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Tender Prey – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

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With guitarist/keyboardist Roland Wolf and Cramps/Gun Club veteran Kid Congo Powers on guitar added to the ranks, along with guest appearances from old member Hugo Race, the Seeds reached 1988 with their strongest album yet, the insanely powerful, gripping Tender Prey. Rather than simply redoing what they'd already done, Nick Cave and company took their striking musical fusions to deeper and higher levels all around, with fantastic consequences. 

Queasy strings from a Gini Ball-led trio and Mick Harvey's spectral piano snake through a rising roar of electric sound -- a common musical approach from many earlier Seeds songs, but never so gut-wrenching as here. Cave's own performance is the perfect icing on the cake, commanding and powerful, excellently capturing the blend of crazed fear and righteousness in the lyrics. Matching that high point turns out to be impossible for anything else on Tender Prey, but more than enough highlights take a bow that demonstrates the album's general quality. 


- AllMusic.com

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Release details

Label: BMG, Mute
Format: LP
Units: 1
Country: Europe
Genre: Rock

Tracklist

A1 The Mercy Seat
A2 Up Jumped The Devil
A3 Deanna
A4 Watching Alice
A5 Mercy
B1 City Of Refuge
B2 Slowly Goes The Night
B3 Sunday'S Slave
B4 Sugar Sugar Sugar
B5 New Morning