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The Beta Band - The Three EPs download album

  • Performer: The Beta Band
  • Title: The Three EPs
  • Genre: Electronic / Rock
  • Country: Europe
  • Released: 1998
  • Style: Alternative Rock, Experimental
  • MP3 album: 1827 mb
  • FLAC album: 1417 mb
  • Rating: 4.9/5
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The Beta Band - The Three EPs download album

s is a compilation album of the first three releases by Scottish musical group The Beta Band, comprising the EPs Champion Versions, The Patty Patty Sound and Los Amigos del Beta Bandidos. The album was released on 28 September 1998 in the United Kingdom by Regal and on 26 January 1999 in the United States by Astralwerks. Its cover art includes the main image from each of the EPs. "Dry the Rain" was prominently featured in a scene from the 2000 film High Fidelity.

The Beta Band are a fairly odd collective. For a start, they're Scottish. They're also incredibly reclusive, giving the impression that they live somewhere in the highlands, wandering down occasionally only to record an EP or three; practically no press ever accompanied releases, and they seemed determined to let their music, and only their music, do any talking.

Rather than a full-length debut, per se, The 3 . As such, the songs display an off-the-cuff charm which is as refreshing as it is unforced, revealing a natural progression by the band from humble folk/indie rock beginnings ("Dry the Rain," made famous in a brilliant scene in 2000's High Fidelity) to full-out psychedelic pop endings ("Needles in My Eye").

The Beta Band never got around to that fourth album. By the time they bowed out in 2004, they had the air of a band the industry had found, salivated over, and torn apart limb by limb. The Betas were never huge; their second album spent precisely one week on the . charts, peaking at No. 200. Still, there was a period right around 2002 when no Case Logic was complete without Beta Band scrawled across at least one Verbatim CD-R. A 78-minute odyssey, The Three EPs is suited to uninterrupted listening. In college, we’d throw the CD on during a study session (of course) and wonder aloud if this was still the Beta Band halfway stop The Monolith. Getting up to flip these eight sides every ten minutes or so breaks that spell; there’s no way to get lost in the slipstream when you’re making that many trips to the turntable.

s by The Beta Band released in 1998 via Regal, Astralwerks. Produced by The Beta Band, Chris Allison.

Complete your The Beta Band collection.

The Beta Band is the official studio debut album of The Beta Band, released in 1999 on Regal Records. The album followed the critically acclaimed compilation of their first three EPs titled The Three . With high anticipation for The Beta Band, the band originally planned to record the album in four separate continents, but financial constraints slimmed the recording locations down; however, the album was still recorded in a variety of locations


1 Dry The Rain 6:05
2 I Know 3:58
3 B + A 6:35
4 Dogs Got A Bone 5:58
5 Inner Meet Me 6:20
6 The House Song 7:15
7 Monolith 15:48
8 She's The One 8:21
9 Push It Out 5:22
10 It's Over 3:50
11 Dr. Baker 4:08
12 Needles In My Eyes 4:32

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Toshiba EMI Ltd


This Release contains the Three EPs:
* Champion Versions (Tracks 1 to 4)
* The Patty Patty Sound (Tracks 5 to 8)
* Los Amigos del Beta Bandidos (Tracks 9 to 12)

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
7243 497050 2 9 The Beta Band The Three E.P.'s ‎(CD, Comp) Regal 7243 497050 2 9 Europe 1998
BEC5543616 The Beta Band The Three E.P.'s ‎(12", EP, RE, RM, Red + 2x12", EP, RE, RM, Yel + 12) Because Music BEC5543616 Europe 2018
REG32VINYL The Beta Band The Three E.P.'s ‎(2xLP, Comp, Unofficial, Blu) AAA Recordings REG32VINYL Europe 2017
REG32VINYL The Beta Band The Three E.P.'s ‎(2xLP, Comp, Unofficial, Cle) AAA Recordings REG32VINYL Europe 2017
REG23 CD The Beta Band The Three E.P.'s ‎(CD, Comp, Promo) Regal REG23 CD Europe 1998

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