Besides (Sugar album)

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Besides
Sugar Besides.jpg
Compilation album by Sugar
Released June 25, 1995
Recorded 1992-94
Genre Alternative rock
Length 69:57
Label Rykodisc, Creation Records
Producer Bob Mould, Lou Giordano
Sugar chronology
File Under: Easy Listening
(1994)
Besides
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

Besides is the final studio album by the alternative rock band Sugar. It was released in 1995 on Rykodisc. The compilation album contains various B-sides from the group's previously released singles. It also has live and remixed versions of existing tracks from the band's two full albums and one EP, as well as several studio and live versions of tracks that had been unavailable on any of their previous albums. In addition, the CD included a QuickTime video for the single "Gee Angel", although this was not advertised on the CD packaging.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Bob Mould; except where indicated. 

No. Title Writer(s) A-Side Length
1. "Needle Hits E"     "Helpless" (US), "Changes" (UK) 3:21
2. "If I Can't Change Your Mind" (Solo Mix)   "Helpless" (US), "Changes" (UK) 3:20
3. "Try Again"     "Helpless" (US), "Changes" (UK) 4:42
4. "Where Diamonds Are Halos" (live) Barbe "A Good Idea" 4:17
5. "Armenia City in the Sky" (live) Keene "A Good Idea" 3:26
6. "Clownmaster" (live)   "If I Can't Change Your Mind" 3:20
7. "Anyone" (live) Barbe "If I Can't Change Your Mind" 2:43
8. "JC Auto" (live)   "Tilted" 6:02
9. "Believe What You're Saying" (Campfire Mix)     3:52
10. "Mind Is an Island"     "Your Favorite Thing" 3:39
11. "Frustration"   Barbe "Your Favorite Thing" 5:20
12. "Going Home"     "Believe What You're Saying" 2:41
13. "In the Eyes of My Friends"   Barbe "Believe What You're Saying" 3:35
14. "And You Tell Me"     "Believe What You're Saying" 5:03
15. "After All the Roads Have Led to Nowhere" (live)   "Gee Angel" 3:21
16. "Explode and Make Up" (live)   "Gee Angel" 4:41
17. "The Slim" (live)   "Gee Angel" 6:26
18. "Gee Angel" (CD-ROM track)      

The Joke Is Always on Us, Sometimes.[edit]

The Joke Is Always On Us, Sometimes.
Live album by Sugar
Released June 25, 1995
Recorded November 2, 1994
Genre Alternative rock
Length 68:34
Label Rykodisc
Producer ?
Sugar chronology
File Under: Easy Listening
(1994)
The Joke Is Always on Us, Sometimes
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

The first 25,000 copies of Besides were packaged with a bonus disc titled The Joke Is Always on Us, Sometimes. The disc is a live Sugar concert from November 2, 1994, at First Avenue club in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

All songs written and composed by Bob Mould; except where indicated. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Gift"     4:12
2. "Company Book"   Barbe 3:28
3. "Hoover Dam"     3:08
4. "After All The Roads Have Led To Nowhere" (B-side of "Gee Angel")   3:42
5. "Where Diamonds Are Halos"   Barbe 4:21
6. "Slick"     4:04
7. "Going Home"     2:13
8. "Running Out Of Time"     2:29
9. "Frustration"   Barbe 4:38
10. "Changes"     3:44
11. "Can't Help You Any More"     2:59
12. "Helpless"     3:04
13. "If I Can't Change Your Mind"     3:04
14. "In The Eyes Of My Friends"   Barbe 3:12
15. "Clownmaster" (B-side of "Gee Angel live")   2:43
16. "Gee Angel" (A-side of "Gee Angel live")   4:17
17. "Explode And Make Up" (B-side of "Gee Angel")   4:39
18. "The Slim" (B-side of "Gee Angel")   8:36

Charts[edit]

Album
Chart (1995) Peak
position
US Billboard Pop Albums[1] 122

References[edit]

  1. ^ "allmusic ((( Sugar > Awards )))". Billboard. Retrieved 2015-08-15.