Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds / B-Sides & Rarities Part II

Follow up to the 2005 collection

Five physical formats including mammoth 7LP vinyl box

This October, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will follow-up 2005’s B-Sides & Rarities with another collection, B-Sides and Rarities Part II. Compiled by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, this new compilation features 27 rare and unreleased tracks from 2006-2020, including the first recordings of ‘Skeleton Tree’, ‘Girl In Amber’ and ‘Bright Horses’.

There are various editions of this new collection, including a 2LP vinyl edition, deluxe two-CD set (with enhanced ‘rigid slipcase’ packaging featuring exclusive photographs and sleeve notes by Sean O’Hagan) and a cheaper digi-pack of the same two-CD set.

At the risk of confusing you, B-Sides & Rarities Part I is also being reissued. Since this was (and remains) a triple-CD set, ‘Part I’ of B-sides & Rarities consists of Volumes I, II and III. In total, this reissue of the 2005 set offers 56 tracks.

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.

Nick Cave

And there’s more! The original Part I was never issued on vinyl, so to correct this the label have put together a mammoth 7LP vinyl box set that brings together B-Sides & Rarities Part I and II. This offers 83 tracks (the original 56 and then new 27).

B-Sides & Rarities Part II, the reissue of B-Sides & Rarities Part I and the 7LP vinyl set that brings both together are all released on 22 October 2021.

Track listing for 7LP vinyl box. 83 tracks. Click image to enlarge, and again to enlarge further!
B-Sides & Rarities Part II – 2CD set track listing with 27 tracks (click image to enlarge)
B-Sides & Rarities Vol I is reissued as a 3CD set. Features 56 tracks. Click image to enlarge.

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