Stop Us If You've Heard This One Before!
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Stop Us If You've Heard This One Before!

7 May 2012

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Song Title
I Don't Get It Anymore
Yes! Yes!! Yes!!! (Stereo Mix)
Half A Heart
Old Apartment
Shake Your Rump (Live at the Santa Maria Hilton on 10/13/94)
Same Thing (Live Somewhere In Canada, 1992)
One Week (Pull's Break Remix)
Teenage Wasteland (Live at Massey Hall, 4/3/1993)
Long While
Second Best
I Can, I Will, I Do

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 4 May 2012
  • Release Date: 4 May 2012
  • Label: Rhino/Warner Bros.
  • Copyright: 2012 Rhino Entertainment Company, A Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved
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  • Total Length: 43:06
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  • ASIN: B007WWM48K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 57,178 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I was a bit skeptical about the track listing at first, because a lot of these songs have been previously released. That all changed, however, because these are versions that have never been released. They are all excellent, and greatly exceeded my expectations.

I'm glad they included Steve songs in here as well. It shows that BNL haven't wiped him from their history, and that some of the anger has blown over. It's also good because it appeals to all BNL fans, whether they like them as a four-piece or not.

1. "I Don't Get It Anymore" (10/10): Amazing song, and it's the perfect way to start off the CD. I've been waiting for a studio version of this song for years. It was recorded back in 2001, and Ed's "young" vocals sound very soft and smooth. It's nice and mellow, but what I like most about this song is the meaning. I can really relate, and I'm sure many of you can as well.

2. "Yes! Yes!! Yes!!!" (9/10): This is one of the two tracks on the album to have been previously released. Still, it remained a rarity (being a B-side to the UK single of "Celebrity"). It's a fun and rocking song. The stereo mix included here sounds much better than the regular version.

3. "Half A Heart" (10/10): An earlier version of what was later re-recorded and included on "Barenaked Ladies Are Men" in 2007. Recorded back in 2003, I find this version much better than the "BLAM" version. It's a lot more mellow, sounds a lot tighter, and Ed's voice sounds a lot more emotional and endearing. The bridge is magnificent.

4. "The Old Apartment" [Demo] (9/10): Very interesting to hear the way this song was originally written as a soft rock song, before Ed suggested they turn it into a rock song.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lacking 13 May 2012
Format:MP3 Download
I am a huge Barenaked Ladies fan - I own every album and many official live "bootlegs". When I heard that the band was to release a rarities collection, I was genuinely excited. I thought to myself, "I know that there are a few unreleased songs, many b-sides, some charity songs, many many acoustic versions, hundreds of live tracks and ad-libbed songs and probably dozens of demos". However, what has been released is a lazy collection that has missed a massive opportunity.

So "Stop Us If You've Heard This Before" came out last week and I downloaded it, even knowing that the track listing was lacking. There are a few interesting unreleased songs, an unnecessary remix of "One Week" and one demo. I am not sure what the band was thinking - this is a poor CD and they have clearly missed out on sharing many more interesting tracks.

For example, there is a lovely song called "The Sound Of Your Voice" that was written by multi-instrumentalist Kevin Hearn but sung on an album by Steven Page. I have heard Kevin sing the song accompanied by an acoustic guitar and it's stunning.

Another example is their version of the John Lennon track "Oh Yoko" that appeared on a charity album. And what about songs that were bonus tracks for specific websites, the b-sides that have never been available as downloads and alternative mixes, let alone the reworked "Brian Wilson". They have recorded acoustic versions of tracks for radio stations, so they would have been available and you cant tell me that demos do not exist.

I just don't get it! With so many options available to them, they didn't just take the easy route, they didn't even decide on a route. And so I will wait for the next release, but in the meantime, I will scour the net to find the true rarities along with many other fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 12 Jun 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Brilliant Album - BNL never dissapoint! We have their entire back catalogue so had to buy this too. Really good versions of well known songs.
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