Saturday, 5 April 2014
Does 2014 really mark the 20th Anniversary of the debut mini album by Ash, “Trailer“, which included as part of the artwork, the legend “Genuine Real Teenagers”? Yes it does. Teenagers no more then.
Ash were formed as a three piece power punk pop band in Downpatrick in Northern Ireland in 1992, and eventually settled on their name after opening a dictionary and picking the first word they liked. In 1993, they made their official vinyl debut when they contributed the track “Season” to a Various Artists 12” released by Raptor Records.
Several demo tapes later, the band caught the attention of one Stephen Taverner, who arranged for them to release a single on his own La La Land record label, and “Jack Names The Planets” appeared as the band’s debut single in February 1994. This, of course, later became highly collectible, such were the small numbers pressed, and was eventually reissued on CD in 2002 with “Season” added as a bonus track. Both sides of the original 7” were later included as hidden bonus tracks at the start on initial pressings of the CD edition of the band’s debut LP.
Ash then moved to Infectious Records, the label to which they were to remain signed to until the decision to start releasing material on their own label in 2009. Before the end of 94, they had released two singles on the label, the sparky “Petrol” and the not so sparky “Uncle Pat”, both of which appeared as multi track CD EP’s.
“Trailer” was so named as the band considered it a preview of their first album - even though said record was barely in the planning stages at the time. It’s movie reference was made more obvious when you acknowledge the fact that the band were huge Star Wars fans. Initially a mini album consisting of “Season”, the first three singles and three new songs, variant editions of the record were made available over the years. Initial UK vinyl pressings came with a free 7” featuring exclusive songs, whilst later overseas pressings added extra tracks but did not includes the songs from the 7“. A later UK pressing with an updated catalogue number came with a different free single, on either vinyl or CD, and included as part of the main album, a cover of Helen Love’s “Punk Boy” - a regular early gig feature, it was also released on a compilation album at the time and also on a Various Artists Fierce Panda single, before being included on a number of Various Artists comps during the next few years.
1995 really saw Ash start to make moves towards the mainstream. It started with the masterful punk rock genius of “Kung Fu”, housed in the famous ‘Eric Cantona’ picture sleeve, whilst follow up singles “Girl From Mars” and “Angel Interceptor” increased the band’s profile further. With the debut LP still quite a distance away on the horizon, the band had by now amassed quite a sizeable back catalogue, complete with an already ever increasing fan base - “Girl From Mars“ just missed out on a top 10 chart placing.
The band’s debut album, named after the year in which the whole of the band were born - “1977” - was previewed in April 96 by the “Goldfinger” single. CD Copies added a bonus track, a cover of Smokey Robinson’s “Get Ready”, which had only previously been available on a limited edition 7” on the Fantastic Plastic label in 1995. With the album the subject of highly positive reviews, and decent sales, Ash found themselves near the top of the Britpop League Table, a position confirmed when the majestic “Oh Yeah” appeared as their next classic 45. The band started to tentatively dip their toe into the multi format world with this single, as the 7” edition included an exclusive alternate version of the A-side, whilst the CD offered instead their take on Abba’s “Does Your Mother Know”, recorded because lead singer Tim Wheeler was a huge fan.
The first time I saw Ash was at the V97 festival in Chelmsford, where after witnessing the Blur set on the main stage, I raced round to the second stage where Ash were still playing. Neil Hannon from The Divine Comedy came out to sing “Oh Yeah” but there was another figure on stage hiding in the darkness. Ash had recently expanded to a four piece with the addition of ex-Nightnurse guitarist Charlotte Hatherley, partly because Wheeler felt the band were restricted as a three piece, but also that he quite liked the idea of having somebody in the band who could sing high pitched backing vocals. Hatherley’s appearance on record occurred soon after, when the band released the title track from the film “A Life Less Ordinary” as a stand alone 45. The cover of the single featured the film’s co-stars Cameron Diaz and Ewen McGregor - it was all a long way from those Downpatrick beginnings.
