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Studio Album, released in 2005

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Secret For A Song (4:01)
2. Across Yer Ocean (3:20)
3. Diamonds (3:52)
4. Black Forest (Lorelei) (4:46)
5. Vermillion (4:07)
6. In The Wilderness (2:32)
7. In A Funny Way (4:02)
8. My Love (4:15)
9. Moving On (1:20)
10. The Climbing Rose (3:19)
11. Arise (3:49)
12. First-Time Mother's Joy (Flying) (3:32)
13. Down Poured The Heavens (1:37)

Total Time: 44:32

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Line-up / Musicians

- Jonathan Donahue / guitar, vocals
- Grasshopper Mackowiak / guitar, clarinet
- Jeff Mercel / drums, piano
- Dave Fridmann / bass
- Carlos Anthony Molina / synthesizers

Additional personnel:
- Adam Peters, Adam Widoff, Rich Robinson, Mary Gavazzi Fridmann.

Releases information

CD V2 Records (2005)

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3.65
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Review by Chris S
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4 stars Tough call this one. Firstly I love the album, it's a concept album which are few and far between these days. My only criticism of The Secret Migration is the production. Way way too much treble. I am not sure why they decided on this sound output becuase the cover artwork, package and concept is extraordinary to say the least. Output aside the album sarts off the the lyrically dark ' Secret For A Song', it has some great piano work and Grashopper and Donahue as usual are right on the button.' Across Ye Ocean' question where we all might end up?? Musically and lyrically very strong melodies and well balanced.' Diamonds' simply sparkles ( pun intended) with some excellent synth work.' Vermillion' and ' My Love' for me the most poignant tracks on the album. ' My Love' sounds almost Floyd Like which demonstrates as to how this band has evolved. Also worth mentioning is the drum and bass work. In Particular the bass playing on this album is far superior to anything previously they have put out and it shows in the overall feel of the album. Very polished but may be just a little bit overproduced which shows in the sound quality.

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Posted Saturday, September 10, 2005

Review by NJprogfan
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4 stars My, my...strange to see these guys listed on this site. But when I think about it, it makes sense. Trippy, dreamy and above all strange (but mucho loved), Mercury Rev's newest album is their most symphonic and bombastic filled with Jonathan Donahue's soaring delicate about to crack vocals, odd sound effects, and just plain beautiful production, it's their most accesible album for newbies, especially for prog fans. Although, if you're expecting some kind of Gong/Ozric style album curtesy of the tag this band gets on this site, forget it. It's more in line with The Flaming Lips, or other American psych bands that use a simple pop structure and fill it to the brim with lovely keyboards, smatterings of crashing guitars and lyrics that are absurd and heart- breaking. Confused? Well, don't be. They're not the most thought-provoking band around, but damn they make some pretty music. Try them out. Go to their website and download some Mp3's. You'll fall under their spell in no time. I promise! A definate 4-star modern gem.

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Posted Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Review by UMUR
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3 stars The Secret Migration is the sixth full-length studio album by American alternative rock act Mercury Rev. The album was released on the 24th of January 2005 through V2 Records. It was recorded at Six Hours Studios, Tarbox Observatory and produced by bassplayer Dave Friedmann.

The music style pretty much follows the same formula as on the previous album All is Dream (2001) which is alternative rock with a slight psychadelic touch. The music is well written but rather simple vers/ chorus structured and song oriented so donīt expect long instrumental excursions. The instrumentation is is as always spiced up with psychadelic sounds and effects but in a more restrained manner compared to earlier albums by the band. Jonathan Donahue is not an especially skilled singer but he has a personal style with his fragile and pleasant vocal style. The musicianship is as always on a high level and the production is professional and well sounding. The Secret Migration is a concept album which will of course ignite most progheadīs hopes for something special. You can easily listen to the album without much concern for the concept though. I think the album has got a very british sound which is rather unusual for American bands but Mercury Rev have always had a very obvious Beatles influence in their music IMO ( at least from See You On The Other Side (1995) onward). So itīs really not that strange if they sound a bit British.

Even though The Secret Migration is a good album by Mercury Rev I still miss the inspired and more experimental song writing style of my two favorite albums by the band See You On The Other Side (1995) and Deserter's Songs (1998). The more average quality level of music on All is Dream is unfortunately continued here and I canīt say I have that much interest in the album really. A small 3 star rating is deserved though. I would advice newcommmers to start with the two above mentioned albums before listening to this one.

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Review by Warthur
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4 stars On The Secret Migration Mercury Rev play a blissful, transcendent variety of psychedelic indie rock which comes across as a smoother and more laid-back version of the thornier and more hard-edged psych freakouts of their sister band, The Flaming Lips. Supposedly it's a concept album, though I didn't really detect much of a concept myself - either way, if you miss the blissful, tranquil airs of 60s psychedelic pop and wonder what the indie rock world would make of them, you need look no further than this album, which I think is a neo-psychedelic classic on a par with The Flaming Lips' Yoshimi vs. the Pink Robots.

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4 stars The Secret Migration is wonderful. It has an earthy, natural beauty. The lyrics are magical too and float over the group's stunning psychedelic tapestry. The dark 'Secret for a Song' and the elegant 'My Love', are immensely pleasurable tracks.I also absolutely love "Across Yer Ocean" and "Di ... (read more)

Report this review (#427382) | Posted by Frankie Flowers | Monday, April 04, 2011 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Have Mercury Rev relocated to rural England or something? They've gone all pastoral. The undulating soft rock of the opening singles "Secret for a Song" and "Across Yer Ocean" shows they've swapped dusty American desert landscapes for green meadows and hills. Maybe they needed to chill out and ta ... (read more)

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