“ Genre: Rock - Pop Rock / Artist: The Wildhearts / Audio CD released 2002-03-18 at Kuro Neko „
Here we have a collection of Wildhearts songs recorded at various live gigs and BBC sessions from 1993-1996. I do not really see the point of this CD. It is produced by the BBC and I'm not sure the Wildhearts themselves actually wanted it released. I think it just exists to make money for the record company.
The recordings aren't too bad and the choice of songs included is perfect. But if I want to listen to these tracks I'll go listen to the originals. The handful of tracks from the Reading Festival have a lot of energy and are closer to what the band are truly like live than most of the other recordings on this cd.
There is a very enjoyable cover of Elvis Costello's Pump It UP on this album, which is worth checking out and doesn't really appear on any other Wildhearts releases.
Here's the full tracklisting, which reads like a 'best of':
1 - Nothing Ever Changes But the Shoes
2 - Greetings from Shitsville
3 - Everlone
4 - Shame on Me
5 - Love You 'til I Don't
6 - Suckerpunch
7 - Drinking About Life
8- I Wanna Go Where the People Go
9 - Sick of Drugs
10 - Nita Nitro
11 - 29x the Pain
12 - TV Tan
13 - Pump it Up (Elvis Costello)
14 - Everlone
15 - Something Weird (Going on in My Head)
16 - Liberty Cap