In late 1998, the band’s second album, “Nu-Clear Sounds”, was released. It was issued in the UK on coloured vinyl, whilst the US edition of the album came housed in a new sleeve, with a new version of “A Life Less Ordinary” added as a bonus track, and with several tracks remixed. Although lead single “Jesus Says” seemed like another piece of bouncy power-pop, the album itself overall was darker, an unavoidable situation as the band went into the studio feeling burned out from the non-stop ride they had been on for the last four years. Wheeler admitted he had deliberately tried to steer the band in a heavier direction as a reaction to the more pop oriented sound the band had developed up until that point (even though follow up 45 “Wild Surf” sounded like The Ramones covering The Beach Boys to these ears) and several tracks did seem to veer towards the evils of Metal. When “Numbskull” was issued as a non-chart eligible third single, as a gatefold red vinyl 7” and a special 6 track CD, the accompanying video revealed the burnout at close quarters - a clip of Wheeler involved in sex, drugs and general carnage, it promptly got banned on the spot.
With the band on the verge of financial collapse and critics unimpressed by the second album, they came back fighting. Following the release of a video for a new song “Warmer Than Fire”, issued as a promo only CD-Rom single (and later in audio as a B-side), Wheeler made the decision to try and return to a more pop based sound, and the first fruits of his labour were heard on 2001’s comeback single, “Shining Light” - another piece of glorious left field guitar pop. The album from which it was lifted, “Free All Angels”, returned Ash to the forefront of the Indie Rock world that they had slightly disappeared from post-”1977”, and was a critical and commercial smash hit. The album was issued in different sleeves worldwide again, with an image of the band being used on many overseas pressings, as opposed to the more arty cover the UK edition had. Pick of the bunch is the French version which included a free 2 track acoustic single shrinkwrapped to the album. Infectious really went to town on the promo, with no less than five singles in total being issued in the UK. Starting with the follow up single, the flawlessly catchy “Burn Baby Burn”, the band began to release singles on the DVD format, but rather than use the format to showcase the relevant promo clip, the DVDs included a lengthy “tour documentary” spread across the singles. OK to sort of watch once, but for the glorious Cheerleader-romp clip for “BBB” to be only available on the CD Rom section of one of the other formats, with an obvious lessening of quality therein, did seem like a missed opportunity.
In 2002, the band released their first best of set, “Intergalactic Sonic 7’s”, the title a vague play on that Star Wars obsession. It was a showcase for all of the bands “normal” singles released so far (so no “Get Ready”) along with the ’single that never was’, “Walking Barefoot” (included on Wheeler’s insistence) and a new song, “Envy”, was released as the band’s next 45. Also included was a “bonus” b-sides album, dubbed “Cosmic Debris”, a selective trawl through the band’s flipsides past, as voted for by the fans. As well as being issued as a double CD, there was also a vinyl boxset which included both albums, but the “Cosmic Debris” album was not included in any form of individual packaging, so it just looked like a 4 piece vinyl set, as opposed to any form of album plus “free“ album set.
It did seem, for whatever reason, that the “Sonic 7’s” release turned out to be something of a turning point for the band. When they returned in 2004 with “Meltdown”, the group seemed to be struggling to maintain the radio interest that they had garnered back in their glory days. No longer were they Genuine Real Teenagers, but more Old Aged Gits. Initial copies of this record came with a bonus disc, a live album featuring the entire LP recorded on stage with a few hit singles thrown in as well. The two discs were housed in individual card sleeves, which were then housed in a special see through plastic case.
Whilst working on the album, Hatherley began collecting material for a solo album simultaneously. Her role in Ash had started to grow, to the point that she began to not only write material for the band, but to even take lead vocals on several songs - she had sung on a track called “Grey Will Fade”, one of the flipsides of “There’s A Star”. Hatherley’s debut LP issued the same year was also called “Grey Will Fade”, with a re-recorded version of the track being placed at the end of the record. With the album proving to be a critical and commercial success, and with the remainder of the band toying with the idea of returning to a three piece unit again, Hatherley was asked to leave the band and continue with her solo career. By the start of 2007, Ash had reverted to their original line up once more.
The new look/old look band returned in 2007 with “Twilight Of The Innocents”. The removal of Hatherley from the line up meant that much of the material they had recorded after the “1977” album was now deemed too difficult to reproduce as a three piece, and setlists veered heavily between early period songs and tracks from the new album, alongside selected Hatherley era old favourites like “Burn Baby Burn“.
Soon after it’s release, the band made a bold statement claiming it would be their final album, and that they would concentrate on stand alone singles from now on, as “the way people listen to music has changed”, with Wheeler commenting on the popularity of the downloading of single tracks from the likes of iTunes as the way forward. In 2009, the band announced their plans for this approach, under the banner of the ‘A-Z Series‘. For the next year, the band would release a new single every fortnight - there was no intention of each single having a title that related to where it was being released in the series (what I mean is, the first single was not going to be called “Apple”, and the next one “Banana”), but each single would feature on it’s cover the relevant letter denoting which number/letter in the series it was.
