The Cardigans are prepping a B-sides compilation

2LP and CD release

Swedish rock band The Cardigans have a new compilation of B-sides/rarities in the pipeline for release later this year.

Formed in 1992, the group – gutarist Peter Svensson, bassist Magnus Sveningsson, drummer Bengt Lagerberg, keyboardist Lars-Olof Johansson and lead singer Nina Persson – released six albums between 1994 and 2005, enjoying significant international success in the mid-to-late nineties with their First Band on the Moon and Gran Turismo albums and singles ‘Lovefool’, ‘Erase/Rewind’ and ‘My Favourite Game’. Their 2003 longplayer, Long Gone Before Daylight, is a forgotten masterpiece.

Confirmed by the band on their Facebook page, two 2LP sets – with the working title The Rest of the Best – will offer B-sides and rarities and the group are already checking test pressings. The good news for compact disc fans is these compilations will also be available on CD. Yay!

Aside from collecting the original singles, thus far, the only way to obtain any Cardigans rarities on CD was to either seek out the Japanese/Australian compilation called The Other Side of The Moon (1997) or to purchase the deluxe edition of The Cardigans Best Of from 2008, which featured a bonus CD of B-sides and the like.

More news on this new compilation, when we get it! Discogs have the test pressings listed, so, assuming these are accurate, you can check out the track listings below.


The Rest of the Best Vol 1 (working title) The Cardigans /

    • Side A
      1. Pooh Song
      2. I Figured Out (Demo ’93)
      3. After All… (Demo ’93)
      4. Plain Parade
      5. Laika
      6. The Boys Are Back In Town
      7. Mr. Crowley
      Side B
      1. Rise & Shine (UK Life Version)
      2. Carnival (Puck Version)
      3. Happy Meal I
      4. Nasty Sunny Beam
      5. Iron Man (First Try)
      6. Emmerdale
    • LP 2
      Side C
      1. Blah Blah Blah
      2. Losers (First Try)
      3. Lovefool (Puck Version)
      4. Country Hell
      5. Great Divide (Demo ’96)
      Side D
      1. War (First Try)
      2. Cocktail Party Bloody Cocktail Party


The Rest of the Best Vol 2 (working title) The Cardigans /

    • Side A
      1. War
      2. Deuce
      3. Das Model (’00)
      4. For What It’s Worth (Polar Session ’01)
      5. Communication (Polar Session ’01)
      Side B
      1. If There Is A Chance
      2. Hold Me (Mini Version)
      3. Hold Me
      4. The Road
    • LP 2
      Side C
      1. You’re The Storm (Sandkvie Version)
      2. You’re The Storm (First Demo)
      3. For The Boys
      4. (If You Were) Less Like Me
      Side D
      1. Slowdown Town
      2. Give Me Your Eyes
      3. Slow

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