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The Pacific Ocean

So Beautiful And Cheap And Warm

Adam's Song
I'm Part of Everything Again
Fifty Dollars
There's No One You Won't Walk Past
Waterflower
In the Gold


Back to Hold You
People to People
Give
'39
Less Than the Needle


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VERSUS The Stars are Insane album
VERSUS Big Head On 7-inch vinyl 45
VERSUS Dead Leaves album
VERSUS Deep Red EP album
Containe Only Cowards Walk Like Cowards album
2002 Teen-Beat Sampler A Compilation Album
Teen-Beat 17th Anniversary Celebrations
2003 Teen-Beat Sampler Compilation Album
2004 Teen-Beat Sampler Compilation Album
VERSUS Let's Electrify album
THE PACIFIC OCEAN So Beautiful and Cheap and Warm CD album
THE PACIFIC OCEAN
So Beautiful and Cheap and Warm
CD cover

LINER NOTES


PLAYERS

Edward Baluyut,

Connie Lovatt,

Steve Pilgrim


GUEST PLAYERS

Alan Licht, guitar on 4 and 7

Benjamin Cho, cello on 3 and 5

Johnny Appleseed, guitar on 9


PRODUCED BY

Johnny Appleseed (a.k.a. Bill Callahan)


RECORDED BY

Nicolas Vernhes,

at Rare Book Room, Brooklyn, New York, USA


MASTERED BY

Alan Douches,

at West West Side Music, New York, New York, USA


SCULPTURE

Luisa Kazanas


PHOTOGRAPHY

Adam Woodward


ART DIRECTION

Connie Lovatt


ET CETERA

All songs written by The Pacific Ocean.
except "39" by Brian May © 1975 B. Feldman T/AS Trident Music. Originally performed by Queen.

and "Fifty Dollars" verse lyrics written with David Berman.

and "I'm Part of Everything Again" verse lyrics written with Bryce Kass.

and "Give" vocal melody to the verse written with Fontaine Toups.


"Invaluable contributions by":
Gail O'Hara
Nicolas Vernhes
Ian James
Ravi Nandan
Claudia Gonson
James Baluyut
Michael Fellows
James McNew
Mark Robinson


REVIEW

Ed Baluyut (Versus), Connie Lovatt (Containe), and Steve Pilgrim are The Pacific Ocean. Each of their records up to this point has been an improvement on the last, and this is no different. So Beautiful and So Warm is a low-key, emotional disc that could be lumped into the Yo La Tengo/Unrest/Versus class of indie rock quite easily. It begins with the austere and beautiful "Adam's Song," which is built around an almost classical guitar melody with Lovatt's fragile voice pitched just above a whisper, with Baluyut floating in with angelic harmonies. The vocals are a strong suit throughout. Baluyut's harmonies, especially on "I'm Part of Everything Again," are breathtaking, and Lovatt's lead vocals are never less than warm and assured. Another strength of the record is the sonic twist the group tosses into their melancholy mix, like the plunking guitar on "Fifty Dollars" that sounds like it is playing a different song entirely, or Benjamin Cho's single note cello sawing its way through "There's No One You Won't Walk Past." The Pacific Ocean put a lot of care into the sound of this record, and credit should also be given to producer Johnny Appleseed for getting such a warm and intimate sound. The only track that is a bit of a letdown is "Waterflower," as it is built around spoken word passages. It is exceedingly rare for spoken passages, especially on indie rock records, to be anything less than embarrassing. This misstep is more than made up for by the sweetly sung cover of Queen's "'39." It is always nice when bands pick obscure and surprising songs to cover. So Beautiful and Cheap and Warm isn't a knockout; none of the songs are standouts, but the warm, autumnal mood will stick with you for a while.

Tim Sendra, All Music

THE PACIFIC OCEAN, Steve Pilgrim, Ed Baluyut, Connie Lovatt

RELEASE DATE

October 21, 2002


FORMAT

compact disc


LENGTH

39 minutes, 35 seconds
11 tracks


CATALOGUE No.

Teen-Beat 324


DETAILS

1,750 pressed.


INSERT:
4-page folder and tray card (one side colour and one side black and white).


JEWEL CASE:
with white tray.


LABEL:
Pantone 277 (blue), Pantone 141 (yellow), and white.


Printed and pressed by
Bellwether, Bloomington, Indiana.

DISCOGRAPHY


ALBUMS

Birds Don't Think They're Fliying
Less Than The Needle, More Than The Shotgun
So Beautiful And Cheap And Warm


COMPILATIONS

2002 Teen-Beat Sampler
All's Fair in Love and Chickfactor
2003 Teen-Beat Sampler
2004 Teen-Beat Sampler


ALSO

Teen-Beat 17th Anniversary Celebrations


RELATED

Containe
Versus


SONGS

Adam's Song
All the Better Luck
Atlas
Back to Hold You
Bashful
Duet
Fantastic Trip
Fifty Dollars
Fireworks
Five
Give
I Can't Replace a Thing
I'm Part of Everything Again
If I Could Fall
In the Gold
It Was as if He Had Seen a Ghost
Last Minute
Less Than the Needle
Letter/Doctor
Nothing is Too Kind
People to People
People to People (Clean Air Version)
Raise the Barrel
Rings
Standby
Story Before Me
Theme
There's No One You Won't Walk Past
Tripod
Two Twenty
'39
Waterflower
You're Always Somewhere Else