Due to overwhelming popular demand, Merge Records will reissue The Magnetic Fields’ 69 Love Songs on vinyl on November 6. The limited-edition 10-inch box set includes six records housed in a sturdy slipcase along with a full-size, 24-page color booklet featuring liner notes written by author Daniel Handler, a.k.a. Lemony Snicket.
69 Love Songs was originally released on CD in September of 1999,. The three-volume set became one of the most talked-about albums of the year and remains one of the most beloved releases in Merge’s catalog. As Spin magazine said, “Like the best cabaret, Stephin Merritt’s triple-CD monsterpiece charms on contact, and like the best indie-pop, you’ll want to unravel it endlessly.”