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The Charlatans

Indian Rope (RSD24 EDITION)

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    The Charlatans

    Modern Nature - 2023 Reissue

      Produced by The Charlatans and Jim Spencer, and mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Portishead), ‘Modern Nature’ is the band’s 12th studio album. Originally released in 2015, the album features a cacophony of contributors: from drummers Pete Salisbury (The Verve), Stephen Morris (New Order) and Gabriel Gurnsey (Factory Floor), to Kate Bush’s backing singers Melanie Marshall and Sandra Marvin, strings by Sean O’Hagan and brass courtesy of Jim Paterson. Described by Q ‘as one the finest of their career’, the album debuted in the top 10 in the UK Albums Chart . Pressed on transparent yellow vinyl.

      TRACK LISTING

      Side 1:
      1. Talking In Tones
      2. So Oh
      3. Come Home Baby
      4. Keep Enough
      5. In The Tall Grass
      6. Emilie
      Side 2:
      1. Let The Good Times Be Never Ending
      2. I Need You To Know
      3. Lean In
      4. Trouble Understanding
      5. Lot To Say

      The Charlatans

      Tellin' Stories - 2023 Reissue

        Released in 1997, when it went straight to the top of the album charts.

        Building on the sound of their eponymous, previous release (‘The Charlatans’, also a Number One), the band’s performance on ‘Tellin’ Stories’ has the feel of a classic British Rock band combined with the more focused songwriting of Britpop. It has aged well.

        Reissue of the original single LP on black vinyl.

        TRACK LISTING

        With No Shoes
        North Country Boy
        Tellin’ Stories
        One To Another
        You’re A Big Girl Now
        How Can You Leave Us
        Area 51
        How High
        Only Teethin’
        Get On It
        Rob’s Theme

        The Charlatans

        Live At Reading Festival 1992

          30 Years on from The Charlatans debut appearance at the Reading Festival comes a special limited pressing of the bands seminal live set from Reading Festival 1992 recorded by the BBC.

          Includes early singles Indian Rope, The Only One I Know, Then and Weirdo.

          STAFF COMMENTS

          Andy says: The Charlatans are often under appreciated within the hysteria of the whole Madchester thing, but let's not forget that their first LP debuted at number 1 on the real life pop charts! The following summer they played Reading and tore it apart with this blistering set which also featured the best 2 songs of their still not released follow up record. Seminal.

          TRACK LISTING

          Side A
          1) Out
          2) You’re Not Very Well
          3) Weirdo
          4) Tremelo Song
          5) Then
          6) Can’t Even Be Bothered
          7) I Don’t Want To See The Sights
          Side B
          8) The Only One I Know
          9) Ignition
          10) Indian Rope
          11) Sproston Green

          The Charlatans

          A Head Full Of Ideas - 2022 Repress

          What can you say about this amazing band that hasn’t already been said? Also rans who out ran, under dogs who became winners, it’s been a long and winding road of heartache and seemingly unpassable obstacles that were always met with an unerring drive and positivity. This is a band who always believed in themselves and, just as importantly, the power of music.

          I think it’s about 13 studio albums which this wonderful compilation covers. They’ve been going since 1989, but the thing is, their last two records are probably in their top three. 2015’s Modern Nature is second only to their Britpop era high, Tellin’ Stories. And it’s follow up, ‘Different Days’, not far behind. They constantly reinvent themselves, always sound fresh, always produce timeless classics which defy pigeon holing. From “The Only One I Know” through “Can’t Get Out of Bed”, “Tellin’ Stories”, “North Country Boy'' and right up to “Come Home Baby” and “Plastic Machinery”, the high quality never seems to drop and, as I said earlier, is possibly even getting better.

