The Best of The Beta Band

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The Best of The Beta Band - Music
Greatest hits album by The Beta Band
Released 3 October 2005
Recorded 1997–2004
Genre Folk rock, Psychedelic rock, Trip-Hop, various
Label Regal
Producer The Beta Band, Colin "C-Swing" Emmanuel
The Beta Band chronology
Heroes to Zeros
(2004)
The Best of The Beta Band - Music
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
NME (favourable)[2]
Pitchfork Media (7.2/10)[3]
PopMatters (7/10)[4]
Robert Christgau C+[5]
Rock City 5/5 stars[6]
Stylus B+[7]
The Times 4/5 stars[8]

The Best of The Beta Band - Music and The Best of The Beta Band - Film are retrospective best of collections by The Beta Band, on CD and DVD respectively, released on 3 October 2005. The cover artwork combines elements from the covers of each of the three EPs and three albums released by the band in its seven-year lifespan.

Music track listing[edit]

CD one[edit]

The best of the studio recordings, as selected by the band

  1. "Dry the Rain"
  2. "Inner Meet Me"
  3. "She’s the One"
  4. "Dr. Baker"
  5. "It’s Not Too Beautiful"
  6. "Smiling" (edit)
  7. "To You Alone"
  8. "Squares"
  9. "Human Being" (radio edit)
  10. "Gone"
  11. "Broke" (radio edit)
  12. "Assessment" (radio edit)
  13. "Easy"
  14. "Wonderful"
  15. "Troubles"
  16. "Simple"

CD two[edit]

Live at Shepherds Bush Empire, 30 November 2004

  1. "It’s Not Too Beautiful"
  2. "Squares"
  3. "Inner Meet Me"
  4. "Simple"
  5. "She’s the One"
  6. "Easy"
  7. "Dr. Baker"
  8. "Dry the Rain"
  9. "Quiet"
  10. "Broke"
  11. "Assessment"
  12. "Dogs Got a Bone"
  13. "House Song"
The Best of The Beta Band
The Best of The Beta Band (Film).jpg
Starring The Beta Band
Release date(s) 2005 in film
Language English

Film[edit]

Trailers[edit]

  1. "Chalk and Cheese"
    • Directed by John Maclean
  2. "King Rib"
    • Directed by Pete Rankin, Steve Mason
  3. "Highland Fidelity"
    • Directed by John Maclean
  4. "Old Jock Radio"
    • Directed by Pete Rankin

Promos[edit]

  1. "Inner Meet Me"
    • Directed by John Maclean
  2. "Los Amigos Del Beta Bandidos"
    • Directed by The Beta Band
  3. "Dance O'er The Border"
    • Directed by John Maclean
  4. "Smiling"
    • Directed by Mark Szaszy and Corinne Day
  5. "Brokenupadingdong"
    • Directed by Josh Eve
  6. "Squares"
    • Directed by John Maclean
  7. "Al Sharp"
    • Directed by John Maclean
  8. "Assessment"
    • Directed by John Maclean and Robin Jones
  9. "Lion Thief"
    • Directed by Andy Cranston
  10. "Wonderful"
    • Directed by Nina Chakrabarti
  11. "Trouble"
    • Directed by John Maclean
  12. "Out-Side"
    • Directed by Robin Jones and John Maclean
  13. "Rhododendron"
    • Created by Robin Jones
  14. "Country Bird"
    • Directed by Steve Mason and Pete Rankin
  15. "Simple"
    • By Andrew Keller
  16. "Weirds Way"
    • Directed by Steve Mason and Pete Rankin
  17. "Remote Troubles"
    • Directed by John Maclean and Robin Jones

Documentaries[edit]

  • The Depot To Monte Cristo
    • Directed by Sam Tyler
  • 1997–2004
    • Directed by John Maclean
  • Let It Beta
    • Directed by Pete Rankin

Live at the Shepherds Bush Empire[edit]

Live at Shepherds Bush Empire, 29 November 2004

  1. "Inner Meet Me"
  2. "Dry The Rain"
  3. "Assessment"
  4. "Broke"

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Best of The Beta Band at AllMusic
  2. ^ NME review
  3. ^ "Pitchfork Media review". Retrieved 4 Oct 2005. 
  4. ^ "PopMatters review". Retrieved 26 Oct 2005. 
  5. ^ Robert Christgau review
  6. ^ "Rock City review". Retrieved 7 Oct 2005. 
  7. ^ "Stylus review". Retrieved 3 Oct 2005. 
  8. ^ "The Times review". Retrieved 1 Oct 2005. 

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