Father John Misty

Vinyl Records and Rare LPs:

Chloe And The Next 20th Century
New - LP - BELLA1274V
Sealed 2022 Original. The Is The EU Pressing On Bella Union, A UK Label Run By Former Cocteau Twins's Multi-instrumentalist Simon Raymonde Since 1997. Housed In A Heavy Duty, (Slightly Larger Than Normal) Gatefold Jacket. "Father John Misty's Combination Of Caustic Wit And Staggering Talent As Both A Vocalist And Songwriter Has Resulted In A Catalog Of Varied, Consistently Strong Albums, But He Reaches New Levels Of Refinement And Grandeur On Fifth Album Chloë And The Next 20th Century. With Earlier Output, Misty (Aka Josh Tillman) Put His Bile-dripping Storytelling And Darkly Comical Character Sketches At The Forefront Of His Songs, Using Instrumentation As An Accessory For His Scathing Commentary And Depraved Character Sketches. This Took The Form Of Epic, Sometimes Overblown Production On 2017's Pure Comedy And Stripped-down, Vocals-forward Rock On 2018's God's Favorite Customer. Chloë And The Next 20th Century, However, Is A Softer, More Thoughtful Reading On Fjm's Sound, Toning Down His Often Ugly Observations By Letting Gorgeous Orchestral Arrangements And Gently Beautiful Songwriting Occupy Equal Space With His Persona. The Tin Pan Alley Instrumentation That Starts The Album On Jaunty Opener "Chloë" Sets A Tone Of Timelessness, As It Draws On The Carefree, Strolling Energy Of '70s Songwriters Like Randy Newman And Harry Nilsson, Softening The Snark And Vitriol Of Tillman's Typically Sharp Lyrical Content. "Goodbye Mr. Blue" Goes So Far As To Rework Nilsson's 1968 Hit "Everybody's Talkin'," Sounding Dangerously Close To The Original, But With Lyrics About A Couple Uncomfortably Coming Back Together Over The Death Of Their Cat. "Funny Girl" Is Similarly Ornate, With Cinematic Touches Supporting A Loungey Lope. Tillman Explores Torch Song Territory On The Sweetly Sad "Buddy's Rendezvous" And A Bossa Nova Sway On "Olvidado (Otro Momento)." While The Arrangements On 2015's I Love You, Honeybear Could Be Similarly Grand At Times, Father John Misty Has Never Turned In Anything As Ambitious As The Impeccable Sonic Tailoring Of Chloë And The Next 20th Century. Fans Who Fell In Love With Tillman's Sharp Social Commentary Will Find Plenty To Hone In On, But The Lush Sounds Take Some Of The Bite Out Of His Clever Barbs And Cynical Perspectives On Love And Connection. Even With The Strong, Considered Design Of His Previous Albums, Father John Misty Has Never Sounded So Pleasant." AMG Review By Fred Thomas. more
God's Favorite Customer
New - LP - SP1245
Sealed 2018 Original US Pressing. Housed In A Single Pocket Jacket With Die-Cut Custom Inner Sleeve. "Compared To Pure Comedy, The 2017 Album That Spread Out Over The Course Of 75 Minutes, God's Favorite Customer Feels Light And Breezy. That's Intentional, Of Course. Father John Misty Never Makes A Move That Isn't Considered, And God's Favorite Customer Is Designed To Be The Digestif After A Multi-course Feast: A Palate Cleanser That Riffs Upon The Flavors Lingering On The Tongue. Josh Tillman May Strip Away The Excesses Of Pure Comedy -- There Isn't A Track That Comes Close To Ten Minutes; The Longest Are Just Barely Over Five Minutes -- But He Still Favors Stately Ballads That Conjure The Ghost Of Early Elton John, The Troubadour Who Created Burnished Epics Instead Of Sprightly Pop Tunes. Misty May Have A Way With A Melody, Particularly Ones With A Melodramatic Flair, Along With A Fondness For Lush, Louche Surroundings, A Combination That Carries A Sordid Allure, But He's Also Compelled To Undercut His Appeal By Stepping On His Own Rakishness. God's Favorite Customer Is Littered