THE CHARLATANS - announce limited edition vinyl box set + accompanying 30th anniversary tour

THE CHARLATANS
Credit: Tom Sheehan

THE CHARLATANS announce their (Covid) delayed release of their 30th Anniversary tour and a 6 vinyl LP Box Set. Released on Then Recordings through Republic Of Music, ‘A Head Full Of Ideas’ is a five-album, and exclusive 7”, a career-spanning box set that sums up their remarkable progress from 1990 Manchester scene hopefuls to one of the UK’s most enduring and best-loved bands. The accompanying tour begins at Belfast, Limelight 22/11/21 and finishes in Aberdeen on 20/12/21.

The band have notched up 13 Top 40 studio albums - three of them number ones - alongside 22 hit singles, four of them top 10. The rollercoaster highs have been accompanied by some shattering lows, any which one of them could have felled a less resilient band, from nervous breakdowns to near bankruptcy and the deaths of two founder members.

Somehow, they have not just carried on but adapted and transformed. The classic Charlatans sound - driving Hammond organ, Northern Soul and house-influenced rhythms, swaggering guitars and Tim Burgess’s sunny yet somehow yearning vocal - is instantly recognisable. And in spite of everything they have been through their music is now more relevant than ever, The Guardian described their last album, Different Days as “one of their best ever”.

This limited box set is a diverse collection portrayed over five Transparent blue vinyl LP’s, spanning their hits, classic live performances, unheard demos and rarities and remixes. Within the box will also be an exclusive Original Demo’s 7” featuring ‘Indian Rope’/’The Only One I Know’, as well as a signed print of a tour poster from the early ’90s, a booklet featuring unseen photographs and sleeve notes by friend and journalist Dave Simpson. There will also be a triple vinyl LP version and 2CD deluxe of the box set featuring the hits albums plus the live album, and finally a cd or vinyl of just the hits albums.

Their iconic and hugely adored live track One To Another (circa 1997) provides the titles for the individual vinyl collection within the box set. Each piece of vinyl is named after a lyric from the song.

LIVE:

November 2021

22nd Belfast, Limelight

23rd Dublin, Olympia

25th Wrexham, William Aston Hall

26th Bristol, O2 Academy

27th Birmingham, O2 Academy

29th Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion

30th Bournemouth, Academy

December 2021

02nd Oxford, O2 Academy

03rd Cambridge, Corn Exchange

04th Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse

06th Lincoln, Engine Shed

08th Liverpool, Invisible Wind Factory

09th Newcastle, City Hall

10th London, Brixton Academy

16th Nottingham, Rock City

17th Leeds, O2 Academy

18th Glasgow, O2 Academy

20th Aberdeen, Music Hall

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TRACKLISTING:

THEN1CD (CD)

A HEAD FULL OF IDEAS (BEST OF)

1) The Only One I Know

2) Weirdo

3) Can’t Get out of Bed

4) Jesus Hairdo

5) Just When You’re Thinking Things Over

6) North Country Boy

7) Tellin’ Stories

8) One to Another

9) How High

10) Forever (Edit)

11) Impossible (Edit)

12) Love is the Key

13) A Man Needs to be Told

14) Up at The Lake

15) Blackened Blue Eyes

16) Oh Vanity

17) My Foolish Pride

18) Come Home Baby

19) Let the Good Times be Never Ending (Edit)

20) Plastic Machinery

21) Totally Eclipsing

THEN1CDX (2CD Deluxe)

CD1

A HEAD FULL OF IDEAS (BEST OF)

1) The Only One I Know

2) Weirdo

3) Can’t Get out of Bed

4) Jesus Hairdo

5) Just When You’re Thinking Things Over

6) North Country Boy

7) Tellin’ Stories

8) One to Another

9) How High

10) Forever (Edit)

11) Impossible (Edit)

