69 Love Songs
(CD: 1999)
Merge Records released 69 Love Songs in 1999 and by Circus Records (UK) and Zomba Records (Germany) PIAS (Europe) and W. Minc (Australia) in 2000. The domestic release of the album is available as a 3 CD box set with a 75-page color book featuring an interview with Stephin, and it is also sold as individual CD volumes and on a 12 song "sampler" CD featuring selected songs from each of the three volumes. Circus Records released their own 7 song sampler called Excerpts from 69 Love Songs and W. Minc Records released a 6 song sampler they called a Radio Sampler. Several new vocalists join The Magnetic Fields on 69 Love Songs including: Claudia Gonson (drummer/manager of The Magnetic Fields'), LD Beghtol ( Flare ), Dudley Klute, Shirley Simms; as well a few new instrumentalists: Chris Ewen (Future Bible Heroes) and Daniel Handler (author of A Series of Unfortunate Events ).
right: boxed set
below: volume covers
Volume 1
1. Absolutely Cuckoo
2. I Don't Believe in the Sun
3. All My Little Words
4. A Chicken with Its Head Cut Off
5. Reno Dakota
6. I Don't Want to Get Over You
7. Come Back from San Francisco
8. The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side
9. Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits
10. The Cactus Where Your Heart Should Be
11. I Think I Need a New Heart
12. The Book of Love
13. Fido, Your Leash is Too Long
14. How Fucking Romantic
15. The One You Really Love
16. Punk Love
17. Parades Go By
18. Boa Constrictor
19. A Pretty Girl Is Like ...
20. My Sentimental Melody
21. Nothing Matters When We're Dancing
22. Sweet-Lovin' Man
23. The Things We Did and Didn't Do
Volume 2
1. Roses
2. Love is Like Jazz
3. When My Boy Walks Down the Street
4. Time Enough for Rocking When We're Old
5. Very Funny
6. Grand Canyon
7. No One Will Ever Love You
8. If You Don't Cry
9. You're My Only Home
10. (Crazy for You But) Not That Crazy
11. My Only Friend
12. Promises of Eternity
13. World Love
14. Washington, D.C.
15. Long-Forgotten Fairytale
16. Kiss Me Like You Mean It
17. Papa Was a Rodeo
18. Epitaph for My Heart
19. Asleep and Dreaming
20. The Sun Goes Down and the World Goes Dancing
21. The Way You Say Good-Night
22. Abigail, Belle of Kilronan
23. I Shatter
Volume 3
1. Underwear
2. It's a Crime
3. Busby Berkeley Dreams
4. I'm Sorry I Love You
5. Acoustic Guitar
6. The Death of Ferdinand de Saussure
7. Love in the Shadows
8. Bitter Tears
9. Wi' Nae Wee Bairn Ye'll Me Beget
10. Yeah! Oh, Yeah!
11. Experimental Music Love
12. Meaningless
13. Love Is Like a Bottle of Gin
14. Queen of the Savages
15. Blue You
16. I Can't Touch You Anymore
17. Two Kinds of People
18. How to Say Goodbye
19. The Night You Can't Remember
20. For We Are the King of the Boudoir
21. Strange Eyes
22. Xylophone Track
23. Zebra