Snow Patrol Announce Greatest Hits Record
September 14, 2009 by Addict Music
Snow Patrol have announced they will be releasing a greatest hits record, titled ‘Up To Now’, on November 9th on Fiction.
‘Up To Now’ will be a thirty track, double album of singles, cover versions, rarities, album tracks and a handful of new songs as well as compositions by the Reindeer Section – an indie supergroup featuring members of Scotland’s guitar elite – Belle and Sebastian, Idlewild and Teenage Fanclub among many others – and co-ordinated by Lightbody.
Lightbody said of the release “It’s a portrait of us as a band, warts and all” says Lightbody. “We’ve climbed a hill and now we’re looking back and taking in the view for a bit. It’s nice to show people that we didn’t just arrive overnight.”
‘Up To Now’ will be available on a two disc CD featuring thirty tracks, and a three disc digipack with an additional DVD which offers two exclusive documentaries, The Lightning Strike animated film and previously unseen live footage.
A limited edition heavyweight box will also be made available on a strictly limited run. Each box will be numbered and wrapped in cloth and the first 100 boxes sold will be signed by all band members.
The box is set to be a veritable treasure trove for fans, containing the two disc CD, three heavyweight LPs, two DVDs, a lithograph print by Bradley Quinn and an LP-sized booklet.
The box will be available to pre-order at www.snowpatrol.com from Friday 11th September.
The ‘Up To Now’ tracklisting is:
2. Chasing Cars
3. Crack The Shutters
4. Set The Fire To The Third Bar
5. Crazy In Love
6. Just Say Yes
7. Batten Down The Hatch
8. You’re All I Have
9. Hands Open
11. The Planets Bend Between Us (2009 Version)
12. Ask Me How I Am
14. Making Enemies
15. Run (Live at the Union Chapel)
Take Back the City
Shut Your Eyes
An Olive Grove Facing The Sea (2009 Version)
Give Me Strength
Open Your Eyes
Dark Roman Wine
Fifteen Minutes Old
You Are My Joy
Chasing Cars (Live at the Union Chapel)
‘Just Say Yes’, one of three new tracks on the album, will be released as a single on November 2nd on Fiction.
Following the album release, the band will embark on ‘Snow Patrol Reworked’, a live celebration of highlights from the Snow Patrol songbook, specially reworked and reinvented.
The tour will offer fans a chance to look back to the early days of their career as well as giving the the opportunity to hear their work interpreted in a brand new way. The shows will see Snow Patrol joined by other musicians and surprise guests and will feature, amongst other things, a four-piece string quartet, brass section, harpist, additional percussion, lap steel guitar and a choir.
Each ticket to the Reworked tour comes with a free download of the incredible ‘Lightning Strike’, the epic trilogy that closed ‘A Hundred Million Suns’.
The dates are:
18TH NOVEMBER BRIGHTON CENTRE 0844 847 1515
20TH NOVEMBER BRISTOL COLSTON HALL 0117 922 3686
21ST NOVEMBER NEWCASTLE CITY HALL 0191 261 2606
23RD/24t /25TH NOVEMBER LONDON ROYAL ALBERT HALL
0845 401 5028/ 0844 844 0444/ 020 7734 8932
27TH/29th NOVEMBER MANCHESTER PALACE THEATRE 0844 847 2328
30TH NOVEMBER GLASGOW CLYDE AUDITORIUM 08444 999 990
7th/8th/9th DECEMBER BELFAST WATERFRONT TALL 02890 33 44 55
Tickets are available now. Ticket hotline: 0871 2200 260