Campfire Songs: The Popular, Obscure and Unknown Recordings of 10,000 Maniacs

Summary

Campfire Songs: The Popular, Obscure and Unknown Recordings of 10,000 Maniacs
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Compilation album by
ReleasedJanuary 27, 2004 (2004-01-27)
Recorded1982–1993
GenrePop rock
Length114:23
LabelElektra
Producer10,000 Maniacs, Bill Waldman, Joe Boyd, Peter Asher, Paul Fox, Gary Smith, Lenny Kaye
10,000 Maniacs chronology
The Earth Pressed Flat
(1999)
Campfire Songs: The Popular, Obscure and Unknown Recordings of 10,000 Maniacs
(2004)
Live Twenty-Five
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars link
Entertainment WeeklyB+ link
Q3/5 stars link
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars [1]

Campfire Songs: The Popular, Obscure and Unknown Recordings of 10,000 Maniacs is a compilation album by American alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs, released in 2004. It includes their biggest hits, B-sides and unreleased recordings from the Natalie Merchant era. Despite the album's title, the collection does not include "A Campfire Song" from In My Tribe (1987).

Track listing

Disc One – The Most Popular Recordings

  1. "Planned Obsolescence" (Dennis Drew, Natalie Merchant) – 4:29
  2. "My Mother the War" (John Lombardo, Merchant, Michael Walsh) – 3:32
  3. "Tension" (Lombardo, Merchant) – 3:31
  4. "Scorpio Rising" (Robert Buck, Lombardo, Merchant) – 3:14
  5. "Like the Weather" (Merchant) – 3:58
  6. "Don't Talk" (Drew, Merchant) – 5:06
  7. "What's the Matter Here?" (Buck, Merchant) – 4:52
  8. "Hey Jack Kerouac" (Buck, Merchant) – 3:27
  9. "Verdi Cries" (Merchant) – 4:24
  10. "Trouble Me" (Drew, Merchant) – 3:15
  11. "Poison in the Well" (Drew, Merchant) – 3:09
  12. "You Happy Puppet" (Buck, Merchant) – 3:39
  13. "Eat for Two" (Merchant) – 3:32
  14. "Stockton Gala Days" (Jerome Augustyniak, Buck, Drew, Steve Gustafson, Merchant) – 4:22
  15. "Candy Everybody Wants" (Drew, Merchant) – 3:08
  16. "These Are Days" (Buck, Merchant) – 3:43
  17. "Because the Night" (MTV Unplugged) (Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen) – 3:44

Disc Two – The Obscure & Unknown Recordings

  1. "Poppy Selling Man" (Merchant) – 3:34
  2. "Can't Ignore the Train" (Demo) (Lombardo, Merchant) – 2:53
  3. "Peace Train" (Cat Stevens) – 3:28
  4. "Wildwood Flower" (A. P. Carter) – 1:53
  5. "Hello in There" (John Prine) – 4:27
  6. "To Sir with Love" (MTV's Rock n' Roll Inaugural Ball) (Featuring Michael Stipe) (Donald Black, Mark London) – 4:17
  7. "Everyday Is Like Sunday" (Morrissey, Stephen Street) – 3:15
  8. "These Days" (Jackson Browne) – 3:28
  9. "I Hope That I Don't Fall in Love with You" (Tom Waits) – 3:39
  10. "Starman" (David Bowie) – 4:14
  11. "Let the Mystery Be" (MTV Unplugged) (Featuring David Byrne) (Iris DeMent) – 3:10
  12. "Noah's Dove" (Demo) (Merchant) – 4:12
  13. "Circle Dream" (Alternate Lyrics Demo) (Augustyniak, Buck, Drew, Gustafson, Merchant) – 3:25
  14. "Eden" (Alternate Lyrics Demo) (Augustyniak, Buck, Drew, Gustafson, Merchant) – 3:33
  • Tracks 1, 2, 12–14 previously unreleased.

Personnel

10,000 Maniacs

Technical

  • 10,000 Maniacs – producer, compilation
  • Bill Waldman – producer
  • Joe Boyd – producer
  • Peter Asher – producer
  • Paul Fox – producer
  • Gary Smith – producer
  • Lenny Kaye – producer
  • Natalie Merchant – compilation, art direction
  • Dan Hersch – remastering
  • Bill Inglot – remastering
  • Steve Woolard – discographical annotation
  • Julee Stover – editorial supervision
  • Mary Lynch – design assistance

References

  1. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 807. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. rolling stone 10,000 maniacs album guide.