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Quiet Please...The New Best of Nick Lowe (2CD + DVD) [Limited Edition, Live, Box set]

Nick Lowe Audio CD
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Somewhere in London a musician carries the keys to the musical kingdom. In his Technicolor sonic scope are all kinds of sounds, from rock to country to soul to pop. Nothing is off limits, as long as it has a groove and goodness based in reality. The musician has been performing for 40 years, but is as fresh today as the first time he stepped on stage. There are no tricks or short cuts here. ... Read more in Amazon's Nick Lowe Store

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  • Audio CD (9 Mar 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Limited Edition, Live, Box set
  • Label: Proper Records
  • ASIN: B001QVCF14
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,449 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and UnderstandingNick Lowe, Brinsley Schwarz 3:340.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. So It GoesNick Lowe 2:330.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Heart Of The CityNick Lowe 2:080.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Endless SleepNick Lowe 4:090.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Marie ProvostNick Lowe 2:480.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. I Love The Sound Of Breaking GlassNick Lowe 3:140.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Cracking UpNick Lowe 2:580.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. American SquirmNick Lowe 2:310.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Cruel To Be KindNick Lowe 3:290.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Without LoveNick Lowe 2:290.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. You Make MeNick Lowe 1:490.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. When I Write The BookNick Lowe, Rockpile 3:170.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Play That Fast Thing (One More Time)Nick Lowe, Rockpile 4:130.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. BurningNick Lowe 2:030.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. HeartNick Lowe 3:420.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Raining RainingNick Lowe 2:470.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Ragin' EyesNick Lowe 2:410.69  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Mess Around With LoveNick Lowe 3:060.69  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Wish You Were Here (feat. Paul Carrack)Nick Lowe, Paul Carrack 3:150.69  Buy MP3 
Listen20. L.A.F.S.Nick Lowe 3:320.69  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Half A Boy And Half A ManNick Lowe 2:550.69  Buy MP3 
Listen22. The Gee And The Rick And The Three Card TrickNick Lowe 4:210.69  Buy MP3 
Listen23. The Rose Of EnglandNick Lowe 3:260.69  Buy MP3 
Listen24. I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock And Roll)Nick Lowe 4:260.69  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Wishing WellNick Lowe 3:000.69  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Lover's JamboreeNick Lowe 3:370.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Shting-ShtangNick Lowe 3:220.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. All Men Are LiarsNick Lowe 3:240.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. What's Shakin' On The HillNick Lowe 4:010.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Don't Think About Her When You're Trying To Drive (Demo)Nick Lowe 3:000.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Fool Who KnowsNick Lowe, Little Village 3:470.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Soulful WindNick Lowe 3:020.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Beast In MeNick Lowe 2:300.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. I Live On A BattlefieldNick Lowe 3:250.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Shelley My LoveNick Lowe 3:150.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. You Inspire MeNick Lowe 3:100.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Lonesome ReverieNick Lowe 2:530.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Faithless LoverNick Lowe 2:470.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. What Lack of Love Has DoneNick Lowe 2:490.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Man That I've BecomeNick Lowe 2:540.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Lately I've Let Things SlideNick Lowe 3:060.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. HomewreckerNick Lowe 3:090.69  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Has She Got A Friend?Nick Lowe 2:390.69  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Let's Stay In and Make LoveNick Lowe 3:500.69  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Indian QueensNick Lowe 3:450.69  Buy MP3 
Listen21. I Trained Her To Love MeNick Lowe 3:000.69  Buy MP3 
Listen22. People ChangeNick Lowe 2:540.69  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Long Limbed GirlNick Lowe 2:540.69  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Hope For Us AllNick Lowe 3:410.69  Buy MP3 

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Quiet Please... is a 49 track, career spanning 2 CD set plus a limited edition DVD including live footage and rarely seen original videos. The DVD will be of particular interest to fans as it includes a complete live concert from 2007 and 9 original videos from the 70s/80s.

Thirty three and a third years separate the first and last tracks of this swinging anthology - a third of a century no less, during which time Nick Lowe has evolved from earnest pub rocking prefect into groovy old boy with jazz quiff and relaxed vocal. Although he attends the occasional reunion, Lowe can no longer be found boogieing behind the bike sheds. Today, he resides in the uppermost reaches of the school’s songwriter wing and shares the dorm with few.

