First talked about around the time of the release of the band s debut album Asleep in the Back, Dead In The Boot brings together B-sides and the odd non-album track from the band's thirteen year recording career.
The early years are represented by None One from the original Newborn EP released by Uglyman Records in 2000 and Lucky With Disease from 2001. The band's most recent work is showcased by Buffalo Ghosts the B-side to the limited edition 10 inch vinyl release of Open Arms last April.
In addition there are ten further tracks that demonstrate the depth of Elbow's songwriting, comprising heart wrenching ballads, loping steel guitar ornamented grooves.
Mostly self-produced, recording B-sides throughout the years allowed the band to hone their studio skills which eventually led Elbow keyboard player Craig Potter to fully produce and mix the bands last two albums. It may be categorized as a B-sides album but Dead In The Boot stands shoulder to shoulder with every other Elbow album released.