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 acquiring the Beta Band’s catalogue last year, Because Music will reissue their releases, starting on September 14th with a double CD Best-Of compiling all their best hits and a live show recorded at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire (London) in 2004.
Because Music will also celebrate at the same time the 20th anniversary of their 1998 compilation ‘The Three EPs’ by releasing a deluxe vinyl edition gathering in a slipcase the EPs ‘Champion Versions’, ‘The Patty Patty Sound’ and ‘Los Amigos Del Beta Bandidos’ with remastered tracks and coloured vinyls.
CD1 1. Dry The Rain / 2. Inner Meet Me / 3. She’s The One / 4. Dr. Baker / 5. It’s Not Too Beautiful / 6. Smiling 7. To You Alone / 8. Squares / 9. Human Being / 10. Gone/ 11. Broke / 12. Assessment / 13. Easy 14. Wonderful / 15. Troubles / 16. Simple CD2 – Live At The Shepherds Bush Empire 1. It’s Not Too Beautiful / 2. Squares / 3. Inner Meet Me / 4. Simple / 5. She’s The One / 6. Easy 7. Dr. Baker / 8. Dry The Rain / 9. Quiet / 10. Broke / 11. Assessment / 12. Dog’s Got A Bone
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