“Wayward Bus/ Distant Plastic Trees (2LP – reissue)”
MERGE December 2 – The Magnetic Fields’ first two albums, The Wayward Bus and Distant Plastic Trees, make their debut appearance here on vinyl, packaged together as a two-LP set. Distant Plastic Trees was originally released in England and Japan in 1991. For its domestic debut, Distant Plastic Trees was paired with the Magnetic Fields’ 1992 album The Wayward Bus on a single CD that came out on the band’s own PoPuP Records imprint before its re-release on Merge in 1994. While both albums feature singer Susan Anway, the latter introduced several new players who would subsequently make regular appearances on frontman Stephen Merritt’s various musical projects. Wendy Smith’s original album art featured as beautiful wrap-around paintings, now printed in a larger format, along with remastered audio make this two-LP set an exciting addition to the Magnetic Fields discography.