The Magnetic Fields – The Book of Love

Stephen Merritt

Peter Gabriel supposedly recorded a version of this song but I’ll be damned if I’m going to sledgehammer my feelings for it. Better to stick to the original as coaxed from the brain of Stephen Merritt. Said action was conducted around the same time as he performed 68 similar feats of inspiration as ‘The Book of Love’ is taken from the literal ’69 Songs’. Now 14 years old this Magnetic Fields recording continues to beguile a consistent level of new worshippers, probably down to its genius for the most part. This is one of the best lullaby’s for adults that has ever been written. KD

The Magnetic Fields – The Book of Love

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Year: 1999

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