B-Sides & Rarities (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds album)

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B-Sides & Rarities
Compilation album by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Released March 22, 2005
Recorded 1984-2005
Genre Post-punk
Length 218:36
Label Mute
Producer Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Flood
Tony Cohen
Gareth Jones
Victor Van Vugt
Nick Launay
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds chronology
Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus
(2004)
B-Sides & Rarities
(2005)
The Abattoir Blues Tour
(2007)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (75/100) [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [2]
Almost Cool (8.25/10) [3]
Blender 3/5 stars [1]
Drowned in Sound (9/10) [4][1]
Mojo 3.5/5 stars [1]
NME (8/10) [1]
Paste (8/10) [5][1]
Pitchfork Media (7.8/10) [6]
Playlouder 3.5/5 stars[7]
PopMatters 6/10 stars [8]

B-Sides & Rarities is a 3CD compilation by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, released in March 2005. It features over 20 years of the band's B-sides and previously unreleased tracks, including tracks performed with Shane MacGowan and acoustic versions of "Deanna" and "The Mercy Seat". It is also the first recording to include all members of The Bad Seeds, past and present: Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Blixa Bargeld, Thomas Wydler, Martyn P. Casey, Conway Savage, Jim Sclavunos, Warren Ellis, Barry Adamson, Kid Congo Powers, James Johnston, Roland Wolf and Hugo Race.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Nick Cave unless otherwise stated

Disc 1[edit]

  1. "Deanna" (acoustic version) – 2:51
    • Cave – Vocals
    • Harvey – Guitar, BV's
    • Wydler – Percussion
    • Congo Powers, Bargeld, Wolf – Handclaps, BV's
    • Acoustic version of the song from 'Tender Prey', attached as a bonus 7" to initial pressings of 'The Good Son' album, 1990
  2. "The Mercy Seat" (acoustic version) – 3:45 (Cave/Cave, Harvey)
    • Cave – Vocals
    • Harvey – Guitar, BV's
    • Wolf – Piano
    • Bargeld – BV's
    • Acoustic version of the song from 'Tender Prey', attached as a bonus 7" to initial pressings of 'The Good Son' album, 1990
  3. "City of Refuge" (acoustic version) – 2:42
    • Cave – Vocals
    • Harvey – Guitar, BV's
    • Bargeld, Wydler, Congo Powers, Wolf – Handclaps, BV's
    • Acoustic version of the song from 'Tender Prey', attached as a bonus 7" to initial pressings of 'The Good Son' album, 1990
  4. "The Moon is in the Gutter" – 2:35
    • Cave – Vocals, Piano
    • Bargeld – Guitar
    • Race – Guitar
    • Adamson – Bass
    • Harvey – Drums
    • B-side of 'In the Ghetto', 1984
  5. "The Six Strings that Drew Blood" – 4:47
    • Cave – Vocals, Whistling
    • Harvey – Guitars, Bass, Keyboard
    • Bargeld – Feedback Guitar
    • B-side of 'Tupelo', 1985
  6. "Rye Whiskey" – 3:27 (Trad-Arr: Cave/Harvey)
    • Cave – Vocals, Harmonica
