- Audio CD (14 Jan. 2008)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: Box set
- Label: Commercial Marketing
- ASIN: B000ZOTEJE
- Other Editions: Audio CD | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 133,696 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Shed Seven-The Singles Collection Box set
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Top Customer Reviews
Although Oasis and Blur (both bands of which I love) generally dominated the Britpop music scene, Shed Seven were always very popular back in the day, and actually scored more top 30 UK singles in 1996 than anybody else.
In chronological order, the first CD contains all of the band's singles, which naturally includes their most famous hit Going For Gold', and other catchy, radio friendly tunes like 'Getting Better', 'On Standby', and the beautiful 'Chasing Rainbows'. It should be noted that both the 'Speakeasy' and 'Ocean Pie' on here are the re-recorded 1999 versions.
The second CD carries a selection of B sides, which the band hand picked themselves (my personal favourite as always been 'Sleep Easy', which makes a welcome reappearance here), and eight previously unreleased recordings, including the previously rejected 1995 version of 'Going For Gold', and other early demos of other songs, a few of which would become big hits like the funky 'Disco Down'.
'The Singles Collection' is a neat way to own all of Shed Seven's singles all in the one place, but the inclusion of some of the B sides and other rarities, also makes it a collector's piece. Here we have a comprehensive reminder of one of the best, if somewhat now under-rated indie rock bands of the nineties.
- "Mark" is the longer, re-recorded Album Version from Change Giver.
- "Dolphin" is the 1999 re-recorded version, released on the Going For Gold compilation titled "Dolphin '99".
- "Speakeasy" is the Chris Sheldon Mix from Going For Gold.
- "Ocean Pie" is the 1999 re-recorded version from Going For Gold.
- "Chasing Rainbows" is the Stephen Street Mix from Let It Ride.
- "Devil In Your Shoes" is the longer Album Version, also from Let It Ride.
- "Step Inside Your Love" is the longer Album Version from Truth Be Told.
If you're a fan, you'll probably already own this for disc 2 alone, as the rarities on offer are well worth adding to your collection. Included are several demos, the real rarity being "Girls World", an old fan favourite recorded in 1993. There's also "Hijack" (the rejected lead single for the Going For Gold compilation), the "Disco Down" demo, and two demos of tracks that may have featured on the Let It Ride follow-up album, but were subsequently scrapped when Banks left the line-up - taking the songs with him for use with The Rising - and the band left Polydor Records, in 1999.
You also get the brass-less, rejected version of "Going For Gold" from 1995, along with two b-sides-that-never-were from the unreleased "High Hopes" single in 1999.
Worth buying for old and new fans alike.
Disc 2 collects together some of the best b-sides like 'Around Your House', 'Killing Time' and 'Melpomene' and then 8 tracks pulled from the band's own archive and all previously unreleased.
The full tracklist is:
CD1 - The Singles
Where Have You Been Tonight?
Going For Gold
She Left Me On Friday
Devil In Your Shoes
Cry For Help
Step Inside Your Love
Why Can't I Be You
CD2 - B Sides and Rarities
Around Your House
Long Time Dead - New Version
The Skin I'm In
Hanging On The Outside
Girl's World - Previously Unreleased
Going For Gold - Previously Unreleased Version
Disco Down - Demo- Previously Unreleased
You'll Never Take Me Alive - Previously Unreleased
The Letter- Previously Unreleased
Hijack- Previously Unreleased
Souvenir - Previously Unreleased
Too Young - Previously Unreleased
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good album I have to say, worth buying just for the rarities cd but it looses a star because they give a "thank's" to Chris Moyles and I can't stand the guy. Read morePublished on 27 May 2014 by Rock n roll star
This album is for anyone who doesn't want to buy the whole Shed Seven back catalogue. All the big tracks in one place, rattles along nicely and a good listen for indie fans.Published on 3 July 2011 by Col Mc