          It’s well documented how this group has been beset by awful tragedy, so, I see the majesty of this incredible compilation as a testimony to the belief, dedication, and power of positive thinking that the original members clearly possess. In front man Tim Burgess the Charlatans have a modern-day folk hero. A man-child dreamer, believer, and cosmic schemer who spreads nothing but joy and love. He’s just a conductor for all good music, not just his own, and when his online listening parties took flight over Lockdown, he united a nation of music fans and even drew praise from Paul McCartney. The guy’s a hero and his band are too. This career defining best of is faultless: every home should have one.


          STAFF COMMENTS

          Barry says: This is pretty much the essential document of one of Manchester's most legendary musical outfits. It's a heady collection that spans over thirty years of music...

          TRACK LISTING

          THEN1CD (CD)
          A HEAD FULL OF IDEAS (BEST OF)
          1) The Only One I Know
          2) Weirdo
          3) Can’t Get Out Of Bed
          4) Jesus Hairdo
          5) Just When You’re Thinking Things Over
          6) North Country Boy
          7) Tellin’ Stories
          8) One To Another
          9) How High
          10) Forever (Edit)
          11) Impossible (Edit)
          12) Love Is The Key
          13) A Man Needs To Be Told
          14) Up At The Lake
          15) Blackened Blue Eyes
          16) Oh Vanity
          17) My Foolish Pride
          18) Come Home Baby
          19) Let The Good Times Be Never Ending (Edit)
          20) Plastic Machinery
          21) Totally Eclipsing

          THEN1CDX (2CD Deluxe)
          CD1
          A HEAD FULL OF IDEAS (BEST OF)
          1) The Only One I Know
          2) Weirdo
          3) Can’t Get Out Of Bed
          4) Jesus Hairdo
          5) Just When You’re Thinking Things Over
          6) North Country Boy
          7) Tellin’ Stories
          8) One To Another
          9) How High
          10) Forever (Edit)
          11) Impossible (Edit)
          12) Love Is The Key
          13) A Man Needs To Be Told
          14) Up At The Lake
          15) Blackened Blue Eyes
          16) Oh Vanity
          17) My Foolish Pride
          18) Come Home Baby
          19) Let The Good Times Be Never Ending (Edit)
          20) Plastic Machinery
          21) Totally Eclipsing
          CD2
          TRUST IS FOR BELIEVERS (LIVE)
          1) Polar Bear (Blackburn, King Georges Hall. November 1990 - BBC Radio 1)
          2) Indian Rope (Reading Festival 1992 - BBC Radio 1)
          3) Can’t Even Be Bothered (Reading Festival 1992 - BBC Radio 1)
          4) Can’t Get Out Of Bed (Glasgow Tramway, Sound City 1994 - BBC Radio1)
          5) I Never Want An Easy Life (If Me And Him Were Ever To Get There) (Glasgow Tramway, Sound City 1994 - BBC Radio1)
          6) Then (Glastonbury Festival 1995 - BBC Radio 1) 7) Tootache (Hultsfred Festival, Sweden 1997). ***Exclusive To 2CD Deluxe***
          8) Here Comes A Soul Saver (Hultsfred Festival, Sweden 1997)
          9) Just Lookin’ (Hultsfred Festival, Sweden 1997) ***Exclsuive To 2CD Deluxe***
          10) My Beautiful Friend (Delamare Forest, Cheshire 2007)
          11) The Blind Stagger (Delamare Forest, Cheshire 2007)
          12) Trouble Understanding (The Church Studios, London) ***Exclusive To 2CD Deluxe***
          13) Sproston Green (Reading Festival 1999 - BBC Radio 1)

          THEN1LP (2LP)
          A HEAD FULL OF IDEAS (BEST OF)
          A1) The Only One I Know
          A2) Weirdo
          A3) Can’t Get Out Of Bed
          A4) Jesus Hairdo
          A5) Just When You’re Thinking Things Over
          A6) North Country Boy
          B1) Tellin’ Stories
          B2) One To Another
          B3) How High
          B4) Forever
          B5) Impossible
          C1) Love Is The Key
          C2) A Man Needs To Be Told
          C3) Up At The Lake
          C4) Blackened Blue Eyes
          C5) Oh Vanity
          D1) My Foolish Pride
          D2) Come Home Baby
          D3) Let The Good Times Be Never Ending
          D4) Plastic Machinery
          D5) Totally Eclipsing

