Silver Jews Vinyl, CD & tapes by Silver Jews at Norman Records

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American Water

Is American Water different from UK water?  Find out by buying the 20 year re-issue of this classic album by Silver Jews. Hear David Berman's lyrical poise set to a half speed master for extra good sound. Wallow in the gentle alt rock of tracks like 'Honk If You're Horny' and 'Sent in the Clouds'. Where is he by the way? We miss him!

Purple Mountains
Purple Mountains

Here it is then. Purple Mountains. The new name for David Berman. The new name for Silver Jews. We were promised hand crafted country rock full of wit and wisdom and and that's exactly what we got. It's rare a late career album builds so thoughtfully on a musical legacy. From 'Magaritas at the Mall' to 'I Loved Being My Mother's Son', 'Purple Mountains' is an instant classic.

David Berman
Actual Air

The world lost a beautiful talent on 7th August 2019 when David Berman sadly passed away. He was best known for being the only constant member of Silver Jews. His last record was under the name Purple Mountains, released just a month before his death. Alongside his music, he wrote poetry. His book of poems, Actual Air, was first published in 1999 and in hardback in 2003. Here we have a new hardcover edition which features new artwork, larger typeface and is bigger in size overall. 

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Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea

Ah...well we thought this might be back in stock this week. Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea was the final Silver Jews album before David Berman disbanded the group for the unusual reason that his musical output could never undo the damage his dad (a corporate lawyer) had done to the world. It's probably the Jews most polished record and sees Berman's distinctive baritone sitting on top of lush country-ish arrangements. Album highlight San Francisco DC is a hilarious seven minute narrative that is not to be missed.  

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Early Times

While David Berman (RIP) was always the lynchpin of Silver Jews, back in the project’s formative days he also had input from Pavement homies Stephen Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich. 'Early Times' yokes together two EPs that were cut in this lineup, 1992’s ‘Dime Map Of The Reef’ and 1993’s ‘The Arizona Record’. Ultra-lo-fi, raw and real, 'Early Times' sets the scene for one of the most celebrated and vital discographies in modern indie.

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Bright Flight

Bright Flight was Silver Jews 2001 era album and perhaps the one where they started to shake off the lo-fi tag and introduce a more obviously countrified twang to their sound. In fact David Berman had moved to Nashviille to record the album and the musical history of that town seeps through its grooves. Here for the first time Berman duets with wife Cassie resulting in a classic harmonic sound possibly comparable to Neil Young and Emmylou Harris's duets from a couple of decades before.....and then there's the lyrics but if we told you about them we'd be here all day. 

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The Natural Bridge

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Tanglewood Numbers

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Purple Mountains
All My Happiness is Gone

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Tennessee

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Blue Arrangements / Buckingham Rabbit

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Tanglewood

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Starlite Walker

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