The B-Sides

January 28, 2014 | Format: MP3

$9.49
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30
1
3:38
30
2
3:54
30
3
3:26
30
4
3:01
30
5
4:11
30
6
3:41
30
7
3:32
30
8
2:43
30
9
3:43
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10
3:05
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11
3:51


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: January 28, 2014
  • Release Date: January 28, 2014
  • Label: Side One Dummy Records
  • Copyright: 2014 Sideonedummy Records
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  • Total Length: 38:45
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  • ASIN: B00HUQUTO4
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,200 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Hopefully it won't be the beginning of a huge sell-out.
Tramp69
Typically a B-sides release is just that, songs off 7"s, comps, out of print releases and maybe one or two acoustic or live songs.
UNWAXED
I could be wrong, but this just seems like SideOneDummy wanted some cash, and the band may have had to oblige under contract.
Jen

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jen on February 28, 2014
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This is probably the worst "b-sides" collection I've ever owned.

For starters, only 11 songs. When I made a playlist of their b-sides last year, I think it had about 20 on there.
There are several awesome b-sides that are absent from this, and I honestly have no clue why that is.
Of the songs contained here, about half are just acoustic, recorded live on random radio shows.

I could be wrong, but this just seems like SideOneDummy wanted some cash, and the band may have had to oblige under contract.
(Add this to a two-year streak of disappointing / very bad releases from a label that used to be great)

I'm a huge fan of The Gaslight Anthem, but this is a rare "album" where I would actually advise people to "save your money".
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Lunar Boulevard on January 28, 2014
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It's true that there's nothing really new or particularly revolutionary here. It's exactly what the title says: a collection of b-sides. Most of these have been available for some time and many diehard fans have probably heard or collected these tracks in some form over the past few years. The big incentive to get this are tracks like "She Loves You" and "Songs for Teenagers", two gems that newcomers may not be familiar with. The acoustic versions and covers are decent if you're into that sort of thing.

What holds this back is that it's limited only to b-sides. A compilation of rarities and previously unreleased material would have rounded this disc out more fully, including tracks like "Blue Dahlia", "Teenage Rebellion", "Halloween", and "Hold You Up". I realize you can find most of these songs on iTunes or YouTube but having them in one place would have been a nice touch.

The Gaslight Anthem is still a young band and perhaps releasing a record like this is a bit premature, yet I'm happy to have it and it's a nice way to tide us over until the new record drops later this year. I'm sure the vaults are filled with unheard demos and songs that fans like myself will gladly snap up if they're released on a future LP. In the meantime this is a good step in the right direction.
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I had to give this a good review, some of the songs I'd already heard from the Deluxe editions of previous albums, but "Songs for Teenagers" and "Once Upon a Time" are worth the price of admission by themselves!
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tramp69 on February 6, 2014
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I cannot believe how some people can give this album 4 or even 5 stars. There is absolutely nothing worth listening on it, maybe She Loves You. Half of the songs aren't even TGA-performances but Brian Fallon alone. These acoustic versions sound totally boring, also the recordings sound terrible, especially American Slang and The Boxer. And the cover of Pearl Jam's State of Love and Trust is the worst piece of music I have heard in a long time. And who in the world needs another cover of Tumbling Dice? I really love that band and have all of their previous albums but this album is a rippoff and sucks brutaly. To release that album was a huge mistake from the band. Hopefully it won't be the beginning of a huge sell-out.
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful By UNWAXED on January 28, 2014
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As much as I love this band, GASLIGHT doesn't have enough 'B-sides' to put out a decent B-sides release yet. This was a premature effort and comes up short in a big a way. Made up of mostly acoustic versions of songs off their full lengths, which are good songs.

Typically a B-sides release is just that, songs off 7"s, comps, out of print releases and maybe one or two acoustic or live songs. They would have better served the audience by just re-recorded some of their favorites and put out an all acoustic studio CD. This CD pretty much sucks.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By vicwhiskey on March 20, 2014
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I think the acoustic version of this song has a grater emotional impact than the album version. It's a very good song..
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By lost jedi on February 1, 2014
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Let me start by saying these guys are one of the best recent bands to spring up over the last decade. I really love their music & in concert they're phenomenal. Yes, this is not the best recording TGA has ever issued but it's really not that bad either. The opening & closing tracks are especially good. My favorite track is their cover of the Rolling Stones' "Tumbling Dice". So if you are a dedicated Gaslight Anthem fan, there are some tracks here to be enjoyed. If you are just a casual fan this may not be the disc for you. I mostly enjoyed this cd, but will more likely be listening to my favorites The '59 Sound & American Slang on a more frequent rotation.
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