    • Harvey – Acoustic Guitar, Drums
    • Race – Guitar
    • Tracy Pew – Bass
    • Flexidisc in Reflex magazine in 1989
  7. "Running Scared" – 2:06 (Roy Orbison/Melson)
    • Cave – Vocals
    • Harvey – Drums, String Arrangement
    • Race – Guitar
    • Tracy Pew – Bass
    • B-side of 'The Singer', 1986
  8. "Black Betty" – 2:32 (Lead Belly)
    • Cave – Vocals
    • Harvey – Drums, BV's
    • Bargeld – BV's
    • B-side of 'The Singer', 1986
  9. "Scum" – 2:53 (Cave/Cave, Harvey)
    • Cave – Vocals
    • Bargeld – Guitar
    • Harvey – Bass
    • Wydler – Drums
    • Flexidisc sold at concerts, 1986
  10. "The Girl at the Bottom of My Glass" – 4:48
    • Cave – Vocals, Guitar, BV's
    • Harvey – Drums, BV's
    • Tony Cohen – BV's
    • B-side of 'Deanna' 12", 1988
  11. "The Train Song" – 3:26
    • Cave – Vocals, Piano
    • Harvey – Acoustic Guitar, Bass
    • Bargeld – Guitar
    • Congo Powers – Tremolo Guitar
    • Wydler – Drums
    • Harvey & Bill McGee – String Arrangement
    • B-side of 'The Ship Song', 1990
  12. "Cocks 'N' Asses" – 5:43 (Cave/Cave, Van Vugt)
    • Cave – Piano, Vocals, String Synth
    • Harvey – Guitar, Sound Effects
    • Victor Van Vugt – Drum Machine
    • B-side of 'The Weeping Song', 1990
  13. "Blue Bird" – 2:46
    • Cave – Vocals, Piano, Hammond
    • Harvey – Marimba
    • Casey – Bass
    • Wydler – Drums
    • B-side of 'Straight To You/Jack The Ripper', 1992
  14. "Helpless" – 3:51 (Neil Young)
    • Cave – Vocals, Keyboard
    • Harvey – Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Organ, Drums, BV's
    • Congo Powers – Slide Guitar
    • Bronwyn Adams – BV's
    • From Neil Young Tribute/Charity Album 'The Bridge', 1989. Also B-side of 'The Weeping Song', 1990
  15. "God's Hotel" – 3:07
    • Cave – Vocals
    • Harvey – Acoustic Guitar
    • Bargeld – Slide Guitar
    • Savage – Piano
    • Casey – Bass
    • Wydler – Drums
    • Live Radio Session for KCRW Santa Monica. Released on 'Rare on Air Vol. 1', Mammoth Records, 1992
  16. "(I'll Love You) Till the End of the World" – 3:58
    • Cave – Vocals, Piano
    • Bargeld – Guitar
    • Harvey – Acoustic Guitar, Bass, String Arrangement
    • Wydler – Drums
    • Bronwyn Adams – Violin
    • From the original soundtrack 'Until The End Of The World',1991. Also B-side of 'Loverman', 1994
  17. "Cassiel's Song" – 3:35
    • Cave – Vocals, Piano
    • Adamson – Bass, Timpani
    • Harvey – String Arrangement
    • From the original soundtrack 'Faraway, So Close', 1993. Also B-side of 'Do You Love Me?', 1994
  18. "Tower of Song" – 5:39 (Cohen)
    • Cave – Vocals
    • Harvey – Guitar
    • Bargeld – Guitar, Vocals
    • Casey – Bass
    • Wydler – Drums
    • From Leonard Cohen tribute album 'I'm Your Fan', 1991
  19. "What Can I Give You?" – 3:40
    • Cave – Vocals, Piano
    • Harvey – Acoustic Guitar
    • Savage – Electric Piano
    • Casey – Bass
    • Wydler – Drums
    • From the French promo give-away with 'Henry's Dream', 1992