Each single was issued on the band’s own Atomic Heart label as a 1-sided 7”. Various bonus tracks surfaced as digital downloads, but - of course - is way outside the remit of this article. Check the Wikipedia article if you want to know more. Although there was some sort of subscription service whereby you could sign up and have the singles sent to you in advance by mail order, copies were also sent to selected record shops and I got all 26 via the power of a HMV store in Birmingham and the Recordstore mail order chain, who had worked on the subscription service with the band.
Whether or not the A-Z series succeeded, I really don’t know. IMO, a song has to gain sufficient momentum before people start downloading it as an individual track, and by offering 1-sided 45’s at £5 each, none of which were getting any airplay, this was a rather expensive way of presenting 26 new songs to prospective buyers. None of the singles dented the top 40, and with album sales still doing quite well, it did seem as though the band had gotten the wrong end of the stick. Lots of people probably are downloading Adele songs, but that’s because they have heard them on the radio every hour, and there are in fact just as many people buying Adele CD’s at the same time. The band later compiled the songs onto two albums, which did thus seem to defeat the object of the entire exercise, but the band claimed they had to do this to ensure anybody who had missed out on the singles had the chance to hear the songs. Furthermore, bonus tracks were added to the two releases, which suggested that the band were viewing the album as a viable format once more.
With this insanity finally over, Ash released a second greatest hits record in 2011, the simply titled “The Best Of Ash”. Hatherley rejoined temporarily for shows conducted in conjunction with the album, which brought things full circle with a re-recording of debut single “Jack Names The Planets” bringing the record to a close.
Ash spent the last part of 2013 touring, although new songs do not seem to have been forthcoming, especially as their Australian shows in the summer saw them performing “1977” in full, something the band have been doing across the globe for about five years now. So when they do return to the studio, it will be interesting to see if they do release another album a la “Twilight Of The Innocents”, or if they try and venture down that singles path again. Be prepared to get your wallets out again if it’s the latter option!
For the albums - most Ash albums seem to have been issued in two variants (at least) including notable overseas releases. For fun, I have listed both one of the original UK pressings and a selected second edition for any released before Hatherley‘s departure. You might want to buy both, you might figure one edition is worthless. The choice dear viewer is yours. The remainder are just the basic versions - although some came with free DVDs when first issued, so they are probably a bit more than “basic“, to be fair.
Trailer (LP + 7“, Infectious INFECT 14)
Trailer (CD, 1995 repressing with “Hulk Hogan Bubblebath”, “Punk Boy” and free “Kung Fu” CD single, Infectious INFECT 22CD)
1977 (CD, Infectious INFECT 40CD)
1977 (3xCD, 2008 reissue, Warner Brothers 5186 50450 5, includes the “Live At The Wireless” album plus more)
Live At The Wireless (LP, Deathstar DEATH 3LP)
Live At The Wireless (CD, Deathstar DEATH 13)
Nu-Clear Sounds (Clear Vinyl LP, Infectious INFECT 60LP)
Nu-Clear Sounds (US CD in unique p/s with altered track listing, Dreamworks DRMD-50121)
Free All Angels (CD, Infectious INFEC 100CDX)
Free All Angels (French 2xCD in different p/s, includes “Session Acoustique Inedite” single, Edel 5153-9)
Intergalactic Sonic 7’s (Promo CD, with booklet in unique p/s, Infectious INFEC 120 CDP)
Intergalactic Sonic 7’s (Numbered 4xLP Box Set, Infectious INFEC 120LP)
Meltdown (2xCD, with free “Meltdown Live” disc, Infectious 5050467 324626)
Meltdown (CD, later pressing without live tracks but in slightly different sleeve, Infectious 5050467 319721)
Twilight Of The Innocents (CD, Infectious 2564 698206)
A-Z Vol 1 (CD+DVD, Atomic Heart ATOM 16 CDVD)
A-Z Vol 2 (CD, Atomic Heart ATOM 29 CD)
The Best Of Ash (CD+DVD, Warner Brothers 2564 664365)
For the singles, I have split them into chunks in the interests of clarity. For the 1994-97 singles, I have listed selected singles which, when first released, were “missing” bonus tracks that then later turned up on “Cosmic Debris”. Anything not listed is thus pointless, except to hardcore completists. Most of the singles released from 98 onwards were usually designed so every format offered something, but a few more “for the fans” style releases did surfaced from time to time, so are not listed here either because, well, there’s enough here already! Coloured vinyl singles are also listed where they are known to exist, but they don’t come cheap anymore.
