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Ring Them Bells
source:  Oh Mercy outtakes

Ring Them Bells (I)
Shooting Star
God Knows (I)
God Knows (II)
What Good Am I?
Most Of The Time (I)
Everything Is Broken
Political World (I)
Political World (II)
Born In Time
Shooting Star
Disease Of Conceit
Ring Them Bells (II)
Most Of The Time (II)
Ring Them Bells (III)
A wonderful set. If you are an  Oh Mercy, and/or studio outtake material fan, this one is not to be missed. Digital filtering has removed most tape hiss from this 2nd generation mix console recording. It has been suggested that it was recorded 'through the air' with an open mic, and the air noise then removed. If this is the case, however, it has been cleaned up very nicely. The main problem is that the filtering has left it slightly over processed at times, with a thin, metallic edge that belies the original analog recording. Don't let this minor problem hinder your enjoyment of this newly circulated material. The package photos are very nice. The over all aesthetics and Oh Mercy inspired graphics help to put this one over the top.
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Studio On The Move, New Orleans, March 1989 

Manufacturer / Catalog No.
Moonlight   / ML  9635 
Released:    1996

Quality:    8-9 stars

Other Studio On The Move releases:
Acetates on the Tracks 4
Broken Days
Deeds Of Mercy
Have Mercy
Mercy On Us

Oh Mercy Outtakes
Bob's Boots ref  #   BB-r14

If your ears are sensitive to the digital filter process, there is a release entitled The Deeds Of Mercy that represents the analog recording. However, the slightly different tracks and white noise hiss make it hard to rate either disc as 'better' than the other.
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