Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds to Release ‘B-Sides & Rarities Part II’ in October

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Edited by JOHN DALY

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will release B-Sides & Rarities Part II, on Oct. 22. 

B-Sides & Rarities Part II was compiled by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, and contains 27 rare and unreleased tracks from 2006 to 2020, including the first recordings of “Skeleton Tree,” “Girl In Amber” and “Bright Horses.”

The anticipated record is the follow up to 2005’s B-Sides & Rarities and it will be produced on double vinyl, double CD, deluxe double CD and all digital platforms. B-Sides & Rarities Part I and Part II will also be released together as a Limited Edition Deluxe 7 Vinyl Box Set including 83 rare tracks and exclusive sleeve notes.

“I always liked the original B-Sides & Rarities more than any of our other albums,” Cave said. “It’s the only one I’d listen to willingly. It seems more relaxed, even a bit nonsensical in places, but with some beautiful songs throughout. There is something, too, about the smallness of certain songs that is closer to their original spirit.”

Previously unreleased song ‘Vortex’ is available to stream now. Taken from B-Sides & Rarities Part II, it was written and recorded in 2006 by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey and Jim Sclavunos. As the band were never able to define the song as either Grinderman or Bad Seeds, it remained unreleased.

The original B-Sides & Rarities Part I was released in 2005, compiled by Mick Harvey. It comprises 56 tracks including rarities, outtakes, covers and B-sides from 1988-2005. This is the first time the album is available on vinyl.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will headline European festivals shows in Summer 2022 and Nick Cave & Warren Ellis will tour the UK this fall.