Mercury Rev Working On Soundtrack & Rarites Album

Mercury Rev is winding down a busy 2006 with two new releases. First up is "The Essential Mercury Rev — The Weird Years 1991-2006," a 32-track, two-disc set blending cuts from the band’s first six studio albums with hard-to-find oddities. The set arrived in October internationally via V2 and is available in North America only from the band’s Web site.

The band has also just unveiled its soundtrack for the French film "Bye Bye Blackbird," which can be purchased under the moniker "Hello Blackbird" from Mercury Rev was approached by director Robinson Savary to contribute to the movie in 2001, but it took several years before the project got off the ground.

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