Hot-on-the-heels of elbow’s appearance on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last week, where they performed current single “Magnificent (she says)” [watch HERE] and fan favorite “One Day Like This” [watch HERE], the band has announced today they will be releasing “The Best Of” album later this month.
On November 24th, elbow will be releasing a handpicked collection of their best moments to date. The album, which covers two CDs worth in its deluxe form, features tracks from all the band’s seven studio albums to date and highlights their incredible musical output over the last eighteen years from the release of the “Newborn” EP in 1999. Also featured on the album as a bonus track is the band’s version of The Beatles “Golden Slumbers,” as heard on the current John Lewis holiday commercial directed by Michel Gondry [watch HERE].
Front-man and lyricist Guy Garvey explains of the forthcoming release: “Best Of’s are a good way of introducing new fans to a big back catalogue. My first Leonard Cohen album was ‘The Best Of’, same with Fleetwood Mac and Nick Drake. It took ages for us to decide what should go on ours but we got there in the end. We are really proud of this. It’s full of memories.”
“The Best Of” comes in two versions. The standard version features global hits “One Day Like This” and “Grounds For Divorce,” alongside their current US single “Magnificent (She Says),” taken from the band’s current studio album and UK Number One, “Little Fictions.” Earlier work is represented by live favorites “Mirrorball,” “Scattered Black and Whites,” “Leaders Of The Free World” and “Lippy Kids,” a stand out moment in all elbow live shows.
The second version is the deluxe release, which goes further into the band’s history and album releases, again spanning their entire career to date. The song that first brought the band to mass public attention, “Newborn,” is included along with its follow up and fellow NME Single Of The Week, “Any Day Now” and “The Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver’” the song the band performed live on the night that they won the 2008 Mercury Music Prize for “The Seldom Seen Kid.” This version also contains the band’s most recent original recording, “Kindling (Fickle Flame)” featuring John Grant.
“The Best Of” is available in the U.S as a standard and deluxe digital download from 24th November.
Advance purchasers of the digital download will receive “Golden Slumbers” on receipt of order.
“The Best Of” Standard Version
Grounds for Divorce
Magnificent (She Says)
One Day Like This
The Bones of You
My Sad Captains
Leaders of the Free World
New York Morning
Scattered Black and Whites bonus track
Golden Slumbers Pre-order
“The Best Of” Deluxe Version (bonus tracks)
Any Day Now
Fly Boy Blue / Lunette
Weather to Fly
This Blue World
Kindling (Fickle Flame) featuring John Grant
The Night Will Always Win
The Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver
Dear Friends Pre-order
Be sure to tune in to CBS This Morning: Saturday on November 18th for a very special in-studio performance from the band alongside an interview with esteemed CBS host Anthony Mason. Check your local listings.
elbow’s current full-length album “Little Fictions” is out now worldwide.