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Crystal Nuns Cathedral

Guided By Voices

Released: 03/04/2022
Format: LP
Label: Guided By Voices Inc.
Catalog #: GBVI-111
Country: U.S.A.
Discs: 1
# Tracks: 12
Front Cover
Back Cover
Record (Side One)
Record (Side Two)
Re-Develop Lyrics Source: Salem And Harvard, Lexington Grand
Pressing Details
Vinyl Color # Pressed
Original Release Info: The mighty Guided by Voices are set to unleash upon the world their 35th and quite possibly...BEST album, Crystal Nuns Cathedral. How do they do it you might ask? Well we have no idea how they do it, but we certainly do know WHY they do it. They do it because quite honestly we NEED them to do it. The world needs The Rock, and we need loud guitars, we need anthemic songs, we need a reason to raise a rock fist in the air and give a "Hell Yeah"! On Crystal Nuns Cathedral, the band delivers all of this and so much more.

Just four months since It's Not Them. It Couldn't Be Them. It Is Them!, comes Crystal Nuns Cathedral, twelve songs determined to challenge for the title of greatest Guided by Voices album of all-time. Hyperbole you say? Not this time. The guitars are bigger, the arrangements are more ambitious, the songs are uplifting, epic, and as incredibly hook laden as always!

Pure power pop perfection like lead single "Excited Ones" mix perfectly with the slow burning "Climbing a Ramp" which reaches its climax on a stunning guitar lead before dissolving into the fist pumping anthem "Never Mind the List", which serves as the beating heart of the entire album. Do you still need convincing? Listen to the one-two punch of "Forced to Sea" and "Huddled" and marvel at the epic scope and vision of an incredible band on full display.

This record is a statement, a challenge, a monument, a call to arms. Top this one if you can, this is the new benchmark. Who will best it? Who will try? Listen to Crystal Nuns Cathedral, and report back to us. We will be eagerly waiting.
Crystal Nuns Cathedral
Side One
1.   Eye City 4:11
2.   Re-Develop 3:05
3.   Climbing A Ramp 2:39
4.   Never Mind The List 2:49
5.   Birds In The Pipe 2:55
6.   Come North Together 2:52
Side Two
1.   Forced To Sea 3:33
2.   Huddled 2:49
3.   Excited Ones 3:03
4.   Eyes Of Your Doctor 4:05
5.   Mad River Man 4:12
6.   Crystal Nuns Cathedral 1:45
Total Length: 37:58
Other Formats
Label - Catalog [Format] (Country) # Tracks
Guided By Voices Inc. - GBVI-111 [CD] (U.S.A.) 12

Album Credits
Role Name
Art Department Joe Patterson
Art Department Robert Pollard
Art Department Vince Williams
Art Management Sarah Zade-Pollard
Artwork Robert Pollard
Back Cover Collage The Genius
Front Cover Collage Will You Fly To Me
Inside Collage Angel Of Mercury
Layout Joe Patterson
Layout Robert Pollard
Role Name
Band Member Bobby Bare, Jr.
Band Member Doug Gillard
Band Member Kevin March
Band Member Mark Shue
Band Member Robert Pollard
Role Name
Mastering Jamal Ruhe
Mixing Travis Harrison
Producer Travis Harrison
Vinyl Mastering Jeff Powell
Role Name
String Arrangement Doug Gillard
Role Name
Copyright 2022
Publisher Needmore Songs
Songwriter Robert Pollard
Role Name
Business Management Eric Weiss
Legal Richard Grabel
Management Amy Winslow
Management David Newgarden
Role Name
Additional Album Text A Factory Of Raw Essentials Product
Additional Album Text www.guidedbyvoices.com
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Additional Album Text www.rockathonrecords.com
Rockathon Records Matt Davis
Rockathon Records Mike Lipps