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R. Stevie Moore

Glad Music

Label: Personal Injury Records

Format: Vinyl LP

Genre: Experimental

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Personal Injury is pleased to present R. Stevie Moore’s legendary album Glad Music, originally released on the French label New Rose in 1986. Glad Music is regarded as one of the highlights of RSM’s 400+ album discography and was featured as one of his six most “essential” albums in The WIRE’s recent cover article. Reissued for the first time on vinyl in an exact-repro sleeve and remastered from an analog source. - Personal Injury
“After nearly two decades of compiling lo-fi four-track bedroom recordings for his self-released cassettes, Glad Music is the first album Moore has recorded in a proper studio. The difference is startling. Glad Music is R. Stevie Moore at his most accessible.” - Stewart Mason, All Music Guide
“This is the first time Moore’s indulged in a major, big-studio project, and it’s worked wonders. Glad Music has convinced me that R. Stevie Moore is a genius of a rare order, with the ability to marshall a bewildering diversity of styles and influences and mould them into something quite peculiarly his own. He’s one of the few practitioners of post-modernist cross-pollination with the wit and sheer taste to produce a worthy hybrid. Buy this record.” - Andy Gill, NME (1986)
“Despite plaudits from the likes of Trouser Press and increasingly favourable treatment in the UK inkies, Moore was unable to convert his critical reputation into sales. Laid down in a professional recording studio, Glad Music feels like a last failed stab at connecting with an audience. It’s as though Moore suspects that, all along, that was the problem. Consequently, although it’s almost conventional, it is, thanks to glistening steel-string acoustic guitar, often beautiful.” - Matthew Ingram, The WIRE (2012)
“This is my all-time 2nd favorite album!! 5 out of 5 stars.” - R. Stevie Moore (2013)

Cat. number: PI-01
Year: 2013

LP with lyrics sheet and free digital download card

Recorded July-December, 1985 at The Sanctuary, Caldwell, NJ USA.

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