A Distant History: Rarities 1997–2007

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A Distant History – Rarities 1997–2007
Compilation album by Idlewild
Released 29 October 2007 (2007-10-29)
Recorded 1997–2007
Genre Rock
Label Parlophone/EMI
Idlewild chronology
Scottish Fiction: Best of 1997–2007
(2007)
A Distant History – Rarities 1997–2007
(2007)
Post Electric Blues
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
NME 5/10 (10/27/2007, p.39)

A Distant History: Rarities 1997–2007 is a download-only compilation album by the Scottish rock band Idlewild, released on 29 October 2007 (2007-10-29), on Parlophone. The album is a companion piece to Scottish Fiction: Best of 1997–2007 and is composed of rarities and B-sides from throughout the band's career.

According to the band's mailing list, the track listing was chosen by the band themselves.

Track listing[edit]

Source: Amazon[1]

No. Title Length
1. "Queen of the Troubled Teens"   2:17
2. "Self Healer"   2:00
3. "Chandelier"   2:21
4. "I Want To Be A Writer"   1:48
5. "Satan Polaroid"   3:18
6. "This Is Worse"   3:39
7. "You Don't Have The Heart" (Live at the Glasgow Garage) 2:07
8. "There's Glory in Your Story"   1:58
9. "A Distant History"   4:36
10. "I Was Made To Think It"   4:01
11. "Poor Thing"   4:18
12. "The Nothing I Know"   4:26
13. "Everything Flows" (Teenage Fanclub cover) 3:34
14. "I Found That Essence Rare" (Gang Of Four cover) 3:04
15. "Hold On To Your Breath"   3:55
16. "Gone Too Long"   2:59
17. "Don't Let Me Change"   4:44
18. "El Capitan" (Acoustic) 4:07
19. "Winter Is Blue" (Vashti Bunyan cover) 2:15
20. "Hidden Ways"   2:41

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Distant History". Amazon.com. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 

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