A Head Full Of Ideas...

Cat No: THEN1CD

THE CHARLATANS proudly 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, career-spanning box set that sums up their remarkable progress from 1990 Manchester scene hopefuls to one of the UKs 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 Burgesss 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 LPs, spanning their hits, classic live performances, unheard demos and rarities and remixes. Within the box will also be an exclusive Original Demos 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 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.

Tracklisting:

(CD) 
A HEAD FULL OF IDEAS (BEST OF) 

1) The Only One I Know
2) Weirdo
3) Cant Get out of Bed
4) Jesus Hairdo
5) Just When Youre 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
2CD Deluxe)
CD1 
A HEAD FULL OF IDEAS (BEST OF) 
1) The Only One I Know
2) Weirdo
3) Cant Get out of Bed
4) Jesus Hairdo
5) Just When Youre 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) Cant Even Be Bothered (Reading Festival 1992 – BBC Radio 1)
4) Cant 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) Tootache (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) ***Exclsuive 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)

 (2LP) 
A HEAD FULL OF IDEAS (BEST OF) 

A1) The Only One I Know
A2) Weirdo
A3) Cant Get out of Bed
A4) Jesus Hairdo
A5) Just When Youre 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
(3LP) 
A HEAD FULL OF IDEAS (BEST OF) 

A1) The Only One I Know
A2) Weirdo
A3) Cant Get out of Bed
A4) Jesus Hairdo
A5) Just When Youre 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) Cant Even Be Bothered (Reading Festival 1992 – BBC Radio 1)
E4) Cant 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)

 

6LP BOX SET:

A HEAD FULL OF IDEAS (BEST OF) (2LP) 

A1) The Only One I Know
A2) Weirdo
A3) Cant Get out of Bed
A4) Jesus Hairdo
A5) Just When Youre Thinking Things Over
A6) North Country Boy
B1) Tellin Stories
B2) One to Another
B3) How High
B4) Impossible
B5) Forever
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
TRUST IS FOR BELIEVERS (LIVE) 

A1) Polar Bear (Blackburn, King Georges Hall. November 1990 – BBC Radio 1)
A2) Indian Rope (Reading Festival 1992 – BBC Radio 1)
A3) Cant Even Be Bothered (Reading Festival 1992 – BBC Radio 1)
A4) Cant Get Out of Bed (Glasgow Tramway, Sound City 1994 – BBC
Radio1)
A5) I Never Want an Easy Life (If Me and Him Were Ever to Get There)
(Glasgow Tramway, Sound City 1994 – BBC Radio1)
B1) Then (Glastonbury Festival 1995 – BBC Radio 1)
B2) Here Comes a Soul Saver (Hultsfred Festival, Sweden 1997)
B3) My Beautiful Friend (Delamare Forest, Cheshire 2007)
B4) The Blind Stagger (Delamare Forest, Cheshire 2007)
B5) Sproston Green (Reading Festival 1999 – BBC Radio 1)
PLEASED TO MEET YOU (DEMOS) (***EXCLUSIVE TO BOX SET***) 

A1) Cmon CMon (Demo Version)
A2) Sleepy Little Sunshine Boy (Desk Mix Version)
A3) Dardanella (Demo Version)
A4) So Oh (Demo Version)
A5) Always on my Mind (Demo Version)
B1) Everybody Ha Ha (Demo Version)
B2) Commuter Computer (Demo Version)
B3) Crystal Eyes (Demo Version)
B4) Polar Bear (Demo Version)
B5) I Need You To Know (Demo Version)

ONE TO ANOTHER (REMIXES) (***EXCLUSIVE TO BOX SET***) 

A1) Plastic Machinery (Sleaford Mods Remix)
A2) Nine Acre Dust (Chemical Brothers Remix)
A3) So Oh (Brian Jonestown Massacre Remix)
A4) Tellin Stories (The Go! Team Remix) **unreleased**
B1) Trouble Understanding (Norman Cook Remix)
B2) My Beautiful Friend (Jagz Kooner Remix)
B3) Hey Sunrise (The Orb Remix) **unreleased**
B4) Youre So Pretty, Were So Pretty (Lo Fidelity Allstars Remix)
BONUS DEMOS 7 (***EXCLUSIVE TO BOX SET***) 

A1) Indian Rope (Demo)
AA1) The Only One I Know (Demo)

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Genre

Indie Rock

Released

15/10/21

Record Label

Then Records
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