Campfire Songs: The Popular, Obscure and Unknown Recordings of 10,000 Maniacs

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Campfire Songs: The Popular, Obscure and Unknown Recordings of 10,000 Maniacs
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 of 10,000 Maniacs is a 2004 compilation album by 10,000 Maniacs. It includes their biggest hits, B-sides and unknown recordings from the Natalie Merchant era. In spite of what might be expected from the album's title, the collection does not include "A Campfire Song" from In My Tribe.

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) (Live - MTV Rock n' Roll Inaugural Ball & Few and Far Between EP) (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" (MTV Unplugged) (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.