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Lost Sides [Limited Edition]

Doves Audio CD
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The last time most of us saw Doves it was Glastonbury Festival 2003, headlining Sunday night against Moby. This wasn’t really a problem for them though. The year before, they’d been mid afternoon, playing in glorious weather, a crowd of people wide-eyed at the prospect of whole weekend opening up in front of them to the soundtrack of Catch The Sun. On the Sunday night, under the ... Read more in Amazon's Doves Store

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  • Audio CD (29 Sep 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B0000CDVRF
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 64,856 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Break Me Gently (Incidental)
2. Darker
3. Your Shadow Lay Across My Life
4. Meet Me At The Pier
5. Down To Sea
6. Crunch
7. Zither
8. Valley
9. Northenden
10. Hit The Ground Running
See all 12 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Words (Echoboy Remix)
2. N.Y. (Chris Coco Remix)
3. M62 Song (Four Tet Mix)
4. The Sulphur Man (Rebelski Remix)
5. Last Broadcast (Magnet Remix)
6. Where We're Calling From (Hebden Bridge Remix)
7. Satellites (Soulsavers Remix)

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Having only released two albums, it's a sign of the Manchester trio Doves' undeniable talent that they had enough solid material in the vaults to make Lost Sides, this two-disc compilation of B-sides and remixes, worth every penny. Released to coincide with a state-of-the-art DVD retrospective (Where We're Calling From), it does seem a little early for such a flood of nostalgia, coming only three years after their debut album, Lost Souls, flirted with victory at the Mercury Music Prize awards.

Tracking the underbelly of the Doves' singles catalogue, disc one is laced with class-A marvels such as the brooding anthem "Darker" and the shimmering fairy-tale ambience of "Zither" from the "Cedar" EP. Remixes may well be as unfashionable as B-sides these days, but thankfully Jim Goodwin, Jezz and Andy Williams are blessed with a noble disregard for trend. By employing the likes of Echoboy to deftly brutalise "Words" and Four Tet to deliver a sublime drum & base transformation of "M62", Doves have delivered an album of off-cuts that will delight fans while humbling their peers. --Chris Barrett

