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Charlatans Explore the Other Side on New Comp

Catherine Lewis reports:
Those mercurial Mancunians, the Charlatans UK, have assembled a collection of sixteen rarities, remixes and b-sides titled Songs from the Other Side: 1990-1997. The album is set to be released May 7th in the U.S. and Canada, and on May 20th worldwide on Beggars Banquet.

The Charlatans have a number of shows and festival appearances scheduled for the upcoming months. They're confirmed for the Coachella Festival outside Palm Springs, California on April 27th, where they'll rub shoulders with the Strokes, Björk, and Belle and Sebastian. Back in the UK, they'll be headlining the Isle of Wight festival with David Bowie on June 3rd and the Glastonbury festival on June 28th. They've also scheduled two shows with Oasis in July, with support from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. The band also walked away with two NME awards this week: the Evening Session of the Year Award (voted by Radio 1 listeners) and the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award.

Songs from the Other Side tames the Charlatans' prodigious catalog of EPs and b-sides by including rare singles-only material such as "Happen to Die" and "Occupation H. Monster" from the band's extremely popular string of Manchester-sound singles in the early 90s, on through the Britpop explosion of the Charlatans' 1995 self-titled effort and 1997's Tellin' Stories (thus, the remixes). Tracklist:

01 Imperial 109
02 Everything Changed
03 Happen to Die
04 Occupation H. Monster
05 Stir It Up
06 Feel Flows (Van Basten mix)
07 Subterranean
08 Backroom Window
09 Green Flashing Eyes
10 Nine Acre Dust (Chemical Brothers remix)
11 Frinck
12 Your Skies Are Mine
13 Two of Us
14 Don't Need a Gun
15 Title Fight
16 Clean Up Kid

And let's summarize those tour dates:

04-27 Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
06-03 Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight - Isle of Wight Festival
06-28 Glastonbury, UK - Glastonbury Festival
07-05 London, UK - Finsbury Park
07-06 London, UK - Finsbury Park

.: Pitchfork Review: Charlatans UK: Wonderland
.: Pitchfork Review: Charlatans UK: Melting Pot: The Best Of...
.: Charlatans UK:
.: Beggars Banquet:
.: Originally published: 28 February 2002
.: Items mentioned above on Songs from the Other Side (The Charlatans UK, 2002); Wonderland (The Charlatans UK, 2001); Melting Pot (The Charlatans UK, 1998); The Charlatans UK (The Charlatans UK, 1995).