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Artist
Matt Berry
ReleaseProduct
Gather Up
Label
Acid Jazz
Catalogue Number
AJXCD605
Release Date
November 26, 2021

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Following the huge acclaim earlier this year for Matt Berry’s eighth studio album The Blue Elephant, on 26th November Acid Jazz Records will release Gather Up, a compilation album encompassing the singular musical adventures this extraordinary musician has taken over the past decade, offering a revelatory and fascinating insight into the working process of a genuine musical maverick and sonic explorer.

Over 10 years with Acid Jazz Records Berry has released nine incredibly diverse albums (including one live album). From the tangled-folk rock thickets of Witchazel and Kill The Wolf (which features the song from which this box gets its name), to the out-there explorations of Music For Insomniacs or TV Themes’ retro-kitsch delights, through the soul power in Matt Berry & The Maypoles Live or the twilight grooves of The Small Hours to the classic pedal-steel songwriting of Phantom Birds and the smorgasbord of psychedelic sounds on The Blue Elephant, Berry’s journey has produced a feast for the ears that twists and turns down more unexpected avenues than most artists could manage over several careers. Gather Up pulls together an excellent 21-track career spanning collection expertly compiled by Berry, available as a separate, standalone release on 2LP or single CD, including non-album tracks such as ‘Snuff Box Theme’. No easy achievement considering the sheer breadth, diversity and volume of his exceptional musical output.

Boxset formats further info Gather Up comes as a beautifully packaged 5LP Box set with a 64 page booklet or 4CD Hardback book-set with a 28 pages of illustrations and notes. The 55 tracks are split between an anthology compilation that tracks the very best tracks from his 8 albums and associated singles for the label over the last decade, an album of unreleased tracks and rarities, a demo version of his 2020 album Phantom Birds and the previously unreleased Live At A Festival LP which showcases Matt & his band the Maypoles in full flight. The book included in both formats has an extended essay by Chris Catchpole which review Matt’s musical career and an exclusive set of photo images culled from the archive of Matt’s long time photographic collaborator Ben Meadows.

4CD & 5LP Boxset Track List

CD 1 - Gather Up

  1. Take My Hand
  2. Something In My Eye
  3. Medicine
  4. Badger's Wake
  5. World In Action
  6. One By One
  7. Take A Bow
  8. October Sun
  9. So Low
  10. Summer Sun
  11. Gather Up
  12. Theme from Snuff Box
  13. Middle Of The East
  14. Like Stone
  15. Phantom Birds
  16. Music For Insomniacs Part IV
  17. Say It Again
  18. The Innkeepers Song Live
  19. Obsessed & So Obscure
  20. Woman
  21. Solstice

CD 2 - Rare & Unreleased:

  1. Bigger Than A Dog - Original Witchazel Intro
  2. Take My Hand - Live On Absolute Radio
  3. Autumn - Witchazel Outtake
  4. The Dawn - From Myspace EP 'Summer Sun' 2010
  5. Snuff Box - Live Loop Used Live Between 2005 - 2012
  6. Catch Me In Time
  7. Dark Beach - From Myspace EP 'Summer Sun' 2010
  8. The Hangman - Acoustic Version 2007
  9. Wonder Theme - Became 'Something In My Eye’
  10. Music For Insomniacs - Alternative Intro
  11. Theme From 'Sorry’ - Live from Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe 2007
  12. Music For Insomnaics - Rejected Theme
  13. Walk With Samuel - Devil Inside Me’
  14. Blankety Blank - Vocal Intro
  15. The Blue Elephant - Trip Two
  16. Sweet Velvet - Became 'Seasons On Fire’
  17. The Blue Elephant - Alternative

CD 3 - Phantom First:

  1. Covered In Clowns
  2. Get Her Out Of My Mind
  3. I'm Going
  4. Make It Go Away
  5. Peter Cleopatra and The Windmill
  6. Play On
  7. Take A Bow
  8. The Preacher's House
  9. A Shot Rang Out In The Forest
  10. The Wrong House
  11. Where's My Love?
  12. You Danced All Night

CD 4 - Live At A Festival:

  1. Medicine / So Low
  2. Silver Sun
  3. Theme From Snuffbox
  4. Solstice
  5. The Pheasant

Standard CD & 2LP Track List

  1. Take My Hand
  2. Something In My Eye
  3. Medicine
  4. Badger's Wake
  5. World In Action
  6. One By One
  7. Take A Bow
  8. October Sun
  9. So Low
  10. Summer Sun
  11. Gather Up
  12. Theme from Snuff Box
  13. Middle Of The East
  14. Like Stone
  15. Phantom Birds
  16. Music For Insomniacs Part IV
  17. Say It Again
  18. The Innkeepers Song Live
  19. Obsessed & So Obscure
  20. Woman
  21. Solstice

Matt Berry

Acid Jazz

Alternative / Indie / Post-rock

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