Starting with Brinsley's version of Nick's classic "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding" through to cuts from 2008's At My Age, this is the only Nick Lowe "Best Of" in the marketplace. Inevitably there will be some people's favourites not present but we have decided to concentrate on songs that were written wholly or in part by Nick himself and have left covers to perhaps another time.

This set is compiled and produced by acknowledged expert Gregg Geller in coordination with Nick; Will Birch has supplied booklet notes along with a producer's note from Geller.

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3CD .. :New Best Of

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Old Master Justly Celebrated 10 Mar 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Nick Lowe has been around for donkey's years, and although he's hardly prolific, what he does release is inevitably of the highest quality. This double CD / DVD package pays overdue homage to the man's humanity and ability to make music that is emotionally affecting without ever being overwrought. Too many artists make the mistake of thinking that 'Passion' - ie oversinging - means soulfulness - Nick never makes that mistake. The beauty of his music is an utter lack of pretension, a sense of what is both funny ha-ha and funny peculiar, and that frequently, the joke is on him. Plus, he never falls into the 'too many words' criticism of one of his contemporaries (and running mates) Elvis Costello. Even albums that he has distanced himself from (and let's face it, the 80s were a lean time for more than just Nick) have their moments, and the best of that stuff is on here. But it's his last four albums - works of elegantly-tailored melancholy and the old mood indigo - that are the real gems of his career ('Jesus of Cool' aside), and you really ought to own them in their entirety, even if this collection does cherry-pick the best of them artfully. Buy two copies, and give one to someone you love.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer genius !! 19 Mar 2009
Format:Audio CD
These CD's spans over 33 years of Mr Lowe's career, carries 49 tracks + a DVD containing a concert from Bruxelles & a few music-videos from the time before MTV.
What can I say - Nick Lowe is an absolute pop-genius, there's not a daft track on either CD, from the quirky, sometimes goofy, but always perfect pop/rock-songs & ballads of the 70's/80's to the more traditional Country-sounding recent songs. Most tracks have been released on CD previously, some are hard to find though ( 80's tracks - hopefully Yep-Roc will remedy this soon ).

Being the Lowe-life that I am, I totally loved this "best of"-album & would have bought it just for the DVD.

Recommended to : Lowe-newbies, pop-connoiseurs, people you like & Lowe-lifes.

I think I'll buy an extra for my mother.....
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Music but DVD problems/'issues' 20 Mar 2009
Format:Audio CD
The music contained in this box set is without doubt some of the finest and most mature music you will ever hear in what is a true career retrospective and it cannot be recommended highly enough. Pure genius and pure pop for whovever are the 'now' people of this time or any other - but I've an issue with the DVD.

It plays superbly on my PC but when I put it in my top brand DVD player to enjoy on my TV I was disappointed that no sound came through. Now I think I know why! The DVD is NOT PAL system but rather NTSC. Although designated as Region Zero it is still NTSC. Why on Earth wasn't a PAL conversion done for release in the UK, northern Europe (inc. Germany), Australia etc????? We don't all have a massive box of tricks to call upon when wishing to play a DVD.

This really is a massive oversight on the part of the record company. If anyone can provide a quick fix solution to this problem then please let me, and others, know about it.

