Two disc Lemonheads retrospective to be released in January

Boston legends The Lemonheads are to have their career celebrated early in 2012 with a double “best-of” release.

Alongside verious choice cuts from the band’s career, longtime fans can rejoice at the inclusion of a few unreleased tracks and rarities. Named ‘Laughing All The Way To The Cleaners’, although pre-major label cuts are scant, the disc presents the first time the band’s whole career has been covered on one release.

The cover of ‘Gonna Get Along Without You Now’ (released in 1992 just prior to their career breaking ‘It’s A Shame About Ray’) makes its CD debut, though the other two otherwise unavailable tracks from the ‘Patience and Prudence’ 12″ EP – a remix of ‘Stove’ and a cover of New Kids On The Block’s ‘Step By Step’ – are still AWOL. ‘Rudy With a Flashlight’, the only new track featured on the band’s previous compilation (1998’s ‘Atlantic Years’), makes a welcome reappearance here.

Track listing:

‘It’s a Shame About Ray’
‘Into Your Arms’
‘Big Gay Heart’
‘Ride With Me’
‘My Drug Buddy’
‘Just Can’t Take It Anymore’
‘It’s About Time’
‘The Great Big No’
‘Hate Your Friends’
‘Bit Part’
‘He’s On The Beach’
‘Something’s Missing’
‘Year Of The Cat’
‘Step by Step’
‘Half The Time’
‘The Outdoor Type’
‘Hannah And Gabi’
‘The Turnpike Down’
‘Rudy With A Flashlight’
‘Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now’

‘Mrs Robinson’
‘If I Could Talk I’d Tell You’
‘Rick James Style’
‘Brass Buttons’
‘Down About It’
‘Frank Mills’
‘Losing Your Mind’
‘Break Me’
‘Pin Yr Heart AKA Pin Your Heart To Me’
‘Left For Dead’
‘Alison’s Starting To Happen’
‘Different Drum’
‘Mallo Cup’
‘Eat It’
‘Come Back D.A.’
‘No Backbone’
‘Don’t Tell Yourself’
‘Let’s Just Laugh’
‘Die Right Now’
‘Green Fuz’