Quiet Please: The New Best of Nick Lowe (2CD + DVD)

Nick Lowe

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Proper Records
March 9, 2009

Format: Compact Disc



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Thirty-three-and-a-third years separate the first and last tracks of this swinging anthology - a third of a century no less, during which time Nick Lowe has evolved from earnest pub rocking prefect into groovy old boy with jazz quiff and relaxed vocal. Although he attends the occasional reunion, Lowe can no longer be found boogieing behind the bike sheds. Today, he resides in the uppermost reaches of the school's songwriter wing and shares the dorm with few. Starting with The Brinsley's version of Nick's classic (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding through to cuts from 2008s At My Age, this is the only Nick Best Of in the marketplace. Inevitably there will be some people's faves not present but we have decided to concentrate on songs that were written wholly or in part by Nick himself and left covers to perhaps another time. This set is compiled and produced by acknowledged expert Gregg Geller in coordination with Nick, Will Birch has supplied booklet notes along with a producer's note from Geller.

Press Quotes

"...Quiet Please offers hours of subtle delight." "The package is as immaculate as one of Lowe's suits."

***** (5 stars) Mail On Sunday

"...succint, digestible, witty...always engaging.."

Idependent On Sunday

"...welding literate lyrics to infectious melodies."

The Daily Telegraph

"...he steps into the pantheon of songwriting greats...a masterclass...all highs, and of course, Lowes."

The Sun

"...richly rewarding..."

**** (4 Stars) The Independent

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Key Value
Catalogue number PRPCD036
Barcode 0805520030366
Number of items 3
Packaging type Box Set
Imported No
Weight 174g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 140mm x 120mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. (What So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding? (Feat. Brinsley Schwarz) -
2. So It Goes -
3. Heart of the City -
4. Endless Sleep -
5. Marie Provost -
6. I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass -
7. Cracking Up -
8. American Squirm -
9. Cruel to Be Kind -
10. Without Love -
11. You Make Me -
12. When I Write the Book (Feat. Rockpile) -
13. Play That Fast Thing (One More Time) (Feat. Rockpile) -
14. Burning -
15. Heart -
16. Raining Raining -
17. Ragin' Eyes -
18. Mess Around With Love -
19. Wish You Were Here (Feat. Paul Carrack) -
20. L.A.F.S. -
21. Half a Boy and Half a Man -
22. The Gee and the Rick and the Three Card Trick -
23. The Rose of England -
24. I Knew the Bride (When She Used to Rock 'N' Roll) -
25. Wishing Well -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Lover's Jamboree -
2. Shting Shtang -
3. All Men Are Liars -
4. What's Shakin' On the Hill? -
5. Don't Think About Her When You're Trying to Drive -
6. Fool Who Knows (Feat. Little Village) -
7. Soulful Wind -
8. The Beast in Me -
9. I Live On a Battlefield -
10. Shelley My Love -
11. You Inspire Me -
12. Lonesome Reverie -
13. Faithless Lover -
14. What Lack of Love Has Done -
15. Man That I've Become -
16. Lately I've Let Things Slide -
17. Homewrecker -
18. Has She Got a Friend? -
19. Let's Stay in and Make Love -
20. Indian Queens -
21. I Trained Her to Love Me -
22. People Change -
23. Long Limbed Girl -
24. Hope for Us All -