Nick Lowe Blows It Out w/Best Of

 

 

Definitive, indeed…

 

By Blurt Staff

 

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. Complete track listing with notes,
below.

 

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 including 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, set the collection apart from
standard best of’s and into the realm of bona fide collector’s items.

 

Disc One

 

(What’s So Funny ‘Bout)
Peace, Love And Understanding (3:33)

by Brinsley Schwarz

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Dave Edmunds

Single: United Artists [ UK ] UP 35700

From the album The New
Favourites Of Brinsley Schwarz
(United Artists [ UK ] UAS 29641) 1974

 

Musicians: Nick Lowe-bass, acoustic guitar; Brinsley
Schwarz-electric guitar, backing vocals; Ian Gomm-guitar, backing
vocals
; Bob Andrews-keyboards, backing vocals; Billy Rankin-drums,
percussion

 

So It Goes (2:33)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe and
Jake Riviera

Singles: Stiff [ UK ] Buy 1 (August 1976); Columbia [US] 3-10734 (May 1978)

From the albums Jesus Of
Cool
(Radar [ UK ] RAD
1) and Pure Pop For Now People ( Columbia
[US] JC 35329) 1978

 

Heart Of The City (2:07)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe and
Jake Riviera

Single: B-side of Stiff [ UK ] BUY 1
(August 1976)

From the albums Hits
Greatest Stiffs
(Stiff [ UK
] FIST 1) 1977 and Pure Pop For Now People ( Columbia [US] JC 35329) 1978

 

Musicians (tracks 2, 3): Nick Lowe–guitar, bass; Steve
Goulding–drums

 

Endless Sleep (4:08)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe

Single: B-side of Columbia [US] 3-10844
(September 1978)

From the EP Bowi (Stiff
[ UK
] LAST 1) 1977

 

Musician: Nick Lowe-Senior Service cigarette lit by Swan
Vesta match, Fender Telecaster guitar, cardboard box struck by cider bottle
(possibly Bulmer’s)

 

Marie Provost (2:49)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe

From the EP Bowi (Stiff [ UK ] LAST 1) 1977
and the albums Jesus Of Cool (Radar [ UK
] RAD 1) and Pure Pop For Now People ( Columbia [US] JC 35329) 1978

 

Musicians: Nick Lowe-guitar, bass; Roger Bechirian-organ;
Steve Goulding-drums; Dave Edmunds-backing vocals

 

I Love The Sound Of Breaking
Glass (3:13)

(N. Lowe-A. Bodnar-S.
Goulding)

Produced by Nick  Lowe

Singles: Radar [ UK ] ADA 1
(February 1978); Columbia
[US] 3-10844 (September 1978)

From the albums Jesus Of
Cool
(Radar [ UK ] RAD
1) and Pure Pop For Now People ( Columbia
[US] JC 35329) 1978

Peak chart position: #7 UK

 

Musicians: Nick Lowe-guitar, backing vocals; Bob
Andrews-piano; Andrew Bodnar-bass; Steve Goulding-drums;
Roger Bechirian-tambourine, backing vocals

 

Cracking Up (2:58)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe

Single: Radar [ UK ] ADA
34 (June 1979)

From the album Labour Of
Lust
(Radar [ UK ] RAD
21 and Columbia
[US] JC 36087) 1979

Peak chart position: #34 UK

 

American Squirm (2:31)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe

Single: Radar [ UK ] ADA
26 (October 1978)

From the album Labour Of
Lust
( Columbia
[US] JC 36087) 1979

 

Musicians: Nick Lowe-8-string bass; Billy Bremner-guitar,
backing vocals
; Bruce Thomas-bass; Pete Thomas-drums; Elvis
Costello-backing vocals

 

Cruel To Be Kind (3:28)

(N. Lowe-I. Gomm)

Produced by Nick Lowe

Singles: Radar [ UK ] ADA 43
(September 1979); Columbia
[US] 3-11018 (July 1979)

From the album Labour Of
Lust
(Radar [ UK ] RAD
21 and Columbia
[US] JC 36087) 1979

Peak chart positions: #12 UK ; #12 US

 

Without Love (2:28)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe

From the album Labour Of
Lust
(Radar [ UK ] RAD
21 and Columbia
[US] JC 36087) 1979

 

You Make Me (1:52)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe

From the album Labour Of
Lust
(Radar [ UK ] RAD
21 and Columbia
[US] JC 36087) 1979

 

When I Write The Book (3:16)

by Rockpile

(N. Lowe-D. Edmunds-B.
Bremner-T. Williams)

