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From A Compound Eye [ReIssue]

Robert Pollard

Reissued: 12/17/2021
Released: 01/24/2006
Format: 2 LP
Label: Guided By Voices Inc.
Catalog #: GBVI-105
Country: U.S.A.
Discs: 2
# Tracks: 26
Gatefold Cover:Yes
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Comments
Double-vinyl gatefold reissue of Guided By Voices frontman's most celebrated solo album, previously released in 2006 on Merge Records.

From A Compound Eye was Robert Pollard's first solo album after dissolving Guided By Voices in 2004. When things came to an end for GBV, Pollard promised that this would not mean the end of his songwriting and recording career. It actually provided a fresh start. Leaving his band (and Matador Records) behind allowed him to record when he wanted and what he wanted, with whomever he wanted.

Chock full of fantastic songs including "Dancing Girls and Dancing Men", "Iím a Widow", "Love Is Stronger Than Witchcraft", and "Iím A Strong Lion".

"...in the tradition of deck-clearing double LPs like the Minutemenís Double Nickels On The Dime and The Beatles' White Album." - The AV Club
From A Compound Eye (Disc 1)
Side One
1.   Gold 3:02
2.   Field Jacket Blues 1:49
3.   Dancing Girls And Dancing Men 2:38
4.   A Flowering Orphan 1:50
5.   The Right Thing 4:36
6.   U.S. Mustard Company 2:52
Side Two
1.   The Numbered Head 5:10
2.   I'm A Widow 3:37
3.   Fresh Threats, Salad Shooters And Zip Guns 1:51
4.   Kick Me And Cancel 2:08
5.   Other Dogs Remain 2:41
6.   Kensington Cradle 1:52
7.   Love Is Stronger Than Witchcraft 4:12
Total Length: 38:18
From A Compound Eye (Disc 2)
Side Three
1.   Hammer In Your Eyes 1:42
2.   50 Year Old Baby 2:13
3.   I Surround You Naked 2:41
4.   Cock Of The Rainbow 1:43
5.   Conqueror Of The Moon 5:04
6.   Blessed In An Open Head 2:55
Side Four
1.   A Boy In Motion 1:37
2.   Denied 2:39
3.   Lightshow 2:29
4.   I'm A Strong Lion 1:08
5.   Payment For The Babies 2:03
6.   Kingdom Without 2:29
7.   Recovering 3:28
Total Length: 32:11
Other Formats
Label - Catalog [Format] (Country) # Tracks
Merge Records - MRG272 [2 LP] (U.S.A.) 26
Merge Records - MRG272 [CD] (U.S.A.) 26
Must Destroy Music - MUSTY017CD [CD] (United Kingdom) 26

Album Credits
Artwork/Design
Role Name
Art Design Maggie Fost
Cover Robert Pollard
Layout Maggie Fost
Photography Andy Pearson
Photography Sarah Zade-Pollard
Photography Scott Bennett
Musician
Role Name
Bass Guitar Todd Tobias
Dobro Robert Pollard
Drums And Percussion Todd Tobias
Guitar Robert Pollard
Guitar Todd Tobias
Keyboards Todd Tobias
Steel Whistle Robert Pollard
Vocals Robert Pollard
Production
Role Name
Mastering Chris Keffer
Producer Todd Tobias
Studio
Role Name
Mastering Location Magnetic North - Cleveland, OH
Mixing Location Waterloo Sound - Kent, OH
Recording Location Waterloo Sound - Kent, OH
Management/Business
Role Name
Booking Jim Romeo
Business Management Eric Weiss
Legal Richard Grabel
Management David Newgarden
Management Joe Goldberg