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Quiet Please: The New Best of Nick Lowe

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Disc 1 of 2
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(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love And Understanding
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So It Goes
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Heart Of The City
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Endless Sleep
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Marie Provost
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I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass
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Cracking Up
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American Squirm
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Cruel To Be Kind
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Without Love
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You Make Me
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When I Write The Book
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Play That Fast Thing (One More Time)
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Burning
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Heart
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Raining Raining
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Ragin' Eyes
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Mess Around With Love
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Wish You Were Here
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L.A.F.S.
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Half A Boy And Half A Man
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The Gee And The Rick And The Three Card Trick
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The Rose Of England
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I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock And Roll)
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Wishing Well
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Lovers Jamboree
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Shting-Shtang
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All Men Are Liars
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What's Shakin' On The Hill
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Don't Think About Her
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Fool Who Knows
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Soulful Wind
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The Beast In Me
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I Live On A Battlefield
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Shelley My Love
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You Inspire Me
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Lonesome Reverie
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Faithless Lover
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What Lack Of Love Has Done
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Man That I've Become
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Lately I've Let Things Slide
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Homewrecker
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Has She Got A Friend?
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Let's Stay In And Make Love
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Indian Queens
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I Trained Her To Love Me
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People Change
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Long Limbed Girl
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Hope For Us All
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 49   Total Length: 154:50

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03.17.09
Nick Lowe, Quiet Please: The New Best of Nick Lowe
2009 | Label: Yep Roc Records / Redeye

A maverick with mainstream appeal, Lowe has charted a course through the winding streets of the pop map for more than three-and-half decades. This compilation stops off at various points of his journey, from the fledgling New Wave of early Stiff Records cuts "So It Goes" and "Heart Of The City" to radio-friendly hits "I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass" and "Cruel To Be Kind," to the electric folk of "Rose Of England" and… read more »

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Comprehensive

joefrombrooklyn

I had "Jesus Of Cool" and "At My Age" before getting this compilation. The only complaint I have is that I'll probably never get another Nick Lowe album, this set feels so complete. And it's a great deal too. Lowe's knack for melody and irony have been on display since the beginning. Even if some of the stuff on disc 1 feels dated, I still love it. But overall I'm more into where he went later in his career. The old-school almost lounge lizard style shouldn't work at all, but it does. Songs like "Lately I've Let Things Slide," "Long Limbed Girl," and "Don't Think About Her" are absolute show stoppers. A definite must for anyone interested in Lowe at all.

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nick's load-eon

thegrandwazoo

a load of nicks here at a price well beyond fair--my guess is most "lowedowners" have these already loaded and ready to go on most of their best playlists, but (and this is no minor but), if you have somehow missed nick's load this past eon, this would be the gorilla that needs to be in your room (or ipod)--and since nick lowe is so recently on the scene, it may come as a surprise that every one of these songs is such high quality--jeeeze, this may be e-music's best buy for sheer volume of excellence short of a minutemen lp

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nick's load-eon

thegrandwazoo

a load of nicks here at a price well beyond fair--my guess is most \"lowedowners\" have these already loaded and ready to go on most of their best playlists, but (and this is no minor but), if you have somehow missed nick's load this past eon, this would be the gorilla that needs to be in your room (or ipod)--and since nick lowe is so recently on the scene, it may come as a surprise that every one of these songs is such high quality--jeeeze, this may be e-music's best buy for sheer volume of excellence short of a minutemen lp

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Split Personality?

mrdardy

If you listen to the two discs separately you might convince yourslef that these are two different artists. The thread connecting them is smarts, lyricism, and joy. Whether he is rocking in his early years or rolling in his later, you can't miss with Nick the Knife.

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fantastic compilation

EMUSIC-01EC798B

Worth downloading. Before this, I only had Nick Lowe songs when he was part of Rockpile. My favorite download from emusic so far.

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theonetruethingfish

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Now this body of work!

Jeddygee

I have all of these collected through the years from various sources. A great collection, with one omission, "Switchboard Susan"! Lowe's style has evolved and matured, and he always he delivers! Cherry pick away! Or just get it all, you'll have a month of great listening!

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Atta Boy Nick

rasputinous

While many of these tracks are his previous Greatest Hits collection "Basher", this is a good addenum in regards to his later work. I wish "Stick It Where the Sun Don't Shine" was on here though. That one is hard to find.

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As Good As It Gets

EMUSIC-01E484CC

Clearly the most under-rated musician of the latter half of the 20th century, Nick Lowe is a brilliant songwriter, producer, and has the voice of an angel. Follow this progression from the mid-70's through to today and you will see the growth of a man into senior citizenship and late fatherhood. Use this CD as just a taster for all the glory that is hidden in all of his albums. See him live if you can and his later songs will bring you to tears. God bless Nick Lowe!

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Quiet Please bears the subtitle “The New Best of Nick Lowe,” making no attempt to disguise the fact that it’s been a full 20 years since Nick’s last hits collection, Basher. That “new” designation is also a subtle indication of the editorial slant of Quiet Please, how it shifts away from the frenzied new wave rocker toward the swinging songwriter of the ’90s and 2000s, and not just because the second disc of this double-disc set is devoted to the mellow, deeply felt country-rock and torch songs that have been Lowe’s specialty since 1994′s The Impossible Bird. Compilation producer Gregg Geller admits to bypassing Lowe’s covers in favor of his originals — that explains why such singles as “Switchboard Susan,” “Teacher Teacher,” and “7 Nights to Rock” aren’t here — but he also deliberately skews the selection of songs from the ’70s and ’80s to create a common thread from Brinsley Schwarz’s 1974 finale The New Favourites to 2007′s At My Age, one that concentrates on Lowe’s wry, immaculately crafted songs and not the pop prankster Jesus of Cool. This approach may fit the sensibility of Lowe’s latter-day records, illustrating the through line from “Endless Sleep” and “You Make Me” to “Lately I’ve Let Things Slide” and “Indian Queens,” but it isn’t necessarily a more accurate reading of his career. After all, until The Impossible Bird, there was a lot of rock & roll in Lowe’s albums, something that this collection downplays quite a bit — but if that’s the side of Nick you need to hear, stick with Basher, whose title speaks to its style as much as Quiet Please. Plus, this rock & roll deficiency is the only flaw on this otherwise sterling collection, the first to cover pretty much his entire career, which means it’s the first to give an idea of just what a consistent body of work Lowe has built up over the years. Over the course of two discs and 49 tracks, the sounds may shift but the quality doesn’t: there’s not a dip in quality and everything on the second disc holds its own with the music on the first. Throughout it all, Lowe’s knack for sly, understated songcraft shines and if he doesn’t necessarily get better over the years, he might get seamless, writing songs so elegantly polished and delivered they seem effortless. While it could hardly be said to have all of Nick’s best — it not only is skimpy on rock and Rockpile, but also only one cut from Brinsley Schwarz — it does what so few career-spanning compilations do: it tells a story and stands as testament to the artist’s enormous talents. – Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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