Amazing Disgrace by The Posies

The final album that The Posies made for Geffen subsidiary DGC Records gets a re-release. Originally put out in 1996, Amazing Grace channelled the group’s major label frustration into an LP of top-notch post-grunge. The guitars on tracks ‘Daily Mutation’ and ‘Ontario’ sound huge. This reissue sees the original tracklist given a nice old remastering job. The CD edition comes with a heap of bonus numbers.

Vinyl Double LP £24.99 0816651012411

Reissue 2LP on Omnivore. Remastered from the original tapes.

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CD £17.49 0816651012466

2CD reissue on Omnivore - expanded with 23 bonus tracks—10 previously unissued.

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Amazing Disgrace by The Posies
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9/10 Crunchy Peters 13th November 2018

This is probably the second best Posies album, Frosting On The Beater being their best. When this came out it in 1996 it took a while to grab me. I’d already heard the single, Please Return It, which also took a while to grow on me too. These days it’s one of my favourite songs by them. It opens with two melodic power pop nuggets in Daily Mutilation and Ontario whilst Throwaway, Precious Moments and World are songs that, like the bulk of the album, prove rewarding with time. There’s a catchy tribute to Grant Hart called er... Grant Heart and if you hadn’t found the album more lyrically biting than previous albums there’s Everybody Is A Fucking Liar. A great album, but give it time. When they toured the UK with this album they had Teenage Fanclub and Juliana Hatfield in support, quite frankly it was a bit of dream gig for me at the time.


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