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The Primitives Set To Release Five-Disc Set

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The Primitives are set to be celebrated with a five-disc set due out on Cherry Red this March.

The collection from the indie pop band from Coventry, who are best known in the U.S. for their 1988 hit “Crash,” is called Bloom! The Full Story 1985-1992.  The box set will contain their first three studio albums (Lovely, Pure and Galore) along with singles, alternate versions, B-Sides, demos, abandoned album tracks, BBC Sessions and rare cover versions.

Although the band formed in 1984, they’ve gone through numerous iterations of their lineup over the years. Singer Tracy Tracy and guitarist Paul Court have remained the band’s longest serving members and contribute new interviews for the accompanying booklet.

The Primitives hadn’t put a new album since 1991’s Galore, but they broke their silence with 2012’s Echoes and Rhymes.

They toured California in 2017 and Japan in 2019.

The Primitives, Bloom! The Full Story 1985-1992

Disc 1: The Lazy Years
1. “Crash” (Demo)
2. “Across My Shoulder” (Demo)
3. “Spacehead” (Demo)
4. “Really Stupid” (Demo)
5. “Nothing Left” (Demo)
6. “Thru The Flowers”
7. “Across My Shoulder”
8. “She Don’t Need You”
9. “Lazy”
10. “Really Stupid”
11. “We Found A Way To The Sun”
12. “Where The Wind Blows”
13. “Stop Killing Me”
14. “Buzz Buzz Buzz”
15. “Laughing Up My Sleeve”
16. “Ocean Blue”
17. “Shadow” (Guitar Version)
18. “Thru The Flowers” (New Version)
19. “Everything Shining Bright”
20. “Nothing Left” (Sounds Version)
21. “I’ll Stick With You” (1987 Version)
22. “Dreamwalk Baby” (1987 Version)
23. “Buzz Buzz Buzz” (1987 Version)
24. “Nothing Left” (1987 Version)
25. “Out Of Reach” (1987 Version)
26. “Carry Me Home” (1987 Version)
27. “Don’t Want Anything To Change” (1987 Version)

Disc 2: Lovely (Plus Bonus Tracks)
1. “Crash”
2. “Spacehead”
3. “Carry Me Home”
4. “Shadow”
5. “Thru The Flowers”
6. “Dreamwalk Baby”
7. “I’ll Stick With You”
8. “Nothing Left”
9. “Stop Killing Me”
10. “Out Of Reach”
11. “Ocean Blue”
12. “Run Baby Run”
13. “Don’t Want Anything To Change”
14. “Buzz Buzz Buzz”
15. “I’ll Stick With You” (Single Version)
16. “Things Get In Your Way”
17. “Crash” (Live In The Studio)
18. “Out Of Reach” (Single Version)
19. “Dreamwalk Baby” (Live)
20. “Really Stupid” (Live)
21. “Crash” (Live)
22. “I Wanna Be Your Dog” (Live)

Disc 3: Pure (Plus Bonus Tracks)
1. “Outside”
2. “Summer Rain”
3. “Sick Of It”
4. “Shine”
5. “Dizzy Heights”
6. “All The Way Down”
7. “Secrets”
8. “Keep Me In Mind”
9. “Lonely Streets”
10. “Can’t Bring Me Down”
11. “Way Behind Me”
12. “Never Tell”
13. “All The Way Down” (Beat Version)
14. “Way Behind Me” (Acoustic Version)
15. “Noose”
16. “I’ll Be Your Mirror”
17. “As Tears Go By”
18. “I Almost Touched You”
19. “Secrets” (Demo)
20. “Secrets” (Zeus B Held Version 12” Mix) *
21. “Secrets” (Zeus B Held 12” Dub) *
22. “You’re So Square (Baby I Don’t Care)”
* Previously unreleased

Disc 4: Galore (Plus Bonus Tracks)
1. “You Are The Way”
2. “Lead Me Astray”
3. “Earth Thing”
4. “Give This World To You”
5. “Slip Away”
6. “Cold Enough To Kill”
7. “Hello Jesus”
8. “Empathise”
9. “See Thru The Dark”
10. “Kiss Mine”
11. “Smile”
12. “The Little Black Egg”
13. “In My Dream”
14. “Sunpulse”
15. “Flow*
16. “Stop Killing Me” (Acoustic)
17. “You Are The Way” (September Mix)
18. “You Are The Way” (Re-Ravishing Mix)
19. “You Are The Way” (God’s Own Garage Band Mix – Alternate Version) *
20. “Under My Spell”
21. “Haunted”
* Previously unreleased

Disc 5: BBC Sessions 1986-1987/Live at Bath Moles
BBC Sessions 1986-1987
1. “Really Stupid”
2. “Nothing Left”
3. “Run Baby Run”
4. “I’ll Stick With You”
5. “Where The Wind Blows”
6. “Across My Shoulder”
7. “Spacehead”
8. “Crash”
9. “Stop Killing Me”
10. “Shadow”
11. “Buzz Buzz Buzz”
12. “As Tears Go By”
13. “Dreamwalk Baby”
14. “Ocean Blue”
15. “Everything’s Shining Bright”
16. “She Don’t Need You”
Live at Bath Moles
17. “All The Way Down” (Live)
18. “Sick Of It” (Live)
19. “Give This World To You” (Live)
20. “Outside” (Live)
21. “Slip Away” (Live)
22. “You Are The Way” (Live)
23. “Earth Thing” (Live)
24. “See Thru The Dark” (Live)
25. “Stop Killing Me” (Live)
26. “Way Behind Me” (Live)