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Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

Tender Prey

Oz NZ Remastered limited CD DVD set featuring the original album plus a 51 surround sound version five bsides the videos for 'The Mercy Seat' and 'Deanna' and an installment of 'Do You Love Me Like I Love You' a specially commissioned film by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard The dark poetic troubadour tendencies hinted at in Cave's work as early as his first album's cover of Leonard Cohen's 'Avalance' blossom on 1988's 'Tender Prey' In a style recalling Cohen and Tom Waits Cave ups the lyrical ante considerably here on gory detailoriented literate tunes like 'Up Jumped the Devil' and 'Mercy' Cave's second life as a novelist he would soon author a book is obvious Here the distance he achieves from his inner demons allows him to focus more on crafting his personal horror stories making him seem like the Edgar Allen Poe of the rock world The balladic approach introduced on the covers album 'Kicking Against the Pricks' also develops here on melodic pianobased songs like 'Slowly Goes the Night' and 'Watching Alice' On these Cave recalls an earlier similarly iconoclastic balladeer Scott Walker 'Tender Prey' proved a turning point for Cave and it's one of his strongest albums

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