Jack Names The Planets/Don’t Know (7”, La La Land LALA001, reissued in 2002 on CD with extra track “Season” [DD 2007])
Crazed And Confused EP (2x7”, Fierce Panda NING 02, includes “Punk Boy”)
Crazed And Confused EP (CD, Fierce Panda NING 02CD, includes “Punk Boy”)
Petrol/The Little Pond/A Message From Oscar Wilde And Patrick The Brewer/Things (CD, Infectious INFECT 13CD)
Uncle Pat/Different Today (7”, Infectious INFECT 16S)
Uncle Pat/Different Today/Hulk Hogan Bubblebath (CD, Infectious INFECT 16CD)
Kung Fu/Luther Ingo’s Star Cruiser (7”, Infectious INFECT 21S)
Kung Fu/Day Of The Triffids (2nd 7” in “Japanese“ style p/s, Infectious INFECT 21J)
Kung Fu/Day Of The Triffids/Luther Ingo’s Star Cruiser (CD, Infectious INFECT 21CD)
Girl From Mars/Astral Conversations/Cantina Band (Numbered 7”, Infectious INFECT 24S)
Girl From Mars/Astral Conversations/Cantina Band (Cassette, Infectious INFECT 24MC)
Girl From Mars/Astral Conversations/Cantina Band (CD, Infectious INFECT 24CD)
Angel Interceptor/5am Eternal/Gimme Some Truth (Numbered 7”, Infectious INFECT 27S)
Angel Interceptor/5am Eternal/Gimme Some Truth (Cassette, Infectious INFECT 27MC)
Angel Interceptor/5am Eternal/Gimme Some Truth (CD, Infectious INFECT 27CD)
Get Ready/Zero Zero (Red Vinyl 7”, Fantastic Plastic FP004)
Goldfinger/I Need Somebody/Sneaker (Numbered Clear Vinyl 7“, Infectious INFECT 39S)
Goldfinger/I Need Somebody/Sneaker (Cassette, Infectious INFECT 39MC)
Goldfinger/I Need Somebody/Sneaker/Get Ready (CD, Infectious INFECT 39CD)
Oh Yeah/T Rex/Everywhere Is All Around/Oh Yeah (Quartet Version) (Yellow Vinyl 7”, Infectious INFECT 41S)
Oh Yeah/T Rex/Everywhere Is All Around/Oh Yeah (Quartet Version) (Cassette, Infectious INFECT 41MC)
Oh Yeah/T Rex/Everywhere Is All Around/Does Your Mother Know (CD, Infectious INFECT 41CD)
A Life Less Ordinary/Where Is Our Love Going/What Deaner Was Talking About (Blue Vinyl 7”, Infectious INFECT 50S)
A Life Less Ordinary/Where Is Our Love Going/What Deaner Was Talking About (Cassette, Infectious INFECT 50MC)
A Life Less Ordinary/What Deaner Was Talking About/Where Is Our Love Going/Halloween (CD, Infectious INFECT 50CD)
I Only Want To Be With You/Kung Fu (Live At Reading 1996) (Fanclub 7”, on glittery vinyl, Barbie Records KEN 1)
Jesus Says/Taken Out/Heroin Vodka And White Noise (CD1, Infectious INFECT 59CDS)
Jesus Says (Radio Edit)/Radiation/Dancing On The Moon (CD1, Infectious INFECT 59CDSX, different p/s)
Wild Surf/Stormy Waters/When I’m Tired (CD1, Infectious INFECT 61CDS)
Wild Surf (Extended Version)/Lose Control/Gonna Do It Soon (CD2, Infectious INFECT 61CDSX, different p/s)
Numbskull/Blew/Who You Drivin’ Now/Jesus Says (BBC Evening Session Version) (Numbered Red Vinyl 2x7”, Infectious INFECT 62S)
Numbskull/Blew/Who You Drivin’ Now/Jesus Says (Live)/Girl From Mars (Live)/Fortune Teller (Live) (Numbered CD, Infectious INFECT 62EP)
Shining Light (Edit)/Warmer Than Fire (7”, Infectious INFECT 98S)
Shining Light (Edit)/Warmer Than Fire (Cassette, Infectious INFECT 98 MCS)
