Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - B-Sides & Rarities (Part 1 & II)


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No. of Discs: 7
Note: 180 Gram
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Deluxe 180-gram 7LP Edition box set

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds B-Sides & Rarities Part II is a second collection of rare and unreleased tracks that the group recorded from 2006 to 2020, compiled by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. The band released their first B-Sides & Rarities compilation in 2005. Since then, he and the Bad Seeds have recorded two more discs' worth of B-sides and rarities, both released and unheard.

Now the band is packaging and releasing both the 2005 collection and the 2021 compilation as the limited edition B-Sides & Rarities Part I and Part II, a 7LP box set featuring all 83 tracks and exclusive sleeve notes. B-Sides & Rarities Part I and Part II  contains material from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' 30-plus year career. This collection features 83 tracks across 7 x 180g LPs housed in a deluxe case bound slipcase with foiling, featuring exclusive photographs and sleeve notes written by Sean O'Hagan (The Guardian & The Observer).

This is the first time Part I, compiled by Mick Harvey and originally released in 2005, has been made available on vinyl. It comprises 56 tracks including rarities, out-takes, covers & B-sides from 1988-2005.

Part II, compiled by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis and features 27 tracks from Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! in 2006 to 2019's Ghosteen. Including 19 rare and unreleased tracks including first recordings of "Skeleton Tree," "Girl in Amber," "Bright Horses" and "Waiting for You."

“I always liked the original B-Sides & Rarities more than any of our other albums. It’s the only one I’d listen to willingly. It seems more relaxed, even a bit nonsensical in places, but with some beautiful songs throughout. There is something, too, about the smallness of certain songs that is closer to their original spirit,” Cave said in a statement. “B-Sides & Rarities Part II continues this strange and beautiful collection of lost songs from the Bad Seeds. I love the final side of the last disc because it reveals the small and fragile beginnings of some of my favorite Bad Seeds songs. ‘Waiting for You’ complete with bizarre ‘canning factory’ rhythm track, a gorgeous ‘Life Per Se’ deemed too sad for Skeleton Tree, and ‘Earthlings’ that some consider the finest track of the Ghosteen sessions.”



Side A:
1. Deanna (Acoustic Version)
2. The Mercy Seat (Acoustic Version)
3. City of Refuge (Acoustic Version)
4. The Moon Is in the Gutter
5. The Six Strings That Drew Blood
6. Rye Whiskey
7. Running Scared
Side B:
1. Black Betty
2. Scum
3. The Girl At the Bottom of My Glass
4. The Train Song
5. Cocks 'n' Asses
6. Blue Bird

Side A:
1. Helpless
2. God's Hotel (Live Radio Session for KCRW Santa Monica)
3. (I'll Love You) Till the End of the World
4. Cassiel's Song
5. Tower of Song
Side B:
1. What Can I Give You?
2. What a Wonderful World
3. Rainy Night In Soho
4. Lucy (Version #2)
5. Jack the Ripper (Acoustic Version)
6. Sail Away

Side A:
1. The Ballad of Robert Moore and Betty Coltrane
2. The Willow Garden
3. King Kong Kitchee Kitchee Ki-Mi-O
4. Knoxville Girl
5. There's No Night Out in the Jail
6. That's What Jazz Is to Me
Side B:
1. Where the Wild Roses Grow (Original Guide Vocal Version)
2. O'Malley's Bar Pt. 1
3. O'Malley's Bar Pt. 2
4. O'Malley's Bar Pt. 3
5. O'Malley's Bar Reprise

Side A:
1. Red Right Hand (Scream 3 Version)
2. Time Jesum Transeuntum Et Non Riverentum
3. Little Empty Boat
4. Right Now I'm A-Roaming
Side B:
1. Come Into My Sleep
2. Black Hair (Band Version)
3. Babe, I Got You Bad
4. Sheep May Safely Graze
5. Opium Tea

Side A:
1. Grief Came Riding
2. Bless His Ever Loving Heart
3. Good Good Day
4. Little Janey's Gone
5. I Feel So Good
6. Shoot Me Down
Side B:
1. Swing Low
2. Little Ghost Song
3. Everything Must Converge
4. Nocturama
5. She's Leaving You
6. Under This Moon

Side A:
1. Hey Little Firing Squad
2. Fleeting Love
3. Accidents Will Happen
4. Free to Walk (with Debbie Harry)
5. Avalanche
6. Vortex
Side B:
1. Needle Boy
2. Lightning Bolts
3. Animal X
4. Give Us a Kiss
5. Push the Sky Away (with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra) [Live]

Side A:
1. First Skeleton Tree
2. King Sized Nick Cave Blues
3. Opium Eyes
4. Big Dream (W/ Sky)
5. Instrumental #33
6 Hell Villanelle
7. Euthanasia
8. Life Per Se
Side B:
1. Steve McQueen
2. First Bright Horses
3. First Girl in Amber
4. Glacier
5. Heart That Kills You
6. First Waiting for You
7. Sudden Song
8. Earthlings

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