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Throwing Muses - Throwing Muses To Release Anthology On September 5th
Throwing Muses : Throwing Muses To Release Anthology On September 5th
28th June 2011

On the 25th anniversary of Throwing Muses debut album release, 4AD are issuing the first ever compilation of the bands work, simply entitled Anthology, on September 5th 2011.

Founded by step sisters Kristin Hersh and Tanya Donelly and featuring the unconventional drumming of David Narcizo, Throwing Muses have consistently created challenging music. Compiled by the band, the first American act to sign to 4AD, the twenty-one track selection eschews most of the singles in favour of personal favourites, and enjoys a non-chronological sequence which makes for interesting juxtapositions and encourages a reassessment of the music. The initial limited release comes in a hardback book with a bonus twenty-two track CD of B-sides and rarities.

'Hillbilly' is a previously unreleased track and 'If' and 'Heel Toe' were only released in the USA. Additionally 'Back Road (Matter Of Degrees)' is an early version used in the movie and featuring Tanya while 'Amazing Grace', 'Manic Depression', 'Ride Into The Sun', 'Crayon Sun', one version of 'Cry Baby Cry', 'Jak' and 'If' are all covers. This is also probably the only release which features two different songs with the same name ('Cry Baby Cry').

In light of the release of Anthology, Kristin Hersh had this to say:

”It’s beautiful and substantial, thanks to awesome David Narcizo / Lakuna Design - a chunky, 28 page hardcover booklet and two CDs - one CD consisting of a hand-selected retrospective track-list by Kristin, David and Bernard, and on the other the collected B-sides, including the original Lonely is an Eyesore version of 'Fish', the long-lost 'Hillbilly' and the original version of 'Back Road (Matter of Degrees)'. And yes, the release will be supported by Throwing Muses live dates.”

Throwing Muses Anthology

CAD 3101CD


Disc One:

1. Garoux Des Larmes

2. Finished

3. A Feeling

4. Marriage Tree

5. Fish

6. Hate My Way

7. No Way In Hell

8. Colder

9. Tar Kissers

10. Mr. Bones

11. Limbo

12. Summer St.

13. Furious

14. Bright Yellow Gun

15. Pretty or Not

16. Flying

17. You Cage

18. Two Step

19. Vicky's Box

20. Mania

21. Cry Baby Cry

Disc Two

1. Hillbilly

2. Same Sun

3. Amazing Grace

4. Cottonmouth

5. Cry Baby Cry

6. Manic Depression

7. Snailhead

8. City of the Dead

9. Jak

10. Ride Into The Storm

11. Handsome Woman

12. Like A Dog

13. Crayon Sun

14. Red Eyes

15. Tar Moochers

16. Serene Swing

17. Limbobo

18. If

19. Heel Toe

20. Take (live)

21. Finished (live)

22. Back Road (Matter of Degrees)