Remastered by Bob Weston, Mountains comes back to us as a gold foil-embossed gatefold double LP and includes the previously unreleased original takes of Return to Pirates, Poison Moon and Killed by the Telephone, which were delivered along with the original master tapes 20 years ago but were omitted from the final album.
The record is completed by a newly recorded orchestral version of Valley of One Thousand Perfumes produced by composer Joe Wong (Russian Doll, Midnight Gospel) and mixed by Dave Fridmann.
At the turn of the Century, Timony (Ex Hex, Wild Flag, Hammered Hulls) was already a celebrated presence in American underground music - a fixture of D.C. and Boston rock n roll via her work in Autoclave and Helium respectively. By 1998, though, Helium was drawing to a close and Timony was feeling uncertain about the future. I had never been good at the rock n roll business, and making a living from being in a band just didn't seem like it was in the realm of possibility for me, she writes. I just knew I wanted to make another record because that was the part of being in a band that I liked the most.