Mercury Rev unveil their first Best Of

The package features a rarities CD

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CD2 will feature session tracks, rarities and a host of cover versions –among them tracks originally made famous by The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and David Bowie.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