Disc 2[edit]

  1. "What a Wonderful World" – 3:04 (George David Weiss, George Douglas)
    • Cave – Vocals
    • Shane MacGowan – Vocals
    • Harvey – Acoustic Guitar
    • Bargeld – Guitar
    • Savage – Piano
    • Casey – Bass
    • Wydler – Drums
    • Bill McGee – Woodwind Arrangement
    • From the single 'What A Wonderful World', 1992
  2. "Rainy Night in Soho" – 3:58 (Shane MacGowan)
    • Cave – Vocals
    • Harvey – Acoustic Guitar, Vibes
    • Bargeld – Guitar
    • Savage – Piano
    • Casey – Bass
    • Wydler – Drums
    • Harvey & Bill McGee – String & Woodwind Arrangement
    • From the single 'What A Wonderful World', 1992
  3. "Lucy (Version #2)" – 2:23
    • MacGowan – Vocals
    • Cave – Piano, BV's
    • Harvey & Bill McGee – String Arrangement
    • From the single 'What A Wonderful World', 1992
  4. "Jack the Ripper" (acoustic version) – 4:45
    • Cave – Vocals
    • Harvey – Acoustic Guitar
    • Bad Seeds – BV's, Percussion
    • B-side of the limited edition 7" 'Straight To You/Jack The Ripper', 1992
  5. "Sail Away" – 4:13
    • Cave – Vocals, Hammond
    • Harvey – Marimba
    • Savage – BV's
    • Casey – Bass
    • Wydler – Drums
    • B-side of 'Do You Love Me?', 1994
  6. "There's No Night Out in the Jail" – 3:43 (John Harold Ashe)
    • Cave – Vocals, Harmonica
    • Harvey – Organ, Guitar
    • Savage – Piano
    • Casey – Bass
    • Wydler – Drums
    • Recorded for a compilation of Australian country music cover versions which was never released, 1993
  7. "That's What Jazz is to Me" – 5:05 (Cave/Cave, Harvey, Savage, Wydler)
    • Cave – Vocals, Piano
    • Savage – Hammond
    • Harvey – Bass
    • Wydler – Drums
    • Improvised piece. B-side of 'Red Right Hand', 1994
  8. "The Willow Garden" – 3:59 (Trad-Arr: Cave/Ellis)
    • Savage – Vocals, Piano
    • Cave – Hammond
    • Ellis – Violin
    • Casey – Bass
    • Harvey – Cymbals
    • B-side of 'Where The Wild Roses Grow', 1995
  9. "The Ballad of Robert Moore and Betty Coltrane" – 3:35
    • Cave – Vocals, Hammond, Piano, Sound Effects
    • Harvey – Acoustic Guitar
    • Casey – Bass
    • Wydler – Drums, Percussion
    • Terry Edwards – Brass Section
    • B-side of 'Where The Wild Roses Grow', 1995
  10. "King Kong Kitchee Kitchee Ki-Mi-O" – 3:10 (Trad-Arr: Cave)
    • Cave – Vocals
    • Bargeld – Guitar
    • Ellis – Violin
    • Race – Guitar
    • Casey – Bass
    • Wydler – Drums
    • Sclavunos, Tony Cohen, Astrid Munday – Percussion
    • B-side of 'Henry Lee', 1996
  11. "Knoxville Girl" – 3:36 (Trad-Arr: Cave/Johnston)
    • Cave – Vocals
    • Johnston – Guitars
    • B-side of 'Henry Lee', 1996
  12. "Where the Wild Roses Grow" – 3:47
    • Bargeld – Vocals, Guitar
    • Cave – Vocals, Piano
    • Harvey – Guitars, BV's
    • Casey – Bass
    • Savage – Piano
    • Wydler – Drums
    • Sclavunos – Tubular Bells
    • Version with original guide vocal by Herr Bargeld. Previously unreleased, 1995
  13. "O'Malley's Bar Pt. 1" – 5:16
    • Cave – Vocals
    • Harvey – Piano
    • Savage – Organ
    • Casey – Bass
    • Wydler – Drums
    • Sclavunos – Brushed Snare
    • From Mark Radcliffe Radio 1 session, 1996
  14. "O'Malley's Bar Pt. 2" – 6:38
    • Cave – Vocals
    • Harvey – Piano
    • Savage – Organ
    • Casey – Bass
    • Wydler – Drums
    • Sclavunos – Brushed Snare
    • From Mark Radcliffe Radio 1 session, 1996
  15. "O'Malley's Bar Pt. 3" – 4:57
    • Cave – Vocals
    • Harvey – Piano
    • Savage – Organ
    • Casey – Bass
    • Wydler – Drums
    • Sclavunos – Brushed Snare
    • From Mark Radcliffe Radio 1 session, 1996
  16. "Time Jesum Transeuntum Et Non Riverentum" – 6:22 (Cave/Cave, Ellis, Turner, White)
    • Cave – Vocals, Piano
    • Ellis – Violin
    • Mick Turner – Guitar
    • Jim White – Drums
    • Featuring The Dirty 3. Hidden track on X-Files album, 1996
  17. "O'Malley's Bar Reprise" – 1:03
    • Cave – Vocals
    • Harvey – Piano
    • Savage – Organ
    • Casey – Bass
    • Wydler – Drums
    • Sclavunos – Brushed Snare
    • From Mark Radcliffe Radio 1 session, 1996
  18. "Red Right Hand" (Scream 3 version) – 6:01 (Cave/Cave, Harvey, Wydler)
    • Cave – Vocals, Hammond
    • Harvey – Guitar
    • Bargeld – Guitar
    • Casey – Bass
    • Wydler – Drums, Percussion
    • Adamson – Orchestral Arrangement
    • Recorded for the movie Scream 3. Previously unreleased, 1999

Disc 3[edit]

