Nick Cave fans will be delighted with this morning’s news of a career-spanning boxset.

Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 1984 – 2014 will be available in numerous formats, the most exciting of which will feature three discs of material, a two-hour DVD filled with interviews, live footage and other bits, and a 256-page hardcover book featuring essays, photos, and other ephemera. The set was compiled by Nick Cave and Mick Harvey.

“There are some people out there who just don’t know where to start with The Bad Seeds”, Cave wrote in a statement announcing the project. “Others know the catalogue better than I do! This release is designed to be a way into three decades of music making. That’s a lot of songs.

“The songs we have chosen are the ones that have stuck around, for whatever reason. Some songs are those that demand to be played live. Others are lesser songs that are personal favourites of ours. Others are just too big and have too much history to leave out.

“And there are those that didn’t make it, poor things. They are the ones you must discover by yourselves.”

Check out a trailer for the boxset, below. More information can be found here.

 

Write a Letter to the Editor