This set is taken from a Guided By Voices show on 0. 6. 2002 in Carrboro, North Carolina.
GBV heads back to the lake for LP And back to Matador Records. It's an in-depth look at 2002's Universal Truths and Cycles.
Ambitious Boisterous Dramatic Energetic Irreverent Passionate Quirky Uncompromising. Universal Truths and Cycles.
Universal Truths and Cycles is the thirteenth (official) album by Dayton, Ohio indie rock group Guided by Voices. After releasing their previous two albums on TVT Records, Guided by Voices returned to Matador Records. This was the highest charting Guided by Voices album at the time of release. It peaked at on the Billboard Top 200, on the Independent Albums list, and in the best chart performance of their career, on the Top Heatseekers chart. All songs written by Robert Pollard.
Produced by Todd Tobias & Guided by Voices. Album Universal Truths and Cycles. Universal Truths and Cycles Lyrics. As the icy breeze is shattered By speaking to us warmly To the nation of duress And God, yes, it's a mess. We know this and that, the romantic soul for us In the lost hierarchy of land and landowners And down will go back up forevermore I must try to believe this. And if I may consider To look out from an opening Of freshly painted lines And letter perfect designs. The fourth of four 7" singles (Fading Captain Series from Universal Truths and Cycles, all released on May 21, 2002. Its b-side was Beg for a Wheelbarrow. This song was debuted live in February 2002 and played regularly throughout the year. Its final performance was in October 2002. Universal Truths and Cycles" Track Info. Written By Robert Pollard. Release Date May 21, 2002.
Which brings us to Universal Truths and Cycles. To make a long story short, it's the best thing Pollard's done since Mag Earwhig!. And while it doesn't recapture the magic of the Sprout-era Guided by Voices records, Universal Truths and Cycles marks the return of some of the most sorely missed qualities of early Guided by Voices: strong vocal melodies and refreshingly atypical song structures. The album's 35-second opener, "Wire Greyhounds," provides a brief high that's far too quickly brought down by "Skin Parade," a song that relies on a jarring,.
Universal Truths and Cycles. Well, is everybody happy? Universal Truths and Cycles is the closest that Guided By Voices has yet come to straddling the ever so fine line between cult and pop culture. All claims from older fans who feel that Pollard and co. have sold out is simply sour grapes, or a severe case of misunderstanding the band they purport to have once loved. As far as material and songwriting, Robert Pollard has not changed one iota from the first GBV album nearly twenty years ago until now.
Released in white card sleeve with white sticker with title, artist, tracklisting and contact details for label. The CD-R is white with title, artist, cat and year written in black marker. Cat on sticker and CD-R differ slightly. Other: WH125L0805674. Artist: Guided By Voices. Album: Universal Truths and Cycles, 2002. Has been played on. United States 4. This song is by Guided by Voices and appears on the album Universal Truths And Cycles (2002). As the icy breeze is shatteredBy speaking to us warmlyTo the nation of duressAnd God yes, it's a mess. We know this and thatThe romantic soul for usIn the lost hierarchy of landAnd landownersAnd down will go back up forevermoreI must try to believe this. And if I may considerTo look out from an openingOf freshly painted linesAnd letter perfect designs.
|4||Christian Animation Torch Carriers||3:54|
|6||The Weeping Bogeyman||1:36|
|7||Back To The Lake||2:34|
|10||Factory Of Raw Essentials||1:26|
|11||Everywhere With Helicopter||2:37|
|14||Wings Of Thorn||2:10|
|16||From A Voice Plantation||2:06|
|17||The IDS Are Alright||1:11|
|18||Universal Truths And Cycles||2:16|
|19||Father Sgt. Christmas Card||2:04|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Matador Records
- Copyright (c) – Matador Records
NotesLabel of CD: "For Promotional Use Only - Not For Sale"
Full advance CD in jewel case without artwork and with a sticker, listing the correct tracklistings. The CD is printed with tracklisting but is missing "Everywhere With Hellicopter" (so it looks like it has only 18 tracks). Sticker: "Please note: the CD label tracklisting is incorrect".
Sticker is from Matador Europe. CD is from Matador NYC.
Sticker: "17 Jun 2002"
Label of disc: "In stores June 18, 2002".
|OLE 547-1||Guided By Voices||Universal Truths And Cycles (LP, Album)||Matador||OLE 547-1||UK & US||2002|
|OLE 547||Guided By Voices||Universal Truths And Cycles (CD, Album, Promo)||Matador||OLE 547||US||2002|
|URA064||Guided By Voices||Universal Truths And Cycles (CD, Album)||Spunk||URA064||Australia||2002|
|OLE 547-2||Guided By Voices||Universal Truths And Cycles (CD, Album)||Matador||OLE 547-2||US||2002|
|T004/735-2||Guided By Voices||Universal Truths And Cycles (CD, Album)||Trama||T004/735-2||Brazil||2002|