B-Sides & Rarities

B-Sides & Rarities

by Nick Cave & the Bad SeedsNick Cave & the Bad Seeds




Nick Cave finally gives the dedicated fans what they've desired for years (and have probably amassed in various guises in shoddy bootlegs): an official career-spanning cataloging of the various Bad Seeds odds and ends on three CDs. There are 56 tracks compiled here. There are also some soundtrack offerings ranging from "I'll Love You to the End of the World," "Cassiel's Song," and "I Feel So Good" from various Wim Wenders films to a previously unreleased alternate version of "Red Right Hand," recorded for Scream 3. There are the Bad Seeds' contributions to tribute albums such as Cave's rendition of Neil Young's "Helpless" from the Bridge benefit, and "Tower of Song" from the Leonard Cohen tribute I'm Your Fan. There are familiar covers such as the Cave/Shane MacGowan "collaboration" on "Wonderful World" and the awesome version of Roy Orbison's "Running Scared" that appeared as one of the B-sides of "The Singer" (and yes, "Black Betty" is here, too). (But why is Cave's read of "In the Ghetto" absent?) Real rarities include versions of the traditional "Rye Whiskey" from a flexidisc in Reflex magazine and "Scum," which was only sold at concerts. There is an unreleased version of "Where the Wild Roses Grow" with former Bad Seed Blixa Bargeld on vocals, as well as studio outtakes of "Opium Tea" and "Sheep May Safely Graze." And this is just a smattering. One of the true treasures here is "There's No Night Out in the Jail," recorded for an Australian country music compilation that was never issued. And of course, virtually every B-side is here, including the take of "Nocturama" that was included on the limited-edition 7" single. For Cave fans who have been patiently and exhaustively compiling this stuff in all sorts of dodgy ways, this set is a righteous archivist's gift. [B-Sides & Rarities was re-released on CD in 2015.]

Product Details

Release Date: 12/04/2015
Label: Mute U.S.
UPC: 0881034134752
catalogNumber: 15045

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds   Primary Artist
Barry Adamson   Bass,Timpani
Nick Cave   Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Background Vocals,Hammond B3
Bad Seeds   Percussion,Background Vocals
Blixa Bargeld   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,Slide Guitar
Martyn Casey   Bass,Background Vocals
Terry Edwards   Brass
Warren Ellis   Bouzouki,Mandolin,Violin
Mick Harvey   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Cymbals,Drums,Keyboards,Marimbas,Hammond Organ,Background Vocals,Xylophone,Vibes
Shane MacGowan   Vocals
Anna McGarrigle   Background Vocals
Tracy Pew   Bass
Kid Congo Powers   Guitar,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,Slide Guitar
Conway Savage   Organ,Piano,Hammond Organ,Electric Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals
Thomas Wydler   Percussion,Drums,Tambourine
Tony Cohen   Percussion,Background Vocals
Kate McGarrigle   Background Vocals
Astrid Munday   Percussion
Hugo Race   Guitar
Roland Wolf   Piano,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Mick Turner   Guitar
Bronwyn Adams   Violin,Background Vocals
Blockheads   Background Vocals
Nicky Johnston   Organ,Guitar
James Sclavunos   Organ,Percussion,Drums,Tambourine,Bells,Shaker,Tubular Bells,Brushes
Jim White   Drums

Technical Credits

Lead Belly   Composer
Leonard Cohen   Composer
Barry Adamson   Orchestral Arrangements
Nick Cave   Arranger,Composer,Sound Effects,Producer,Whistle
Roy Orbison   Composer
Neil Young   Composer
Bad Seeds   Producer
Blixa Bargeld   Composer
Martyn Casey   Composer
Warren Ellis   Arranger,Composer
Mick Harvey   Arranger,Composer,Sound Effects,String Arrangements,Woodwind Arrangement
Gareth Jones   Producer
Nick Launay   Producer
Shane MacGowan   Composer
Conway Savage   Composer
Jim White   Composer
Bob Thiele   Composer
Victor Van Vugt   Composer,Producer,drum machine
George David Weiss   Composer
Thomas Wydler   Composer
Tony Cohen   Producer
Mick Turner   Composer
Joe Melson   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Bill McGee   String Arrangements,Woodwind Arrangement
Nicky Johnston   Arranger
James Sclavunos   Composer
John Harold Ashe   Composer

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