The Magnetic Fields - The Wayward Bus / Distant Plastic Trees 2LPLabel: Merge Records
"Available for the first time on vinyl ever, the first two Magnetic Fields albums are collected here in one package. The audio has been newly remastered. The first two records showcase Stephin Merritt's lyrics as sung by Susan Anway, who would leave the band after The Wayward Bus in 1992. But, that record featured cellist Sam Devol and percussionist Claudia Gonson as band members, who came to shape the orchestral pop sound of the band for decades to come. The Wayward Bus and Distant Plastic Trees contain perfect pop songs delivered in a folk and electronic-tinged sound, notably "100,000 Fireflies", which would later be covered by Superchunk."