Title Of Album: Very Best Of: Songs for the Front Row
Year Of Release: 2001
Total Time: 01:35:29
Total Size: 648 MB
1) The Riverboat Song 4:58
2) The Day We Caught the Train 3:11
3) One for the Road 3:44
4) The Circle 3:44
5) You've Got It Bad 3:44
6) Hundred Mile High City 3:58
7) Better Day 3:46
8) Travellers Tune 3:40
9) Get Blown Away 4:46
10) Profit in Peace 3:36
11) So Low 3:53
12) July 3:30
13) Up on the Downside 5:02
14) Mechanical Wonder 4:31
15) Huckleberry Grove 2:59
16) Robin Hood (live: Royal Albert Hall Feb '97) 3:43
17) Crazy Lowdown Ways 3:40
01) Hundred Mile High City (Live, Stirling Castle, Aug 1998)
02) Profit In Peace (Live, Brixton Academy, Sep 2001)
03) Riverboat Song (Live, Stirling Castle, Aug 1998)
04) I Wanna Stay Alive With You (Live, Stirling Castle, Aug 1998)
05) Get Away (Live, Royal Albert Hall, Feb 1997)
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
2001's SONGS FROM THE FRONT ROW is an 18-track overview of U.K. neo-psych guitar band Ocean Colour Scene's first decade.
Limited-edition two-disc version includes a bonus five-track live disc.
Ocean Colour Scene was never a big concern in the U.S., although they were among the leading lights of British trad rock in the '90s -- the post-Oasis return to the real, memorably dubbed "Noel-rock" by the British press. So it's a little strange that their first hits collection, Songs for the Front Row, was initially released in the U.S., but that's the way these things go. In any case, Songs for the Front Row remains a pretty good overview of OCS's peak, skipping the first album entirely and offering a heavy dose of their best album, Mosely Shoals, balanced by a good dose of Marchin' Already and selections from their other two records, plus the brilliant B-side "Huckleberry Grove." This results in a good, accurate overview with no big songs missing, so on that level it's a good introduction, but if you really want to know why British audiences went crazy for this group, check out Mosley Shoals, which is the best neo-classic rock this side of Lenny Kravitz in the '90s. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Producers include: Brendan Lynch, Ocean Colour Scene, Martyn "Max" Heyes, John Rivers, Steve Bush.
Engineers include: Martyn "Max" Heyes, Brendan Lynch, John Rivers.
Additional personnel includesd: Paul Weller, PP Arnold, Edgar Jones, Rico Rodriguez.