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Crows Nightingales SHOCK (Best of Me 1991​-​1995)

by Me

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Lost It 03:02
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Billy Liar 03:36
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We Must Be 05:30
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Comet Coming 02:47
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The Ancients 04:43
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Upsmile-Down 03:40
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Tipsy-Turvy 03:47
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Hubble 03:12
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“Crows Nightingales SHOCK (Best of Me 1991-1995)”
Me
Released on Limited Edition CD - 16th July 2021 via Bristol Archive Records


On 16th July 2021 Bristol Archive Records are releasing “Crows Nightingales SHOCK (Best of Me 1991-1995)”. This will be the first UK-released collection drawn from the many records put out in the early ‘90s by Bristol-based Anglo-Irish troubadours Me. With Me cited by NME at the time as “effortlessly the best band in Bristol”, this new selection of the band’s best work showcases the very distinctive sounds of the widely praised but often misunderstood Belfast - Bristol pop-visionaries.

With four gifted songwriters onboard, Me’s songs were always bound to be insightful, wilful, hook-laden, bathed in soaring pop-sensibility and propelled upwards by tightly ecstatic vocal harmonies. Championed in their day (1988-1996) by the likes of John Peel, Mark Radcliffe and even Bob Harris, Me toured widely - USA, France, Czechia & UK - while putting out two richly varied double-albums and a handful of diverse and distinctive EP’s.

This new collection invites a new audience to hear the often unpigeonholeable talents of Me, yet also gathers a fair sample of the band’s recorded output for the initiated, who may be wondering where and how to hear Me’s music now. Bristol Archive Records will also be re-releasing Me’s entire back catalogue via all digital platforms.

“Crows Nightingales SHOCK” will present Me’s exceptional poetic-psychedelic vision to a 21st century audience. Indeed, new listeners will now be able to hear why Radiohead, during their promotion of ‘Ok Computer’, cited Me as a key creative influence.

This new Best of Me collection will highlight the group’s song writing diversity: epic, tender, fevered, ahead-of-its-time, and just plain gloriously odd! Me were a band who were proud to put out all their records on pioneering Bristol indie label PopGod Records. But this new launch is doubly exciting in that it hopes to reach an entirely new audience, particularly with the expertise and experience of Bristol Archive behind it.

Me & Bristol Archive Records are thrilled to announce this new anthology, which in turn will help to reassert, in timely fashion, Me’s justified position as one of the all-time-great Bristol bands.
“Crows Nightingales SHOCK (Best of Me 1991-1995)” is released by Bristol Archive Records on Limited Edition CD on 16th July 2021, distributed by Shellshock and available from good retailers worldwide.

ARTIST: Me
TITLE: “Crows Nightingales SHOCK (Best of Me 1991-1995)”
RELEASE DATE: 16th July 2021
LABEL: Bristol Archive Records
DISTRIBUTION: Shellshock / Proper
CAT NO: ARC369CD
BARCODE: 5052571094921

Track Listing:

1. Guilty Feet Fall Foul
2. Love of My Life
3. Where Do You Think?
4. Awake Forever
5. Lost It
6. Since We Haven't Been Together
7. Billy Liar
8. We Must Be
9. Comet Coming
10. The Ancients
11. Upsmile-Down
12. Tipsy Turvy
13. Hubble
14. World Peace Now

credits

released July 16, 2021

1. Guilty Feet Fall Foul (from Harmonise or Die, CD version)
Written by George Claridge, Francis Kane, Paul Bradley and Me
Produced by Steve Risley. Recorded at Antenna, Bristol UK. Engineered by Andy Smith.

2. Love of My Life (Wake Up EP)
Written by George Claridge & Me
Produced, recorded and engineered by Peter Parsons at Koh-San, Bathhampton, UK

3. Where Do You Think? (Harmonise or Die CD)
Written by George Claridge, Francis Kane, Paul Bradley & Me
Recorded at Moon Club, Bristol UK & PIJ, Bristol UK. Produced by Corin Dingley. Engineered by Ian Pirrie & Corin Dingley

4. Awake Forever (Fecund Haunts CD)
Written by Paul Bradley and Nick Scooper
Produced by Paul Bradley. Recorded and engineered by Paul Bradley at Queens Road Studio, Bristol UK

5. Lost It (Fecund Haunts CD)
Written by Francis Kane, Paul Bradley, George Claridge & Me
Produced by Chris Powell. Recorded at Pentagon, Bristol UK and Shoal Studio, Bristol UK.

6. Since We Haven't Been Together (Fecund Haunts CD)
Written by George Claridge & Me
Produced by Chris Powell. Recorded and engineered by Chris Powell at Pentagon, Bristol UK, and Shoal Studio, Bristol UK

7. Billy Liar (Fecund Haunts CD)
Written by Nick Scooper & Me
Recorded at Pentagon, Bristol UK and Shoal Studio. Produced and engineered by Chris Powell.

8. We Must Be (Harmonise or Die CD)
Written by George Claridge, Francis Kane, Paul Bradley & Me. Produced by Corin Dingley. Recorded at Moon Club, Bristol UK and PIJ, Bristol UK. Engineered by Ian Pirrie and Corin Dingley

9. Comet Coming (Fecund Haunts CD)
Written by Francis Kane and Me. Produced and engineered by Chris Powell. Recorded at Pentagon, Bristol UK and Shoal Studio, Bristol UK.

