The Books Release ‘Music for French Elevator’ Double LP

    Previously only available in the  A Dot in Time box set, The Books’ Music for French Elevator and Other Rarities is being released in a special edition, stand-alone double LP. 

    The 45 track collection includes b-sides (including their cover of Nick Drake’s “Cello Song”), soundtracks, and lots of unreleased instrumental tracks. 

    Former books “frontman” Nick Zammuto has uploaded his five favorite tracks from the album to Soundcloud. Take a listen to “Egaberte,” “Happy Lawyers,” “Hericlitus,” “Lawyer Lullaby,” and “Epilogue” below. 

    Zammuto also added, in an email to his Zammuto mailing list, “I’m so terribly sorry ‘The Books’ had to end.  I’m enjoying working on music more than ever with the new band, but my days working on ‘The Books’ were an incredible time for me.  Thank you all for listening, and for all your amazing support through the years.”

    The album will be released on October 15 through Temporary Residence Limited and is limited 2,000 copies with the first 300 printed on “beautiful transparent splatter blue vinyl.” 

    Track List:


    1. Fralite

    2. Egaberte

    3. Liternite

    4. It’s Musiiiiic!

    5. The Joy of Nature

    6. Meditation Outtakes

    7. A Long Villainous Sequence

    8. Millions of Millions

    9. Of the Word God

    10. Ghost Train Digest

    11. You’ll Never Be Alone

    12. ‘Ah…, I See’

    13. Three Day Night

    14. Classy Penguin

    15. 8 Frame

    16. Smack My Bishop

    17. Biospheric Quiet

    18. Happy Lawyers

    19. Hericlitus

    20. John’s Arp

    21. Foreign Country and Western

    22. Dustbowl

    23. Biospheric Doubletime

    24. Drowned But Survived

    25. Pickup Dark

    26. Hermetic

    27. Circle of Fifths Loop

    28. Past Comes Welling Up

    29. Electro Lawyers

    30. Mars, OK

    31. Biospheric Dark

    32. Flythrough

    33. Running Down

    34. 8 Tons of Oxygen

    35. 10,000 Crows

    36. John’s Epiphany

    37. Lawyer Lullaby

    38. Hokie Ranch

    39. 2over3 Lawyers

    40. Glass Glass

    41. Biospheric Zither

    42. Found Frozen Corndog

    43. Cello Song Feat. Jose Gonzales

    44. Epilogue

    45. Pig