Released: 1996, January 30 (May 2012 Reissue)
Label: Thrill Jockey
Just picked this up on vinyl (after coveting it for some time) so why not go ahead and throw this one on here. Tortoise’s second full length and the home of one of their most exquisite compositions, “Glass Museum.” The tune sweeps you off your feet until you are floating, before taking through adventurous twists and turns, only to let you gently back down. Seriously, this one pulls at the heart strings - and without the aid of any silly words. “The Taut and the Tame: is easily another highlight on this record. This is a reissue, so I’m not sure how faithful it is to the original LP pressing (it seems a bit different than my CD copy in terms of paper stock and inks, etc) but it is handled nicely sure. Metallic silver ink and a subtle spot varnish grace the cover and the wax labels are printed with metallic ink (or on metallic paper). Details that are fitting given the attention to detail Tortoise often put into their craft. So happy to finally own this on vinyl.
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