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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have announced a new career-spanning compilation, entitled ‘Lovely Creatures’.

Initially planned for an August 2015 release, the compilation covers the group’s output for their 1984 debut ‘From Her To Eternity’ through to 2014’s ‘Push The Sky Away’.  The compilation’s release was waylaid by the death of Cave’s son a month prior to the planned release, and the subsequent recording of the group’s most recent album ‘Skeleton Tree’.  Cave has remarked that “Whatever Skeleton Tree became, it was a wholly necessary addition to the band’s story. Lovely Creatures lost, for a time, its place in the narrative.

Now, though, the compilation seems to have once again found a place in the Nick Cave story, as it’s due for release on 5th May in the usual range of different formats.  In addition to a standard double CD release, there’s also an expanded triple CD, a triple LP and a limited Super Deluxe edition.  The triple CD and Super Deluxe editions also include a two hour DVD compiling various clips and live performances from throughout the 30 years of Cave’s career that the compilation covers.  The Super Deluxe also boasts a 256 page hardback book including essays, photos and memorabilia from the band’s history.

Here’s the complete tracklist for the compilation – though, do bear in mind that the standard 2 disc edition does have an abridged selection of these tracks.

CD1: 1984 -1993
1. From Her To Eternity
2. In The Ghetto
3. Tupelo
4. I’m Gonna Kill That Woman
5. The Carny
6. Sad Waters
7. Stranger Than Kindness
8. Scum
9. The Mercy Seat
10. Deanna
11. Up Jumped The Devil
12. The Weeping Song
13. The Ship Song
14. Papa Won’t Leave You, Henry
15. Straight To You

CD2: 1994 – 2003
1. Do You Love Me?
2. Nobody’s Baby Now
3. Loverman
4. Red Right Hand
5. Stagger Lee
6. Where The Wild Roses Grow
7. Into My Arms
8. People Ain’t No Good
9. Brompton Oratory
10. (Are You) The One That I’ve Been Waiting For?
11. Come Into My Sleep
12. Love Letter
13. God Is In The House
14. He Wants You
15. Shoot Me Down

CD3: 2004 – 2013
1. Hiding All Away
2. There She Goes, My Beautiful World
3. Nature Boy
4. Breathless
5. Babe, You Turn Me On
6. O Children
7. Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
8. Night Of The Lotus Eaters
9. We Call Upon The Author
10. Jesus Of The Moon
11. More News From Nowhere
12. We No Who U R
13. Jubilee Street
14. Higgs Boson Blues
15. Push The Sky Away

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