Thursday, June 17, 2010

Barenaked Ladies - Outtakes (1996-2010)


Barenaked Ladies
Outtakes & bonus tracks (1996-2010)

Studio outtakes, excellent quality
mp3 @ 320k
New! Now upgraded to include 3 bonus tracks from Grinning Streak (2013)!

Here is a great collection of studio session outtakes from the Barenaked Ladies that I just got my hands on. This covers outtakes from 1996-2010 (from Born On A Pirate Ship right up through their newest (2010) album, All in Good Time), and includes several previously unreleased songs that were left of their respective albums, in addition to several acoustic performances of some of the album tracks. Of particular note are the four new songs from the All in Good Time sessions that did not make it onto that album (ironically including the potential title cut). Great to hear these additional BNL songs.

BTW, for those who have not yet heard it, and are wondering about the new album, All In Good Time (their first as a foursome after the departure of songwriter/vocalist Steven Page), here's my take: It's a good, solid album, with strong songwriting, impeccable production, and fine vocals and harmonies. Although not quite among the group's very best work, it certainly is not weak either, containing several memorable songs. My biggest complaint with it, however, is that the guys are far too serious on it, that is, it's not a 'fun' album, containing only one song that could be considered fun (the standout track, 'Four Seconds', easily the best song --and instant classic BNL tune). And for a band that has made it's reputation on fun, goofy songs (or at least clever, witty lyrics), it's entirely too serious (That, and a bit too much sniping at Page for leaving). Otherwise, it's quite solid and very enjoyable. Anyway, hope you enjoy these fine outtakes from over the past several years.

Tracklist
01 Trust Me (Born On A Pirate Ship Outtake)
02 Back (Born On A Pirate Ship Outtake)
03 She's On Time (Stunt Outtake)
04 Long Way Back Home (Stunt Outtake)
05 Hidden Sun (Maroon Hidden Track)
06 Born Human (Maroon Outtake)
07 Inline Bowline (Maroon Outtake)
08 Powder Blue (Maroon Outtake)
09 Yes! Yes!! Yes!!! (Everything To Everyone Outtake)
10 Another Postcard (Acoustic)
11 Maybe Katie (Acoustic)
12 Second Best (Acoustic)
13 Next Time (Acoustic)
14 Testing 1,2,3 (Acoustic)
15 Aluminum (Acoustic)
16 Easy (Acoustic)
17 She Turned Away (All In Good Time Outtake)
18 Let There Be Light (All In Good Time Outtake)
19 Moonstone (All In Good Time Outtake)
20 All In Good Time (All In Good Time Outtake)
21 Another Heartbreak (Acoustic)
22 Four Seconds (Acoustic)

New link available (12/30/13)
upgraded: with 3 additional bonus tracks from 2013 Grinning Streak sessions
Barenaked_Ladies_-_Outtakes.rar

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