Shining Light (Edit)/Warmer Than Fire/Gabriel (CD1, Infectious INFECT 98 CDS)
Shining Light/Feel No Pain/Jesus Says (Headrock Valley Beats Lightyear 12” Mix)/Shining Light (Video) (CD2 in unique p/s, Infectious INFECT 98 CDSX)
Burn Baby Burn (Radio Version)/13th Floor/Only In Dreams (CD1, Infectious INFECT 99 CDS)
Burn Baby Burn/Thinking About You/Submission (Arthur Baker Remix)/Burn Baby Burn (Video) (CD2 in unique p/s, Infectious INFECT 99 CDSX)
Burn Baby Burn/Episode One - “Road Trip” (Video) (DVD in unique p/s, Infectious INFECT 99 DVD)
Sometimes (Edit)/Skullfull Of Sulphur/So The Story Goes/Sometimes (Video) (CD1, Infectious INFEC 101CDS, video now on “The Best Of Ash“)
Sometimes/Teenage Kicks/Melon Farmer (Enhanced CD2 in unique p/s, Infect INFEC 101CDSX)
Sometimes/Episode Two - “Back From The Edge” (Video) (DVD in unique p/s, Infectious INFEC 101DVD)
Sometimes (Edit)/So The Story Goes/Skullfull Of Sulphur/Teenage Kicks (Numbered 2x7”, Infectious INFEC 101S)
Candy (Remix)/Waterfall/Nocture/Candy (Video) (CD1, Infectious INFEC 106CDS)
Candy/Stay In Love Forever/The Sweetness Of Death By The Obsidian Knife (Enhanced CD2 in unique p/s, Infectious INFEC 106CDSX)
Candy/Episode Three - “Number 1 (We’re Sorry Miss Jackson)” (DVD in unique p/s, Infectious INFEC 106DVD)
There’s A Star (Edit)/No Place To Hide/Coasting/There’s A Star (Video) (CD1, Infectious INFEC 112CDS)
There’s A Star/Here Comes The Music/Grey Will Fade (Enhanced CD2 in unique p/s, Infectious INFEC 112CDSX)
There’s A Star/Episode Four - “Ash Go Global” (DVD in unique p/s, Infectious INFEC 112DVD)
Envy/I Don’t Mind/Bad Karma Blues (CD1, Infectious INFEC 119CDS)
Envy/Tonight You Belong To Me/I Shall Not Die (CD2 in unique p/s, Infectious INFEC 119CDSX)
Envy (Video)/(Audio)/I Don’t Mind/Bad Karma Blues (DVD in unique p/s, Infectious INFEC 119DVD)
Envy/Bad Karma Blues/I Shall Not Die/I Don’t Mind (Numbered 2x7”, Infectious INFEC 119S)
Orpheus/Everybody’s Happy Nowadays (7”, Infectious ASH 01)
Orpheus/Everybody’s Happy Nowadays/Tinseltown (CD, Infectious ASH 01 CD)
Orpheus/Tinseltown/Orpheus (Video)/Clones (Video)/Making Of ’Orpheus’ (Video) (DVD in different p/s, Infectious ASH 01 DVD)
Starcrossed/Solace (CD, Infectious ASH 02 CD)
Starcrossed/Cool It Down/Starcrossed (Video)/Girl From Mars (Video)/Star Wars Republic Commando Trailer (Video) (DVD in different p/s, Infectious ASH 02 DVD)
Renegade Cavalcade/Shockwave (Numbered 7”, Infectious ASH 03)
Renegade Cavalcade/We Don’t Care (CD, Infectious ASH 03 CD)
Renegade Cavalcade (Audio)/(Video)/Jesus Says (Video)/Renegade Cavalcade (Video #2 - Edit) (DVD in different p/s, Infectious ASH 03 DVD)
You Can’t Have It All/Comet Temple 1 (7”, Infectious ASH 05)
You Can’t Have It All/Ghosts (Red Vinyl 7” in posterbag, Infectious ASH 05 X)
You Can’t Have It All/Saskia (CD, Infectious ASH 05 CD)
Polaris/Chinese New Year (7”, Infectious ASH 06)
Polaris/Kingdom Of Shadow (Green Vinyl 7” in poster bag, Infectious ASH 06 X)
Polaris/Come On Over (CD, Infectious ASH 06 CD)
End Of The World/Suicide Girls (7”, Infectious ASH 07)
