Reissued on CD and 180-gram 2-LP with 9 bonus tracks added to CD and Closing Theme added to LP!
Camper Van Beethoven signed with Virgin Records in 1988 and delivered a record that defied those who thought the band might “sell out.” The band returned the following year with what most deem their masterpiece—Key Lime Pie.
Omnivore Recordings is excited to reissue Camper Van Beethoven’s Virgin Records output, including 1989’s classic, Key Lime Pie.
Once again produced by Dennis Herring (Elvis Costello, Counting Crows), Key Lime Pie continued the journey into the world of CVB, but with higher production value and sound than had been heard before. From a track about Jack Ruby to a cover of Status Quo’s “Pictures Of Matchstick Men”, Key Lime Pie was a slice above the rest and a fitting dessert for the 1980s.
This reissue finds nine bonus tracks on the CD. The nearly hour-long album was originally pressed on one LP, but Omnivore has expanded it to two LPs (for better sound) and added a bonus track to Side 4.
Both CD and LP include new liners and photos. Presented as they should be, they will delight fans and educate those who have only read about the importance of this record.
Key Lime Pie is both sweet and tart, but Key Lime Pie is an essential component to any musical meal.
CD Track List:
1. OPENING THEME
2. JACK RUBY
4. WHEN I WIN THE LOTTERY
5. (I WAS BORN IN A) LAUNDROMAT
7. THE LIGHT FROM A CAKE
9. ALL HER FAVORITE FRUIT
12. THE HUMID PRESS OF DAYS
13. PICTURES OF MATCHSTICK MEN
14. COME ON DARKNESS Bonus Tracks:
15. CLOSING THEME (aka Guitar Hero)
16. (I WAS BORN IN A) LAUNDROMAT (Edit)
17. COUNTRY 2 (Demo)
18. GOOD GUYS & BAD GUYS (Live)*
19. WASTED (Live)*
20. TAKE THE SKINHEADS BOWLING (Live)*
21. BEFORE I MET YOU (Live)*
22. L’AGUARDIENTE (Soho Natural Session)*
23. (I DON’T WANNA GO TO THE) LINCOLN SHRINE (Soho Natural Session)* * previously unissued
LP Track List: Side 1: 1. OPENING THEME
2. JACK RUBY
4. WHEN I WIN THE LOTTERY Side 2: 1. (I WAS BORN IN A) LAUNDROMAT
3. THE LIGHT FROM A CAKE
5. ALL HER FAVORITE FRUIT Side 3: 1. INTERLUDE
3. THE HUMID PRESS OF DAYS
4. PICTURES OF MATCHSTICK MEN
5. COME ON DARKNESS Side 4 (plays from the center groove at 45rpm): 1. CLOSING THEME (aka Guitar Hero)
Due to licensing restrictions, the LP does not include a download card.