A Head Full of Ideas
A Head Full of Ideas
A Head Full of Ideas
A Head Full of Ideas
A Head Full of Ideas
The Charlatans

A Head Full of Ideas

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Release Date: 15th October
Label: Then Records

The Charlatans celebrate 30 years of being a band by presenting a reminder that they're possibly the strongest singles bands of their generation. Don't believe us? Take a look at that tracklist! 

For those who dig: The Charlatans, 90s British indie, perfect singles collections.

THE CHARLATANS proudly announce their (Covid) delayed release of their 30th Anniversary tour and a career spanning best of entitled “A Head Full of Ideas’ Released on Then Recordings through Republic Of Music. ‘A Head Full of Ideas’ sums up their remarkable progress from 1990 Manchester scene hopefuls to one of the UK’s most enduring and best-loved bands. The accompanying tour begins at Belfast, Limelight 22/11/21 and finishes in Aberdeen on 20/12/21. 

The band have notched up 13 Top 40 studio albums - three of them number ones - alongside 22 hit singles, four of them top 10. The rollercoaster highs have been accompanied by some shattering lows, any which one of them could have felled a less resilient band, from nervous breakdowns to near bankruptcy and the deaths of two founder members. 

Somehow, they have not just carried on but adapted and transformed. The classic Charlatans sound - driving Hammond organ, Northern Soul and house-influenced rhythms, swaggering guitars and Tim Burgess’s sunny yet somehow yearning vocal - is instantly recognisable. And in spite of everything they have been through their music is now more relevant than ever, The Guardian described their last album, Different Days as “one of their best ever”. 

As well as a very limited 6 Vinyl box set, there will also be Limited Coloured Triple vinyl LP version and 2CD deluxe of the box set featuring the hits albums plus a bonus live album ‘Trust is For Believers’, and finally a CD or Double LP Vinyl of just the hits albums. 

A HEAD FULL OF IDEAS (BEST OF) Triple Vinyl LP
A1) The Only One I Know
A2) Weirdo
A3) Can’t Get out of Bed
A4) Jesus Hairdo
A5) Just When You’re Thinking Things Over
A6) North Country Boy
B1) Tellin’ Stories
B2) One to Another
B3) How High
B4) Forever
B5) Impossible
C1) Love is the Key
C2) A Man Needs to be Told
C3) Up at The Lake
C4) Blackened Blue Eyes
C5) Oh Vanity
D1) My Foolish Pride
D2) Come Home Baby
D3) Let the Good Times be Never Ending
D4) Plastic Machinery
D5) Totally Eclipsing
E1) Polar Bear (Blackburn, King Georges Hall. November 1990 - BBC Radio 1)
E2) Indian Rope (Reading Festival 1992 - BBC Radio 1)
E3) Can’t Even Be Bothered (Reading Festival 1992 - BBC Radio 1)
E4) Can’t Get Out of Bed (Glasgow Tramway, Sound City 1994 - BBC Radio1)
E5) I Never Want an Easy Life (If Me and Him Were Ever to Get There) (Glasgow Tramway, Sound City 1994 - BBC Radio1)
F1) Then (Glastonbury Festival 1995 - BBC Radio 1)
F2) Here Comes a Soul Saver (Hultsfred Festival, Sweden 1997)
F3) My Beautiful Friend (Delamare Forest, Cheshire 2007)
F4) The Blind Stagger (Delamare Forest, Cheshire 2007)
F5) Sproston Green (Reading Festival 1999 - BBC Radio 1)

A HEAD FULL OF IDEAS (BEST OF) Double Vinyl LP
A1) The Only One I Know
A2) Weirdo
A3) Can’t Get out of Bed
A4) Jesus Hairdo
A5) Just When You’re Thinking Things Over
A6) North Country Boy
B1) Tellin’ Stories
B2) One to Another
B3) How High
B4) Forever
B5) Impossible
C1) Love is the Key
C2) A Man Needs to be Told
C3) Up at The Lake
C4) Blackened Blue Eyes
C5) Oh Vanity
D1) My Foolish Pride
D2) Come Home Baby
D3) Let the Good Times be Never Ending
D4) Plastic Machinery
D5) Totally Eclipsing

BOX SET FORMAT DETAILS: 6 x Vinyl Set, SIGNED Exclusive Poster, 12 Page Fan Booklet, Limited Transparent Blue Vinyl

A HEAD FULL OF IDEAS (BEST OF) (2LP)

A1) The Only One I Know
A2) Weirdo
A3) Can’t Get out of Bed
A4) Jesus Hairdo
A5) Just When You’re Thinking Things Over
A6) North Country Boy
B1) Tellin’ Stories
B2) One to Another
B3) How High
B4) Impossible
B5) Forever
C1) Love is the Key
C2) A Man Needs to be Told
C3) Up at The Lake
C4) Blackened Blue Eyes
C5) Oh Vanity
D1) My Foolish Pride
D2) Come Home Baby
D3) Let the Good Times be Never Ending
D4) Plastic Machinery
D5) Totally Eclipsing

TRUST IS FOR BELIEVERS (LIVE)

A1) Polar Bear (Blackburn, King Georges Hall. November 1990 - BBC Radio 1)
A2) Indian Rope (Reading Festival 1992 - BBC Radio 1)
A3) Can’t Even Be Bothered (Reading Festival 1992 - BBC Radio 1)
A4) Can’t Get Out of Bed (Glasgow Tramway, Sound City 1994 - BBC Radio1)
A5) I Never Want an Easy Life (If Me and Him Were Ever to Get There) (Glasgow Tramway, Sound City 1994 - BBC Radio1)
B1) Then (Glastonbury Festival 1995 - BBC Radio 1)
B2) Here Comes a Soul Saver (Hultsfred Festival, Sweden 1997)
B3) My Beautiful Friend (Delamare Forest, Cheshire 2007)
B4) The Blind Stagger (Delamare Forest, Cheshire 2007)
B5) Sproston Green (Reading Festival 1999 - BBC Radio 1)

PLEASED TO MEET YOU (DEMOS) (***EXCLUSIVE TO BOX SET***)

A1) C’mon C’Mon (Demo Version)
A2) Sleepy Little Sunshine Boy (Desk Mix Version)
A3) Dardanella (Demo Version)
A4) So Oh (Demo Version)
A5) Always on my Mind (Demo Version)
B1) Everybody Ha Ha (Demo Version)
B2) Commuter Computer (Demo Version)
B3) Crystal Eyes (Demo Version)
B4) Polar Bear (Demo Version)
B5) I Need You To Know (Demo Version)

ONE TO ANOTHER (REMIXES) (***EXCLUSIVE TO BOX SET***)

A1) Plastic Machinery (Sleaford Mods Remix)
A2) Nine Acre Dust (Chemical Brothers Remix)
A3) So Oh (Brian Jonestown Massacre Remix)
A4) Tellin’ Stories (The Go! Team Remix) **unreleased**
B1) Trouble Understanding (Norman Cook Remix)
B2) My Beautiful Friend (Jagz Kooner Remix)
B3) Hey Sunrise (The Orb Remix) **unreleased**
B4) You’re So Pretty, We’re So Pretty (Lo Fidelity Allstars Remix)

BONUS DEMOS 7” (***EXCLUSIVE TO BOX SET***)

A1) Indian Rope (Demo)
AA1) The Only One I Know (Demo)



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