Intergalactic Sonic 7″s

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Intergalactic Sonic 7″s
Compilation album by Ash
Released 9 September 2002
Genre Alternative rock, Pop-rock, Power pop
Length 137:48
Label Infectious
Producer Ash, Arthur Baker, Phil Thornalley, Dave Eringa, Chris Kimsey, Owen Morris, Rae Valentine, Marc Waterman, Rafe McKenna
Ash chronology
Free All Angels
(2001)
Intergalactic Sonic 7″s
(2002)
Meltdown
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Drowned in Sound (9/10) link
Guardian Unlimited 4/5 stars link
NME (9/10) link
Stylus Magazine (A+) link

Intergalactic Sonic 7″s is a singles collection, released by punk-influenced band Ash on 9 September 2002. It is available in two formats, with and without the bonus disc, Cosmic Debris. These are both available on CD and vinyl. It was released to celebrate Ash's tenth anniversary and collected the band's eighteen singles along with "Envy" a new song recorded specifically for the compilation. The American mix of "Burn Baby Burn" and a shorter edit of "Shining Light" are included in place of the versions originally featured on "Free All Angels"

It peaked at number three in the UK album charts.

The album features artwork by comic artist Pat Lee.

It was also certified Gold by the BPI on October 4, 2002.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Tim Wheeler except where noted.

Main release[edit]

  1. "Burn Baby Burn" (from Free All Angels) – 3:28
  2. "Envy" (26 August 2002) – 3:35
  3. "Girl From Mars" (from 1977) – 3:29
  4. "Shining Light" (from Free All Angels) – 4:22
  5. "A Life Less Ordinary" – 4:15
  6. "Goldfinger" (from 1977) – 4:33
  7. "Jesus Says" (Hamilton/Wheeler) (from Nu-Clear Sounds) – 4:44
  8. "Oh Yeah" (from 1977) – 4:47
  9. "Jack Names the Planets" (from Trailer) – 3:12
  10. "Sometimes" (from Free All Angels) – 4:09
  11. "Kung Fu" (from 1977) – 2:18
  12. "Candy" (from Free All Angels) – 4:51
  13. "Angel Interceptor" (McMurray/Wheeler) (from 1977) – 4:08
  14. "Uncle Pat" (from Trailer) – 3:13
  15. "Wildsurf" (23 November 1998) (Hatherley/Wheeler) (from Nu-Clear Sounds) – 3:29
  16. "Walking Barefoot" (from Free All Angels) – 4:14
  17. "Petrol" (Hamilton/Wheeler) (from Trailer) – 4:11
  18. "There's a Star" (from Free All Angels) – 4:22
  19. "Numbskull" (Hamilton/Wheeler) (from Nu-Clear Sounds) – 3:10

Cosmic Debris[edit]

This bonus disc features 22 B-sides and rarities voted for by fans on an online poll.

  1. "No Place to Hide" (from "There's a Star") – 3:36
  2. "Warmer Than Fire" (Ludwin) (from "Shining Light") – 3:07
  3. "Where Is Our Love Going?" (from "A Life Less Ordinary") – 3:26
  4. "Taken Out" (Hatherley) (from "Jesus Says") – 2:53
  5. "13th Floor" (from "Burn Baby Burn") – 3:03
  6. "Stormy Waters" (McMurray) (from "Wildsurf") – 4:42
  7. "Message from Oscar Wilde and Patrick the Brewer" (from "Petrol") – 0:30
  8. "Who You Drivin' Now?" (Lukin/McLaughlin/Peters/Turner) (Mudhoney cover, from "Numbskull") – 2:02
  9. "Stay in Love Forever" (from "Candy") – 3:41
  10. "The Sweetness of Death by the Obsidian Knife" (from "Candy") – 3:29
  11. "Melon Farmer" (Lowe/Peak) (from "Sometimes") – 2:01
  12. "Nocturne" (from "Candy") – 3:31
  13. "Gabriel" (Hamilton/Wheeler) (from "Shining Light") – 5:28
  14. "Coasting" (from "There's a Star") – 3:30
  15. "Lose Control" (Lowe/Peak) (from "Wildsurf") – 2:14
  16. "I Need Somebody" (Hamilton) (from "Goldfinger") – 2:37
  17. "Sneaker" (Hamilton/Peak) (from "Goldfinger") – 3:15
  18. "Cantina Band" (John Williams) (from "Girl From Mars") – 2:54
  19. "Astral Conversations with Toulouse Lautrec" (Hamilton/McMurray/Wheeler) (from "Girl From Mars") – 6:05
  20. "Day of the Triffids" (from "Kung Fu") – 3:34
  21. "Halloween" (from "A Life Less Ordinary") – 3:30
  22. "Thinking About You" (from "Burn Baby Burn") – 3:50

Personnel[edit]

  • Arthur Baker – producer
  • Phil Thornalley – producer
  • Dave Eringa – producer
  • Chris Kimsey – producer
  • Owen Morris – producer, mixing
  • Alan Moulder – mixing
  • Rae Valentine – producer
  • Butch Vig – mixing
  • Ash – producer, engineer, mixing
  • Marc Waterman – producer
  • Miti – producer, mixing
  • Pat Lee – artwork
  • Rafe McKenna – producer, engineer
  • Mark Trombino – mixing
  • Mike Walter – engineer
  • Nick Fountain – assistant
  • Sophie Howarth – photography
  • James Brown – engineer
  • Nick Brine – engineer, assistant engineer, mixing
  • Ian Laughton – engineer