Lush / Chorus / five-CD box set


Prime yourself for the 2016 reformation of Lush, by dipping into Chorus, an extensive new five-CD anthology of their work in the late Eighties and Nineties, or sample some Lush career highlights on the first-ever vinyl pressing of Ciao! Best of Lush

The Chorus deluxe set, issued by the 4AD label, follows the evolution of the band’s sound from so-called ‘shoegazing’ to Britpop-y, with their three studio albums – Spooky (1992), Split (1994) and Lovelife (1996). These are bookended by compilations, Gala (1990) and Topolino (1996), which incorporate their first mini-album Scar, and a string of singles and EPs they recorded during their career. There are 105 tracks in total, including a liberal sprinkling of unreleased demos, radio sessions, remixes and rarities.

The five CDs are presented within a plush hardcover book, designed by Chris Bigg, a long-time associate of the band and former collaborator at the v23 graphic design studio.

The tragic suicide of drummer Chris Acland in October 1996, left his band-mates utterly bereft and they never performed again together before officially announcing the band’s dissolution in 1998. Seventeen years on, buoyed by popular demand from Lush fans, the band announced their reunion on Facebook in September 2015. The line-up that will headline London’s Roundhouse on 6/7 May 2016 consists of Lush stalwarts Miki Berenyi (guitar/vocals), Emma Anderson (guitar/vocals) and Phil King (bass) with the addition of Justin Welch, formerly of Elastica and an old friend of Acland, on drums.


Back in 2001, the band released Ciao! Best of Lush dedicated to Acland’s memory, and this is being pressed on vinyl for the first time. For those in North America/Canada, a limited first run on double red vinyl will be available from your local independent record store on 27 November for Record Store Day/ Black Friday, however it is widely available in Europe via more traditional channels.

The Chorus box set is released a week later on 4 December (22 January in North America).



Chorus 5CD box set




Ciao! Best of Lush 2LP (red) vinyl


* Denotes previously unreleased


Chorus 5CD box set

CD1: Gala

  1. Sweetness And Light
  2. Sunbathing
  3. Breeze
  4. De-Luxe
  5. Leaves Me Cold
  6. Downer
  7. Thoughtforms
  8. Baby Talk
  9. Thoughtforms
  10. Scarlet
  11. Bitter
  12. Second Sight
  13. Etheriel
  14. Hey Hey Helen
  15. Scarlet
  16. Leaves Me Cold – Peel Session*
  17. Breeze – Peel Session*
  18. Hey Hey Helen – Peel Session*
  19. Blackout – Evening Session*
  20. Kiss Chase – Evening Session*
  21. The Childcatcher – Evening Session*
  22. Single Girl – Mark Radcliffe Session*
  23. Runaway – Mark Radcliffe Session*
  24. Heavenly Nobodies – Evening Session*
  25. Ladykillers – Evening Session*

CD2: Spooky

  1. Stray
  2. Nothing Natural
  3. Tiny Smiles
  4. Covert
  5. Ocean
  6. For Love
  7. Superblast!
  8. Untogether
  9. Fantasy
  10. Take
  11. Laura
  12. Monochrome
  13. God’s Gift
  14. Fallin’ In Love
  15. Starlust
  16. Outdoor Miner
  17. Astronaut
  18. Sweetness And Light (The Orange Squash Mix)
  19. Undertow (Spooky Mix)

CD3: Split

  1. Light From A Dead Star
  2. Kiss Chase
  3. Blackout
  4. Hypocrite
  5. Lovelife
  6. Desire Lines
  7. The Invisible Man
  8. Undertow
  9. Never-Never
  10. Lit Up
  11. Starlust
  12. When I Die
  13. Cat’s Chorus
  14. Love At First Sight
  15. Girl’s World
  16. White Wood
  17. 500 (Acoustic Version)*
  18. Olympia (Acoustic Version)
  19. Kiss Chase (Acoustic Version)

CD4 Lovelife

  1. Ladykillers
  2. Heavenly Nobodies
  3. 500
  4. I’ve Been Here Before
  5. Papasan
  6. Single Girl
  7. Ciao!
  8. Tralala
  9. Last Night
  10. Runaway
  11. The Childcatcher
  12. Olympia
  13. Sweetness And Light (Demo)*
  14. Covert (Demo)*
  15. Problem Child (Demo)*
  16. Desire Lines (Demo)
  17. Hypocrite (Demo)*
  18. Lit Up (Demo)
  19. Light From A Dead Star (Demo)*

CD5: Topolino

  1. 500 (Shake Baby Shake)
  2. I Have The Moon
  3. Ex
  4. I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend
  5. Matador
  6. Outside World
  7. I’d Like To Walk Around In Your Mind
  8. Carmen
  9. Shut Up
  10. Cul De Sac
  11. Demystification
  12. Tinkerbell
  13. Piledriver
  14. Plums And Oranges
  15. Half And Half
  16. Dear Me (Miki’s 8-Track Home Demo)
  17. Sweetie
  18. Heavenly
  19. Pudding
  20. Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
  21. All This Useless Beauty
  22. Mannequin
  23. Rupert


Ciao! Best of Lush

  • A1. Ladykillers
  • A2. Single Girl
  • A3. Ciao!
  • A4. 500 (Shake Baby Shake)
  • A5. Light From A Dead Star
  • B1. Love At First Sight
  • B2. Hypocrite
  • B3. Desire Lines
  • B4. Lovelife
  • C1. When I Die
  • C2. Nothing Natural
  • C3. Untogether
  • C4. For Love
  • D1. Monochrome
  • D2. De-Luxe
  • D3. Sweetness and Light
  • D4. Thoughtforms
  • D5. Etheriel

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