          THEN1LPX (3LP)
          A HEAD FULL OF IDEAS (BEST OF)
          A1) The Only One I Know
          A2) Weirdo
          A3) Can’t Get Out Of Bed
          A4) Jesus Hairdo
          A5) Just When You’re Thinking Things Over
          A6) North Country Boy
          B1) Tellin’ Stories
          B2) One To Another
          B3) How High
          B4) Forever
          B5) Impossible
          C1) Love Is The Key
          C2) A Man Needs To Be Told
          C3) Up At The Lake
          C4) Blackened Blue Eyes
          C5) Oh Vanity
          D1) My Foolish Pride
          D2) Come Home Baby
          D3) Let The Good Times Be Never Ending
          D4) Plastic Machinery
          D5) Totally Eclipsing
          E1) Polar Bear (Blackburn, King Georges Hall. November 1990 - BBC Radio 1)
          E2) Indian Rope (Reading Festival 1992 - BBC Radio 1)
          E3) Can’t Even Be Bothered (Reading Festival 1992 - BBC Radio 1)
          E4) Can’t Get Out Of Bed (Glasgow Tramway, Sound City 1994 - BBC Radio1)
          E5) I Never Want An Easy Life (If Me And Him Were Ever To Get There) (Glasgow Tramway, Sound City 1994 - BBC Radio1)
          F1) Then (Glastonbury Festival 1995 - BBC Radio 1)
          F2) Here Comes A Soul Saver (Hultsfred Festival, Sweden 1997)
          F3) My Beautiful Friend (Delamare Forest, Cheshire 2007)
          F4) The Blind Stagger (Delamare Forest, Cheshire 2007)
          F5) Sproston Green (Reading Festival 1999 - BBC Radio 1)

          The Charlatans

          A Head Full Of Ideas - Limited Vinyl Box Set Edition - 2022 Reissue

            THE CHARLATANS proudly announce their (Covid) delayed release of their 30th Anniversary tour and a 6 vinyl LP Box Set. Released on Then Recordings through Republic Of Music, ‘A Head Full Of Ideas’ is a five album, and exclusive 7”, career-spanning box set that sums up their remarkable progress from 1990 Manchester scene hopefuls to one of the UK’s most enduring and best-loved bands. The accompanying tour begins at Belfast, Limelight 22/11/21 and finishes in Aberdeen on 20/12/21.

            The band have notched up 13 Top 40 studio albums - three of them number ones - alongside 22 hit singles, four of them top 10. The rollercoaster highs have been accompanied by some shattering lows, any which one of them could have felled a less resilient band, from nervous breakdowns to near bankruptcy and the deaths of two founder members.

            Somehow, they have not just carried on but adapted and transformed. The classic Charlatans sound - driving Hammond organ, Northern Soul and house-influenced rhythms, swaggering guitars and Tim Burgess’s sunny yet somehow yearning vocal - is instantly recognisable. And in spite of everything they have been through their music is now more relevant than ever, The Guardian described their last album, Different Days as “one of their best ever”.

            This limited box set, is a diverse collection portrayed over five Transparent blue vinyl LP’s, spanning their hits, classic live performances, unheard demo’s and rarities and remixes. Within the box will also be an exclusive Original Demo’s 7” featuring ‘Indian Rope’/’The Only One I Know’, as well as a signed print of a tour poster from the early 90’s, a booklet featuring unseen photographs and sleeve notes by friend and journalist Dave Simpson. There will also be triple vinyl LP version and 2CD deluxe of the box set featuring the hits albums plus the live album, and finally a cd or vinyl of just the hits albums.

            Their iconic and hugely adored live track One To Another (circa 1997) provides the titles for the individual vinyl collection within the box set. Each piece of vinyl is named after a lyric from the song.


