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« on: June 25, 2010, 06:40:35 PM »

I know there's an "album" forum but it seems like this is the one most people post on.  What's your favorite of his albums???
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2010, 09:08:30 AM »

The Story of an Artist on Munster Records.   

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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2010, 01:11:30 PM »

Cheater!!!!!!!!!!! hahaha

It does look so nice though.  I saw those pictures of the booklet and everything....made me wish I didn't already get those CDRs.  Money is tight though.  Hopefully they are still around in a couple of months (I doubt it)
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2010, 01:37:10 PM »

YES!!! The Story of an Artist.

Just got mine today and I'm blown away. Total quality, the poster and book alone are a prize. The recordings sound so good, too. I'm at Premarital Sex on Songs of Pain right now and I'm so glad I've got these versions for daily listening. The whole presentation is just done right.

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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2010, 06:29:36 PM »

Man, you guys are really making me bummed I don't have more money!  hahah
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2010, 10:12:01 AM »

Listen, seriously, I've got a little bit of money saved, enough to get this. I already have a lot of his songs. Most, as far as I can tell. But I do hope I'm wrong. I hope I'm dead wrong....... But my problem is this :  I have the money. But I am so poor right now......... I desperately would like to have this. Is there much of a difference in the way these songs are presented? Or is it just an AWESOME collection of Daniel Johnston's Music?
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2010, 01:09:20 PM »

Well I can't wait for a reply any longer! I'm going to go ahead and order it.
I'll give it an official rating soon!
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2010, 07:22:58 AM »

The Story of an Artist on Munster Records.
My official rating upon careful listening: 5 Stars (out of 5 Stars)

The packaging is beautiful.
The text informative and a good read. Each CD is discussed in the 65 page booklet, with many photos I've never seen before. Cool poster too. This one's made to last.

Some of these songs I feel like I've never heard before.
Of course, I have, but I guess it's actually been awhile since I sat down and listened to the music, as Mr. Everett True reminds us (so very often) to do. The sound is as clean as you can get, considering the source material.

If you somehow manage to get this, you will not be disappointed.
Have a Merry Christmas.

One addition:
I would LOVE to see a similar thing done with Yip/Jump music, Hi How Are You, Retired Boxer, Respect, Continued Story, etc. There's still so much in this music that keeps it alive.
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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2010, 08:48:33 AM »

Exactly how limited is this set?
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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2010, 08:56:15 AM »

Exactly how limited is this set?

1000 cd and 1000 vinyl sets.
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« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2010, 09:48:39 AM »

The Story of an Artist on Munster Records.   

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And you expected less from Munster, Jeff? Inigo Munster is the bees knees...with a very keen eye for detail and greatness.

Very good package indeed.
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« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2010, 04:58:11 PM »

FUN
...best memory of it....when I first played this CD for my niece, age 5 at the time, she told me "I love him! I want him to be in love with me!"  She was actually jealous of the woman he song about...in the love songs...  She also loved the burp!

I love this album, too.

Here are reveiw snippets from:

http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/pid/1097432/a/Fun.htm

The first three songs alone show the wonderful range of this collection. "Love Wheel" is propelled by an incessantly rocking combo, "Life in Vain" is gorgeously embellished with a rich string trio, and "Crazy Love" finds Johnston alone at a Fender Rhodes piano, singing about one of his favorite subjects. Leary had the good sense to recognize the core strengths of Johnston's powerful songwriting and he let nothing get in the way. FUN is both well-produced and directly honest. This is the Daniel Johnston album to start with.

To the surprise of nearly everyone who had followed his career, Daniel Johnston was signed to Atlantic Records, which released FUN in 1994. Produced by Paul Leary of the Butthole Surfers, the album is a perfect presentation of Johnston's music. He evolved from primitive self-recording, to working in a true recording studio, to finally finding a sympathetic and appropriate producer in Leary.

Live Recording

Personnel: Daniel Johnston (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Paul Leary (guitar, bass); Regina Carter (violin); John Hagen (cello); Bobbie Nelson (piano); Sandy Smallens (bass); King Coffey (drums).

Rolling Stone (12/29/94-1/12/95, p.176) - "...Recalling the spirit of the prelapsarian Pee-Wee Herman, it's an aural dada playhouse wherein `Kool-Aid flows like wine'....Johnson and his motley playmates...are the cat's pajamas in some surreal cartoons."
Spin (10/94, p.112) - Highly Recommended - "...it's good to hear Johnston backed by Paul Leary on FUN....Scrapping the lo-fi aesthetic, [Leary] finds the hooks that Johnston's technical limits had hidden..."
Entertainment Weekly (10/7/94, p.76) - "...Thankfully, his eccentricities--spare production, wavering pitch, erratic phrasing--have made the major-label transfer practically intact, only better recorded..."
- Rating: B+
Musician (11/94, p.92) - "...He tugs at your sleeve with such intensity that you figure he must be onto something even though half the time you can barely make the message out..."
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« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2010, 10:51:12 AM »

Fun is an amazing record...interesting that Paul got a total crap-rap on this one, his production is nothing short of killer.
I own the Circus-Man Fender Rhodes, about 6 keys work on it.
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« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2010, 08:15:31 PM »

"Fun" is awesome.  I saw an interview where Daniel talked about possibly teaming up with Paul Leary again to do a "Fun 2".  Wonder how true this is?
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« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2010, 06:41:05 PM »

I, for one, would love to see that happen. Paul Leary is awesome.

Gibby did an amazing job with the new Evan Dando/Lemonheads project. I'd welcome that combination as well, (though it might not be the best thing for Daniel.) grin
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