Nick Cave has released a wealth of creative and expressive works that have never failed to loved by his fans. Nick Cave began a long, illustrious career back in 1984 with the release of From Her To Eternity in 1984. To date, there have been sixteen studio issues and a small collection of live sets. The last studio issue was Skeleton Tree, which was recently released in late 2016. In all of that time, Nick Cave has developed and nurtured a serious fan base (including our good friend and occasional contributor, Adam Jahnke). It’s not a difficult task to pull from many selections to create a long due ‘best of’ package that best represents Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.

On May 5, Mute Records will release several forms of Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds (1984-2014). This collection will be released on a 2CD Edition, two digital editions- one that mirrors the 2CD, and one that replicates the 3CD sets, vinyl LP, and an excellent Deluxe Edition that features three CDs, and a DVD. A more delightful edition includes the three CDs, the DVD, and a huge 256-page book. Unfortunately, there are no new remasterings other than those provided on previously released reissues. Here’s the run-down:

The 2CD Set will provide 21 tracks within a six-page digifile pack. Two of the pages will be wallets that will home the CDs. Another will hold the richly designed and informative 24-page booklet, all on enduring art matte paper.

Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (1984-2014) – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (2CD Standard)

CD1:
01 Loverman (Single Version)
02 Tupelo (Single Version) [1998 Remastered Version]
03 Deanna (2010 Remastered Version)
04 From Her to Eternity (2009 Remastered Version)
05 The Weeping Song (2010 Remastered Version)
06 Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! (Single Edit)
07 People Ain’t No Good (2011 Remastered Version)
08 Higgs Boson Blues
09 Straight to You (2010 Remastered Version)
10 Where the Wild Roses Grow (2011 Remastered Version) – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds & Kylie Minogue

CD2:
01 Into My Arms (2011 Remastered Version)
02 Love Letter (2011 Remastered Version)
03 Red Right Hand (Single Version) [1998 Remastered Version]
04 The Mercy Seat (Single Version) [1998 Remastered Version]
05 O Children 11 Stagger Lee (2011 Remastered Version)
06 The Ship Song (Single Version) [1998 Remastered Version]
07 Stranger Than Kindness (2009 Remastered Version)
08 Jubilee Street (Video Edit Kevin Version)
09 Nature Boy (Edit)
10 We No Who U R
11 Stagger Lee (2011 Remastered Version)

 

The 3LP Edition will be placed within a triple gatefold with heavyweight cardboard with the three vinyl discs placed in high quality sleeves!

The Deluxe Edition that contains three CDs, for a total of 45 tracks. Factor in the added DVD with its approximate 2 hours worth of footage, and those available track counts rise significantly (see track list below). This set is housed in a high quality DVD-sized case and contains a 36-page booklet.

CD1:
01 From Her to Eternity (2009 Remastered Version)
02 In The Ghetto (2009 Remastered Version)
03 Tupelo (2009 Remastered Version)
04 I’m Gonna Kill That Woman (2009 Remastered Version)
05 The Carny (2009 Remastered Version)
06 Sad Waters (2009 Remastered Version)
07 Stranger Than Kindness (2009 Remastered Version)
08 Scum (2009 Remastered Version)
09 The Mercy Seat (2010 Remastered Version)
10 Deanna (2010 Remastered Version)
11 Up Jumped the Devil (2010 Remastered Version)
12 The Weeping Song (2010 Remastered Version)
13 The Ship Song (2010 Remastered Version)
14 Papa Won’t You Leave, Henry (2010 Remastered Version)
15 Straight to You (2010 Remastered Version)

CD2:
01 Do You Love Me? (2011 Remastered Version)
02 Nobody’s Baby Now (2011 Remastered Version)
03 Loverman (2011 Remastered Version)
04 Red Right Hand (2011 Remastered Version)
05 Stagger Lee (2011 Remastered Version)
06 Where the Wild Roses Grow (2011 Remastered Version) – By Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds & Kylie Minogue
07 Into My Arms (2011 Remastered Version)
08 People Ain’t No Good (2011 Remastered Version)
09 Brompton Oratory (2011 Remastered Version)
10 (Are You) The One That I’ve Been Waiting For? (2011 Remastered Version)
11 Come Into My Sleep (2011 Remastered Version)
12 Love Letter (2011 Remastered Version)
13 God Is In The House (2011 Remastered Version)
14 He Wants You
15 Shoot Me Down

