in my head. I remixed the album from scratch. It's rich, detailed and distinct. With eq and much more advanced computer mixing possibilities (and many more years of experience) I restored the album to as good as it could have been back in the day. The new CD and LP returns sumptuousness to Mesmerized; it's the same album yet so different from what I remember. Everything is more present; the vocals engulf you in their despair, desire and allure."

The Bob wrote, "Rosenthal's vision is bleak to be sure, packed with repeated images of physical and emotional torture, loneliness and imprisonment."

It's a consuming tapestry of melody and mood, finding hints of beauty as romantic love crashes upon the rocks of desolation and dejection.

Discover what has been hidden all these years.

2CD in 6-panel digipak.


Track Listing

Disc 1:
  • Jamais Pars — 2023 stereo mix
  • A Teardrop Left Behind — 2023 stereo mix
  • Dark Skinned And Inviting — 2023 stereo mix
  • Lie Broken, Bleeding — 2023 stereo mix
  • Hairline Sunlight — 2023 stereo mix
  • With A Million Tears — 2023 stereo mix
  • The Sawdust Scatter — 2023 stereo mix
  • Beneath The Planks — 2023 stereo mix
  • Scream, My Shallow — 2023 stereo mix
  • Seireenien Lumoama — 2023 stereo mix
  • Disc 2:
    • The Magnet & The Metal
    • A Teardrop Left Behind — pt 1, vocal take 1
    • The Sawdust Scatter — demo
    • Seireenien Piano — rehearsal room
    • Seireenien Lumoama — pt 3, extended mix
    • jamais pars — 1986 early mix
    • A Teardrop Left Behind — 1986 early mix
    • The Sawdust Scatter — 1986 early mix
    • Hairline Sunlight — 1986 early mix
    • Our Flesh As One — 1986 early mix

Sales Points

  • Limited edition of 500
  • For Fans of: This Mortal Coil, Dead Can Dance, Virginia Astley, Shelleyan Orphan

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