Produced by Nick Lowe &
Rockpile

From the album Seconds Of
Pleasure
(F-Beat [ UK ]
XXLP 7 and Columbia
[US] JC 36886) 1980

 

(P) 1980 SONY BMG
ENTERTAINMENT

Under license from The SONY
BMG Custom Marketing Group, a division of SONY BMG ENTERTAINMENT

 

Play That Fast Thing (One
More Time) (4:11)

by Rockpile

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe &
Rockpile

From the album Seconds Of
Pleasure
(F-Beat [ UK ]
XXLP 7 and Columbia
[US] JC 36886) 1980

 

(P) 1980 SONY BMG
ENTERTAINMENT

Under license from The SONY
BMG Custom Marketing Group, a division of SONY BMG ENTERTAINMENT

 

Musicians (tracks  7, 9-13): Nick Lowe-bass; Dave
Edmunds-guitar, piano, organ, backing vocals; Billy Bremner-guitar,
backing vocals
; Terry Williams–drums

 

Burning (2:03)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe

Single: F-Beat [ UK ] xx20
(February 1982)

From the album Nick The
Knife
(F-Beat [ UK ]
XXLP 14 and Columbia
[US] FC 37932) 1982

 

Heart (3:41)

(N. Lowe-D. Edmunds-B.
Bremner-T. Williams)

Produced by Nick Lowe

From the album Nick The
Knife
(F-Beat [ UK ]
XXLP 14 and Columbia
[US] FC 37932) 1982

 

Raining Raining (2:48)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe

From the album Nick The
Knife
(F-Beat [ UK ]
XXLP 14 and Columbia
[US] FC 37932) 1982

 

Musicians (tracks 14-16): Nick Lowe-bass, guitar, backing
vocals
; Billy Bremner, Martin Belmont and Aldo Bocca-guitars; Neil
King, Carlene Carter, Steve Nieve, Ben Barson and Paul Carrack-piano and Hammond organ; James
Eller-bass; Bobby Irwin-drums and backing vocals; Terry Williams-drums

 

Ragin’ Eyes (2:40)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Roger Bechirian with
Nick Lowe

Singles: F-Beat [ UK ] XX31 (April 1983); Columbia 12-inch promo AS 1626 (April 1983)

From the album The
Abominable Showman
(F-Beat [ UK
] XXLP 18 and Columbia
[US] FC 38589) 1983

 

Mess Around With Love (3:06)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Roger Bechirian
with Nick Lowe

From the album The
Abominable Showman
(F-Beat [ UK
] XXLP 18 and Columbia
[US] FC 38589) 1983

 

Wish You Were Here (3:15)

duet with Paul Carrack

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Roger Bechirian
with Nick Lowe

Single: Columbia [US] 38-03837 (April 1983)

From the album The
Abominable Showman
(F-Beat [ UK
] XXLP 18 and Columbia
[US] FC 38589) 1983

 

Musicians (tracks 17-19): Nick Lowe-bass, guitar; Martin
Belmont-guitar; Paul Carrack-keyboards, backing vocals; James
Eller-bass; Bobby Irwin-drums, backing vocals

 

L.A.F.S. (3:33)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Elvis Costello
with Colin Fairley

Single: F-Beat [ UK ] XX36 (July
1984)

From the album Nick Lowe
And His Cowboy Outfit
(F-Beat [ UK
] ZL 70338 and Columbia
[US] FC 39371) 1984

 

Half A Boy And Half A Man
(2:53)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe with
Colin Fairley and Paul Bass

Singles: F-Beat [ UK ] XX34 (May 1984); Columbia
[US] 38-04486 (June 1984); Columbia
[US] 12-inch promo AS 1876 (May 1984)

From the album Nick Lowe
And His Cowboy Outfit
(F-Beat [ UK
] ZL 70338 and Columbia
[US] FC 39371) 1984

Peak chart position: #53 UK

 

The Gee And The Rick And The
Three Card Trick (4:21)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe with
Colin Fairley and Paul Bass

From the album Nick Lowe
And His Cowboy Outfit
(F-Beat [ UK
] ZL 70338 and Columbia
[US] FC 39371) 1984

 

Musicians (tracks 20-22): Nick Lowe-bass, guitar; Martin
Belmont-guitar; Paul Carrack-keyboards, backing vocals; Bobby
Irwin-drums, backing vocals; The TKO Horns (track 20 only): Dave Plews-trumpet;
Paul Speare and Jeff Blythe-saxophones; Jim Paterson–trombone

