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Eddi Reader

After two albums with Fairground Attraction and a solo album, Eddi Reader signed with Geoff Travis’ Blanco y Negro label and recorded the three albums in this box between 1994 and 1998. Collaborating with Fairground Attraction’s Mark Nevin and The Bible’s Boo Hewerdine on Top 5 album Eddi Reader produced the singles “Patience Of Angels” and “Joke (I’m Laughing)”, and won Eddi the ‘Best Female Singer’ Brit Award for 1994. Candyfloss And Medicine and Angels & Electricity contained songs co-written with keyboard player/co-producer Teddy Borowiecki as well as more songs by Hewerdine. The two bonus CDs contain the many non-album singles b-sides, including covers of songs by Paul Buchanan, Ray Davies, Ivor Cutler and the Trash Can Sinatras, as a well as a collaboration with Jools Holland. The booklet contains all the credits and lyrics, and brand new annotation by Colin Irwin.

The Blanco y Negro Years

DISC ONE – EDDI READER

  1. The Right Place
  2. Patience Of Angels
  3. Dear John
  4. Scarecrow
  5. East Of Us
  6. Joke (I’m Laughing)
  7. The Exception
  8. Red Face Big Sky
  9. Howling In Ojai
  10. When I Watch You Sleeping
  11. Wonderful Lie
  12. Siren

 

DISC TWO – BONUS TRACKS

  1. Shirt And Comb
  2. Saturday Night
  3. Wonderboy
  4. Three Crosses
  5. Go And Sit Upon The Grass
  6. Battersea Moon
  7. When I Watch You Sleeping [demo version]
  8. What You Do With What You’ve Got*
  9. That’s Fair*
  10. Nobody Lives Without Love

 

DISC THREE – CANDYFLOSS AND MEDICINE

  1. Glasgow Star
  2. Town Without Pity
  3. Medicine
  4. Rebel Angel
  5. Semi-Precious
  6. Lazy Heart
  7. I Loved A Lad
  8. Butterfly Jar
  9. Candyfloss
  10. Darkhouse

 

DISC FOUR – BONUS TRACKS

  1. Leave The Light On
  2. Shall I Be Mother
  3. If You’ve Got A Minute, Baby
  4. Sex Lives
  5. Earlies
  6. Sugar On The Pill
  7. Nameless
  8. John Anderson My Joe
  9. Green Grow The Rashes
  10. Who Knows Where The Time Goes
  11. Waiting Game (Jools Holland & Eddi Reader & The Rhythm & Blues Orchestra)

 

DISC FIVE – ANGELS & ELECTRICITY

  1. Kiteflyer’s Hill
  2. Prayer Wheel
  3. Postcard
  4. Wings On My Heels
  5. On A Whim
  6. Hummingbird
  7. Barcelona Window
  8. Bell, Book And Candle
  9. California
  10. Follow My Tears
  11. Psychic Reader
  12. Please Don’t Ask Me To Dance
  13. Clear
  14. Homesick Son (bonus track)
  15. St. Christopher (bonus track)
  16. Buckets Of Rain (bonus track)