10. The Ancients (21 Century Fossils EP)
Written by George Claridge and Me. Produced and engineered by Chris Powell. Recorded at UWE, Bristol UK, and Shoal Studio, Bristol UK

11. Upsmile-Down (Harmonise or Die CD)
Written by George Claridge and Francis Kane. Produced, engineered and recorded on 4-track cassette at Oakfield Road, Bristol UK, by George Claridge & Francis Kane.


12. Tipsy Turvy (Fecund Haunts CD)
Written by Bethan White and George Claridge. Produced and engineered by Chris Powell. Recorded by George Claridge and Bethan White, Bristol UK.

13. Hubble (Fecund Haunts CD)
Written by George Claridge, Francis Kane, Paul Bradley, Nick Scooper and Mark Bradley. Produced by Toby Pascoe. Recorded and engineered by Chris Powell at Pentagon, Bristol UK, and Shoal Studio, Bristol UK

14. World Peace Now (World Peace Now EP)
Written by Francis Kane, George Claridge, Paul Bradley & Me. Produced and engineered by Chris Powell. Recorded at Pentagon, Bristol UK and Shoal Studio, Bristol UK.

Mark Bradley, drums
Paul Bradley, guitar, bass, voice, tin whistle
George Claridge, guitar, bass, keyboards, voice
Jason Collins, bass
Francis Kane, guitar, bass, keyboards, voice
Ronan Maguire, keyboards
Nick Scooper, guitar, bass, keyboards, voice
Bethan White, narration/speech

Additional musicians:

Sam Burns, saxophone and cello
Adam Clarkson, didgeridoo
Corin Dingley, congas
Gina Griffin, violin
Sean O'Neill, voice
Toby Pascoe, dholak
Louise Rennie, recorder
Jesse David Vernon, voice


All songs copyright control.
All songs owned by the writers and artists and licenced to Bristol Archive Records.

All tracks recorded between March 1991 and March 1995

All photos owned by the photographers and copyright remains with them on their great work including Chris Rydlewski, Justin Quinnell, Adrian Ford.

Mastered by Steve Street, March 2021

(p)& © Bristol Archive Records 2021

Huge thanks, in non-alphabetical and non-chronological order, to:

Everybody, Everyone, all our parents and families, Mike Darby, Pat Hubbock, Elspeth Penny, Michelle Gaskell & Bethan White, Jack Claridge, Seán Ó Neill, Sam Burns, Jesse David Vernon, Paul Waterworth, Dieter Hartwig, Adam Pope, Anthony Flynn, Rob Hosking, Debra Spargo, Terri Scooper, Steve Henwood, Mark Simpson, Mike Allison, Anton Ellis, Peter Parsons, Chris Powell, Corin Dingley, Paul Horlick, Liam Yeates, Sid Fossil, Sarah Coates, Gráinne Thompson, Tim Smith RIP, James & Lisa “Bragg”, Paul Hodgson, Ade Blackmore, The Seers, PopGod Records, Ian Pirrie, Pip Wyn-Griffiths, Chris Rydlewski, Adrian Ford, Justin Quinnell, Mark Oliff, Iain & Carmel Ferguson, Holland Risley, Sue Risley, Oona Moon/Una Leppington, Martin Nicholls, Dick Scarborough, Stephen Dalton, Iestyn George, Ngaire Ruth, The Sea Nymphs, The Family Cat, BOB, Jim McGarry, Lida Husik, Matt Kaplan, Neil D’Arcy, Rainbow Quartz, Spin Art, Maria Slovakova, Sylvia Melnicenko-Pearson, Gina Griffin, Jean-Daniel Beauvallet, Mike Gartside, Nige Tassell, Cris Warren, John Mitchell, Ali Grant, Tom Phillips, Tristan Bolitho, Fenella from Tellywest, Jenna from Radio Bristol, Mark Radcliffe, Katie Puckrick, Marc Riley, John Leonard, Dominic Revert, Monette Lee, Jim Barr, Tim Norfolk, Bob Locke, Richard Grassby-Lewis, Jacqueline Moore, Sam Welbourne, Dan Sumpter, Frances Coates, Stuart Napier, Kevin Byrne, Madeline Woof, Gill Newlyn, Brian & Giles, Dan Shephard, Nial Joyce, Seán O’Halpin, Cowfold Studio, Beehive Studio Middlezoy, Nick Worms, Fenella Tellywest, Dave Thrasher, Barbara Smandler & Cyril Greenwood, Graham Norton & Sarah Warwick, Craig Pyrah, Martina Zelenkova, Sabine Pope, Dave Brayley, Hanna Burchell & Ste, Malcolm Haynes, Pat Kelly, Stuart Wright, Steve Fanger RIP, Terry The Bullshitter, Gerard Langley, Andy Allen, The Montgomery Clifts, Jeremy Purches RIP, The People of Bristol, Banksy, The Irish and English Diaspora, Dogs and Birds, The previous millennia of slaughter and inhumanity, Thanks for this, that and the otherish, the NHS, and everyone and everybody.

Artwork by Sam Giles

This record is dedicated to Betty Kane, Helen Kane, Frank Kane Sr., Paddy Bradley, Jack Claridge, Nick Scooper, Steve Risley, Toby Pascoe, Richard Andrew, DJ Derek and All the Departed.

(Bristol and Belfast Boys Make More Noise!) Mike Darby

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