The Three E.P.'s

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The Three E.P.'s
Threeeps.compilation.cover.jpg
Compilation album by The Beta Band
Released 28 September 1998 (1998-09-28)
Recorded 1997–1998
Genre
Length 78:17
Label Regal
Producer
The Beta Band chronology
Los Amigos del Beta Bandidos
(1998)Los Amigos del Beta Bandidos1998
The Three E.P.'s
(1998)
The Beta Band
(1999)The Beta Band1999

The Three E.P.'s is a compilation album of the first three releases by Scottish musical group The Beta Band, comprising the EPs Champion Versions, The Patty Patty Sound and Los Amigos del Beta Bandidos. The album was released on 28 September 1998 in the United Kingdom by Regal and on 26 January 1999 in the United States by Astralwerks. Its 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.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[3]
Los Angeles Times3.5/4 stars[4]
Muzik5/5 stars[5]
NME8/10[6]
Pitchfork8.4/10[7]
Record Collector5/5 stars[8]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[9]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[10]

In 2000, Q magazine placed The Three E.P.'s at number 74 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever.[11] Pitchfork placed the album at number 23 in its list of the Top 100 Albums of the 1990s.[12]

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

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Scottish Albums (OCC)[13] 38
UK Albums (OCC)[14] 35
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[15] 4

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Warshaw, Aaron. "The Three E.P.'s – The Beta Band". AllMusic. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-85712-595-8.
  3. ^ Browne, David (22 January 1999). "The Three E.P.'s". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  4. ^ Weingarten, Marc (30 January 1999). "The Beta Band, 'The Three E.P.'s,' Caroline/Astralwerks". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  5. ^ Mugrige, Tom (November 1998). "The Beta Band: The Three EPs". Muzik (42): 82.
  6. ^ Cameron, Keith (15 September 1998). "The Beta Band – The 3 EPs". NME. Archived from the original on 17 August 2000. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  7. ^ Thompson, Paul (24 September 2018). "The Beta Band: The Three EPs". Pitchfork. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  8. ^ Easlea, Daryl (October 2018). "The Beta Band – The Three EPs". Record Collector (484). Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  9. ^ Fricke, David (12 January 1999). "The Beta Band: The Three EPs". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 12 May 2006. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  10. ^ Randall, Mac (2004). "The Beta Band". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. p. 67. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  11. ^ "The 100 Greatest British Albums Ever". Q (165). June 2000.
  12. ^ "Top 100 Albums of the 1990s". Pitchfork. 17 November 2003. p. 8. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  13. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 September 2018.