 

The Rose Of England (3:26)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe and
Colin Fairley

From the album The Rose Of
England
(F-Beat [ UK ]
ZL 70765 and Columbia
[US] FC 39958) 1985

 

Musicians: Nick Lowe-bass; Martin Belmont-guitar;
Paul Carrack-piano, organ, backing vocals; Bobby Irwin-drums, backing
vocals

 

I Knew The Bride (When She
Used To Rock And Roll) (4:24)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Huey Lewis

Singles: F-Beat [ UK ] ZB 40303 (July 1985); Columbia
[US] 38-05570 (August 1985); Columbia
[US] 12-inch promo CAS 2171 (August 1985)

From the album The Rose Of
England
(F-Beat [ UK ]
and Columbia
[US] FC 39958) 1985

Peak chart position: #77 US

 

Musicians: Chris Hayes-lead guitar, backing vocals; Sean
Hopper-keyboards, backing vocals; Huey Lewis-harmonica, backing
vocals
; Mario Cippolina-bass; Bill Gibson-drums, percussion,
backing vocals
; Johnny Colla-saxophone, guitar, backing vocals

 

Wishing Well (3:01)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe

From the album Pinker And
Prouder Than Previous
(Demon [ UK
] FIEND 99 and Columbia
[US] C 40381) 1988

 

Musicians: Nick Lowe-electric rhythm guitar; and The Men
They Couldn’t Hang: Paul Simmonds-lead guitar, bouzouki; Cush (Stefan
Cush)-electric guitar, backing vocals; Swill (Phil Odgers)-acoustic
guitar, backing vocals
; Shanne Bradley-bass; Jon Odgers–drums

 

Disc Two

 

Lovers Jamboree (3:37)

(N. Lowe-P. Carrack)

Produced by Dave Edmunds

Singles: Columbia
[US] 38-07734 (February 1988); Columbia
[US] 12-inch promo CAS 2923 (February 1988)

From the album Pinker And
Prouder Than Previous
(Demon [ UK
] FIEND 99 and Columbia
[US] C 40381) 1988

 

Musicians: Nick Lowe-bass, acoustic guitar; Martin
Belmont-electric guitar; Paul Carrack-organ, piano; Terry
Williams–drums

 

Shting-Shtang (3:20)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Dave Edmunds

From the album Party Of
One
(Reprise [ UK ] WX
337 and Reprise [ US
] 26132) 1990

 

All Men Are Liars (3:22)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Dave Edmunds

Singles: Reprise [ UK ] W 9821
(April 1990); Reprise [US] PRO CD 4057)

From the album Party Of
One
(Reprise [ UK ] WX
337 and Reprise [ US
] 26132) 1990

 

What’s Shakin’ On The Hill
(4:01)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Dave Edmunds

Single: Reprise [ UK ] W 9709
(August 1990)

From the album Party Of
One
(Reprise [ UK ] WX
337 and Reprise [ US
] 26132) 1990

 

Musicians (tracks 2-4): Nick Lowe-bass; Bill Kirchen and
Dave Edmunds-electric guitars; Ry Cooder-electric guitar; Paul
Carrack-organ, piano; Austin Delone-piano, acoustic guitar; Ray
Brown-string bass (track 4 only); Jim Keltner–drums

 

Don’t Think About Her (2:58)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe

Demo recording, from the
album The Doings (Edsel [ UK ] LOWE 50) 1999

 

Musician: Nick Lowe-acoustic guitar

 

Fool Who Knows (3:46)

by Little Village

(N. Lowe-R. Cooder-J.
Hiatt-J. Keltner)

Produced by Little Village

From the album Little
Village
(Reprise [ UK
& US] 26713) 1992

 

(P) 1992 Reprise Records

Produced under license from
Warner Bros. Records Inc.

 

Musicians: Nick Lowe-bass; Ry Cooder-lead guitar;
John Hiatt-guitar, “shadow” vocal; Jim Keltner–drums

 

Soulful Wind (3:01)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe and
Neil Brockbank

From the album The
Impossible Bird
(Demon [ UK
] FIEND 757 and Upstart [ US
] 013) 1994

 

The Beast In Me (2:28)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe and
Neil Brockbank

From the album The
Impossible Bird
(Demon [ UK
] FIEND 757 and Upstart [ US
] 013) 1994

 

I Live On A Battlefield
(3:25)

(N. Lowe-P. Carrack)

Produced by Nick Lowe and
Neil Brockbank

From the album The
Impossible Bird
(Demon [ UK
] FIEND 757 and Upstart [ US
] 013) 1994