            TRACK LISTING

            THEN1LPXX (6x Vinyl Set Box Set)
            A HEAD FULL OF IDEAS (BEST OF) (2LP)
            A1) The Only One I Know
            A2) Weirdo
            A3) Can’t Get Out Of Bed
            A4) Jesus Hairdo
            A5) Just When You’re Thinking Things Over
            A6) North Country Boy
            B1) Tellin’ Stories
            B2) One To Another
            B3) How High
            B4) Impossible
            B5) Forever
            C1) Love Is The Key
            C2) A Man Needs To Be Told
            C3) Up At The Lake
            C4) Blackened Blue Eyes
            C5) Oh Vanity
            D1) My Foolish Pride
            D2) Come Home Baby
            D3) Let The Good Times Be Never Ending
            D4) Plastic Machinery
            D5) Totally Eclipsing

            TRUST IS FOR BELIEVERS (LIVE)
            A1) Polar Bear (Blackburn, King Georges Hall. November 1990 - BBC Radio 1)
            A2) Indian Rope (Reading Festival 1992 - BBC Radio 1)
            A3) Can’t Even Be Bothered (Reading Festival 1992 - BBC Radio 1)
            A4) Can’t Get Out Of Bed (Glasgow Tramway, Sound City 1994 - BBC Radio1)
            A5) I Never Want An Easy Life (If Me And Him Were Ever To Get There) (Glasgow Tramway, Sound City 1994 - BBC Radio1)
            B1) Then (Glastonbury Festival 1995 - BBC Radio 1)
            B2) Here Comes A Soul Saver (Hultsfred Festival, Sweden 1997)
            B3) My Beautiful Friend (Delamare Forest, Cheshire 2007)
            B4) The Blind Stagger (Delamare Forest, Cheshire 2007)
            B5) Sproston Green (Reading Festival 1999 - BBC Radio 1)

            PLEASED TO MEET YOU (DEMOS) (***EXCLUSIVE TO BOX SET***)
            A1) C’mon C’Mon (Demo Version)
            A2) Sleepy Little Sunshine Boy (Desk Mix Version)
            A3) Dardanella (Demo Version)
            A4) So Oh (Demo Version)
            A5) Always On My Mind (Demo Version)
            B1) Everybody Ha Ha (Demo Version)
            B2) Commuter Computer (Demo Version)
            B3) Crystal Eyes (Demo Version)
            B4) Polar Bear (Demo Version)
            B5) I Need You To Know (Demo Version)

            ONE TO ANOTHER (REMIXES) (***EXCLUSIVE TO BOX SET***)
            A1) Plastic Machinery (Sleaford Mods Remix)
            A2) Nine Acre Dust (Chemical Brothers Remix)
            A3) So Oh (Brian Jonestown Massacre Remix)
            A4) Tellin’ Stories (The Go! Team Remix) **unreleased**
            B1) Trouble Understanding (Norman Cook Remix)
            B2) My Beautiful Friend (Jagz Kooner Remix)
            B3) Hey Sunrise (The Orb Remix) **unreleased**
            B4) You’re So Pretty, We’re So Pretty (Lo Fidelity Allstars Remix)

            BONUS DEMOS 7” (***EXCLUSIVE TO BOX SET***)
            A1) Indian Rope (Demo)
            AA1) The Only One I Know (Demo)

            The Charlatans

            The Charlatans - 2021 Reissue

              This, their fourth album, came out in 1995. It was their most ambitious and focused album to date, and returned them right back to the number one slot in the charts. The album also spawned three UK top 40 singles, “Crashin’ In” , “Just Lookin’” and “Just When You’re Thinkin’ Things Over” which peaked at no. 12

              When the Charlatans started out, there were countless bands “similar” to them, but they immediately catapulted to the forefront of the Madchester scene, standing alongside such icons as The Stone Roses and the Happy Mondays.

