Lovely Creatures

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

Out May 5th 2017


Hiding All Away – Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds DVD


“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 favorites 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 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 favorites “Stagger Lee” and “The Mercy Seat”, their hit single from 1995 “Where The Wild Roses Grow” through to recent fan favorites “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 2015. Since its postponement the band have recorded and released their highly acclaimed 16th studio album Skeleton Tree.

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Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 1984 – 2014 will be released on May 5th 2017 on BMG in the following formats:

Double CD
2 CDs (21 tracks) with booklet
Triple Vinyl
3 Heavyweight 12” vinyl (21 tracks) with a triple gatefold sleeve
Deluxe 3CD & DVD
3 CDs (45 tracks) and two hour DVD featuring live performances, rare footage and interviews with a 48 page book
Super Deluxe 3CD & DVD with Hardcover Book
Box set comprised of 3 CDs and two hour DVD with a hardcover book containing original essays, candid and personal photos taken by the band family and friends, and reproductions of band memorabilia

2017 Live Dates

5/26/17 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre (Sold Out)
5/27/17 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
5/29/17 – Montreal, Quebec – Metropolis (Sold Out)
5/31/17 – Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall (Sold Out)
6/01/17 – Toronto, Ontario –  Massey Hall (Sold Out)
6/03/17 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre
6/05/17 –  Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
6/07/17 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (Sold Out)
6/08/17 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Warhol at Carnegie Music Hall (Sold Out)
6/10/17 –  Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre (Sold Out)
6/13/17 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre (Sold Out)
6/14/17 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre (Sold Out)
6/16/17 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre
6/18/17 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre (Sold Out)
6/19/17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kingsbury Hall
6/21/17 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
6/22/17 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre (Sold Out)
6/24/17 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
6/26/17 – San Diego, CA – Civic Theatre
6/28/17 – Los Angeles, CA – The Ace Hotel Theatre (Sold Out)
6/29/17 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
9/24/17 – Bournemouth, UK – International Centre (Sold Out)
9/25/17 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
9/27/17 – Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro
9/28/17 – Nottingham, UK – Motorpoint Arena
9/30/17 – London, UK – The O2 Arena (Sold Out)
10/03/17 – Paris, France  – Zénith
10/04/17 – Paris, France  – Zénith
10/06/17 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome (Sold Out)
10/07/17 – Frankfurt, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle (Sold Out)
10/09/17 – Hamberg, Germany – Sporthalle
10/10/17 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rockhal
10/12/17 – Düsseldorf, Germany – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
10/13/17 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis (Sold Out)
10/16/17 – Oslo, Norway – Spektrum
10/18/17 – Stockholm, Sweden – Ericsson Globe
10/20/17 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena (Sold Out)
10/22/17 – Berlin, Germany – Max-Schmeling Halle (Sold Out)
10/24/17 – Warsaw, Poland – Torwar
10/26/17 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
10/28/17 – Belgrade, Serbia – Kombank Arena
10/30/17 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Dvorana Tivoli
11/01/17 – Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle
11/02/17 – Munich, Germany – Zenith (Sold Out)
11/04/17 – Padova, Italy – Kioene Arena
11/06/17 – Milan, Italy – Mediolanum Forum
11/08/17 – Rome, Italy – Palalottomatica
11/12/17 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
11/13/17 – Geneva, Switzerland – Arena
11/16/17 – Athens, Greece – Faliro Sports Arena (Tae Kwon Do)
11/19/17 – Tel Aviv, Israel – Menorah Arena
11/20/17 – Tel Aviv, Israel – Menorah Arena

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds remain one of the most critically acclaimed acts working today, and have sold over 5 million albums worldwide. The band were nominated for a BRIT Award earlier in 2017 and their latest album Skeleton Tree is nominated in the album category of the Ivor Novellos. Their influence has been profound and far-reaching and they are one of the most powerful and exciting live acts in the world.