The Three E.P.'s

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This article is about 1998 The Beta Band album. For the Tall Dwarfs album, see 3 EPs. For other uses, see 3 (disambiguation).
The Three E.P.'s
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Compilation album by The Beta Band
Released 28 September 1998 (UK)
26 January 1999 (US)
Recorded 1997–1998
Genre Folk rock, folktronica
Length 78:17
Label Regal 4973852 (UK)
Astralwerks ASW 6252 (US)
Producer The Beta Band, Chris Allison
The Beta Band chronology
Los Amigos del Beta Bandidos
(1998)
The Three E.P.'s
(1998)
The Beta Band
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly A−[3]
NME 8/10[4]
Pitchfork Media 8.2/10[5]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[6]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[7]

The Three E.P.'s is a compilation of The Beta Band's first three releases, consisting of the EPs Champion Versions, The Patty Patty Sound and Los Amigos del Beta Bandidos. The cover art includes the main image from each of the EPs.

"Dry the Rain" was prominently featured in a scene from the 2000 film High Fidelity.

In 2000 Q magazine placed The Three EPs at number 74 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever.[8] Pitchfork Media placed the album at number 23 in its list of the Top 100 Albums of the 1990s.[9]

Track listing[edit]

Champion Versions

  1. "Dry the Rain" – 6:05
  2. "I Know" – 3:58
  3. "B + A" – 6:35
  4. "Dogs Got a Bone" – 5:58

The Patty Patty Sound

  1. "Inner Meet Me" – 6:20
  2. "The House Song" – 7:15
  3. "Monolith" – 15:48
  4. "She's the One" – 8:21

Los Amigos del Beta Bandidos

  1. "Push It Out" – 5:22
  2. "It's Over" – 3:50
  3. "Dr. Baker" – 4:08
  4. "Needles in My Eyes" – 4:32

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Warshaw, Aaron. "The Three E.P.'s – The Beta Band". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-857-12595-8. 
  3. ^ Browne, David (22 January 1999). "The Three E.P.'s". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  4. ^ Cameron, Keith (15 September 1998). "The Beta Band – The 3 EPs". NME. Archived from the original on 17 August 2000. Retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  5. ^ DiCrescenzo, Brent (1 April 1999). "The Beta Band: The Three EPs". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on 1 July 2006. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "The Beta Band: The Three EPs". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 24 August 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  7. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. p. 67. ISBN 0-743-20169-8. 
  8. ^ "The 100 Greatest British Albums Ever". Q (165). June 2000. 
  9. ^ "Top 100 Albums of the 1990s". Pitchfork Media. 17 November 2003. p. 8. Retrieved 24 August 2011.