Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 National Express
5 5:06
2 Something for the Weekend
5 4:20
3 Everybody Knows (Except You)
3.5 3:48
4 Generation Sex
5 3:30
5 Becoming More Like Alfie
3:00
6 The Summerhouse
4:14
7 Your Daddy's Car
4:04
8 The Pop Singer's Fear of the Pollen Count
5 3:55
9 The Frog Princess
5:14
10 Gin Soaked Boy
5:04
11 Lucy
4:39
12 Songs of Love
3:24
13 In Pursuit of Happiness
3:30
14 I've Been to a Marvellous Party
3:42
15 The Certainty of Chance
6:12
16 Too Young to Die
4:20
17 Tonight We Fly
2:57
CD 2: Rarities
# Title Rating Length
1 Bernice Bobs Her Hair (live)
3:36
2 Bleak Landscape (demo)
3:45
3 The Booklovers (live)
4:13
4 The Certainty of Chance (demo)
3:28
5 Commuter Love (live)
5:02
6 Dear Lord and Father of Mankind (live)
3:52
7 A Drinking Song (live)
3:39
8 The Frog Princess (live)
6:29
9 Generation Sex (demo)
3:43
10 Life on Mars (live)
3:12
11 Life's What You Make It (acoustic)
2:53
12 The Model (live)
3:56
13 National Express (live)
4:32
14 Painting the Forth Bridge (demo)
4:05
15 Queen of the South (acoustic)
4:03
16 The Summerhouse (live)
4:38
17 Soul Destroyer (demo)
1:59
18 Your Daddy's Car (demo)
4:04
19 Moon River
1:24

Credits

CD 1

violin:
Emil Chitakov (track 5)
Eos Counsell (track 5)
Anna Giddey (violinist) (track 5)
Yuri Kalnits (track 5)
Alex Postlethwaite (track 5)
Alice Pratley (track 5)
Laura Samuel (track 5)
Padraic Savage (track 5)
cello:
Kathy Brown (cellist) (track 5)
Ruth Goldstein (track 5)
Jo Richards (track 5)
Chris Worsey (cellist) (track 5)
Hammond organ:
Neil Hannon (track 5)
trumpet:
Robin Smith (trumpeter) (track 5)
viola:
Alison Fletcher (track 5)
Charlotte Glasson (track 5)
membranophone:
Darren Allison (track 5)
flute:
Alex McRonald (track 5)
guitar:
Neil Hannon (track 5)
percussion:
Neil Hannon (track 5)
Darren Allison (track 5)
piano:
Neil Hannon (track 5)
harpsichord:
Joby Talbot (track 4)
harp:
Lucy Wakeford (track 4)
French horn:
Quentin Hutchinson (track 11)
flugelhorn:
Robin Smith (trumpeter) (track 5)
arranger:
Joby Talbot (tracks 1, 3–4, 8, 13, 15)
background vocals:
composer:
Neil Hannon (tracks 1–13, 16–17)
Noël Coward (track 14)
conductor:
Joby Talbot (track 5)
engineer:
Jon Jacobs (UK producer/engineer) (tracks 3, 13)
Darren Allison (tracks 5–6, 11, 17)
lyricist:
Neil Hannon (tracks 1–10, 12–13, 16–17)
Noël Coward (track 14)
William Wordsworth (poet) (track 11)
mixer:
Jon Jacobs (UK producer/engineer) (tracks 3, 13)
Darren Allison (tracks 5–6, 11, 17)
producer:
Neil Hannon (tracks 2, 5–6, 9, 12, 17)
Jon Jacobs (UK producer/engineer) (tracks 1–4, 8, 10, 13, 15–16)
Darren Allison (tracks 2, 5–7, 9, 11–12, 17)
programming:
Stephen Hilton (track 14)
remixer:
Jon Jacobs (UK producer/engineer) (track 7)
vocals:
Neil Hannon (track 5)
writer:
Neil Hannon (track 15)
Joby Talbot (track 15)
phonographic copyright by:
publisher:
BMG Music Publishing (NYC-based headquarters, with national subsidiaries under it) (tracks 1–2, 4–5, 12–13, 15, 17)
Damaged Pop (tracks 2, 5, 12–13, 17)
edits:
recording of:
Generation Sex (track 4)
Gin Soaked Boy (track 10)
Lucy (track 11)
National Express (track 1)
Songs of Love (track 12)
The Frog Princess (track 9)
The Summerhouse (track 6)
Tonight We Fly (track 17)
Too Young to Die (track 16)
Your Daddy’s Car (track 7)

CD 2: Rarities

composer:
Karl Bartos (track 12)
David Bowie (track 10)
Neil Hannon (tracks 1–2, 7, 9)
Ralf Hütter (track 12)
Henry Mancini (American composer, conductor and arranger) (track 19)
lyricist:
David Bowie (track 10)
Neil Hannon (tracks 1–2, 7, 9)
Ralf Hütter (track 12)
Johnny Mercer (track 19)
Emil Schult (track 12)
writer:
Tim Friese-Greene (track 11)
Neil Hannon (track 5)
Mark Hollis (track 11)
publisher:
BMG Music Publishing (NYC-based headquarters, with national subsidiaries under it) (track 9)
Chrysalis Music Ltd. (music publisher) (track 10)
Famous Chappell (track 19)
Kling Klang Music (track 12)
Positive Songs (track 12)
Sony/ATV Harmony (track 19)
Tintoretto Music (track 10)
cover recording of:
Moon River (track 19)
later parody versions:
Loddel (track 12)
later translated versions:
Liv på Mars? (track 10)
Sudenkorento (track 10)
The Model (Kraftwerk) (track 12)
later versions:
Life on Mars? (track 10)
live cover recording of:
Das Modell (track 12)
Life on Mars? (track 10)
live recording of:
A Drinking Song (track 7)
Commuter Love (track 5)
recording of:
Bleak Landscape (track 2)
Generation Sex (track 9)

Release

ASIN: US: B00001O31X [info]