Sloan - B Sides Win Vol.2 1998-2001$18.99 USD
“And you thought the beats slowed down?…c’mon!” Yes, B Sides Win…again!!
If you enjoyed the first volume of B Sides Win that covered 1992 to1997, we hope you’ll take the time to check out this second collection of rare tracks that covers the era of 1998 - 2001. This volume contains ten extras, bonus tracks and/or b-sides released during the era that covered our Navy Blues, Between The Bridges and Pretty Together albums. Once again they are songs that were either recorded during the respective album sessions and were elbowed off that album for some reason, or tracks not finished until the album was mixed and out the door, or tracks that made it no further than the demo stage but were still used for promotional reasons. Yet!… the non-LP status should not be a gauge of quality. Even “Revolution” by the Beatles and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” by the Rolling Stones were on the b-side! Now, I’m not saying “At The Edge of The Scene” will be automatically granted heavy rotation status on classic rock stations in the year 2045, but I like to think that there are still many quality tracks amongst our non-LP songs that encourage second listens.
Volume 2 begins with four tracks taken from the Navy Blues-era including Patrick’s (could-have-been-a-single) “Glad To Be Here” and the second side wraps with the Russian Futurist’s soundtrack-ish reworking of Pretty Together’s “Are You Giving Me Back My Love?” In between, you’ll find tracks such as the fan favourite (and should-have-been-on Between The Bridges) “Summer’s My Season” written (and rewritten many times) by Chris…and the awesome heavy guitar stomp of Andrew’s ode to a wallet guzzling automobile, “Helen”. I like to think that these tracks hang together nicely as an album… perhaps more so than on Volume 1 where the contrast between our sound from 1992 to 1997 was much more pronounced. On this second volume, all the tracks are making their appearance on vinyl for the very first time!
This collection is the second in a series of remastered b-sides vinyl collections that we’ll be releasing over time and is a limited edition of 1200 copies. This edition is housed in a heavy-duty tip-on jacket with lyrics and commentary on the inner sleeve and pressed on to purple translucent vinyl!
Thanks for listening!
Volume 3 will be good too,
Second LP in a series of collections featuring extras, bonus tracks and b-sides from throughout Sloan's career. All of these tracks were recorded during the Navy Blues - Between The Bridges - Pretty Together era and are appearing on vinyl for the first time.
-Limited edition of only 1200 copies
-Pressed on translucent purple vinyl
-Housed in a deluxe heavy-duty tip-on jacket
-Includes inner sleeve with lyrics and recollections
1. Work Cut Out
2. Out To Lunch
3. Keep On Thinkin' (acoustic radio version)
4. Glad To Be Here
5. Summer's My Season
1. At The Edge Of The Scene
2. Had Enough
4. Pretty Together (demo version)