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Best Of

Artist:
Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
2
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
19-05-2017
Genres:
Barcode:
5056032309340
Packaging:
Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
XMR133CD
Best Of
Best Of

Description

May 2017 marks Chris T-T's 20th anniversary making music. The same week in 1997 that Tony Blair came to power, Chris moved to London and before the end of May he'd played his first solo gigs (Chris that is, not Tony) and self-released his debut 7" single. Shortly after, Chris home recorded and self-released his debut album Beatverse (years before this became commonplace) on a MiniDisc four-track with no computer. Beatverse was barely distributed but won Chris label interest and Radio 1 plays from Steve Lamacq, who championed the song 'Shit From All Angles' on the Evening Session. By Christmas, Chris was guesting live on the show. Over two decades since then, Chris T-T has always walked his own path, with visionary psych pop, startling humour and unflinching, sometimes discomforting radicalism. He's released 10 solo albums to consistent praise and played over 2,300 shows worldwide. Ten years ago he joined the Xtra Mile Recordings family, signing in 2007 on the suggestion of fast-rising young singer and fan Frank Turner. He has released four albums with Xtra Mile; Capital (2008), Love Is Not Rescue (2010), The Bear (2013) and last year's 9 Green Songs. So this May, let's celebrate Chris T-T's 20 years of loyal dissent with a first ever career retrospective: the imaginatively titled double CD Best Of. For the first time Chris will also compile his song lyrics into a book, published to coincide. DISC #1 focuses on Chris's most loved songs from over the years and DISC #2 is a rarities collection of Chris's favourite studio recordings that haven't been released on CD before. For fans of: Frank Turner, Beans On Toast, Carter USM

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Dreaming Of Injured Popstars
  3. Ownership
  4. The English Earth
  5. Shit From All Angles
  6. You Can Be Flirty
  7. Drink Beer
  8. Sellotape (Dawsons Creek)
  9. Eminem Is Gay
  10. 7 Hearts
  11. Giraffes #1
  12. The Huntsman Comes A-Marchin
  13. Preaching To The Converted
  14. (We Are) The King Of England
  15. A Box To Hide In
  16. Market Square
  17. Elephant In The Room
  18. The Bear
  19. Gulls
  20. Love Me, Im A Liberal (band version)
  21. The Idris Lung (1997 version)
  22. Cutler (7 version)
  23. A Hole Full Of Submarines (band version)
  24. Tendon #3
  25. What If My Heart Never Heals? (7 version)
  26. Tomorrow Morning (7 version)
  27. N253 (band version)
  28. Decksweep
  29. The Headcold Bit Of The Winter
  30. 100,000 Turkeys
  31. Back In The U.S.S.R.
  32. Bored Of The War
  33. You Cant Stop The Machine
  34. In The Dressing Room
  35. A-Z (Xtra Mile High Club piano version)
  36. Nintendo (piano version)
  37. Words Fail Me (acoustic version)
  38. The Outer Darkness Theme (with Gill Sandell)
  39. Dancing On My Own
  40. 31 Pills (band version)
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