The New Best of Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe to Release Career-Spanning set Quiet Please…The New Best of Nick Lowe
Vintage Music Videos Unearthed for Deluxe Version

Nick Lowe
British songwriting icon Nick Lowe will release his definitive best of Quiet Please…The New Best of Nick Lowe on March 17, 2009.

Following his critically acclaimed solo album At My Age which People Magazine called "charming" and "timeless" and his near perfectly rated reissue of the classic Jesus of Cool (rated 9.3 by Pitchfork), Nick Lowe is back with a career-spanning two-disc best of collection. A deluxe version containing original-era vintage videos for classic tracks and live concert performance will also be available.

Quiet Please…The New Best of Nick Lowe looks back across the hit heavy career of one of pop music's most influential statesmen. As the bassist and songwriter for Brinsley Schwarz, Lowe played a key role in the British pub rock movement of the 1970s and through his stint as house producer at Stiff Records he would help draw the blueprint for the modern indie rock label. His rough-hewn production work for The Damned, Elvis Costello and The Pretenders primed the pumps for the arrival of punk and new wave. More recently Lowe has cemented his status as an artisan of Americana soul with solo albums like The Convincer and At My Age.

The 49-track handpicked set chronicles original compositions from all phases of Lowe's career and exists as the new definitive best of collection for this oft-described 'songwriter's songwriter.' The deluxe version of the set includes a DVD of nine original-era music videos for tracks like "I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass," "Little Hitler," "Cruel to Be Kind," as well as a 2007 concert filmed live in Belgium, which sets this collection apart from standard best of albums, and into the realm of a bona fide collector's item.

Disc One

1. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding (3:33)
2. So It Goes (2:33)
3. Heart Of The City (2:07)
4. Endless Sleep (4:08)
5. Marie Provost (2:49)
6. I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass (3:13)
7. Cracking Up (2:58)
8. American Squirm (2:31)
9. Cruel To Be Kind (3:28)
10. Without Love (2:28)
11. You Make Me (1:52)
12. When I Write The Book (3:16)
13. Play That Fast Thing (One More Time) (4:11)
14. Burning (2:03)
15. Heart (3:41)
16. Raining Raining (2:48)
17. Ragin' Eyes (2:40)
18. Mess Around With Love (3:06)
19. Wish You Were Here (3:15)
20. L.A.F.S. (3:33)
21. Half A Boy And Half A Man (2:53)
22. The Gee And The Rick And The Three Card Trick (4:21)
23. The Rose Of England (3:26)
24. I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock And Roll) (4:24)
25. Wishing Well (3:01)

Disc Two

1. Lovers Jamboree (3:37)
2. Shting-Shtang (3:20)
3. All Men Are Liars (3:22)
4. What's Shakin' On The Hill (4:01)
5. Don't Think About Her (2:58)
6. Fool Who Knows (3:46)
7. Soulful Wind (3:01)
8. The Beast In Me (2:28)
9. I Live On A Battlefield (3:25)
10. Shelley My Love (3:15)
11. You Inspire Me (3:09)
12. Lonesome Reverie (2:52)
13. Faithless Lover (2:46)
14. What Lack Of Love Has Done (2:48)
15. Man That I've Become (2:53)
16. Lately I've Let Things Slide (3:05)
17. Homewrecker (3:08)
18. Has She Got A Friend? (2:38)
19. Let's Stay In And Make Love (3:49)
20. Indian Queens (3:43)
21. I Trained Her To Love Me (3:00)
22. People Change (2:54)
23. Long Limbed Girl (2:53)
24. Hope For Us All (3:41)

Nick Lowe tour dates available here.

[Published on: 1/21/09]

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shutupkids starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/21/2009 01:00PM
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Josh...the house phone is busy? Come and watch that carolina vs clemson game. troms

Benjamin Human Wed 1/21/2009 01:22PM
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Hey Mrs. McGillicutty, can Arnold come out to play after his piano lesson?

Joshc104 starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/21/2009 04:29PM
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That Lover's Jamboree ^ is a good tune indeed.

i got some here - will be down in wilmington for SCi-Fi this Saturday - cheers.

oh - btw - shutupkid.

shutupkids starstarstarstarstar Thu 1/22/2009 07:41AM
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shut up hear about that knoxville shizzle whizzle?

Joshc104 starstarstarstarstar Thu 1/22/2009 06:05PM
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listened to that 'Love is a Battlefield' before I went running this morning via pandora.

(Trey meets Nick Lowe next week in London for new phish tunes)

Asheville + Knoxville is ophishizal shizzle whizzle fo-jizzile my niggazizle.