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USA 1-track promo CD

UK 1-track promo CD

UK 1 track promo CD+DVD
Music Box
Enhanced CD-only bonus track:
Released in the UK in March 2007 on CD (2 tracks), Enhanced CD (3 tracks plus the official "Fidelity" video), and 7" vinyl (2 tracks); "Music Box" can also be found on the 2-disc Begin to Hope Special Edition, while "December" was previously made available on the vinyl versions of both Soviet Kitsch and the Us single.

Beginning in May 2006, various promo versions were produced for press/radio; one notable UK promo in gatefold DVD packaging bundled a 1-track CD with a DVD featuring the official music videos for both "Fidelity" and "On the Radio", along with an 11-page color booklet of UK press clippings.

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Scarecrow & Fungus
Vinyl-only bonus track:
Released in the UK on CD and 7" vinyl by Transgressive Records in February 2006: "Us" is taken from Soviet Kitsch, while the B-sides were previously released on the vinyl edition of that album.

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Soviet Kitsch

Survival Guide... booklet cover
Ode to Divorce
Poor Little Rich Boy
Carbon Monoxide
The Flowers
Sailor Song
Your Honor
Ghost of Corporate Future
Chemo Limo
Vinyl-only Bonus Tracks:
Scarecrow & Fungus
Regina's 3rd LP was initially released in fall 2003 by Shoplifter Records (co-producer Gordon Raphael's label) and sold in slimline CD packaging while Regina was supporting the Strokes on the U.S. leg of their Room on Fire tour; Shoplifter gave the record a formal, limited UK release (in full CD jewel-case packaging) in April 2004.

Regina signed with Sire Records in spring 2004, and the album was reissued in slim cardboard (babypak) packaging that fall. Sire formally released the record in March 2005, repackaged with a bonus DVD of The Survival Guide to Soviet Kitsch EPK and the Us music video. A vinyl release followed in summer 2005, including 2 previously unreleased bonus tracks (likely culled from sessions either in December 2001 or December 2002, or both).

The Survival Guide to Soviet Kitsch was originally distributed (to press and some fan contest winners) in Fall 2004 as 40-page softcover booklet packaged with the CD and DVD. Regina described it at the time:
Also- The "Survival Guide to Soviet Kitsch" is now printed and beautiful and done! It is a zine type book, full of London tour photos, press clippings, and crazy typewritten goodness (i bought an old typewritter in the east village and fell in hardcore love with it!) All hand made by me, Adria Petty- the lovely and amazing young woman who shot the videos in London and made a DVD that comes with the Survival Guide, and Sonya Kashuto- a rad brooklynite, who is helping me rework my website... All this stuff took tons of hours to make, lots of scissors and glue action, and a bit of beer as well... I will have a bunch with me at the shows, and i'll try to give some away through the website for the faraway people...
Prior to Regina's signing with Sire, the album was also available from CD Baby; below is the item description that appeared on the site:
Songs about sleeping, kissing bloody lips, books, love, sailors, mothers, carbon monoxide... Featuring- Piano, Strings, a drum stick and a punk band, as well as a couple of glasses being smashed next to really expensive microphones... Have fun...


Ok- the 3rd record by mizz Regina Spektor, Bronx girl via russia, and called "Soviet Kitsch" is done. Made down town on the Lower East Side NYC, and in London too. Mr. Gordon Raphael ( producer of The Strokes, and Mr. Alan Bezozi (drummmer for such bands as Dogs Eye View, They Might Be Giants, Freedy Jonston, etc...) co-produced it. It was a short time being born, and a long time being put out... that's rock'n fock'n roll for ya.

Regina just came off a tour opening for The Strokes in America... Now she is going on a UK and European tour opening for The Kings of Leon. she says "Hi!"... and walks away, humming.

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Written by: regina spektor

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Lyrics (fan transcription):
December starts on Sunday, next Sunday
won't you feel happier then?
turn your room upside down, turn your down upside

rumors have started that you are in love again
rumors that are completely unsubstantiated

come on and say you're sorry, real sorry
for the trouble that you've caused
can't you see all this love? can't you see all this love?

we are not evacuating this house
we don't believe in you and your wrecking crew...
we don't believe in you, we don't believe in you...

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Blogger Carlos said...

i think it's "Turn your frown upside down,

January 12, 2008 12:29 AM  
Blogger Tall Jim said...

Hmm don't think it is Carlos. I think its a nutty reflection of the line before:

turn your room upside down
turn your down upside room(ors)...

Just listened to it for the first time this week and its lovely!

Tall Jim

April 03, 2008 7:04 AM  
Blogger abby j. said...

Tall Jim is right. You hear frown because that's what you're expecting when you hear the song. However, it's definitely room.

April 28, 2008 6:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its frown

November 25, 2009 2:53 PM  

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