Best of the Beta Band: Music

The Best of the Beta Band: Music

by The Beta Band
     
 
Any Betas fan is bound to have at least one problem with the selection of tracks on Best of the Beta Band: Music. That's to be expected. One notion that nearly every fan will agree on, however, is that each of the band's albums has its own identity and would be better off left, and therefore experienced, intact. (The real nuts griped when

Overview

Any Betas fan is bound to have at least one problem with the selection of tracks on Best of the Beta Band: Music. That's to be expected. One notion that nearly every fan will agree on, however, is that each of the band's albums has its own identity and would be better off left, and therefore experienced, intact. (The real nuts griped when the first three EPs were simply bound together.) You do want the albums, from front to back, with all the exposed seams and strokes of genius tied together, as they were intended to be heard. But this is a fine point of entry, containing the five proper singles and most of the other best-known moments, including a lumbering anthem that crosses Primal Scream's "Loaded" with Harvest folk-rocker Michael Chapman's "It Didn't Work Out" ("Dry the Rain"), a bewildering epic (that tries not to be an epic) with incidental orchestral sweeps ("It's Not Too Beautiful"), and a gorgeously spare ballad that might or might not be about an alien who lost his memory and fell in love after wrecking his spacecraft ("Gone").

Product Details

Release Date:
01/10/2011
Label:
Emi International
UPC:
5099994811728
catalogNumber:
9481172

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Beta Band   Primary Artist
Pete Gainey   Saxophone
Dominic Pecher   Strings
Ruston Pomeroy   Strings
Neil Martin   Trumpet
Alex Lyon   Strings
Ben Lee   Strings
Pete Fry   Trombone

Technical Credits

Carole King   Composer
John Barry   Composer
Colin Emmanuel   Producer
Raymond Vincent   Composer
Chris Allison   Producer,Engineer
Stephen Mason   Composer
Luke Gifford   Engineer
Toni Stern   Composer
Gareth Parton   Engineer
Beta Band   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Robin Jones   Composer
Richard Greentree   Composer
Tim Goldsworthy   Programming
John Maclean   Composer
Nick Brine   Engineer
David MacKay   Composer
Gordon Anderson   Composer
Sylveer van Holmen   Composer
Stephen Duffield   Composer

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