Campfire Songs: The Popular, Obscure and Unknown Recordings

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Campfire Songs: The Popular, Obscure and Unknown Recordings
Compilation album by 10,000 Maniacs
Released January 27, 2004 (2004-01-27)
Recorded 1988–1993
Genre Pop rock
Length 114:23
Label Elektra
Producer see article
10,000 Maniacs chronology
The Earth Pressed Flat
(1999)
Campfire Songs
(2004)
Live Twenty-Five
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly B+ link
Q 3/5 stars link
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars [1]

Campfire Songs: The Popular, Obscure and Unknown Recordings is a 2004 compilation album by 10,000 Maniacs. It includes their biggest hits, B-sides and unknown recordings from the Natalie Merchant era.

Track listing[edit]

Disc One - The Most Popular Recordings
  1. "Planned Obsolescence" (Dennis Drew, Natalie Merchant) - 4:29
  2. "My Mother the War" (John Lombardo, Merchant, Michael Walsh) - 3:32
  3. "Tension" (Lombardo, Merchant) - 3:31
  4. "Scorpio Rising" (Lombardo, Robert Buck, Merchant) - 3:14
  5. "Like the Weather" (Merchant) - 3:58
  6. "Don't Talk" (Drew, Merchant) - 5:06
  7. "What's the Matter Here?" (Buck, Merchant) - 4:52
  8. "Hey Jack Kerouac" (Buck, Merchant) - 3:27
  9. "Verdi Cries" (Merchant) - 4:24
  10. "Trouble Me" (Drew, Merchant) - 3:15
  11. "Poison in the Well" (Drew, Merchant) - 3:09
  12. "You Happy Puppet" (Buck, Merchant) - 3:39
  13. "Eat for Two" (Merchant) - 3:32
  14. "Stockton Gala Days" (Buck, Drew, Steve Gustafson, Jerome Augustyniak, Merchant) - 4:22
  15. "Candy Everybody Wants" (Drew, Merchant) - 3:08
  16. "These Are Days" (Buck, Merchant) - 3:43
  17. "Because the Night" (Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith) - 3:44
Disc Two - The Obscure & Unknown Recordings
  1. "Poppy Selling Man" (Merchant) - 3:34
  2. "Can't Ignore the Train" (Demo) (Lombardo, Merchant) - 2:53
  3. "Peace Train" (Cat Stevens) - 3:28
  4. "Wildwood Flower" (A. P. Carter) - 1:53
  5. "Hello in There" (John Prine) - 4:27
  6. "To Sir, with Love" (outtake) (MTV Unplugged) (Featuring Michael Stipe) (Donald Black, Mark London) - 4:17
  7. "Everyday Is Like Sunday" (Morrissey, Stephen Street) - 3:15
  8. "These Days" (Jackson Browne) - 3:28
  9. "I Hope That I Don't Fall in Love with You" (Tom Waits) - 3:39
  10. "Starman" - (David Bowie) - 4:14
  11. "Let the Mystery Be" (Live - MTV Rock n' Roll Inaugural Ball) (Featuring David Byrne) (Iris DeMent) - 3:10
  12. "Noah's Dove" (Demo) (Merchant) - 4:12
  13. "Circle Dream" (Alternate Lyrics Demo) (Buck, Drew, Gustafson, Augustyniak, Merchant) - 3:25
  14. "Eden" (Alternate Lyrics Demo) (Buck, Drew, Gustafson, Augustyniak, Merchant) - 3:33

Personnel[edit]

10,000 Maniacs

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 807. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.