 

Shelley My Love (3:15)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe and
Neil Brockbank

From the album The
Impossible Bird
(Demon [ UK
] FIEND 757 and Upstart [ US
] 013) 1994

 

Musicians (tracks 7-10): Nick Lowe-acoustic guitar, rhythm
guitar, bass
; Bill Kirchen-electric guitar, trombone (track 7); Gary
Grainger-fuzz guitar (track 9); Geraint Watkins-organ, electric
guitar
; Paul “Bassman” Riley-bass (track 7); Robert Treherne–drums

 

You Inspire Me (3:09)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe and
Neil Brockbank

From the album Dig My Mood (Demon [ UK ] FIEND 939
and Upstart [ US
] 038) 1998

 

Lonesome Reverie (2:52)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe and
Neil Brockbank

From the album Dig My Mood (Demon [ UK ] FIEND 939
and Upstart [ US
] 038) 1998

 

Faithless Lover (2:46)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe and
Neil Brockbank

From the album Dig My Mood (Demon [ UK ] FIEND 939
and Upstart [ US
] 038) 1998

 

What Lack Of Love Has Done
(2:48)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe and
Neil Brockbank

From the album Dig My Mood (Demon [ UK ] FIEND 939
and Upstart [ US
] 038) 1998

 

Man That I’ve Become (2:53)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe and
Neil Brockbank

From the album Dig My Mood (Demon [ UK ] FIEND 939
and Upstart [ US
] 038) 1998

 

Musicians (tracks 11-15): Nick Lowe-bass, rhythm guitar;
Steve Donnelly-lead guitar; Geraint Watkins-organ, piano, electric
guitar
; Robert Treherne-drums; Nick Pentelow-tenor sax (track
14)

 

Lately I’ve Let Things Slide
(3:05)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe and
Neil Brockbank

From the album The Convincer (Proper [ UK
] PRPCD 012 and Yep Roc [US] YEP 2027) 2001

 

Homewrecker (3:08)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe and
Neil Brockbank

From the album The
Convincer
(Proper [ UK
] PRPCD 012 and Yep Roc [US] YEP 2027) 2001

 

Has She Got A Friend? (2:38)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe and
Neil Brockbank

From the album The
Convincer
(Proper [ UK
] PRPCD 012 and Yep Roc [US] YEP 2027) 2001

 

Let’s Stay In And Make Love
(3:49)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe and
Neil Brockbank

From the album The
Convincer
(Proper [ UK
] PRPCD 012 and Yep Roc [US] YEP 2027) 2001

 

Indian Queens (3:43)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe and
Neil Brockbank

From the album The
Convincer
(Proper [ UK
] PRPCD 012 and Yep Roc [US] YEP 2027) 2001

 

Musicians (tracks 16-20): Nick Lowe-rhythm guitar, bass;
Steve Donnelly-lead guitar; Geraint Watkins-organ, piano; Robert
Treherne-drums; Matt Holland-flugelhorn (track 16); Tessa Niles-backing
vocals
(track 19); The St. Keverne Band (track 20)

 

I Trained Her To Love Me
(3:00)

(N. Lowe-R. Treherne)

Produced by Nick Lowe and
Neil Brockbank

From the album At My Age (Proper [ UK
] PRPCD 030 and Yep Roc [US] YEP 2102) 2007

 

People Change (2:54)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe and
Neil Brockbank

From the album At My Age (Proper [ UK
] PRPCD 030 and Yep Roc [US] YEP 2102) 2007

 

Long Limbed Girl (2:53)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe and
Neil Brockbank

From the album At My Age (Proper
[ UK
] PRPCD 030 and Yep Roc [US] YEP 2102) 2007

 

Hope For Us All (3:41)

(N. Lowe)

Produced by Nick Lowe and
Neil Brockbank

From the album At My Age (Proper
[ UK
] PRPCD 030 and Yep Roc [US] YEP 2102) 2007

 

Musicians (tracks 21-24): Nick Lowe-rhythm guitar, bass;
Steve Donnelly-lead guitar; Geraint Watkins-organ, piano; Neil
Brockbank-Vox organ (track 22); Matt Radford-double bass (tracks
21, 22); Robert Treherne-drums, backing vocals; Matt Holland-trumpet,
flugelhorn, piano solo
(track 22); Martin Winning-tenor sax; Bob
Loveday-violin, viola (track 22); Linnea Svensson-backing vocal (track
24); Chrissie Hynde-vocal (track 22)

 

 

 

 

 

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