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Tindersticks
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Past Imperfect: The Best of Tindersticks '92-'21
Label
City Slang
Catalogue Number
SLANG50409
Release Date
March 25, 2022
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    SLANG50409BO

    • Limited edition one time pressing format.
    • Gatefold jackets and printed inner sleeves
    • Wrapped in heavy weight slip case and are hand numbered.
    • Includes Live At Glasgow City Hall 5th October 2008
    • Includes download code
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Press Release

As the band celebrate their thirtieth year, ‘Past Imperfect…’ showcases collected works throughout their rich history, with the addition of one new track. It is in chronological order and split in to 4 sections/2 halves – the first half being the original line up of the band with Al Macaulay (drums), Mark Colwill (bass) and Dickon Hinchliffe (violin, guitar, string arrangements). The second half is the present-day line up with Earl Harvin (drums) and Dan McKinna (Bass, piano, string arrangements). Stuart. A. Staples, Neil Fraser (guitar) and David Boulter (various instruments) are always present.

There are two songs from Claire Denis films – ‘Tiny tears’ from ‘Nanette et Boni’ (’96) and ‘Both Sides of the Blade’ from her latest film ‘Avec amour et acharnament’ (’21). There is also the version of ‘Willow’ sung by Stuart, rather than Robert Pattison who sang the version in ‘High life’ (’19).

’92 – ’96 – City Sickness, Her (‘92), Tiny Tears, Travelling Light (duet with Carla Torgerson), My Sister.

’97 – ’03 – Rented Rooms, Can We Start Again?, Dying Slowly, Sometimes it Hurts (duet with Lhasa de Sela), My Oblivion.

’08 – ’14 – Harmony Around My Table, Show Me Everything, This Fire of Autumn, Medicine, What Are You Fighting For?

’16 – ’21 – How He Entered, Were We Once Lovers?, Willow (New), Pinky in the Daylight, Both sides of the blade.

“Nobody was between us and the records that we made,” says Tindersticks frontman Stuart Staples. Mavens of intimate and expansive mood-song, Tindersticks have forged paths of their own unobstructed making over three decades, avidly trend-averse in their dusky and far-reaching explorations of the heart. Released through City Slang on 25th March, Past Imperfect: The Best of Tindersticks ’92-’21 maps the band’s 30-year journey across a peerless 20-track chronology. “Each step a story,” as Staples said on “How He Entered”. And every song a fresh twist in a winding tale. It is the sound of an uncommonly ambitious band always seeking new ways to connect with their songs, rediscovering themselves as a unit at every turn so that everything familiar about their music sounds fresh again. Always, of course, by nobody’s measure but their own.

Track List

Past Imperfect: The Best of Tindersticks ’92 – ‘21:

  1. A1. City Sickness (Taken from the first Tindersticks album)
  2. A2. Her (’92) (unreleased version)
  3. A3. Tiny Tears (Taken from the Original Soundtrack “Nénette Et Boni”)
  4. A4. Travelling Light (Single Version)
  5. A5. My Sister (Taken from the album Tindersticks)
  6. B1. Rented Rooms (Taken from the album Curtains)
  7. B2. Can We Start Again? (Taken from the album Simple Pleasure)
  8. B3. Dying Slowly (Taken from the album Can Our Love)
  9. B4. Sometimes It Hurts (Taken from the album Waiting For The Moon)
  10. B5. My Oblivion (Taken from the album Waiting For The Moon)
  11. C1. Harmony Around My Table (Taken from the album Falling Down A Mountain)
  12. C2. Show Me Everything (Taken from the album The Something Rain)
  13. C3. This Fire Of Autumn (Taken from the album The Something Rain)
  14. C4. Medicine (Taken from the album The Something Rain)
  15. C5. What Are You Fighting For? (Taken From The album Across Six Leap Years)
  16. D1. How He Entered (Taken From The Album The Waiting Room)
  17. D2. Were We Once Lovers? (Taken From The Album The Waiting Room)
  18. D2. Willow (Unreleased version)
  19. D3. Pinky In The Daylight (Taken from the album No Treasure But Hope)
  20. D4. Both Sides Of The Blade (Unreleased version)

Live At Glasgow City Halls 5th October 2008 (Included in 3CD and 4LP special editions)*

  1. A1. Introduction
  2. A2. Yesterdays tomorrows
  3. A3. The flicker of a little girl
  4. A4. Come feel the sun
  5. A5. E-type
  6. A6. The other side of the world
  7. B1. The organist entertains
  8. B2. Dying slowly
  9. B3. Say goodbye to the city
  10. B4. Sleepy song
  11. B5. he’s gone
  12. C1. The hungry saw
  13. C2. Boobar come back to me
  14. C3. All the love
  15. C4. The turns we took
  16. D1. If you’re looking for a way out
  17. D2. Her
  18. D3. The not knowing

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