Ciao! Best of Lush

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Ciao! Best of Lush
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Greatest hits album by Lush
Released 19 March 2001
(See release history)
Recorded July 1989 – August 1996
Genre Shoegazing, dream pop, Britpop
Length 72:48
Label 4AD
Producer See credits below
Lush chronology
Lovelife
(1996)
Ciao! Best of Lush
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (8.1/10)[2]

Ciao! Best of Lush is a compilation album for the band Lush, released in March 2001 by 4AD. The essay in the booklet was written by Dominic Wills and includes quotes from Miki Berenyi and Emma Anderson. The best-of CD appeared almost five years after the band's dissolution and drummer Chris Acland's suicide; the compilation is dedicated to his memory.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Ladykillers"   Berenyi 3:13
2. "Single Girl"   Anderson 2:35
3. "Ciao!" (featuring Jarvis Cocker) Berenyi 3:31
4. "500 (Shake Baby Shake)" (Single Remix) Anderson 3:21
5. "Light from a Dead Star"   Berenyi 3:17
6. "Love at First Sight"   Moxham 5:12
7. "Hypocrite"   Berenyi 2:53
8. "Desire Lines"   Anderson 7:39
9. "Lovelife"   Anderson 3:56
10. "When I Die"   Anderson 4:19
11. "Nothing Natural"   Anderson 5:54
12. "Untogether"   Berenyi 3:34
13. "For Love"   Berenyi 3:30
14. "Monochrome"   Anderson 5:06
15. "De-Luxe"   Anderson 3:28
16. "Sweetness and Light"   Anderson 5:17
17. "Thoughtforms"   Anderson 2:44
18. "Etheriel"   Anderson, Berenyi 3:24

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalogue #
United Kingdom 19 March 2001 4AD CD GAD 2K22 CD
United States 5 June 2001

Credits[edit]

  • Tracks 1, 2, 3, and 4 taken from Lovelife, March 1996
  • Tracks 5, 7, 8, 9, and 10 taken from Split, June 1994
  • Track 6 taken from the single "Hypocrite", May 1994
    • Produced by Mike Hedges and Lush
  • Tracks 11, 12, 13, and 14 taken from Spooky, January 1992
  • Track 15 taken from the EP Mad Love, February 1990
    • Produced by Robin Guthrie
  • Track 16 taken from the single "Sweetness and Light", October 1990
  • Tracks 17 and 18 taken from the mini-album Scar, October 1989

Ciao! credits[edit]

  • Remastered by John Dent at Loud Mastering.
  • Art direction by Vaughan Oliver at v23.
  • Design by Chris Bigg at v23.
  • Photography by Dominic Davies, from single artwork designed by v23.
  • Original photographs by Jim Friedman, Richard Caldicott, and Ichiro Kono.
  • Portraits by Mike Diver (page 3), Michael Lavine (page 6), Suzie Gibbons (page 12) and Sheila Rock (pages 9–19).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  3. ^ According to the last pages of the CD's booklet.