Product Description

DOVES Lost Sides (2003 UK limited edition 19-track 2-CD set featuring B-sides rarities and previously unreleased mixes picture booklet picture sleeve HVNLP46CDX)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not a shoddy filler album by a mile 30 Sep 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is an album of crystaline beauty, it sets apart the mediocre from the marvellous. British music has seen the rise of a lot of rock and garage bands over the past 12 months but the Doves remind us that you don't have to be loud to make an impact.
They are only B-sides and a lot of them are instrumentals but that shouldn't put you off. You can listen to them individually or by themselves and they still have the same effect; they're so beautiful that it's the kind of music to put on and daydream to. I haven't tried the remix cd yet and I don't think I will do for a while because the main disc is enough to keep me enthralled. The early versions of 'Break Me Gently' and 'Sea Song' (here called 'Down To Sea') show how the doves built on layers of sound to create their masterpiece first album. The recent songs from 'The Last Broadcast' singles are soothing and warm, remeniscant of a calming summer day. To top it off the booklet inside shows the different images used for the artwork on most of their cds and it's fantastic. Definately worthy of a purchase as soon as possible
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars music fan 15 Jan 2006
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album shortly after release purely on impulse, and not knowing it was a B side album. I had heard very little of Doves but wanted to hear more. I didn't at all expect the incredible music that greeted me. This album takes you on a giant rollercoaster of relaxed, upbeat and musically sophisticated and interesting tracks, and was so refreshing to hear amidst a swamp of hyper melodic, cheesy simpletons music and R&B constantly played on the radio.
The album gets going with Darker, suited to its name, with a pulsating rhythm, and a dark, distorted but infectious bassline. The melodies were so different to anything I had heard at the time, I instantly fell in love with them. This album is fitting for various moods, Down To The Sea and Northenden for me are very much 'lying on bed' tracks. Then again, tracks like Crunch and Hit the Ground Running, just make you want to get up and dance. The strength of this album resulted in me buying their others, still unbeknown to me that it was a B side album. I can see that it might be slightly disappointing to previous Doves fan, as it is a bit mix and match, but it was so refreshing to me, I can't help but love it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Doves hit that spot again 5 Oct 2003
Format:Audio CD
I'm always a little nervous about b-side compilations as they are obviously not the best material from the artists (otherwise they would obviously be on the albums). However as a strong doves supporter i was happy to shell out for this and was not disapointed. I listened to both disks of the special edition version back to back twice and was supprised at how strong the material was from the b-sides disk and was more than happy with the remixes (especially track six on disk two as Hebden Bridge is my home town). It may not be everyones cup of tea, but if you like the doves or this genre i would suggest that this is a valuable adition to your cd collection and will not leave you dispointed.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lost sides ? Not any more............. 5 Oct 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I would class my self as a fan of Doves owning both their previous albums but if you re like me and don't buy all their singles then read on.......
Lost Sides starts off with what is now the obligatory Doves instrumental opener, leading onto 'Darker', a tune as its title suggests is dark and atmospheric with pounding beats and catchy guitar hook. A good start then. Things jolly up a little with the poppy 'Your shadow lay across my life' which in my opinion is quite reminiscent of New Order.
A sparse, moving rendition of 'Sea Song' sandwichs several intrumental tracks (of which there are 4 in total) which leads us to the standout track 'Valley'. Anthemic and melodic, any Doves fans would warm to this.
'Northenden' is a pleasant, guitar strummed track with great vocals not too dissimiliar to 'The Last Broadcast'. 'Hit the ground running' in my opinion is the albums weakest track. I didn't enjoy the nasal like vocals. 'Willows Song' is a moving track with great Rhodes piano backing and delicate guitars.
The last track of the album, 'Far from grace' is warm, swirling, and melodic. A great way to finish off proceedings.
Another reason to buy this album is the additional remixes, consisting of tracks from 'The Last Broadcast'. I especially like the remix of 'M62 Song' and 'The last Broadcast'.
Overall, if you're a Doves fan you should not miss this. The numerous instrumentals is a negative but the positives outweigh
the negatives. I missed this when it was released first time round in limited edition guise and cursed my luck. It has been worth the wait...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Doves' new masterpiece is unveiled. 12 Oct 2003
Format:Audio CD
‘Lost Sides’ showcases the Doves’ b-side collection.
A B-side collection album basically consists of songs which were never good enough to make it to a proper album, and although all the songs listed on The Doves’ new release are genuine b-sides, they could just as easily be A-sides.
The album starts in familiar territory with a new version of ‘Break me Gently’ (taken from their debut ‘Lost Souls’). The album also touches upon the Doves’ past with the original version of ‘Sea Song’ which is a nice inclusion to the album, and then the magnificent Sub-Sub dance-hall tribute of ‘Crunch’ following directly behind. The album also includes a few familiar live favorites such as the catchy guitar pop ‘sing-along’ of ‘Your Shadow Lay Across my Life’ and the chirpy sound of ‘Hit the Ground Running’. Unfortunately the ‘Sub Sub’ classic ‘Space Face’ is no-where to be seen.
It’s a worthwhile album owning, and as most b-side collections are usually brought by the most avid of fans, ‘Lost Sides’ manages to appeal to a wider group of people. If you’re a fan, then you’ve probably already brought the album anyway, but if your not then don’t be put off by the fact it’s an album consisting of only B-sides; to the casual listener ‘Lost Sides’ could easily sound like a proper Doves LP, which is surprising with the jumbled nature most b-side collections usually have. Each track featured on ‘Lost Sides’ manages to flow in and out of each other nicely, making ‘Lost Sides’ another fine Doves masterpiece.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another good 'un..
I like the Doves. And this album is one of the reasons why.

Right from the first track (Break Me Gently) it keeps you interested with it's blend of styles and good... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Lost but worth looking for.
For an album of tracks not good enough to be on an album and not good enough to be the "A" side of a single (or main track with cds) this is an excellent collection. Read more
Published on 3 July 2009 by William J. Fox
4.0 out of 5 stars Another side to Doves
Only discovered Doves this year. Have invested in their four other albums which are all highly recommended. Read more
Published on 11 Jun 2009 by A. J. Pearson
4.0 out of 5 stars Lost treasure
They are not the only band that have enjoyed, or possibly endured, a slow-burning rise to general recognition. Read more
Published on 2 Jun 2009 by D. Schaffer
5.0 out of 5 stars Doves Lost Sides
This is an excellent compilation from this fantastic, very talented band. Forget the Gallaghers, these are the boys if you're into Manchester bands. Read more
Published on 18 May 2009 by Mr. A. Rostron
4.0 out of 5 stars Hunt down the Double Disc!
A chance to hear Doves in a new way - the stuff that didn't make the cut for albums, or was handed over to create a new version through the remix route. Read more
Published on 24 Nov 2006 by Widnes Bob
5.0 out of 5 stars First and best?
I simply love this album. It is great music to listen to at anytime, but in particular while working. Read more
Published on 12 Nov 2004 by Mr. Sam White
3.0 out of 5 stars INCOMPLETE
Good, as far as it goes, but where is 'Blackbird' from the Rosewell Soundtrack ? Or 'Karen' ? Or 'Lost In Watts' ? Or 'Gone 'Till November' ? Read more
Published on 18 Nov 2003 by Craig Boone
5.0 out of 5 stars doves, well what did expect?
i have been a fan of doves, not the doves but doves when they were the sub sub trio back in the early ninties and to see them go away and rethink after a few set backs makes them... Read more
Published on 3 Nov 2003
4.0 out of 5 stars Remix lost souls please!!!
You couldnt guess this was a b-side album if you didnt already know the outstanding quality of doves early work. Read more
Published on 30 Oct 2003 by Ivana Malkowitch
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