Frank Turner to release rarities album ‘The Third Three Years’

Compilation album will include covers of songs by Paul McCartney, Queen and Bruce Springsteen

Frank Turner will release rarities and B-Sides compilation ‘The Third Three Years’ next month.

The album follows previously released compilations, ‘The First Three Years’ and ‘The Second Three Years’, and will be released on November 24. The album will feature demo, live and acoustic versions of some of Turner’s songs as well as a host of cover versions.

Among the covers will be Turner’s take on ‘Born To Run’ by Bruce Springsteen plus covers of songs by Queen, Tom Petty, Paul McCartney, Noel Coward, Townes Van Zandt, The Weakerthans, Tony Sly and Cory Branan.


The album is comprised of songs recorded since 2011, a period which has seen Turner release his fifth studio album ‘Tape Deck Heart’ as well as perform at the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics in London. A piano version of the song ‘The Way I Tend To Be’, taken from the album, can be streamed below.

‘The Third Three Years’ tracklist:

‘Somebody to Love’ (Queen cover)
‘Hits & Mrs’
‘Sweet Albion Blues’
‘Riot Song’
‘Something of Freedom’ (demo)
‘Fields of June’
‘Happy New Year’
‘American Girl’ (Tom Petty cover – home demo)
‘There Are Bad Times Just Around The Corner’ (Noel Coward cover – Franz Nicolay split EP)
‘Pancho & Lefty’ (Townes Van Zandt cover – Spotify Session EP)
‘Big Foot’ (The Weakerthans cover – home demo)
‘Live and Let Die’ (Paul McCartney/Wings cover)
‘The Corner’ (Cory Branan cover)
‘Keira’ (Tony Sly cover – The Song of Tony Sly tribute album)
‘Plain Sailing Weather’
‘Tell Tale Signs’
‘The Way I Tend To Be’
‘The Ballad Of Me And My Friends’ (live from Twin Cities, Minnesota)
‘Broken Piano’ (home demo)
‘Born to Run’ (Bruce Springsteen cover)
‘Dan’s Song’ (live)


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