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THE CHARLATANS – 30th Anniversary gigs in Scotland || New ‘Best-Of’ this Oct

THE CHARLATANS
30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR DATES THIS WINTER
+ NEW BEST-OF COMPILATION ‘A HEAD FULL OF IDEAS’, OUT 15 OCTOBERAVAILABLE AS: CD, 2CD DELUXE, 2LP, 3LPX EDITIONS + 

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’ will sum up their remarkable progress from 1990 Manchester scene hopefuls to one of the UK’s most enduring and best-loved bands. 
Over the years, 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”. 


The ‘A Head Full of Ideas’ album will also be available as a 6 vinyl LP Box Set. This limited edition set, is a diverse collection portrayed over five Transparent blue vinyl LP’s, spanning their hits, classic live performances, unheard demo’s and rarities and remixes. Within the box will also be an exclusive Original Demo’s 7” featuring ‘Indian Rope’/’The Only One I Know’, as well as a signed print of a tour poster from the early 90’s, a booklet featuring unseen photographs and sleeve notes by friend and journalist Dave Simpson. Their iconic and hugely adored live track One To Another (circa 1997) provides the titles for the individual vinyl collection within the box set. Each piece of vinyl is named after a lyric from the song. 


There will also be triple vinyl LP version and 2CD deluxe version featuring the hits albums, plus a bonus live album ‘Trust is For Believers’, and finally a cd or vinyl of just the hits albums. 


In celebration of the new best-of album, an accompanying Winter Tour will begin at Belfast, Limelight 22/11/21 and finish in Aberdeen on 20/12/21.

With tickets on sale now, full dates and details are as follows: 
30TH ANNIVERSARY – LIVE DATES:

November 2021

22nd Belfast, Limelight

23rd Dublin, Olympia

25th Buckley, The Tivoli

26th Bristol, O2 Academy

27th Birmingham, O2 Academy

29th Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion

30th Bournemouth, Academy


December 2021

2nd Oxford, O2 Academy

3rd Cambridge, Corn Exchange

4th Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse

6th Lincoln, Engine Shed

8th Liverpool, Invisible Wind Factory

9th Newcastle, City Hall

10th London, Brixton Academy

14th Exeter, Great Hall

16th Nottingham, Rock City

17th Leeds, O2 Academy

18th Glasgow, O2 Academy

20th Aberdeen, Music Hall

21st Edinburgh, Corn Exchange 


Tickets are on sale now, available from: https://www.thecharlatans.net/gigs

THE CHARLATANS – NEW BEST-OF COMPILATION: ‘A HEAD FULL OF IDEASOUT 15 OCTOBER, VIA THEN RECORDS
AVAILABLE AS: CD, 2CD DELUXE, 2LP, AND 3LPX EDITIONS
PRE-ORDER HERE

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ALBUM TRACKLISTINGS: 
THEN1CD (CD)A HEAD FULL OF IDEAS (BEST OF)1) The Only One I Know 2) Weirdo 3) Can’t Get out of Bed 4) Jesus Hairdo 5) Just When You’re Thinking Things Over 6) North Country Boy7) Tellin’ Stories 8) One to Another 9) How High 10) Forever (Edit) 11) Impossible (Edit)12) Love is the Key13) A Man Needs to be Told 14) Up at The Lake 15) Blackened Blue Eyes 16) Oh Vanity17) My Foolish Pride 18) Come Home Baby 19) Let the Good Times be Never Ending (Edit) 20) Plastic Machinery 21) Totally Eclipsing
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THEN1CDX (2CD Deluxe)CD1A HEAD FULL OF IDEAS (BEST OF)1) The Only One I Know 2) Weirdo 3) Can’t Get out of Bed 4) Jesus Hairdo 5) Just When You’re Thinking Things Over 6) North Country Boy7) Tellin’ Stories 8) One to Another 9) How High 10) Forever (Edit) 11) Impossible (Edit)12) Love is the Key13) A Man Needs to be Told 14) Up at The Lake 15) Blackened Blue Eyes 16) Oh Vanity17) My Foolish Pride 18) Come Home Baby 19) Let the Good Times be Never Ending (Edit) 20) Plastic Machinery 21) Totally EclipsingCD2TRUST IS FOR BELIEVERS (LIVE)1) Polar Bear (Blackburn, King Georges Hall. November 1990 – BBC Radio 1) 2) Indian Rope (Reading Festival 1992 – BBC Radio 1) 3) Can’t Even Be Bothered (Reading Festival 1992 – BBC Radio 1) 4) Can’t Get Out of Bed (Glasgow Tramway, Sound City 1994 – BBC Radio1) 5) I Never Want an Easy Life (If Me and Him Were Ever to Get There) (Glasgow Tramway, Sound City 1994 – BBC Radio1) 6) Then (Glastonbury Festival 1995 – BBC Radio 1) 7) Tootache (Hultsfred Festival, Sweden 1997). ***Exclusive to 2CD Deluxe*** 8) Here Comes a Soul Saver (Hultsfred Festival, Sweden 1997) 9) Just Lookin’ (Hultsfred Festival, Sweden 1997) ***Exclsuive to 2CD Deluxe***10) My Beautiful Friend (Delamare Forest, Cheshire 2007) 11) The Blind Stagger (Delamare Forest, Cheshire 2007) 12) Trouble Understanding (The Church Studios, London) ***Exclusive to 2CD Deluxe*** 13) Sproston Green (Reading Festival 1999 – BBC Radio 1)
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THEN1LP (2LP)A HEAD FULL OF IDEAS (BEST OF)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 BoyB1) Tellin’ Stories B2) One to Another B3) How High B4) Forever B5) ImpossibleC1) Love is the Key C2) A Man Needs to be Told C3) Up at The Lake C4) Blackened Blue Eyes C5) Oh VanityD1) My Foolish Pride D2) Come Home Baby D3) Let the Good Times be Never Ending D4) Plastic Machinery D5) Totally Eclipsing
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3LPX FORMAT DETAILS: Limited Pressing of 3LP Deluxe onIndies only Opaque Colour 3LP. 
THEN1LPX (3LP)A HEAD FULL OF IDEAS (BEST OF)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 BoyB1) Tellin’ Stories B2) One to Another B3) How High B4) Forever B5) ImpossibleC1) Love is the Key C2) A Man Needs to be Told C3) Up at The Lake C4) Blackened Blue Eyes C5) Oh VanityD1) My Foolish Pride D2) Come Home Baby D3) Let the Good Times be Never Ending D4) Plastic Machinery D5) Totally EclipsingE1) 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)
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FOR MORE INFORMATION
W/ https://www.thecharlatans.net/

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Martin Bone - Editor-in-Chief

Martin is a founding member of Patchchord News and is Director & Editor-in-Chief for PCN Magazine / Patchchord News Martin also is a Freelance Photographer and lives in the Scottish Borders Scotland. Martin also specialises in Commercial Photography in Music & Events, Sports and Portrait Photography and Video. Also the Official Photographer for Football Club Maybole Juniors.
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