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  • Audio CD (22 Sept. 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Rykodisc
  • ASIN: B0000009R5
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 494,044 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Have A Lucky Day
2. All Wrong
3. I Know You-Part Two
4. Bo's Veranda
5. Mile High
6. Shame
7. Down Love's Tributaries
8. Kerouac
9. Pulled Over The Car
10. Sundayafternoonweightlessness
11. Mail
12. My Brain

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 April 2002
Format: Audio CD
This is a brilliant B sides and rare taping. Its have everything I expect for a B sides collection. The first 3 songs are some really good live recordings. I especially like "I know you, part 2". The next 2 tracks are from the movies "Get shorty" and "Things to do in denver when you are dead". 2 good songs in classic morphine style. Rest of it are quit rare track from Morphine. I especially love "Down Love's Tributaries", "Kerouac" and "Mail". Not typical Morphine, but it defintly feels good
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By Paul Flieshman on 7 Feb. 2014
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Great album by a classic band, sorely missed and massively underrated. Really good to hear this again. Very highly recommended.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By AlexRom on 25 Mar. 2013
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Puro Morphine, adatto ai nostalgici della Band, inferiore agli altri lavori del gruppo ma con dei pezzi e delle versioni interessanti.
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1 of 6 people found the following review helpful By noasis on 11 Dec. 2000
Format: Audio CD
after listening to "like swimming", "yes" and "good" i found this album really disappointing. i could tell that they were bored of what they were playing. the music was still good but nothing special. i didn't really like any of the songs on this album. if you really want good "morphine" stuff i would recommend "yes" or "like swimming", certainly not this album. i guess this album is suitable as some sort of background music, certainly not much more than that.
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Amazon.com: 8 reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
it rocks 17 July 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
very different from the norm. sometimes its not about what YOU think a band should be about. sometimes its about the band messing their fans a little. this isn't typical morphine. if all you can stomach is typical morphine (or typical anything) you are wasting your time and money. for those of you that are open to some cool and weird stuff, you'll love it. i promise. doodoobrad >>> atl >>> GA.
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"It's poetry time, right 21 Oct. 2005
By T. T. Goodell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
here in your living room." If you appreciate Mark Sandman's poetic artistry coupled with the murky, liquid milieu of Billy Conway and Dana Colley, this CD is for you. It contains more musical poetry (or is it poetic music?) than any other Morphine CD. Listen with the lights off; let the sounds envelop you, and you will see what I mean.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Nice Collection of Conceptual Works 12 Aug. 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
B-Sides is a great addition to your Morphine collection. Few songs on this album contain the rythmic pulse of songs from the "Yes" set with two exceptions - Most of the album consists of their cryptic passages and moody background music. While not Morphine's standard bearing sound - a solid and fun album for any fan or newbie.
Don't let the title fool you, this is good stuff!! 2 April 2012
By zlh67 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is not the same ol' useless collection of "throwaway" tracks that most bands seem to offer when they put forth a b-sides/non-album tracks collection, but then Morphine is not "most bands". I'd long been a fan of Mark Sandman's "other" band (Treat Her Right), especially their 1988 debut album, but for whatever reason, never followed him over to Morphine. However, after recently listening once again to my Treat Her Right cd's and wanting more, I had decided I needed to look into Morphine. A day or two later, fate intervened and I stumbled across this collection in a used cd shop and decided to gamble. I rarely buy cd's without being more familiar with the band and/or that specific cd, and when I do, I usually regret it, but with this cd I feel like I've discovered a new favorite band!

Being a b-sides collection, most would say this is the worst place to start with Morphine, but I am really digging it and after just a couple of listens liked it enough that I went and bought another cd of theirs the very next day (Cure for Pain). Still digesting that one, but THIS is a great cd! Tracks 1-6 are just outstanding and really sold me on this band. The "live" takes of "All Wrong" and "Have A Lucky Day" in particular are outstanding and easily trump the studio versions found on other Morphine albums, and they aren't really "live" per se, ie, not recorded in front of a concert audience. Instead they are studio quality live broadcasts performances from a radio studio. B-sides, outtakes, whatever, these are just great songs with a great sound.

The second half of the cd is not as strong and contains several tracks that aren't "songs" so much as sound poems (sound effects & some instrumentation topped with spoken "vocals"). Track # 7 in particular (Down Love's Tributaries) bogs this cd down a bit. It's easily the longest track here (just over 8 minutes) and is not nearly as strong as the rest of the cd, but it doesn't come close to negating the rest of the gems to be found here. Next up is a drum/vocal only track ("Kerouc") comparing beat writer Jack Kerouc to the beat of a drummer or a "good driver" in a car. Not the strongest musical thing here, but still interesting and with a running time just under 3:00, it's a much easier listen than the track before it.

The next track (Pulled Over The Car) is a more traditional "song" and is much closer to the highlights found on the first half of this cd, but the track after that is a return to more abstract sounds/spoken vocals. Personally, I don't find that a strength of the band, but it's not without its merits, particularly as executed on the last 2 tracks: "Mail" is just over 2 minutes of swirling sounds with spoken vocals on top describing, well, the mail!

"Letters, papers and packages delivered by carrier train and plane sent and delivered through post regardless of sunshine or rains..."

Not sure what ever could have inspired Sandman to write a "song" about the mail, but that's precisely what makes this song/CD/band so interesting to me: they're just a little different.

The last track is similar in nature -- another "sound poem" -- though in this case they saved the best for last: "My Brain" is conga drumming and other sounds topped by spoken vocals, this time describing an incident with one's brain:

"My whole brain was out of tune
I don't know how to tune a brain, do you?
I went into a brain shop
They said they'd have to rebuild the whole head
I said, well... "do what you gotta do"

When I got my brain back, it didn't work right
I didn't have as many good ideas
I haven't really had a good idea since I got it fixed"

The vocals here are slowed down to give a deep vocal pitch with a slurring effect, almost as if we're listening to someone's thoughts, someone who's a bit off kilter (but then I guess you would be if you're out-of-tune brain had just been replaced...). It's a very unusual track and one of my favorites here; a great way to close this cd.

These "sound poem" tracks are a little on the bizarre side and it's not hard to see why these kinds of tracks were relegated to b-sides. And yet, they really add to the cd and show another side to Morphine that isn't as evident on their more straightforward songs. They do make for interesting listening and "My Brain" in particular is one I listen to repeatedly.

All in all, I found 7 really solid tracks of songs in the traditional sense, 2-3 more experimental tracks I will likely skip when listeing most times in the future, and 2 other experimental tracks like "Mail" and "My Brain" that are genuine favorites of mine.

I may be a newbie Morphine fan, but I know what I like, and I like this cd. Check it out!!
Good collection of B-Sides 20 Aug. 2014
By Hunyadi - Published on Amazon.com
Not your standard Morphine album and definitely the Morphine I had heard over the years. B-sides and some live radio performances and some songs taken from other soundtracks and compilation albums. Some people hate this flavor of the band but worth listening to! Good stuff!
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