CD3:
01 Hiding All Away
02 There She Goes, My Beautiful World
03 Nature Boy
04 Breathless
05 Babe, You Turn Me On
06 O Children
07 Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
08 Night of the Lotus Eaters
09 We Call Upon the Author
10 Jesus of the Moon
11 More News from Nowhere
12 We No Who U R
13 Jubilee Street
14 Higgs Boson Blues
15 Push The Sky Away

DVD:
01 Interview (Kippevel, Netherlands, 1988) 21 Brompton Oratory (MTV Live’n’Loud, 1997)
02 Night of the Lotus Eaters (Docks des Suds, Marseilles, France, 2008; Live) 22 I’m Gonna Kill That Woman (Posthof, Linz, Austra, 1986)
03 Red Right Hand (Glastonbury Festival, UK, 1998; Live) 23 Jubilee Street (The Fonda Theatre, LA, USA, 2013)
04 The Weeping Song (Glasgow TV Studios, UK 2001; Live) 24 The Ship Song (Live At The Paradiso DVD, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1992)
05 Interview (New York, USA, 2013) 25 Interview (Lollapolooza, USA, 1994)
06 Higgs Bosun Blues (La Fabrique Studios, France, 2012) 26 Loverman (Bizarre Festival, Germany, 1996)
07 Interview (Stranger in a Strange Land documentary, Berlin, Germany, 1987) 27 Interview (Australia, 1998)
08 From Her to Eternity (Perkins Palace, Pasadena, USA, 1984; Live) 28 In the Ghetto (Exit, Chicago, USA, 1984)
09 Love Letter (ABC Studios, Australia, 2001) 29 Hiding All Away (The Abattoir Blues Tour DVD, Brixton Academy, London, UK, 2004)
10 Interview (Bish’s Biz, Australia, 2013) 30 Interview (Australia, 1992)
11 Do You Love Me? (Boxed Set, Glasgow STV Studios, UK, 2001; Live) 31 Where the Wild Roses Grow (MTV Most Wanted, London, UK, 1995)
12 Interview (Boxed Set, Glasgow STV Studios, UK, 2001; Live) 32 Deanna (St. Luke’s, London, UK, 1995)
13 Into My Arms (Inmusic Festival, Zagreb, Croatia, 2008; Live) 33 O Children (Le Trianon, Paris, France, 2013; Live)
14 We Call Upon the Author (B1 Maximum Club, Moscow, Russia, 2009; Live) 34 Interview (Festival Crazy Rock, Chile, 1996)
15 Interview (Ein Abend In Wien , Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1991) 35 Stagger Lee (The White Room, London, UK, 1996; Live)
16 The Mercy Seat (Bizarre Festival, Germany, 1996; Live) 36 Interview (Austin City Limits, Texas, USA, 2014)
17 Interview (Columbus, Ohio, USA, 1984) 37 Interview (Australia, 1985)
18 God Is in the House (Later With Jools Holland, London, UK, 2001) 38 Push the Sky Away (The Fonda Theatre, LA, USA, 2013; Live)
19 Interview (Bish’s Biz, Australia, 2013) 39 There She Goes My Beautiful World (The Abattoir Blues Tour DVD, Brixton Academy, London, UK, 2004)
20 Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! (Globe Annexet, Stockholm, Sweden, 2008)

The final reissue is the Super Deluxe set that adds in that desirable 256-page hard-bound book. The book will contain well over 200 photos, ten essays, liner notes, an afterword by Nick Cave, and many more things Nick Cave. There are also eight inserts to add value. The discs will be added in within a four-panel digipak. Of course, the musical content is the same as the 3CD/DVD Deluxe set.