Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds…..the best of review

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Lovely Creatures The Best of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds 1984 – 2014

Not sure where to start for your Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds collection? Then this album is for you……

I bloody love this album – I’ve been snatching songs all month!
I grew up listening to Nick Cave but hadn’t delved for awhile now and I thought what better way to kickstart than with the Lovely Creatures album. It’s an overview of thirty years of music, starting from their debut album From Her to Eternity. Available from May 5th for your listening pleasure.
Turn it up and listen – it’ll take you on an emotional, blissful and sometimes rough ride. I’m in love! It’s a gentler album to listen to than some of their others.
The mood changes throughout but it’s not as sad as The Skeleton Tree album. This is definitely the best way to fall for this band, if you haven’t already. And how refreshing to be able to listen to a true poet – we don’t have many of these around now, so make the most of this and introduce it to your kids.
It’s an excellent start for a new Cave fan and I suspect his ardent followers will be pretty happy to add this to their collection as well.
From a beautiful rendition of In The Ghetto to Jubilee Street, God is in the House, Dig, Lazarus, Dig – my favourites list could go on and on……the best selection and it’s just divine!

Out 5th May 2017

There are some people out there who just don’t know where to start with The Bad Seeds. Others know the catalogue better than I do! This release is designed to be a way into three decades of music making. That’s a lot of songs. The songs we have chosen are the ones that have stuck around, for whatever reason. Some songs are those that demand to be played live. Others are lesser songs that are personal favourites of ours. Others are just too big and have too much history to leave out. And there are those that didn’t make it, poor things. They are the ones you must discover by yourselves.” Nick Cave

Lovely Creatures

Lovely Creatures

Is the most comprehensive overview of the recorded work of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds to date. Spanning thirty years of music from their debut album From Her To Eternity through to Push The Sky Away their 15th studio album. The collection navigates one of the most exhilarating, idiosyncratic and inventive bodies of work created in contemporary music.

Included are long-standing live favourites “Stagger Lee” and “The Mercy Seat”, their hit single from 1995 “Where The Wild Roses Grow” through to recent fan favourites “Jubilee Street” and “We No Who U R”.

There are songs that newcomers may only know from their appearance on film and television soundtracks, notably “O Children” (Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Pt. I) and the ubiquitous “Red Right Hand”, most recently familiar to fans of the series Peaky Blinders.

The album was compiled by Nick Cave and founding member Mick Harvey, with help from the current Bad Seeds. Band members past and present raided their personal archives to provide previously unseen photos and memorabilia which have been collected into a beautiful hardcover book, along with a series of original essays. The book is available as part of the limited edition ‘Super Deluxe’ album collection that also comes with a two hour DVD containing rare and unseen archive footage.

Lovely Creatures is available in four formats, all featuring personal and rare photographs of the band: Standard CD, Triple LP, Deluxe 3CD with DVD and the Super Deluxe Limited Edition package.

Lovely Creatures was originally intended for release in 2014. Since its postponement the band have recorded and released their highly acclaimed 16 th studio album Skeleton Tree.

Lovely Creatures The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 1984 – 2014 will be released on 5 th May 2017 on Mute Records/BMG.

To pre-order: CLICK HERE

 

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