Nick Lowe - The Wilderness Years

Nick Lowe - The Wilderness Years

Original Release Date

1991

Release Information

UK CD 1991 (Demon - FIEND CD 203)

1 Fool Too Long 3:05
2 Let's Go To The Disco 2:36
3 Everybody Dance 2:15
4 Bay City Rollers, We Love You 3:13
5 Allorolla Part 1 2:57
6 Rollers Show 3:32
7 Heart Of The City 2:01
8 Halfway To Paradise 2:28
9 Truth Drug 1:39
10 Born A Woman 2:30
11 Endless Sleep 4:05
12 Shake That Rat 2:12
13 I Love My Label 3:02
14 I Don't Want The Night To End 1:58
15 So Heavy 1:53
16 Keep It Out Of Sight 2:52
17 Heart 3:53
18 I Got A Job 3:05

Chart Placings

None

Credits

Photos: Chalkie Davis, Adrian Boot & Keith Morris

Additional Credits

1: "Demo of a song written for (and rejected by) Dr Feelgood circa 1975". Previously unreleased
2-3: Let's Go To The Disco 7", recorded and released as The Disco Bros, 1976
4: Bay City Rollers We Love You 7", recorded and released as The Tartan Horde, 1975
5: B-Side of Rollers Show 7", recorded and released as Tartan Horde, 1977
6: A-Side of Rollers Show 7", recorded and released as Tartan Horde, 1977
7: B-Side of So It Goes 7", 1976
8: Halfway To Paradise 7", 1977
9: B-Side of Keep It Out Of Sight 7", 1976
10-12: Three quarters of the Bowi 7" EP, 1977
13: From the compilation LP A Bunch Of Stiffs, 1977
14: B-Side of Halfway To Paradise 7", 1977
15. "Hard to remember anything about this one at all, but's definitely with Steve Goulding drumming at Pathway". Previously unreleased
16: A-Side of Keep It Out Of Sight 7", 1976
17: "The original demo recorded at my "Ampro studio..." Previously unreleased
18: "A song I can remember neither writing nor recording.... Truly the flagship of the Wilderness Years. Previously unreleased

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: Throughout 75-77 he released and recorded continually. Some songs were discarded or only issued in foreign territories, but mostly they were very entertaining. This compilation, features many of these rarities, along with liner notes by the man himself. Bizarrely titled considering he never really made it out of the wilderness, it rounds up such gems as 'Lets Go To The Disco’, ‘Bay City Rollers We Love You’ and ‘Halfway To Paradise’, three-quarters of his Bowi EP, the original version of ‘Heart Of The City’ (B-Side of ‘So It Goes’), both sides of the Dutch-only single ‘Keep It Out Of Sight’, the incestuous ‘I Love My Label’ (from the A Bunch Of Stiffs comp) and a brace of songs that appear to have been in the vaults since they were recorded. For a collection of such eclectic origins it makes for a hugely enjoyable fifty minutes, and is actually a good place to start for those unfamiliar with his music.

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