BRINSLEY SCHWARZ’s Entire Output To Be Boxed Up

Perhaps, it’s not too easy to explain the sonic concept of pub-rock, yet why try to if one can simply put on any platter by BRINSLEY SCHWARZ? Unpretentiousness is rarely as impressively infectious as in this British band’s songs – tightly crammed into the six albums they issued between 1970 and 1974 and one record that saw the release more than a decade later. And now all the material the ensemble recorded will be collected in a box set.

Bearing the title of “Thinking Back: The Anthology 1970-1975” and scheduled to hit the shelves on November 24th, it contains not only all the group’s studio longplays – including "It's All Over Now" that was laid down in 1974 and left to gather dust in the archive – as well as a plethora of rarities, outtakes and concert recordings which make the result irresistible to any aficionado.

Thinking Back:
The Anthology 1970-1975

CD 1 – Brinsley Schwarz (1970):
1. Hymn To Me
2. Shining Brightly
3. Rock And Roll Women
4. Lady Constant
5. What Do You Suggest
6. Mayfly
7. Ballad Of A Has Been Beauty Queen
bonus tracks:
8. Thinking Home (previously unreleased)
9. Girl in Spanish Lace (previously unreleased)
10. Thinking Back (previously unreleased)
11. Seymour (I Love You)
12. Funk Angel (alternate version)
13. Crime Of Passion
14. Murder On My Mind
15. Motorway Madness
16. Rock And Roll Station

CD 2 – Despite It All (1970):
1. Country Girl
2. The Slow One
3. Funk Angel
4. Piece of Home
5. Love Song
6. Starship
7. Ebury Down
8. Old Jarrow
bonus tracks – Live in London, 1972:
9. Intro
10. Country Girl
11. She’s Got To Be Real
12. Home Work
13. Going Down The Road
14. Midnight Train
15. Private Number

CD 3 – Silver Pistol (1972):
1. Dry Land
2. Merry Go Round
3. One More Day
4. Nightingale
5. Silver Pistol
6. The Last Time I Was Fooled
7. Unknown Number
8. Range War
9. Egypt
10. Niki Hoeke Speedway
11. Ju Ju Man
12. Rockin’ Chair
bonus tracks:
13. The Old Country
14. That’s What It Takes
15. Strange Feeling
Live in London, 1972:
16. One More Day
17. Unknown Number
18. Range War
19. Silver Pistol

CD 4 – Nervous On The Road (1972):
1. It’s Been So Long
2. Happy Doing What We’re Doing
3. Surrender To The Rhythm
4. Don’t Lose Your Grip On Love
5. Nervous On The Road (But Can’t Stay At Home)
6. Feel A Little Funky
7. I Like It Like That
8. Brand New You
9. Home In My Hand
10. Why, Why, Why, Why, Why
bonus tracks:
11. What Would You Do (Amsterdam, 1972)
Live in London, 1972:
12. Nervous On The Road (But Can’t Stay At Home)
13. It’s Just My Way Of Saying Thank You
14. Wonder Woman
15. I’m Ahead If I Can Quit While I’m Behind
16. Surrender To The Rhythm
17. Home In My Hand (Paris, 1973)

CD 5 – Please Don’t Ever Change (1973):
1. Hooked On Love
2. Why Do We Hurt The One We Love?
3. I Worry (‘Bout You Baby)
4. Don’t Ever Change
5. Home In My Hand
6. Play That Fast Thing (One More Time)
7. I Won’t Make It Without You
8. Down In Mexico
9. Speedoo
10. The Version (Hypocrite)
bonus tracks:
11. Hypocrite (as THE HITTERS)
12. I Should Have Known Better (as LIMELIGHT)
13. Tell Me Why (as LIMELIGHT)
14. Run Rudolph Run (Newcastle, 1973)
Live in Cardiff, 1974:
15. It’s Been So Long
16. Happy Doing What We’re Doing
17. You’re So Fine
18. Hip City
19. Trying To Live My Life Without You
20. Small Town Big City
21. Honky Tonk
22. Ju Ju Man

CD 6 – The New Favourites… Of Brinsley Schwarz (1974):
1. (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding
2. Ever Since You’re Gone
3. The Ugly Things
4. I Got The Real Thing
5. The Look That’s In Your Eye Tonight
6. Now’s The Time
7. Small Town Big City
8. Trying To Live My Life Without You
9. I Like You, I Don’t Love You
10. Down In The Dive
bonus tracks:
11. Cried My Last Tear
12. (It’s Gonna Be A) Bringdown
Live in Tilburg, 1974:
13. I’ll Be Doggone
14. Love Is Gone
15. Don’t Lie To Me
16. Save The Last Dance For Me
Live in Sheffield, 1974:
17. I Ain’t Never
18. Hey Bartender
19. Brown Sugar
Live in Cardiff, 1974:
20. Hooked On Love
21. (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love And Understanding

CD 7 – It’s All Over Now (1988, recorded in 1975):
1. We Can Mess Around
2. Cruel To Be Kind
3. As Lovers Do
4. I’ll Take Good Care Of You
5. Hey Baby (They’re Playing Our Song)
6. Do The Cod (The Thirty Pounder)
7. God Bless (Whoever Made You)
8. Everybody
9. Private Number
10. Give Me Back My Love
11. It’s All Over
bonus tracks:
12. There’s a Cloud in My Heart (as THE BRINSLEYS)
Live in Groningen, 1975:
13. You’ve Been Cheatin’
14. You Ain’t Living Until You’re Lovin’
15. Walking The Dog
16. Snatch It Back And Hold It
17. Play That Fast Thing (One More Time)
18. We Can Mess Around
19. I Have Cried My Last Tear
20. Cruel To Be Kind
Live in Koln, 1975:
21. Please Don’t Ever Change
22. Don’t Lose Your Grip On Love

September 29, 2023

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