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NEWS: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds announce B-Sides & Rarities Part II collection

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will release B-Sides & Rarities Part II, the long anticipated follow up to 2005’s B-Sides & Rarities, on 22 October on double vinyl, double CD, deluxe double CD and all digital platforms.

B-Sides & Rarities Part I and Part II will also be released together as a Limited Edition Deluxe 7 Vinyl Box Set including 83 rare tracks and exclusive sleeve notes.

B-Sides & Rarities Part II was compiled by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, and contains 27 rare and unreleased tracks from 2006-2020, including the first recordings of ‘Skeleton Tree’, ‘Girl In Amber’ and ‘Bright Horses’.

Previously unreleased song ‘Vortex’ is available to stream now. Taken from B-Sides & Rarities Part II, it was written and recorded in 2006 by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey and Jim Sclavunos. As the band were never able to define the song as either Grinderman or Bad Seeds, it remained unreleased.

The original B-Sides & Rarities Part I was released in 2005 – compiled by Mick Harvey it comprises 56 tracks including rarities, outtakes, covers and B-sides from 1988-2005. This is the first time the album is available on vinyl.

“I always liked the original B-Sides & Rarities more than any of our other albums. It’s the only one I’d listen to willingly. It seems more relaxed, even a bit nonsensical in places, but with some beautiful songs throughout. There is something, too, about the smallness of certain songs that is closer to their original spirit.
B-Sides & Rarities Part II continues this strange and beautiful collection of lost songs from The Bad Seeds. I love the final side of the last disc because it reveals the small and fragile beginnings of some of my favourite Bad Seeds songs. ‘Waiting For You’ complete with bizarre ‘canning factory’ rhythm track, a gorgeous ‘Life Per Se’ deemed too sad for Skeleton Tree, and ‘Earthlings’ that some consider the finest track of the Ghosteen sessions.”
 – Nick Cave

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TRACKLISTINGS:

B-SIDES & RARITIES PART I & II

PART I VINYL 1:

A1. Deanna (Acoustic Version)

A2. The Mercy Seat (Acoustic Version)

A3. City of Refuge (Acoustic Version)

A4. The Moon Is in the Gutter   

A5. The Six Strings That Drew Blood     

A6. Rye Whiskey          

A7. Running Scared

B1. Black Betty

B2. Scum

B3. The Girl at the Bottom of My Glass

B4. The Train Song

B5. Cocks ‘n’ Asses

B6. Blue Bird

 

PART I VINYL 2:

A1. Helpless

A2. God’s Hotel

A3. (I’ll Love You) Till the End of the World

A4. Cassiel’s Song

A5. Tower of Song

A6. Rye Whiskey          

B1. What Can I Give You?        

B2. What a Wonderful World     

B3. Rainy Night In Soho

B4. Lucy (Version #2)

B5. Jack the Ripper (Acoustic Version)

 

PART I VINYL 3

A1. The Ballad of Robert Moore and Betty Coltrane

A2. The Willow Garden

A3. King Kong Kitchee Kitchee Ki-Mi-O

A4. Knoxville Girl

A5. There’s No Night Out in the Jail

A6. That’s What Jazz Is to Me

B1. Where the Wild Roses Grow

B2. O’Malley’s Bar Pt. 1

B3. O’Malley’s Bar Pt. 2

B4. O’Malley’s Bar Pt. 3

B5. O’Malley’s Bar Reprise

 

PART I VINYL 4

A1. Red Right Hand

A2. Time Jesum Transeuntum Et Non Riverentum

A3. Little Empty Boat

A4. Right Now I’m A-Roaming

B1. Come Into My Sleep

B2. Black Hair

B3. Babe, I Got You Bad

B4. Sheep May Safely Graze

B5. Opium Tea

 

PART I VINYL 5

A1. Grief Came Riding

A2. Bless His Ever Loving Heart

A3. Good Good Day

A4. Little Janey’s Gone

A5. I Feel So Good

A6. Shoot Me Down

B1. Swing Low

B2. Little Ghost Song

B3. Everything Must Converge

B4. Nocturama

B5. She’s Leaving You

B6. Under This Moon

 

