Side Tracks & Smokers

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Believe it or not, the title of Ducks Deluxe's 2010 compilation Side Tracks & Smokers explains it all: this is an odds-and-ends collection of B-sides from the band's heyday, live cuts of a recent vintage, and a new studio track. Skipping through the decades might seem like a recipe for disaster, and while there's no denying that the live tracks showcase a more seasoned band, this all hangs together very well and provides plenty of highlights. While the vintage tracks are undeniably strong -- "Saratoga Susie" swings nicely, "Hearts on My Sleeve" flirts with power pop -- those new live tracks find a reunited Ducks in a fiery fashion, capable of riding out ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Believe it or not, the title of Ducks Deluxe's 2010 compilation Side Tracks & Smokers explains it all: this is an odds-and-ends collection of B-sides from the band's heyday, live cuts of a recent vintage, and a new studio track. Skipping through the decades might seem like a recipe for disaster, and while there's no denying that the live tracks showcase a more seasoned band, this all hangs together very well and provides plenty of highlights. While the vintage tracks are undeniably strong -- "Saratoga Susie" swings nicely, "Hearts on My Sleeve" flirts with power pop -- those new live tracks find a reunited Ducks in a fiery fashion, capable of riding out elongated reggae rhythms or stretching out "Teenage Head" to nine minutes. Perhaps this is something only of note to the dedicated, but those who still love Ducks Deluxe in 2010 will find this Side Tracks worth a few spins.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/8/2010
  • Label: Freud-Jungle Full
  • EAN: 5013145210529
  • Catalog Number: 105
  • Sales rank: 94,091

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Twist of Fate - Kevin Foster (4:55)
  2. 2 Saratoga Susie - Tim Roper (2:34)
  3. 3 I Got You - Tim Roper (3:40)
  4. 4 Hearts On My Sleeve - Tim Roper (2:51)
  5. 5 Daddy Put the Bomp - Tim Roper (4:46)
  6. 6 Too Hot To Handle - Tim Roper (4:10)
  7. 7 Falling For That Woman - Tim Roper (5:25)
  8. 8 Bring Back That Packard Car - Tim Roper (3:57)
  9. 9 Two Time Twister - Andy McMasters (4:26)
  10. 10 Absolutely Sweet Marie - Kevin Foster (3:41)
  11. 11 Johnny Too Bad - Kevin Foster (4:44)
  12. 12 Willie and the Hand Jive - Kevin Foster (5:59)
  13. 13 I'm Ready - Kevin Foster (3:32)
  14. 14 Long John - Kevin Foster (4:32)
  15. 15 Styrofoam - Kevin Foster (3:08)
  16. 16 Teenage Head - Kevin Foster (9:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ducks Deluxe Primary Artist
Sean Tyla Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Martin Belmont Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Roy Dodds Percussion
Reg Meuross Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
Jim Russell Drums, Vocals, Group Member
Howard Hughes Keyboards
Kevin Foster Bass, Vocals, Group Member
Barbara Marsh Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Johnny Otis Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
Ducks Deluxe Arranger
Sean Tyla Composer, Concept, Cover Direction
Martin Belmont Composer
Ken Skoglund Engineer
Isabel Seeliger-Morley Engineer
Tobbe Stuhre Artwork
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