& THE BAD SEEDS
B-SIDES & RARITIES – Parts I & II
DELUXE VINYL BOX SET, VINYL & CD
BUY ALBUM HERE
“Rich and revelatory” MOJO
“A transformative treasure trove for the faithful” CLASH
“This is rarified rapture” CLASSIC ROCK
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds today release B-Sides & Rarities Part II, the long-anticipated follow up to 2005’s B-Sides & Rarities, on double vinyl, double CD, deluxe double CD and all digital platforms.
B-Sides & Rarities Part I and Part II is released together as a Limited Edition Deluxe 7 Vinyl Box Set including 83 rare tracks and exclusive sleeve notes.
B-Sides & Rarities Part II was compiled by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, and contains 27 rare and unreleased tracks from 2006-2020, including the first recordings of ‘Skeleton Tree’, ‘Girl In Amber’ and ‘Bright Horses’.
The original B-Sides & Rarities Part I was released in 2005 – compiled by Mick Harvey it comprises 56 tracks including rarities, outtakes, covers and B-sides from 1988-2005. This is the first time the album is available on vinyl.
“I always liked the original B-Sides & Rarities more than any of our other albums. It’s the only one I’d listen to willingly. It seems more relaxed, even a bit nonsensical in places, but with some beautiful songs throughout. There is something, too, about the smallness of certain songs that is closer to their original spirit.
B-Sides & Rarities Part II continues this strange and beautiful collection of lost songs from The Bad Seeds. I love the final side of the last disc because it reveals the small and fragile beginnings of some of my favorite Bad Seeds songs. ‘Waiting For You’ complete with bizarre ‘canning factory’ rhythm track, a gorgeous ‘Life Per Se’ deemed too sad for Skeleton Tree, and ‘Earthlings’ that some consider the finest track of the Ghosteen sessions.” – Nick Cave
In the build up to release, the band shared 3 unreleased tracks.
Previously unreleased song ‘Vortex’was written and recorded in 2006 by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey and Jim Sclavunos.
Another unheard track, ‘Earthlings’ originated in the 2018/2019 sessions that became the acclaimed album ‘Ghosteen’.
‘Push The Sky Away’, the title track to the 2013 album of the same name was performed as part of ‘Film Music – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis’ at Hamer Hall in Melbourne in 2019, with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
To celebrate the release, two new audio conversations will be released on YouTube between Nick Cave & Mick Harvey and Nick and Warren Ellis.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will headline European festivals shows in Summer 2022
2022 – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
June 4 – Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain
June 6 – Les Nuits de Fourvière, Lyon, France
June 7 – Les Nuits de Fourvière, Lyon, France
June 9 – Primavera Sound, Porto, Portugal
June 15 – Release Athens Festival, Athens, Greece
June 21 – INmusic, Zagreb, Croatia
June 23 – Metronome Festival, Prague, Czech Republic
June 25 – TW Classic, Werchter, Belgium
June 27 – Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany
June 29 – Waldbühne, Berlin, Germany
July 1 – Les Eurockéennes de Belfort, Belfort, France
July 4 – Arena di Verona, Verona, Italy
July 7 – Pohoda Festival, Trencin, Slovakia
July 8 – Exit Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia
August 3 – Residenzschloss, Rastatt, Germany
August 5 – Castle Clam, Klam, Austria
August 7 – Arena Gliwice, Gliwice, Poland
August 8 – Ergo Arena, Gdansk, Poland
August 11 – Øyafestivalen, Øya, Norway
August 12 – Way Out West, Gothenburg, Sweden
August 16 – Vingis Park, Vilnius, Lithuania
August 19 – Palace of Sports, Kyiv, Ukraine
August 26 – Rock En Seine, Paris, France