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The Beta Band / The Regal Years 6CD career spanning box set

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Parlophone Records are to release The Regal Years (1997-2004) a six-disc career retrospective of material from cult British indie group The Beta Band. 

The set will include all three studio albums (with bonus tracks), the Three E.P.’s collection, a disc of live BBC sessions and a sixth CD featuring unreleased demos and additional live performances. In total 25 tracks are previously unreleased (see full track listing below).

The Regal Years (1997-2004) is issued on 7 October 2013.

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Full track listing:

DISC 1: THE THREE E.P.’S (ALBUM)

  • DRY THE RAIN
  • I KNOW
  • B + A
  • DOGS GOT A BONE
  • INNER MEET ME
  • THE HOUSE SONG
  • MONOLITH
  • SHE’S THE ONE
  • PUSH IT OUT
  • IT’S OVER
  • DR. BAKER
  • NEEDLES IN MY EYES

DISC 2: THE BETA BAND

  • 1. THE BETA BAND RAP
  • 2. IT’S NOT TOO BEAUTIFUL
  • 3. SIMPLE BOY
  • 4. ROUND THE BEND
  • 5. DANCE O’ER THE BORDER
  • 6. BROKENUPADINGDONG
  • 7. NUMBER 15
  • 8. SMILING
  • 9. THE HARD ONE
  • 10. THE COW’S WRONG

BONUS TRACKS

  • 11. DANCE O’ER THE BORDER (LIVE AT GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL)
  • 12. THE HARD ONE (MANMOUSE REMIX)

DISC 3: HOT SHOTS II

  • 1. SQUARES
  • 2. AL SHARP
  • 3. HUMAN BEING
  • 4. GONE
  • 5. DRAGON
  • 6. BROKE
  • 7. QUIET
  • 8. ALLEGED
  • 9. LIFE
  • 10. ECLIPSE

BONUS TRACKS

  • 11. TO YOU ALONE
  • 12. SEQUINSIZER
  • 13. WON
  • 14. UNKNOWN
  • 15. SQUARES (BLOAH MIX)
  • 16. QUIET (ACOUSTIC – FROM 99X ATLANTA SESSION)
  • 17. SQUARES (ROMAN NOSE MIX)

DISC 4: HEROES TO ZEROS

  • 1. ASSESSMENT
  • 2. SPACE
  • 3. LION THIEF
  • 4. EASY
  • 5. WONDERFUL
  • 6. TROUBLES
  • 7. OUT-SIDE
  • 8. SPACE BEATLE
  • 9. RHODODENDRON
  • 10. LIQUID BIRD
  • 11. SIMPLE
  • 12. PURE FOR

BONUS TRACKS

  • 13. OUT-SIDE (ROMAN NOSE REMIX)
  • 14. ASSESSMENT (C SWING’S BOOTLEG MIX)
  • 15. SHREK
  • 16. OUT-SIDE (DEPTH CHARGE REMIX)

DISC 5: BBC LIVE

BBC RADIO 1, EVENING SESSION (10/9/97):

  • 1. DRY THE RAIN
  • 2. MONOLITH
  • 3. B + A
  • 4. SHEPHERD’S DUB

BBC RADIO 1, LAMACQ LIVE (5/7/99):

  • 5. THE HARD ONE
  • 6. BROKENUPADINGDONG

BBC 6 MUSIC, ROCKET SCIENCE SESSION (01/05/04)

  • 7. DOG’S GOT A BONE
  • 8. OUTSIDE

BBC RADIO, T IN THE PARK LIVE (10/7/04)

  • 9. INNER MEET ME
  • 10. OUTSIDE
  • 11. SHE’S THE ONE
  • 12. DRY THE RAIN
  • 13. BROKE

DISC 6: DEMO, LIVE & SESSIONS

1997 DEMO RECORDINGS:

  • 1. IDEA FOR HOUSE TRACK
  • 2. LONGER IDEA FOR ABOVE
  • 3. BED IN THE SUNLIGHT
  • 4. B AN A

LIVE AT ROSKILDE FESTIVAL 2002:

  • 5. INNER MEET ME
  • 6. LIFE
  • 7. HUMAN BEING

XFM STUDIO SESSION 2004:

  • 8. DOG’S GOT A BONE
  • 9. OUTSIDE
  • 10. SIMPLE

LIVE AT SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE 29TH NOV 2004:

  • 11. SQUARES
  • 12. SIMPLE
  • 13. EASY
  • 14. DR. BAKER
  • 15. QUIET
  • 16. THE HOUSE SONG

PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED:

  • DISC 3: TRACK 7
  • DISC 4: TRACK 17
  • DISC 5: ALL TRACKS
  • DISC 6: TRACKS 1-10

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Dan

I’d be rather surprised if it’s not remastered. In which case, the price would be worth it for “It’s Not too Beautiful” alone.

lee

well, i seem to disagree with the comments thus far. £20 seems to be the price on amazon, which i think is good going for what’s on offer here. i will certainly be picking this one up!

if i remember the film right, they could do with ITV or the BBC showing High Fidelity, there’s a scene in it that should help sell the set!

Chris

No word on whether the set is remastered or not?

Presence of just four demo tracks and complete lack of out-takes, genuine alternative mixes (rather than remixes) etc – which you’d have expected, especially on the dense layers of the early stuff – seems to indicate participation of the remaining 3/4 band has been pretty minimal.

Gary

I’m a huge Beta Band fan, but there’s not all that much there to tempt me to shell out for what I imagine will be a fairly pricey set. Shame.

The PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED:

DISC 3: TRACK 7
DISC 4: TRACK 17

Doesn’t make any sense either.