EXJCDA0001. Immediate download of the 10-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC (lossless), or ALAC (lossless) formats.
BONUS 32-page PDF "Lyrics and Postcards from the debut album" included with album purchase (see the Merch page for the physical book).
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Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album
EXJCCD0001. 10 track audio CD of the debut album with full CD-Text for track/album/artist name. Includes highest quality, full colour printed CD-R in cellophane wrapped jewel case with full colour, two panel front insert and back tray insert.
Also includes immediate download of the digital album, and BONUS 32-page PDF "Lyrics and Postcards from the debut album".
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Shipping time: United States: 2-5 business days (USPS First Class Mail). United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, rest of world: 7-14 business days (USPS Air Mail)
Based in Brisbane, Australia, The Jesus Cleaver is the creative vehicle of singer/songwriter John P Shea. The debut album, "A Private Encyclopaedia", features local special guests including "" on bass guitar, and backing vocalists Angie Draper and Tanya Quinlan.
The band have combined vivid and emotive lyrics with a lush, beautifully disturbing atmosphere to confound easy genrification. Employing electronic and classical elements in their music, The Jesus Cleaver maintain a definitive musical edge with driving percussion and infectious bass lines. This concentration of moods is the expression of a dark alternative band decidedly out of place in the sub-tropical climes of "the Sunshine State".
From fast-paced, bass-heavy tracks to quirky and irreverent, to devastating emotionalism, The Jesus Cleaver explore a broad range of sounds and styles, with a dark romantic theme underscoring the ten original tracks on the debut album.
released May 18, 2010
Written and produced by John P Shea.
Vocals: John P Shea
Backing Vocals: Angie Draper, Tanya Quinlan (Track 6)
Bass Guitar: John P Shea (Tracks 3, 8, 9, 10),  (Tracks 1,2)
Electric Guitar: John P Shea (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 8)
Keyboards and Percussion (Programming, Live Performance, Samples): John P Shea
Additional Location Recordings: John P Shea (Track 1, Beach at Sunshine Coast; Track 4, Changing of the Guard at Prague Castle; Track 10, Bats inside Capricorn Caves)
Additional Arrangements: Bass Guitar:  (Tracks 1, 2, 9, 10), Backing Vocals: Tanya Quinlan (Track 6)
Additional Music: Traditional (Track 4 Introduction)