Circus Maximus Expanded EditionMomus
Mixing a lively folk troubadour style with a sunny voice that would befit that ofÂ Donovan, along with a sly, subversive humor that surely influenced the likes of Belle & Sebastianâ€™s Stuart Murdoch, â€œCircus Maximusâ€ opens boldly and doesnâ€™t let up. The playfully unconventional collection of songs delivers punchy doses of folk balladry and Judeo-Christian imagery that would rival the religious themes and prolific tendencies of Current 93â€™s David Tibet in theme, if not tone. And Currieâ€™s beautifully assured guitar work calls to mind the intricate and intimate folk players who preceded him, such as Bert Jansch and Nick Drake.
This expanded 2xLP gatefold edition of Momusâ€™ long out-of-print debut LP also includes a selection of three EPs from the same period: â€œThe Beast With Three Backsâ€ EP, the â€œMurderers, The Hope of Womenâ€ EP, as well as the â€œJackyâ€ EP, in which Momus proudly wore the influence of Jacques Brel on his sleeve. Cumulatively, second hand copies of these releases sell for over $100, but are collected here for the first time ever, at a fraction of that cost.
Available again in this expanded edition on vinyl for the first time since 1986 and on CD for the first time since 1991, â€œCircus Maximusâ€ sounds as fresh and intelligent today as it did in its debut. Limited edition first pressing of 500 copies on black vinyl.