So the music gets 6 stars (if that were possible) but I've knocked 2 off because of the DVD issue. That still makes and astounding 4 stars for nearly 50 memorable tracks from a musician/performer/composer who defeats categorisation. He's THAT good!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars QUIET PLEASE,IT'S NICK LOWE 18 May 2009
Format:Audio CD
If you buy one album this year,then it's got to be this one.Nick Lowe is a national treasure,a man who by any rights should have been awarded a lifetime achievement award in the Brits.This double album,plus accompanying
DVD really shows what an awesome talent he is.Possessor of the uncanny gift of writing great songs that stick in the mind (goodness knows how many hits for other people).He has also a voice that's matured beautifully with age,his music never overproduced,this is the mark of a unique talent,a craftsman about his work.This compilation has so many excellent performances that to pick one out is so difficult.Please do get this wonderful release now and get into enjoying every I know you will.Then get 'Impossible Bird' listen to Soulful Wind,surely one of the best tracks anywhere at any time.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best kept secret 29 April 2009
By P. Fox
Format:Audio CD
It is a safe bet that the majority of the population either have no knowledge or very limited knowledge of the man or the music of Nick Lowe. Unfortunately this 'best of collection' is unlikley to dramatically change that situation, but for the lucky few, they will be in possesion of a magnificently packaged collection of sublime music. The collection even serves to remind diehard fans of the inspiration and craftsmanship Nick Lowe has invested in his music over the last 40 years, and provides an opportuntiy to be reminded of long forgotten tracks that were neglected 'classics' on original release.
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One man and 49 of his songs - could be a bit monotonous and repetitive, couldn't it? Wrong! You never get tired or bored of listening to this compilation, as the material is very varied, and there really is something for everybody.

This is a reminder of why Nick is being held in such high esteem for being a brilliant songwriter. He treats all kinds of everyday subjects, which we probably all recognise and have experienced, with great sensitivity. People like to listen to something, which is familiar to them, and which they can identify with. It makes us feel as if the song had been written especially for us - Nick manages to make us feel that way. He knows a great deal about human nature and has over the years put this across in his songs. He himself will have gone through life's learning curves, not always smooth ones. He puts lessons learnt to good use by using them in a positive way and transforming them into his writing for the rest of us to enjoy.

Disc 1 contains a lot of typically 70s music, some of it Beach Boy-style with fine harmony singing and a Phil Spector sound. A lot of it rather easy-listening, upbeat, country-style with twanging guitars and even moving into rock `n' roll territory at times.

A particular favourite of mine is Cracking Up, which is a light-hearted treatment of a serious issue. Anybody, who has ever experienced mental health issues, will know what Nick is talking about - it is a lonely place to be and `... not funny no more ...'.

Endless Sleep really does seem endless - you get the feeling the record will go on and on and on, but in a strangely compelling way.

When you get to disc 2 you realise how Nick has developed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quiet please
I didn't expect to enjoy all the tracks as much as I do, but I do, what a superb compilation - it hasn't been off my 5 disc cd player since I got it - truly the best of ...
Published 2 months ago by Yrret M Knott
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Collection
Strange one, I've dipped into (ooh err) Nick Lowe many times over the years and decide to pick up a CD here and there, and have found his work to be a mixed bag. Read more
Published 6 months ago by fishyhoops
5.0 out of 5 stars Proper geezer.
Why is this songwriting genius not more widely recognised? A strong man In a strong field.Oh, you want another four words? I'm cracking up, will that do?
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars I'd forgotten how good he was...
... it was a blast from my past, an indulgent trip down memory lane. But happily I loved the more recent songs too, so much so I was prompted to go & see him live!
Published 22 months ago by Sara Silvertoes
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction
Excellent introduction to the long musical history of Nick Lowe, I was suprised how many tracks I recognised and did not associate with the artist. Read more
Published on 25 Feb 2012 by aab
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful collection
This is a great collection of mixed style music. All in all a great package including a DVD. Great price too.
Published on 19 Oct 2011 by Rap Howard
5.0 out of 5 stars A great way to catch up if you're not familiar with Nick.
Over the years I've enjoyed the occasional blast of Nick Lowe without really becoming a fan, but I had the opportunity to see him live as part of the BBC songwriters circle this... Read more
Published on 3 Aug 2011 by Al Neville
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic music
I am new to Nick Lowe - I know the name but am discovering his music with this album. I am very sorry having missed out on this for so long, this 'best of' double-cd album is... Read more
Published on 25 Aug 2010 by Ramses
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect.......well almost
In my view it's only the lack of '12-step Program (to quit you baby) that prevents this compilation from being the 100% perfect representation of Nick Lowe's brilliant recording... Read more
Published on 15 May 2010 by P. G. James
5.0 out of 5 stars Quiet Please Nick Lowe
An absolute gem of a cd recommended to those who enjoy singer song writing of the highest order cd1 is a great example of the best of 70s music
Published on 20 July 2009 by Mr. B. H. Thomas
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