With Asides And In-jokes, Peaking With The Winking Self-parody Of "Mr. Tillman" And Bottoming On "The Palace," Where Tillman Offers The Revelation "Last Night I Wrote A Poem/man, I Must've Been In The Poem Zone." As Tillman's Voice Is Pushed To The Front Of The Mix -- There's No Hiding From The Many Words Of This Singer/songwriter -- It's Difficult To Avoid His Lyrics, Which Will Either Play As Devilishly Clever Or Solipsistic Slop Depending On Your Perspective. Then Again, That Double Edge Is Also By Design: Father John Misty Means To Provoke And Soothe In Equal Measure, Which Is Precisely What He Does On God's Favorite Customer." AMG Review By Stephen Thomas Erlewine. more
God's Favorite Customer
New - LP - SP1245
2018 Loser Edition Slated To Be Pressed On Clear/Purple Smoke Vinyl. Exclusive Cover Art Features Blue Foil Tears On Front And Back Jacket. more
I Love You, Honeybear
Colored Vinyl - Used - SP 1115
2017 2LP Newbury Comics Exclusive Hot Pink Vinyl In Gatefold. Limited To 1,000 Copies. Includes Poster. more
Pure Comedy
Colored Vinyl - New - SP1200
Sealed 2017 Deluxe Edition. 2LP Pressed On Aluminium & Copper Coloured Vinyl, Housed In A Die-Cut Customizable Jacket With Interactive "Background" Sleeves. Includes A Fold Out Poster & Exclusive Holographic HA Card. "Like Anything That Comes Out Of The Mouth Of Father John Misty -- The Hipster Gadfly Persona Josh Tillman Adopted After Leaving The Fleet Foxes In 2012 -- It Can Be Difficult To Discern Whether The Title Of Pure Comedy Is Intended Sincerely. Father John Misty Cherishes His Public Role As A Prankster, A Stance That Can Sometimes Seem At Odds With His Grand Artistic Ambitions. And, Make No Mistake About It, Pure Comedy Is Indeed A Very Grand Record, An Old-fashioned Major Statement Designed To Evoke Memories Of Classic Long-players From The '70s. Often, Its Stately March And Decorated Pianos Call To Mind Early Elton John, Suggesting The Hazy Vistas Of Madman Across The Water. This Shift Toward Progressive Pop Underscores How Father John Misty Has Streamlined His Music Since I Love You, Honeybear, Whittling Away The Minor Feints Toward Modern Music And Stripping Away Lingering Rustic Folk Influences. He's Now A Postmodern Troubadour, Halfway Between A Song Poet And A Baroque Craftsman. Where His Antecedents (And Clear Influences) Leonard Cohen And Randy Newman Sculpted Their Music And Words, Tillman Isn't Quite So Restrained. He's A Maximalist, Overstuffing His Lyrics With Florid Imagery And Letting His Songs Spill Out At Lengths Up To 13 Minutes. From A Certain Angle, All This Can Play Like An Elaborate Stunt -- Particularly When He Baits The Listener With Lines About "Bedding Taylor Swift" -- But There's A Strong Melancholy Undercurrent To Pure Comedy That Suggests Father John Misty Is Something More Than A Jester. All Of This Can Be Felt Through The Music Itself -- Through The Melodies And Movement, Through The Arrangement And Production -- And That, More Than The Verbal Gymnastics, Is Why Pure Comedy Delivers Upon Much Of Father John Misty's Outlandish Promises." AMG - Stephen Thomas Erlewine. more
Pure Comedy
Colored Vinyl - New - SP1200