  1. "Little Empty Boat" – 4:26 (Cave/Cave, Bargeld, Casey, Harvey)
    • Cave – Vocals, Piano
    • Harvey – Guitar, Organ
    • Bargeld – Guitar, BV's
    • Casey – Bass, BV's
    • Wydler – Drums, BV's
    • Sclavunos – Percussion
    • Ellis – Looped Violin
    • B-side of 'Into My Arms', 1997
  2. "Right Now I'm A-Roaming" – 4:21 (Cave/Cave, Casey, Harvey, Savage, Wydler)
    • Cave – Vocals, Keyboard
    • Harvey – Organ, Guitar, BV's
    • Bargeld – Guitar, BV's
    • Savage – Piano
    • Casey – Bass
    • Wydler – Drums
    • Sclavunos – Bells
    • B-side of 'Into My Arms', 1997
  3. "Come Into My Sleep" – 3:47
    • Cave – Vocals
    • Harvey – Xylophone, Guitar, Organ
    • Bargeld – Guitar
    • Savage – Piano
    • Casey – Bass
    • Wydler – Drums
    • Sclavunos – Bongos
    • B-side of '(Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For?', 1997
  4. "Black Hair" (band version) – 4:13
    • Cave – Vocals, Piano
    • Sclavunos – Organ
    • Casey – Bass
    • Wydler – Drums
    • B-side of '(Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For?', 1997
  5. "Babe, I Got You Bad" – 3:51
    • Cave – Vocals
    • Harvey – Guitar, Organ
    • Bargeld – Guitar
    • Savage – Piano
    • Casey – Bass
    • Wydler – Drums
    • Sclavunos – Tambourine
    • B-side of '(Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For?', 1997
  6. "Sheep May Safely Graze" – 4:14
    • Cave – Vocals
    • Harvey – Guitar
    • Bargeld – Guitar
    • Savage – Piano
    • Casey – Bass
    • Unreleased studio outtake, 1996
  7. "Opium Tea" – 3:48 (Cave/Savage)
    • Cave – Vocals, Hammond
    • Savage – Piano
    • Casey – Bass
    • Wydler – Drums
    • Unreleased studio outtake, 1996
  8. "Grief Came Riding" – 5:05
    • Cave – Vocals, Piano
    • Harvey – Guitar
    • Casey – Bass
    • Wydler – Drums
    • Kate & Anna McGarrigle – BV's
    • From limited edition of 'No More Shall We Part' Album, 2001
  9. "Bless His Ever Loving Heart" – 4:02
    • Cave – Vocals, Piano
    • Harvey – Guitar
    • Ellis – Violin
    • Casey – Bass
    • Wydler – Drums
    • Kate & Anna McGarrigle – BV's
    • From limited edition of 'No More Shall We Part' Album, 2001
  10. "Good Good Day" – 4:04
    • Cave – Vocals, Piano
    • Harvey – Guitar
    • Bargeld – Guitar
    • Casey – Bass
    • Wydler – Drums
    • Sclavunos – Tambourine
    • B-side of 'As I Sat Sadly By Her Side', 2001
  11. "Little Janey's Gone" – 2:59
    • Cave – Vocals, Piano
    • Harvey – Guitar
    • Bargeld – Guitar
    • Ellis – Violin
    • Casey – Bass
    • Wydler – Drums
    • B-side of 'As I Sat Sadly By Her Side', 2001
  12. "I Feel So Good" – 1:44 (Lenoir)
    • Cave – Vocals, Hammond
    • Harvey – Guitar, BV's
    • Savage – Piano, BV's
    • Sclavunos – Drums
    • From the film 'The Soul of a Man' by Wim Wenders, 2003
  13. "Shoot Me Down" – 3:32
    • Cave – Vocals, Piano
    • Harvey – Guitar, Hammond
    • Ellis – Violin
    • Casey – Bass
    • Wydler – Drums
    • Blockheads – BV's
    • B-side of 'Bring It On', 2003
  14. "Swing Low" – 5:40
    • Cave – Vocals, Hammond
    • Harvey – Guitar, Hammond
    • Bargeld – Pedal Steel Guitar
    • Ellis – Violin
    • Casey – Bass
    • Wydler – Drums
    • Sclavunos – Tubular Bells, Tambourine
    • Blockheads – BV's
    • B-side of 'Bring It On', 2003
  15. "Little Ghost Song" – 3:44
    • Cave – Vocals, Piano, Hammond
    • Savage – Vocal
    • Harvey – Guitar, BV's
    • Bargeld – Guitar
    • Ellis – Violin
    • Casey – Bass
    • Wydler – Drums
    • B-side of 'He Wants You/Babe, I'm On Fire', 2003
  16. "Everything Must Converge" – 3:17
    • Cave – Vocals, Hammond, Harmonica
    • Bargeld – Guitar
    • Harvey – Bass
    • Sclavunos – Drums
    • Blockheads – BV's
    • B-side of 'He Wants You/Babe, I'm On Fire', 2003
  17. "Nocturama" – 4:01
    • Cave – Vocals
    • Harvey – Guitar
    • Bargeld – Guitar
    • Savage – Organ
    • Casey – Bass
    • Wydler – Drums
    • Sclavunos – Shaker
    • Blockheads – BV's
    • B-side of limited edition 7" 'Rock of Gibraltar', 2003
  18. "She's Leaving You" – 4:01 (Cave/Cave, Ellis, Casey, Sclavunos)
    • Cave – Vocals, Piano
    • Harvey – Guitar
    • Ellis – Bouzouki
    • Johnston – Organ
    • Savage – Piano
    • Casey – Bass
    • Sclavunos – Drums
    • Wydler – Tambourine
    • B-side of 'Nature Boy', 2004
  19. "Under This Moon" – 4:01
    • Cave – Vocals, Piano
    • Harvey – Guitar
    • Ellis – Mandolin
    • Johnston – Organ
    • Casey – Bass
    • Sclavunos – Drums
    • Wydler – Tambourine
    • B-side of 'Breathless/There She Goes, My Beautiful World', 2004

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