              The band was/is successful because in addition to being able to ride the groove, they could also write amazing songs. These were the gifts that made them among the greatest British survivors of our time, rolling through tragedy and stylistic changes to amass a terrific body of work - one that was modern enough to play in clubs but classic enough to stand the test of time, and one that continues to grow to this day. They have notched up thirteen Top 40 studio albums – three of them number ones – alongside twenty two hit singles, four of them Top 10.

              STAFF COMMENTS

              Laura says: By the release of this album, they'd well and truly shaken off the Madchester / baggy tag. Previous album, Up To Our Hips had proved they were so much more than that, and this album was even more ambitious, perfectly combining killer melodies, dancefloor nous and great songwriting. One of my all time favourite albums!

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Nine Acre Court
              2. Feeling Holy
              3. Just Lookin'
              4. Crashin' In
              5. Bullet Comes
              6. Here Comes A Soul Saver
              7. Just When You're Thinkin' Things Over
              8. Tell Everyone
              9. Toothache
              10. No Fiction
              11. See It Through
              12. Thank You

              The Charlatans

              Between 10th & 11th - Expanded Edition

                Beggars Arkive is excited to announce the reissue of Between 10th and 11th, the second album by The Charlatans.

                Available on double clear vinyl and double CD, the reissue contains the original album plus remastered tracks from the oft-bootlegged live show from Chicago in 1991, known as Isolation 21.2.91, a holy grail amongst fans.

                Between 10th and 11th was originally released in 1992 and feature the UK Top 20 hit (and biggest US single) “Weirdo”, as well as singles “Tremolo Song” and “I Don’t Want To See The Sights”

                “A certifiable classic” - PopMatters.

                STAFF COMMENTS

                Barry says: Though there were mixed opinions on the new direction The Charlatans had taken on the darker ‘Between 10th & 11th’, the naysayers proved to be absolutely in the wrong with Flood’s production and a dreamier, shoegazy edge still sounding just as fresh today as it did at the time. A superbly written and formative album which includes one of my all-time favourite Charlatans tunes, “Weirdo”.

                TRACK LISTING

                LP1/CD1
                I Don't Want To See The Sights
                Ignition
                Page One
                Tremelo Song
                The End Of Everything
                Subtitle
                Can't Even Be Bothered
                Weirdo
                Chewing Gum Weekend
                (No One) Not Even The Rain

                LP2/CD2
                Imperial 109
                The Only One I Know
                Not Very Well *
                Believe You Me *
                Then
                Happen To Die
                Flower *
                White Shirt
                Indian Rope
                Opportunity
                Sproston Green
                10th And 11th *
                (* Denotes CD Only)

                The Charlatans

                Tellin' Stories: Expanded Edition

                Released in 1997, when it went straight to the top of the album charts, this year marks the 15th anniversary of ‘Tellin’ Stories’.

                Building on the sound of their eponymous, previous release (‘The Charlatans’ - also a No.1), the band’s performance has the feel of a classic British rock band (the type which also contain ‘roll’ in the music), combined with the more focussed songwriting of Britpop.

                The package contains the original album, re-mastered and cut from the analogue studio tapes, in addition to a collection of the single B sides, plus an unreleased, early version of ‘Don’t Need A Gun’, originally entitled ‘Rainbow Chasing’. Of the eight B sides only half were re-issued on the anthology ‘Songs From The Other Side’.

                TRACK LISTING

                With No Shoes
                North Country Boy
                Tellin' Stories
                One To Another
                You're A Big Girl Now
                How Can You Leave Us
                Area 51
                How High
                Only Teethin'
                Get On It
                Rob's Theme
                Two Of Us
                Reputation
                Don't Need A Gun
                Down With The Mook
                Title Fight
                Keep It To Yourself
                Rainbow Chasing (Don't Need A Gun First Take)
                Clean Up Kid
                Thank You (Live)

                The Charlatans

                Some Friendly - 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition

                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.

                TRACK LISTING

                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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