Sealed 2017 Deluxe Edition. 2LP Pressed On Aluminium & Copper Coloured Vinyl, Housed In A Die-Cut Customizable Jacket With Interactive "Background" Sleeves. Includes A Fold Out Poster & Exclusive Holographic HA Card. "Like Anything That Comes Out Of The Mouth Of Father John Misty -- The Hipster Gadfly Persona Josh Tillman Adopted After Leaving The Fleet Foxes In 2012 -- It Can Be Difficult To Discern Whether The Title Of Pure Comedy Is Intended Sincerely. Father John Misty Cherishes His Public Role As A Prankster, A Stance That Can Sometimes Seem At Odds With His Grand Artistic Ambitions. And, Make No Mistake About It, Pure Comedy Is Indeed A Very Grand Record, An Old-fashioned Major Statement Designed To Evoke Memories Of Classic Long-players From The '70s. Often, Its Stately March And Decorated Pianos Call To Mind Early Elton John, Suggesting The Hazy Vistas Of Madman Across The Water. This Shift Toward Progressive Pop Underscores How Father John Misty Has Streamlined His Music Since I Love You, Honeybear, Whittling Away The Minor Feints Toward Modern Music And Stripping Away Lingering Rustic Folk Influences. He's Now A Postmodern Troubadour, Halfway Between A Song Poet And A Baroque Craftsman. Where His Antecedents (And Clear Influences) Leonard Cohen And Randy Newman Sculpted Their Music And Words, Tillman Isn't Quite So Restrained. He's A Maximalist, Overstuffing His Lyrics With Florid Imagery And Letting His Songs Spill Out At Lengths Up To 13 Minutes. From A Certain Angle, All This Can Play Like An Elaborate Stunt -- Particularly When He Baits The Listener With Lines About "Bedding Taylor Swift" -- But There's A Strong Melancholy Undercurrent To Pure Comedy That Suggests Father John Misty Is Something More Than A Jester. All Of This Can Be Felt Through The Music Itself -- Through The Melodies And Movement, Through The Arrangement And Production -- And That, More Than The Verbal Gymnastics, Is Why Pure Comedy Delivers Upon Much Of Father John Misty's Outlandish Promises." AMG Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine. more
Pure Comedy
Colored Vinyl - New - SP1200
Sealed 2017 2LP Gatefold With The "Blue" Cover. "Like Anything That Comes Out Of The Mouth Of Father John Misty -- The Hipster Gadfly Persona Josh Tillman Adopted After Leaving The Fleet Foxes In 2012 -- It Can Be Difficult To Discern Whether The Title Of Pure Comedy Is Intended Sincerely. Father John Misty Cherishes His Public Role As A Prankster, A Stance That Can Sometimes Seem At Odds With His Grand Artistic Ambitions. And, Make No Mistake About It, Pure Comedy Is Indeed A Very Grand Record, An Old-fashioned Major Statement Designed To Evoke Memories Of Classic Long-players From The '70s. Often, Its Stately March And Decorated Pianos Call To Mind Early Elton John, Suggesting The Hazy Vistas Of Madman Across The Water. This Shift Toward Progressive Pop Underscores How Father John Misty Has Streamlined His Music Since I Love You, Honeybear, Whittling Away The Minor Feints Toward Modern Music And Stripping Away Lingering Rustic Folk Influences. He's Now A Postmodern Troubadour, Halfway Between A Song Poet And A Baroque Craftsman. Where His Antecedents (And Clear Influences) Leonard Cohen And Randy Newman Sculpted Their Music And Words, Tillman Isn't Quite So Restrained. He's A Maximalist, Overstuffing His Lyrics With Florid Imagery And Letting His Songs Spill Out At Lengths Up To 13 Minutes. From A Certain Angle, All This Can Play Like An Elaborate Stunt -- Particularly When He Baits The Listener With Lines About "Bedding Taylor Swift" -- But There's A Strong Melancholy Undercurrent To Pure Comedy That Suggests Father John Misty Is Something More Than A Jester. All Of This Can Be Felt Through The Music Itself -- Through The Melodies And Movement, Through The Arrangement And Production -- And That, More Than The Verbal Gymnastics, Is Why Pure Comedy Delivers Upon Much Of Father John Misty's Outlandish Promises." AMG Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine. more
Real Love Baby
New - 7 - SP 1616
New, unplayed 2023 45pm 7 inch single; Single-sided with etching. Limited to 2000 copies. more

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