B-Sides and Rarities, Vol. 2
 
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B-Sides and Rarities, Vol. 2

8 Nov 2012

7.49 (VAT included if applicable)
  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Broken Glass (2007)
4:50
2
Murder Ballad (2007)
4:16
3
Spitting Fire - Acoustic Version (2010)
2:44
4
J F K F C (2005)
4:27
5
Semi-Automatic - Alternative Version (2010)
3:52
6
From the Liars (2005)
4:26
7
Red Tape (2007)
3:28
8
325 (2010)
3:22
9
Waiting (2006)
3:08
10
You (2010)
1:33


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 8 Nov 2012
  • Label: Absentee Recordings
  • Copyright: 2012 Absentee Recordings
  • Total Length: 36:06
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B00A18EMCI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,464 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Red on Black TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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"We have never been a band that set out to write a b-side. We have always been a band that strives to write something better than what we have done before. With that in mind, people can listen to these songs as ones that were worked to the full in order to fit on an album, but for one of any number of reasons didn't make it...... The fact that these songs never made it onto an album is irrespective"

The above statement from the multinational members of the London based Boxer Rebellion could be viewed as a slice of high sincerity or a piece of very crafty marketing. Unfortunately it is often the case that the mopping up exercises of B sides and rarities collections rarely transcend the *couple of great tracks versus the high on filler factor". Granted Nathan Nicholson and his chums have rarely let the quality control go southward in their three officially released long players to date and these should be sort out post haste. It does however beg the question that if you are new to the Boxer Rebellion whether you would be best advised to purchase these two "new" CDs comprising some very decent songs at the price of a tenner or fork out a measly 2.95 for their 2009 masterwork "Union" or 1.98 for their cracking debut "Exits" (2005) on Amazon? "Simples" as they say, unless of course you are a connoisseur of the band then there is much in this collection to rouse curiosity and generally enjoy.

Volume 1 (3.5 Stars) of these rarities is almost entirely a snapshot of the band in 2003/2004 and in essence could be seen as as first cousin of "Exits" and includes versions of tracks already on that album such as ever present and wonderful "Watermelon".
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4.0 out of 5 stars Grossly under rated band.... 3 Mar 2013
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"Union" was easily one the best albums of the 2000's and these tracks give you examples of what to expect from the band. This particular compilation sadly lacks the quality and depth of the full albums - all of which are 5 star - but still essential listening.
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