Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!

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Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! is the fourteenth studio album by Australian alternative rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. The album was recorded in June and July 2007 at The State of the Ark Studios in Richmond, London and mixed by Nick Launay at British Grove Studios in Chiswick, and was released on 3 March 2008. It was the last album to feature founding member Mick Harvey, who left the Bad Seeds in 2009, and organist James Johnston, who left the band before the support tour. It was also the second without founding member Blixa Bargeld. Dig features the same personnel as the Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus double album (though the involment of both Johnston and pianist Conway Savage is dramatically reduced). It is also the first to be released since the Bad Seeds side project Grinderman released their eponymous album. In several interviews Cave stated the album would “sound like Grinderman,” implying a garage rock sound. In line with this approach, the album was recorded in about five days, an uncommonly short period for a full-length album from the band. Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! features artwork by British artists Tim Noble and Sue Webster. At the J Awards of 2008, the album was nominated for Australian Album of the Year.

2xLP
Label: Mute Records
Cat. #LPSEEDS14

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