All the Blue Changes – An Anthology 1988–2003

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All The Blue Changes - An Anthology 1988–2003
Compilation album by No-Man
Released 27 February 2006
Recorded 1988 to 2003
Genre Ambient, trip hop, dream pop, Art rock
Label Hidden Art
Producer Tim Bowness, Steven Wilson
No-Man chronology
Lost Songs Vol. 1
All The Blue Changes - An Anthology 1988–2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

All The Blue Changes - An Anthology 1988–2003 is a double CD compilation by British Art Rock group No-Man, spanning their entire career – from the Speak sessions in 1988 up until the release of Together We're Stranger in 2003. Many songs are unreleased versions of No-Man songs.

Track listing[edit]

CD 1
No. Title Length
1. "Pink Moon"   3:04
2. "Colours"   4:09
3. "Days In The Trees (previously unreleased mix)"   7:11
4. "Reich"   2:34
5. "Walker (previously unreleased album outtake from 1991)"   3:24
6. "Back To The Burning Shed"   2:47
7. "Road"   3:18
8. "Housekeeping"   5:31
9. "Heaven Taste (new edit, previously unreleased)"   10:31
10. "Watching Over Me"   4:43
11. "Simple"   7:05
12. "Things Change"   7:30
CD 2
No. Title Length
1. "Pretty Genius"   3:51
2. "My Revenge On Seattle (previously unreleased single edit/mix)"   4:47
3. "Dry Cleaning Ray (previously unreleased edit)"   3:28
4. "Sicknote"   8:11
5. "Carolina Skeletons"   5:08
6. "Something Falls"   3:28
7. "Only Rain"   7:26
8. "Returning Jesus"   5:19
9. "Chelsea Cap"   5:23
10. "Photographs In Black And White"   10:03
11. "The Break Up For Real (drum mix) (previously unavailable on CD)"   3:58
12. "(Bluecoda) (previously unavailable on CD)"   2:36


The version of "Days In The Trees" which appears on "All The Blue Changes" is a different mix of the "Mahler" version which made considerable impact when released as a single – it also features a longer fadeout than the other versions. The version of "Dry Cleaning Ray" is a version of the single mix without a fade-out (running about 30 seconds longer), and "My Revenge On Seattle" is the unused alternate mix and edit made for a planned single release (before the band chose "Dry Cleaning Ray" instead). Of the rare tracks, "Walker" dates back to the 1991 sessions for "Loveblows & Lovecries" and would have featured on the initial track list for that album. "The Break Up For Real (Drum Mix)" and "(bluecoda)" both originally appeared on the limited-edition vinyl edition of "Together We're Stranger". -Steven-[2]