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[url=]THE BETA BAND are to release a retrospective album covering their eight-year career.

The band split in December 2004, issuing a statement that said “little return in terms of commercial success inevitably takes its toll”.

’Music: The Best Of The Beta Band’ is a double CD featuring highlights from the band’s four albums, ‘The Three EPs’, ‘The Beta Band’, ‘Hot Shots II’ and ‘Heroes To Zeros’ plus a live recording of one of their final sold-out shows at London Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

All four members of the band are working on new musical projects.