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The first ever collection of solo works by Edgar Jones, leader of Liverpool cult heroes, The Stairs.
• The first ever collection of solo works by Edgar Jones, leader of Liverpool cult heroes, The Stairs.
• On this 3 CD retrospective, the versatile Jones mixes jazz, R&B, soul, blues, rock and ska into his musical gumbo.
• Features rarities by Jones’ garage bands The Isrites and The Big Kids, previously only released physically on a CD limited to just 50 copies. The Big Kids included drummer Sean Payne and bassist Russ Pritchard, who later formed The Zutons, and guitarist Howie Payne, who started The Stands.
• Includes tracks from the Mercury Music Prize nominated albums “Soothing Music For Stray Cats” (2005) and “The Masked Marauder” (2008) as well as “Gettin’ A Little Help… From “The Joneses”” (2007), “The Edgar Jones Free Peace Thing” (2011), “Sense Of Harmony” (2012), “Morphic Fields” (2013) and “The Song Of Day And Night” (2017).
• Edgar’s album “Soothing Music For Stray Cats” was an innovative blend of jazz, soul, R&B and rock’n’roll recorded on an eight track cassette portastudio donated to Jones by legendary former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr. Noel Gallagher said of the album: “It Bent My Head, Man. It’s Probably One Of The Best Records I Have Ever Heard…”
• Compiled and Annotated by Edgar Jones himself with Mojo magazine’s Lois Wilson. The booklet features their notes alongside rare photos and gig flyers.
• His heavy blues rock project The Edgar Jones Free Peace Thing (featured here) were hand-picked by Noel Gallagher to support Oasis on their 2009 European tour.
• Jones has played bass for Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, St. Etienne And The La’s.
1. DON’T BREAK MY HEART
2. MORE THAN YOU’VE EVER HAD (With The Joneses)
4. WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO?
5. SEVEN YEARS
6. IT’S NO GOOD
8. BABY IF YOU WANNIT (With The Joneses)
9. MELLOW DOWN PUSSYCAT (With The Joneses)
10. NECESSARY EVIL (With The Joneses)
11. KEEPS A ROLLIN’ ROUND IN MY HEAD
12. I DON’T WANNA SEE YOU GO (As The Isrites)
13. I’M BORED (As The Isrites)
14. UP TO NO GOOD AGAIN (As The Big Kids)
16. HONEY BEAR
17. ON AND ON
18. BEEP BEEP
19. WHAT’S A BOY TO DO?
20. I WOULD DO ANYTHING
21. BEST THING
23. STUBBORN MULE BLUES
24. HOT POTATOES (As The Big Kids)
25. SOOTHING MUSIC FOR STRAY CATS
1. REVOLVING ALL AROUND, YOU
2. I’M BORED (As The Big Kids))
3. KEEP IT ON (As The Isrites)
4. HEY JOSEPH (RADIO SESSION)
5. BIG EYED BOO
6. DO DOH DONTCHA DOH
7. SHE DUNNO
8. TOO MUCH BABY (As The Big Kids)
9. STANDING ON THE VERGE OF GETTING BY
10. ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE
11. THINKIN’ BOUT THE TIME
12. I DON’T NEED YOUR ROSES (As The Edgar Jones Free Peace Thing)
13. HEY HEY NOW NOW (As The Big Kids)
14. SERENDIPITY DOO
15. FOR A MOMENT (As The Big Kids)
16. NO REVERSE GEAR BLUES (As The Edgar Jones Free Peace Thing)
17. BYE AND BY
18. TELL ME ABOUT IT BROTHER
19. SENSE OF WONDER
20. YOU’LL ALWAYS GET JUST WHAT YOU WANT (As The Big Kids)
21. SHAKE IT LOOSE (As The Edgar Jones Free Peace Thing)
22. GOOD LUVIN’ (As The Edgar Jones Free Peace Thing)
23. MORE SOOTHING MUSIC FOR STRAY CATS
1. THE WAY IT IS (With The Joneses)
2. STOP MESSIN’ (As The Isrites)
3. WE SHOULD GET TOGETHER (With The Joneses)
4. NEED FOR LOVIN’ (With The Joneses)
5. MESSIN’ UP (As The Big Kids)
6. STATISTICAL KNIGHTMARE (As The Edgar Jones Free Peace Thing)
9. YOU BETTER WATCH YOUR BACK (With The Joneses)
10. TALK ABOUT IT
11. (AIN’T GONNA BE YOUR) FOOL NO MORE (With The Joneses)
12. MORE THAN YOU’VE EVER HAD
13. IT CAN ONLY BE YOU
14. YOU WANT ME TO WANT YOU BACK (LIVE)
15. YOU KNOW YOU CAN DO IT
16. SAD TODAY (As The Big Kids)
17. NO TIME TO LOSE (As The Big Kids)
18. SUNDAY AFTERNOON
19. WISHING WELL?
20. GONNA MISS YOU WHEN YOU’RE GONE
21. SHORT PRAYER FOR THE EMANCIPATION OF THE DESERVED PARTS 1 AND 2 (With The Joneses)
22. LA CANCION DEL DIA Y DE NOCHE