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Like Swimming (2023 Reissue)

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Modern Classic Recordings, an imprint of Light in the Attic Records, proudly announces the deluxe vinyl reissue of Morphine’s 1997 album Like Swimming, marking the very first availability of the title on 180-gram opaque blue or translucent red wax.

The album has been lovingly remastered by Pete Weiss from the original tapes at Boston’s Jade Cow Music, with lacquers cut by John Golden. Rounding out the package is a 20-page booklet, featuring rare and never- before-seen images from the band’s archives, including photos by Lana Z. Caplan and Danny Clinch, artifacts from Morphine’s career, and unseen art by the band’s late frontman, Mark Sandman. A major highlight is the insightful new liner notes by Ryan H. Walsh—a Boston-based journalist, musician, visual artist, and author of the acclaimed 2018 book Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968. Walsh’s notes include a handful of new interviews detailing the band’s career, including one of the final interviews with Morphine drummer Billy Conway, who sadly passed away in 2021 following a battle with cancer. The album is housed in a deluxe gatefold jacket, featuring gorgeous art direction and design by Darryl Norsen at D. Norsen Design, also of Boston. Dedicated to the memories of Sandman and late drummer Billy Conway, both albums were produced with the full support of Morphine’s surviving members (drummer Jerome Deupree and saxophonist Dana Colley), as well as the band’s friends, family members, and collaborators—many of whom shared their memories with Walsh.

Released: September 2023
Cat: MCR92911
Label: Modern Classics Recording

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Tracklist

1. Lilah
2. Potion
3. I Know You (Pt. III)
4. Early to Bed
5. Wishing Well
6. Like Swimming
7. Murder For the Money
8. French Fries With Pepper
9. Empty Box
10. Eleven OClock
11. Hanging On A Curtain
12. Swing It Low

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