End Of The World/Shattered Glass (Cream Vinyl 7” in clear sleeve, Infectious ASH 07 X, b-side lifted from “TOTI“)
End Of The World/Seventh Circle/Wasted On You/Statis In Darkness (CD, Infectious ASH 07 CD)
A: True Love 1980 (7”, Atomic Heart ATOM 002)
B: Joy Kicks Darkness (7”, Atomic Heart ATOM 003)
C: Arcadia (7”, Atomic Heart ATOM 004)
D: Tracers (7”, Atomic Heart ATOM 005)
E: The Dead Disciples (7”, Atomic Heart ATOM 006)
F: Pripyat (7”, Atomic Heart ATOM 007)
G: Ichiban (7”, Atomic Heart ATOM 008)
H: Space Shot (7”, Atomic Heart ATOM 009)
I: Neon (7”, Atomic Heart ATOM 010)
J: Command (7”, Atomic Heart ATOM 011)
K: Song Of Your Desire (7”, Atomic Heart ATOM 012)
L: Dionysian Urge (7”, Atomic Heart ATOM 013)
M: War With Me (7”, Atomic Heart ATOM 014)
N: Dare To Dream (7”, Atomic Heart ATOM 015)
O: Mind Control (7”, Atomic Heart ATOM 017)
P: Insects (7”, Atomic Heart ATOM 018)
Q: Binary (7”, Atomic Heart ATOM 019)
R: Physical World (7”, Atomic Heart ATOM 020)
S: Spheres (7”, Atomic Heart ATOM 021)
T: Instinct (7”, Atomic Heart ATOM 022)
U: Summer Snow (7”, Atomic Heart ATOM 023)
V: Carnal Love (7”, Atomic Heart ATOM 024)
W: Embers (7”, Atomic Heart ATOM 025)
X: Change Your Name (7”, Atomic Heart ATOM 026)
Y: Sky Burial (7”, Atomic Heart ATOM 027)
Z: There Is Hope Again (7”, Atomic Heart ATOM 028)
SELECTED OTHER ODDS AND SODS
Cloud 9 (Cassette, no catalogue number, includes “Kung Fu (BBC Radio 1 Mark Radcliffe Version June 1995“)
The Radio 1 FM Sessions Vol 3 (Cassette, Vox GIVIT 13, includes “Petrol (Live, Glastonbury Festival 23.6.1995”)
The Magnificent 7 (Cassette, Melody Maker MMMC 707, includes “Petrol (BBC Radio 1 John Peel Version 30.4.1994“)
Gratis Hits Vol 1 (Cassette, no catalogue number, includes “Punk Boy”)
Radio One Sound City Leeds 1996 (Cassette, Harmless CTYCD 96, includes “Girl From Mars (Live, Leeds Metropolitan University 10.4.1996”)
Childline (CD, Polydor 553 3020, includes “Punk Boy”)
The Basement Tapes (Cassette, Melody Maker MM MMC 1096, includes “Coasting (Demo)”)
Steve Lamacq’s Bootleg Session (Cassette, Melody Maker MMBBC ES 98, includes “Let It Flow (BBC Radio 1 Steve Lamacq Version 15.4.1996”)
Reading 98 (CD, Melody Maker MMREAD 98, includes “A Life Less Ordinary (Tim Simenon Mix)”)
Steve Lamacq’s Bootleg Session Vol 2 (CD, Melody Maker MMBBC ES 99, includes “I’m Gonna Fall (BBC Radio 1 Steve Lamacq Version 23.9.1998”)
The Sound City Sessions (CD, Melody Maker MM-BBC SCITY 99, includes “Jack Names The Planets (Live)”)
A Bunch Of Fives (Enhanced CD, NME CD-ROM AST 2000, includes audio and video versions of “A Life Less Ordinary (Live, London Astoria 31.1.2000)”)
Instant Karma 2002 (CD, Uncut 2002 11, includes edit of “Gimme Some Truth”)
Wild Surf (Radio Version)/(Video) (CD in unique p/s, Infectious INFECT 61 CDSP)
Warmer Than Fire (Video) (CD, Infectious INFECT 74 CDSP)
Sampler EP: Shining Light/Someday (Remix)/I’m Gonna Fall/Goldfinger (CD, Infectious VITEL 1 CD)
Starcrossed (Radio Mix)/(Album Edit) (CD, Infectious no catalogue number)