Picture of Perfect Youth

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Picture of Perfect Youth
Compilation album by Feeder
Released 10 August 2004
Recorded 1996-2003
Genre Indie, rock
Length 132:06
Label Echo
Producer Various
Feeder chronology
Comfort in Sound
(2002)
Picture of Perfect Youth
(2004)
Pushing the Senses
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
FHM Positive link
Leeds Music Scene 5/5 stars link
Skinny's Music 5/5 stars
Q 4/5 stars
Rock Sound 8/10

Picture of Perfect Youth is a limited CD and vinyl collection of approximately half of Feeder's B-sides. The official website sold out of the CD edition, though the album was re-released in March 2007. The vinyl edition remained available to buy, until the last of the stock sold out in late 2005.

The compilation was released with little fanfare, the only single appearing on it being 2001's "Just a Day". However, the band's covers of singles "Can't Stand Losing You" and "The Power of Love"—originally released by The Police and Frankie Goes to Hollywood, respectively—are included. Feeder's cover of "The Power of Love" had been featured on the NME/War Child 1 Love compilation of covers of former UK No. 1 singles.

The album was given on original release a 3/5 by Kerrang!, but a review after the album's reissue from the same publication has reduced this to 2/5. The re-release charted in the UK albums chart at #65. It also charted at #3 in the UK Indie Chart.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Emily" - 4:44 ("Just A Day", 2001)
  2. "Living In Polaroid" - 3:38 ("Insomnia", 1999)
  3. "Opaque" - 3:58 ("Come Back Around", 2002)
  4. "Power of Love" - 4:46 ("Just the Way I'm Feeling" / "1Love" (compilation), 2002)
  5. "Broken" - 3:23 ("Just the Way I'm Feeling", 2003)
  6. "Lose The Fear" - 3:13 ("Forget About Tomorrow", 2003)
  7. "Remember the Silence" - 3:50 ("Find the Colour", 2003)
  8. "Tomorrow Shine" - 5:04 ("Yesterday Went Too Soon", 1999)
  9. "Purple" - 4:04 ("Buck Rogers", 2001)
  10. "Space Age Hero" - 3:45 ("Insomnia", 1999)
  11. "Can't Stand Losing You" - 3:11 ("Just A Day", 2001)
  12. "Just A Day" - 4:04 ("Seven Days in the Sun / Just A Day", 2001)
  13. "Slowburn" - 3:52 ("Just A Day", 2001)
  14. "Elegy" - 4:06 ("Tangerine", 1997)
  15. "21st Century Meltdown" - 3:03 ("Buck Rogers", 2001)
  16. "Home For Summer" - 3:24 ("Seven Days in the Sun", 2001)
  17. "Here In The Bubble" - 4:25 ("Crash", 1997)
  18. "Forgiven" - 4:41 ("Cement", 1997)

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Feel It Again" - 3:54 ("Come Back Around", 2002)
  2. "Getting To Know You Well" - 3:16 ("Yesterday Went Too Soon", 1999)
  3. "Whooey" - 3:56 ("Paperfaces", 1999)
  4. "Bullet" - 2:53 ("Come Back Around", 2002)
  5. "World Asleep" - 4:21 ("Stereo World", 1996)
  6. "Rain" - 3:26 ("Tangerine", 1997)
  7. "Eclipse" - 2:41 ("Suffocate", 1998)
  8. "Oxidize" - 3:50 ("Yesterday Went Too Soon", 1999)
  9. "Bad Hair Day" - 2:05 ("Turn", 2001)
  10. "Come Back Around" - 3:26 ("Turn", 2001)
  11. "Circles" - 3:00 ("Find the Colour", 2003)
  12. "Spill" - 2:58 ("Suffocate", 1998)
  13. "Rubberband" - 3:42 ("Yesterday Went Too Soon", 1999)
  14. "Slider" - 3:25 ("Yesterday Went Too Soon", 1999)
  15. "Can't Dance To Disco" - 3:01 ("Day In Day Out", 1999)
  16. "TV Me" - 3:30 ("Tangerine", 1997)
  17. "Wishing For The Sun" - 3:31 ("High", 1997)
  18. "Undivided" - 4:06 ("Crash", 1997)

All of the B-Sides from the "Yesterday Went Too Soon", "Just A Day" and "Find the Colour" singles appear on this album.

"Come Back Around" - track 10 on disc 2 - is not to be confused with Feeder's hit single of the same name, a better-known song that was written and released a year after this song appears on the Turn single.

Credits[edit]

All tracks written by Grant Nicholas, except "Power of Love" (written by Peter Gill, Holly Johnson, Brian Nash, and Mark O'Toole of Frankie Goes to Hollywood) and "Can't Stand Losing You" (written by Sting).