When several albums of Daniel Johnston's homemade recordings appeared in the late 80s, it created a significant buzz into music circles. Studio owner Mark Kramer was quickly on the scene, bringing Johnston to his own Shimmy-Disc label for this fine album. 1990 is a collection of extremely polished and staggeringly honest odes to love, comic book heroes and music. Steve Shelly and Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth accompany Johnston alone at the piano or guitar. His version of Lennon and McCartney's "Got to Get You Into My Life" has never been covered with this degree of conviction, streamlined down to it's essential rhythmic core.
Spirit World Rising
Held the Hand
Lord Give Me Hope
Some Things Last a Long Time
Tears Stupid Tears [Live]
Don't Play Cards With Satan [Live]
True Love Will Find You in the End
Got to Get You into My Life
Softly and Tenderly
Devil Town [Demo Version]
Spirit World Rising [Demo Version]
Held the Hand [Demo Version]
Tears Stupid Tears [Piano][Demo Version]
Don't Play Cards with Satan [Demo Version]
This is a new, unopened CD in its original packaging.