12) Love is the Key

13) A Man Needs to be Told

14) Up at The Lake

15) Blackened Blue Eyes

16) Oh Vanity

17) My Foolish Pride

18) Come Home Baby

19) Let the Good Times be Never Ending (Edit)

20) Plastic Machinery

21) Totally Eclipsing

CD2

TRUST IS FOR BELIEVERS (LIVE)

1) Polar Bear (Blackburn, King Georges Hall. November 1990 - BBC Radio 1)

2) Indian Rope (Reading Festival 1992 - BBC Radio 1)

3) Can’t Even Be Bothered (Reading Festival 1992 - BBC Radio 1)

4) Can’t Get Out of Bed (Glasgow Tramway, Sound City 1994 - BBC Radio1)

5) I Never Want an Easy Life (If Me and Him Were Ever to Get There) (Glasgow Tramway, Sound City 1994 - BBC Radio1)

6) Then (Glastonbury Festival 1995 - BBC Radio 1) 7) Toothache (Hultsfred Festival, Sweden 1997). ***Exclusive to 2CD Deluxe***

8) Here Comes a Soul Saver (Hultsfred Festival, Sweden 1997)

9) Just Lookin’ (Hultsfred Festival, Sweden 1997) ***Exclusive to 2CD Deluxe***

10) My Beautiful Friend (Delamare Forest, Cheshire 2007)

11) The Blind Stagger (Delamare Forest, Cheshire 2007)

12) Trouble Understanding (The Church Studios, London) ***Exclusive to 2CD Deluxe***

13) Sproston Green (Reading Festival 1999 - BBC Radio 1)

THEN1LP (2LP)

A HEAD FULL OF IDEAS (BEST OF)

A1) The Only One I Know

A2) Weirdo

A3) Can’t Get out of Bed

A4) Jesus Hairdo

A5) Just When You’re Thinking Things Over

A6) North Country Boy

B1) Tellin’ Stories

B2) One to Another

B3) How High

B4) Forever

B5) Impossible

C1) Love is the Key

C2) A Man Needs to be Told

C3) Up at The Lake

C4) Blackened Blue Eyes

C5) Oh Vanity

D1) My Foolish Pride

D2) Come Home Baby

D3) Let the Good Times be Never Ending

D4) Plastic Machinery

D5) Totally Eclipsing

THEN1LPX (3LP)

A HEAD FULL OF IDEAS (BEST OF)

A1) The Only One I Know

A2) Weirdo

A3) Can’t Get out of Bed

A4) Jesus Hairdo

A5) Just When You’re Thinking Things Over

A6) North Country Boy

B1) Tellin’ Stories

B2) One to Another

B3) How High

B4) Forever

B5) Impossible

C1) Love is the Key

C2) A Man Needs to be Told

C3) Up at The Lake

C4) Blackened Blue Eyes

C5) Oh Vanity

D1) My Foolish Pride

D2) Come Home Baby

D3) Let the Good Times be Never Ending

D4) Plastic Machinery

D5) Totally Eclipsing

E1) Polar Bear (Blackburn, King Georges Hall. November 1990 - BBC Radio 1)

E2) Indian Rope (Reading Festival 1992 - BBC Radio 1)

E3) Can’t Even Be Bothered (Reading Festival 1992 - BBC Radio 1)

E4) Can’t Get Out of Bed (Glasgow Tramway, Sound City 1994 - BBC Radio1)

E5) I Never Want an Easy Life (If Me and Him Were Ever to Get There) (Glasgow Tramway, Sound City 1994 - BBC Radio1)

F1) Then (Glastonbury Festival 1995 - BBC Radio 1)

F2) Here Comes a Soul Saver (Hultsfred Festival, Sweden 1997)

F3) My Beautiful Friend (Delamare Forest, Cheshire 2007)

F4) The Blind Stagger (Delamare Forest, Cheshire 2007)

F5) Sproston Green (Reading Festival 1999 - BBC Radio 1)

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