The Beta Band

Hot Shots II

£12.99
  • The Beta Band - Hot Shots II
23rd November 2018 / CD & 2LP / Because

The Beta Band

Hot Shots II

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Arguably one of the most acclaimed and loved bands of the past 20 years, by both fans and their musical peers alike, The Beta Band formed in St. Andrews, Scotland, in 1996. Innovative and singular, their unique musical and aesthetic approach to everything they did set them far apart from their musical contemporaries. Together for a relatively short period of time, the three albums and three EPs they released between 1996 and 2004 would nonetheless help define them as one of the most exciting and cherished bands of their generation.

After a short hiatus the band gradually gravitated back into the studio and recruited noted UK producer Colin Emmanuel, aka C-Swing, to oversee the process of “Hot Shots II” which was released in mid 2001. Notoriously the band had intended to release "Squares", which featured a sample from the Günter Kallmann Choir's 1970 version of Wallace Collection's "Daydream", as the lead single. However after filming the music video and taking the single to radio it suddenly transpired that another single "Daydream in Blue" by I Monster featuring the sample from Günter Kallmann Choir recording was also to be released at the same time causing the band to release "Broke" instead. Touring extensively and supporting Radiohead in August 2002, they made No. 3 on Q magazine's list of "50 Bands to See Before You Die".

+ 2LP - Limited Edition in gatefold sleeve. One golden vinyl and one silver vinyl, both with printed inner-sleeves. CD included.

A1. Squares
A2. Al Sharp
B1. Human Being
B2. Gone
B3. Dragon
C1. Broke
C2. Quiet
C3. Alleged
D1. Life
D2. Eclipse




Format /CD & 2LP
Released /23rd November 2018
Catalogue / BEC5543700
Barcode / 5060525437007
Artist / The Beta Band
Label /Because
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