The Magnetic Fields
253 W 125th St, New York, NY, 10027
50 Song Memoir is the new album from songwriter Stephin Merritts beloved recording project, the Magnetic Fields. This personal album, containing fifty songs, one for each year of the artists life, was released in March 2017 on Nonesuch Records. The album commenced recording on Stephin Merritts fiftieth birthday, February 9, 2015. Unlike Merritts previous work, the lyrics on 50 Song Memoir are nonfiction, a mix of autobiography (bedbugs, Buddhism, buggery) and documentary (hippies, Hollywood, hyperacusis). There is one song per year for the fifty years since the songwriters birth in 1965. In concert, the music is played and sung by seven performers in a stage set featuring fifty years of artifacts both musical (vintage computers, reel-to-reel tape decks, newly invented instruments), and decorative (tiki bar, shag carpet, vintage magazines for the perusal of idle musicians). The stage extravaganza is directed by the award-winning Jose Zayas (Love in the Time of Cholera).
Sale Dates and Times:
Public Onsale : Fri, 16 Feb 2018 at 12:00 PM
American Express® Card Member Presale : Wed, 14 Feb 2018 at 12:00 PM