PART II VINYL 6

A1. Hey Little Firing Squad       

A2. Fleeting Love

A3. Accidents Will Happen       

A4. Free To Walk (With Debbie Harry)

A5. Avalanche* 

A6. Vortex *

B1. Needle Boy

B2. Lightning Bolts

B3. Animal X    

B4. Give Us a Kiss       

B5. Push The Sky Away (Live with The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra)*

 

PART II VINYL 7

A1. First Skeleton Tree*

A2. King Sized Nick Cave Blues*

A3. Opium Eyes*

A4. Big Dream (With Sky)*

A5. Instrumental #33*

A6. Hell Villanelle*

A7. Euthanasia*

A8. Life Per Se*

B1. Steve McQueen*

B2. First Bright Horses*

B3. First Girl in Amber*

B4. Glacier*

B5. Heart that Kills You*

B6. First Waiting for You*

B7. Sudden Song*

B8. Earthlings*

 

UNRELEASED TRACKS *

 

B-SIDES & RARITIES PART I

3CD:

 

PART I CD 1:

1. Deanna (Acoustic Version)

2. The Mercy Seat (Acoustic Version)

3. City of Refuge (Acoustic Version)

4. The Moon Is in the Gutter     

5. The Six Strings That Drew Blood       

6. Rye Whiskey

7. Running Scared       

8. Black Betty  

9. Scum           

10. The Girl at the Bottom of My Glass  

11. The Train Song       

12. Cocks ‘n’ Asses     

13. Blue Bird    

14. Helpless     

15. God’s Hotel

16. (I’ll Love You) Till the End of the World         

17. Cassiel’s Song       

18. Tower of Song        

19. What Can I Give You?         

           

PART I CD 2:

1. What a Wonderful World       

2. Rainy Night In Soho  

3. Lucy (Version #2)

4. Jack the Ripper (Acoustic Version)

5. Sail Away     

6. There’s No Night Out in the Jail         

7. That’s What Jazz Is to Me     

8. The Willow Garden   

9. The Ballad of Robert Moore and Betty Coltrane         

10. King Kong Kitchee Kitchee Ki-Mi-O 

11. Knoxville Girl          

12. Where the Wild Roses Grow (Original Guide Vocal Version)

13. O’Malley’s Bar Pt. 1

14. O’Malley’s Bar Pt. 2

15. O’Malley’s Bar Pt. 3

16. Time Jesum Transeuntum Et Non Riverentum          

17. O’Malley’s Bar Reprise       

18. Red Right Hand (Scream 3 Version)

 

PART I CD 3:

1. Little Empty Boat      

2. Right Now I’m A-Roaming    

3. Come Into My Sleep 

4. Black Hair

5. Babe, I Got You Bad

6. Sheep May Safely Graze       

7. Opium Tea   

8. Grief Came Riding    

9. Bless His Ever Loving Heart  

10. Good Good Day     

11. Little Janey’s Gone 

12. I Feel So Good       

13. Shoot Me Down     

14. Swing Low 

15. Little Ghost Song   

16. Everything Must Converge  

17. Nocturama 

18. She’s Leaving You  

19. Under This Moon

  

B-SIDES & RARITIES PART II

DOUBLE VINYL, DELUXE 2CD, STANDARD 2CD, DIGITAL:

 

PART II CD 1 /  VINYL 1:

A1. Hey Little Firing Squad       

A2. Fleeting Love

A3. Accidents Will Happen       

A4. Free To Walk (With Debbie Harry)

A5. Avalanche* 

A6. Vortex

B1. Needle Boy

B2. Lightning Bolts

B3. Animal X    

B4. Give Us a Kiss       

B5. Push The Sky Away

(Live with The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra)*

 

PART II CD 2 / VINYL 2

A1. First Skeleton Tree*

A2. King Sized Nick Cave Blues*

A3. Opium Eyes*

A4. Big Dream (With Sky)*

A5. Instrumental #33*

A6. Hell Villanelle*

A7. Euthanasia*

A8. Life Per Se*

B1. Steve McQueen*

B2. First Bright Horses*

B3. First Girl in Amber*

B4. Glacier*

B5. Heart that Kills You*

B6. First Waiting for You*

B7. Sudden Song*

B8. Earthlings
 

UNRELEASED TRACKS *

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