Mercury Rev unveil their first Best Of Get Tickets

The package features a rarities CD

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American indie rockers Mercury Rev are to release their first Best Of compilation in the autumn.

‘The Essential Mercury Rev – Stillness Breathes (1991-2006)’ is released on October 2 as a 2CD set. CD1 contains many of the band’s best known tracks, including the hit singles ‘The Dark Is Rising’, ‘Goddess On A Hiway’ and ‘Opus 40’.

CD2 will feature session tracks, rarities and a host of cover versions –among them tracks originally made famous by The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and David Bowie.

The full tracklisting is:


‘Everlasting Arm’
‘In A Funny Way’
‘Goddess On A Hiway’
‘Chasing A Bee’
‘The Dark Is Rising’
‘Black Forest (Lorelei)’
‘Carwash Hair’
‘Empire State’
‘Something For Joey’
‘A Drop In Time’
‘Opus 40’


‘I Don’t Wanna Be A Soldier’ (1999 Peel Session)
‘I Only Have Eyes For You’
‘Observatory Crest’
‘Streets Of Larado’
‘So There’
‘He Was A Friend Of Mine’
‘Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp (Chemical Brothers remix)’
‘It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World’
‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’
‘Coney Island Cyclone’ (1991 Peel Session)
‘Silver Street’
‘Deadman’ (with Alan Vega)
‘Philadelphia (KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic mix)’
‘Good Times Ahead’
‘Memory Of A Free Festival’

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