The Charlatans

Some Friendly - 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition

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Record Label
Beggars Banquet

About this item

Can it really be twenty years ago that The Charlatans furtively and then confidently appeared in the Stone Roses and Happy Mondays’ slipstream to carve their own distinctive, tough, psychedelic soundtrack for those brief, heady years when Manchester was the centre of the world? From that auspicious start they experienced career highs and lows, broadened their musical base and endured to become one of the era’s most respected and successful bands.

This 2 disc Expanded Edition includes "Some Friendly" restored to its original vinyl sequence plus a second disc of the non album singles and previously unreleased BBC sessions. It includes the UK top 10 single (and perennial classic) "The Only One I Know", the follow-up, "Then", and the "Over Rising" EP. All tracks have been re-mastered from the original analogue studio masters (except the BBC recordings). The set also includes a 20 page book with notes by the author John Robb.


CD1 - Some Friendly
1. You’re Not Very Well
2. White Shirt
3. Opportunity
4. Then
5. 109 Pt.2
6. Polar Bear
7. Believe You Me
8. Flower
9. Sonic
10. Sproston Green

CD2 - Singles & Sessions
1. The Only One I Know
2. Imperial 109
3. Everything Changed
4. Then (BBC Peel Session)
5. Always In Mind (BBC Peel Session)
6. You Can Talk To Me (BBC Peel Session)
7. Polar Bear (BBC Peel Session)
8. You’re Not Very Well (BBC Goodier Session)
9. Indian Rope (BBC Goodier Session)
10. The Only One I Know (BBC Goodier Session)
11. White Shirt (BBC Goodier Session)
12. Then (Alternate Take)
13. Taurus Moaner
14. Polar Bear (12” Mix)
15. Over Rising
16. Way Up There
17. Happen To Die (Long Version)
18. Opportunity Three

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