“There are some people out there who just don’t know where to start with The Bad Seeds. Others know the catalogue better than I do! This release is designed to be a way into three decades of music making. That’s a lot of songs. The songs we have chosen are the ones that have stuck around, for whatever reason. Some songs are those that demand to be played live. Others are lesser songs that are personal favourites of ours. Others are just too big and have too much history to leave out. And there are those that didn’t make it, poor things. They are the ones you must discover by yourselves.”Nick Cave
Lovely Creatures is the most comprehensive overview of the recorded work of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds to date. Spanning thirty years of music from their debut album From Her To Eternitythrough to Push The Sky Away their 15th studio album, the collection navigates one of the most exhilarating, idiosyncratic and inventive bodies of work created in contemporary music.
Included are long-standing live favourites “Stagger Lee” and “The Mercy Seat”, their hit single from 1995 “Where The Wild Roses Grow” through to recent fan favourites “Jubilee Street” and “We No Who U R”. There are songs that newcomers may only know from their appearance on film and television soundtracks, notably “O Children” (Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Pt. I) and the ubiquitous “Red Right Hand”, most recently familiar to fans of the series Peaky Blinders.
The album was compiled by Nick Cave and founding member Mick Harvey, with help from the current Bad Seeds. Band members past and present raided their personal archives to provide previously unseen photos and memorabilia which have been collected into a beautiful hardcover book, along with a series of original essays. The book is available as part of the limited edition ‘Super Deluxe’ album collection that also comes with a two hour DVD containing rare and unseen archive footage. Lovely Creatures is available in four formats, all featuring personal and rare photographs of the band: Standard CD, Triple LP, Deluxe 3CD with DVD and the Super Deluxe Limited Edition package.
Lovely Creatures was originally intended for release in 2014. Since its postponement the band have recorded and released their highly acclaimed 16th studio album Skeleton Tree.
Lovely Creatures The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 1984 – 2014 will be released on 5thMay 2017 on Mute Records/BMG in the following formats:
Double CD 2 CDs (21 tracks) with booklet
Triple Vinyl 3 Heavyweight 12” vinyl (21 tracks) with a triple gatefold sleeve
Deluxe 3CD & DVD 3 CDs (45 tracks) and two hour DVD featuring live performances, rare footage and interviews with a 48 page book
Super Deluxe 3CD & DVD with Hardcover Book Box set comprised of 3 CDs and two hour DVD with a hardcover book containing original essays, candid and personal photos taken by the band family and friends, and reproductions of band memorabilia
US Tour Dates 2017
Friday, May 26 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre (SOLD OUT) Saturday, May 27th – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre Saturday, June 3 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre Monday, June 5 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory Wednesday, June 7 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (SOLD OUT) Thursday, June 8 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Warhol at Carnegie Music Hall (SOLD OUT) Saturday, June 10 – Boston, MA – Wang Theatre (SOLD OUT) Tuesday, June 13 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre (SOLD OUT) Wednesday, June 14 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre (SOLD OUT) Friday, June 16 – Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre Sunday, June 18 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre (SOLD OUT) Monday, June 19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kingsbury Hall Wednesday, June 21 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall(SOLD OUT) Saturday, June 24 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre Monday, June 26 – San Diego, CA – Civic Theatre Wednesday, June 28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Ace Hotel Theatre Thursday, June 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
One of the most critically acclaimed acts working today Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have sold over 5 million albums worldwide to date. Their influence has been profound and far-reaching and they remain one of the most powerful and exciting acts in the world.
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