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How to come back from the death of a best friend, a band member, and a core part of your sound?

How to stay motivated in the middle of a cold, damp Cheshire February, in a building full of memories, with no record label, and just a few sketches of songs from aborted recording sessions the year before? The Charlatans did what they always do. They dug deep, and searched for soul.

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  • Audio CD (1 Jan. 1900)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Beggars Banquet
  • ASIN: B000006NTV
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,825 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen10. I Never Want An Easy Life If Me & He Were Ever To Get There 4:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Since their 1990 debut single, the Charlatans (originally known in the United States as the Charlatans UK) have slowly evolved into one of the biggest rock bands in their native England. MELTING POT collects 17 of their singles and key album tracks from 1990-1997, illustrating the steady development of this hard-working, down-to-earth band. Early singles ("The Only One I Know," "Weirdo") borrow heavily from the Stone Roses, blending funky Manchester beats with Tim Burgess' trippy, laid-back vocals. The mighty Hammond organ playing of the late Rob Collins, however, set the Charlatans apart from the countless Stone Roses-inspired UK bands of the '90s.Although the Charlatans moved away from such influences with each successive album, their sound has remained fairly consistent for close to a decade. Some of the many highlights collected on MELTING POP include the Chemical Brothers remix of "Patrol" and such loose-grooved college radio hits as "Can't Get Out Of Bed" and "Just Looking." While the Charlatans have never been innovators, they are a solid, entertaining band. The final track, a catchy fusion of Dylan and the Stones called "North Country Boy," suggests that they may be ready to take their music to the next level.

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The Charlatans are the sole survivors of the Madchester boom, and Melting Pot commemorates this, a 17 track "Best of" running from 1990 to 1997. It's chronological tracklist let's you follow their development, beginning with the wonderful wah-wah and hammond organ psychedelia of "The Only One I Know" (a shame "Indian Rope" wasn't included, too). Back then you could call The Charlatans endearing: Tim Burgess' vocals were fragile, the guitars chiming in that peculiarly, shambling English indie way. Rather than fading away like their peers, on Melting Pot you hear The Charlatans' sound get stronger and better over the years. It switches up a gear with the Flood-produced, rockier "Weirdo" era and the magnificent Chemical Brothers "Patrol" mix and swells into awesome bluesy, Rolling Stones-style anthems under Steve Hillage's direction in 1994. By the album's end, their confidence is brimming over and, with Byrds-esque guitar, they¹re producing proper kick ass rock & roll. A celebration of growing up in public. --Sarah Champion

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Farhan Haq on 24 Oct. 2014
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Although established and having a career of longevity, The Charlatans never made it into massiveness, it must be annoying as they've come close more than once. They have a charismatic frontman who also happens to be a great singer and lyricist. All the girlies want to shag Tim Burgess, he's really pretty, and he's also firmly one of the lads. The band consistently wrote great songs and singles which charted with regularity, the evidence is here going back to debut hit 'The Only One I Know'. They play well, they look good but it must grate that they never reached the heights of Blur or Oasis when they are far more worthy. I use that comparison as they were lumped in with Britpop just as they had been with 'Baggy' a few years earlier. I worry for the band, they don't get their dues and are definitely dogged by tragedy, just when we'd recovered from the death of Rob Collins, last year saw the passing of drummer and eternal sweetheart John Brookes. They should have reached a position of comfort, enjoying down time whilst catching their royalty cheques as they fall through their letterboxes. Instead Tim is reduced to playing small gigs round the country to raise money for their next album!

Let's forget the baggage for now and dwell on the content of this mighty fine compilation. Many people have commented whilst perusing my copy of the album how they never realised how prolific they were. More often than not they know, not recognise but know many of the tunes. What strikes you as you listen is the sheer consistency in quality, these are great songs! The latter portion highlights how heavily they're influenced by Jimmy Miller production era Stones. 'Just When You're Thinking ..', 'North Country Boy', 'Can't Get Out Of Bed' would all have been welcome on 'Exile On Main Street'.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pendleton Girl on 29 July 2014
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I am absolutely loving this record. It sat unplayed in our stacks of CDs for many years until recently I heard "The Only One I Know" and "Then" for the first time in absolutely ages. I enjoyed them so much this prompted me to dig out Melting Pot and give it a full listen - and I'm so glad I did - with each play I am loving it more and more and am now encouraged to start working my way through the Charlatan's albums chronologically one by one. Particular favourites for me here are "Opportunity Three" "Weirdo" "Jesus Hairdo" and "One to Another" but there isn't a duff track on here to be honest - I am enjoying them all and I have also got my best friend listening and liking them too.

Basically the tracks here cover the time the band were graced by the presence of the amazing Rob Collins on keyboards and revisiting memory lane all I can say is what a brilliant musician they had in him and how sad and tragic that he passed away - a dreadful loss. At least we have his music to remember him by but listening to this - especially the later tracks he recorded just before he was killed - can be an awfully bitter-sweet experience. God Bless you Rob, and thank you. x

To summarise, I would say for a new "Charlies" fan like me this is a pretty good place to start listening and loving their music.
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By Amazon Customer TOP 500 REVIEWER on 12 July 2014
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Out of all the bands to emerge from the Britpop era, The Charlatans tend to be dismissed and put to one side. It's true that there were many bands who sounded similar, but despite being underrated, the band penned and recorded some excellent pop/rock tunes, and chalked up an impressive list of hits. If you like the Stone Roses and Happy Mondays, you should enjoy the Charlatans.

I prefer 'Melting Pot' to the later compilation Forever - The Singles, as this one was released in 1998 and therefore contains only the songs from the band's most commercially successful peak, which as regard as 'the best'. However, if you wish to own a more comprehensive CD that contains a handful of these tracks and the hits that came later, you might want to pick the other aforementioned set up instead.

Here, in chronological order, you have 17 tracks which gives the listener the chance to hear the guys from Manchester's steady development and how they progressed over those seven years. It also demonstrates how good indie music was supposed to sound.

The songs are all from the band's fruitful association with Beggars Banquet Records between 1990 and 1997. Their signature tunes like the breakthrough top 10 UK hit 'The Only One I Know', their most successful US hit 'Weirdo', the funky 'One To Another' and blissful 'North Country Boy' are here along with several lesser-known B sides, and two cuts from the 'Over Rising' EP.

I would say that this is the perfect introduction to The Charlatans, and the only CD to buy if you want all of the obvious tunes from this great band.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A. Marczak TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 23 Jan. 2008
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I have a distant recollection that this album was a collection of tracks as chosen by the band. I don't know where I read this, but it explains the addition of a few of the tracks on this essential album. This is a chronological guide through what you could loosely call now the early years of Charlatans music, and opening tracks don't get much better than "The Only One I know", which takes you (if you are of a certain age) back into baggy trousers, floppy fringes and indie clubs in an instant. Through the less familiar tracks (to me at least), to the floor filler "Weirdo", the big tunes get bigger, and I love the inclusion of the fabulously titled "I Never Want An Easy Life If Me And He Were Ever To Get There."

For a Britpop fan as myself, this goes next to all the other greatest hits albums from Ash, Dodgy, Shed 7, Space, and all the others that got left behind by Oasis and Blur.
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