August 21, 2021

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: "B-Sides & Rarities Parts I & II" in October

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will release Part II of B-Sides & Rarities on October 22nd. Part I, a 3CD-set, was released in 2005. A limited 7LP box set with both parts is also available for pre-order. Nick Cave on the set:

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.

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 favourite 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.

The previously unreleased track Vortex can be streamed.


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