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Magnetic Fields

The Magnetic Fields' "'81 How to Play the Synthesizer" from the 2017 album 50 Song Memoir:

Created by: John Erickson, Alex Basco Koch & José Zayas
Production Company: Ghost Corporeal

Originally created for the Magnetic Fields 50 Song Memoir concert tour directed by José Zayas.

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81 How to Play the Synthesizer on Wikipedia
50 Song Memoir
50 Song Memoir album cover
Studio album by The Magnetic Fields
ReleasedMarch 3, 2017 (2017-03-03)
GenreIndie pop
ProducerStephin Merritt
Thomas Bartlett
Charles Newman
The Magnetic Fields chronology

50 Song Memoir is the eleventh studio album by American indie pop band The Magnetic Fields, scheduled for release on March 3, 2017. 50 Song Memoir is an autobiographical concept album that chronicles the first 50 years of songwriter Stephin Merritt's life, with one song for each year that he has lived.[1]


  • 1 Recording
  • 2 Release
  • 3 Track listing
  • 4 Tour
  • 5 References


Stephin Merritt began recording on his 50th birthday on February 9, 2015. The album was produced by Merritt with additional production by Thomas Bartlett and Charles Newman. Merritt sings on all fifty tracks and plays more than one hundred instruments throughout.


50 Song Memoir is available in five-LP and five-CD editions that include an interview by Daniel Handler and facsimile handwritten lyrics by Stephin Merritt, and as a bound book.[citation needed]


The fully staged live shows in support of 50 Song Memoir are directed by José Zayas.[2] The Magnetic Fields have been expanded to include an additional three musicians for the tour, with each of the seven playing seven different instruments. On the tour the band play the entirety of 50 Song Memoir in two halves across two nights at each venue.[3]


  1. ^ "The Magnetic Fields 50 Song Memoir". Nonesuch. 17 November 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Magnetic Fields Roll Out 2017 US Tour Schedule for 50 Song Memoir". The House of Tomorrow. 18 October 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 
  3. ^ Yoo, Noah (20 October 2016). "The Magnetic Fields Announce Tour". Pitchfork. Retrieved 18 November 2016. 

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