THE CHARLATANS - "A HEAD FULL OF IDEAS" //Then Records// (Released 15th October)




£34.99 – 3xLP, Very Limited Edition, Signed Deluxe Opaque Coloured Vinyl

£34.99 – 3xLP, Limited Edition Deluxe, Opaque Coloured Vinyl

£23.99 – 2xLP, Standard Edition

The Charlatans proudly announce their (Covid) delayed release of their 30th Anniversary tour and a 6 vinyl LP Box Set. Released on Then Recordings through Republic Of Music, ‘A Head Full Of Ideas’ is a five album, and exclusive 7”, career-spanning box set that sums up their remarkable progress from 1990 Manchester scene hopefuls to one of the UK’s most enduring and best-loved bands. The accompanying tour begins at Belfast, Limelight 22/11/21 and finishes in Aberdeen on 20/12/21.

The band have notched up 13 Top 40 studio albums – three of them number ones – alongside 22 hit singles, four of them top 10. The rollercoaster highs have been accompanied by some shattering lows, any which one of them could have felled a less resilient band, from nervous breakdowns to near bankruptcy and the deaths of two founder members

Somehow, they have not just carried on but adapted and transformed. The classic Charlatans sound – driving Hammond organ, Northern Soul and house-influenced rhythms, swaggering guitars and Tim Burgess’s sunny yet somehow yearning vocal – is instantly recognisable. And in spite of everything they have been through their music is now more relevant than ever, The Guardian described their last album, Different Days as “one of their best ever”.



a1) The only one i know
a2) Weirdo
a3) Can’t get out of bed
a4) Jesus hairdo
a5) Just when you’re thinking things over
a6) North country boy

b1) Tellin’ stories
b2) One to another
b3) How high
b4) Forever
b5) Impossible


c1) Love is the key
c2) A man needs to be told
c3) Up at the lake
c4) Blackened blue eyes
c5) Oh vanity

d1) My foolish pride
d2) Come home baby
d3) Let the good times be never ending
d4) Plastic machinery
d5) Totally eclipsing


e1) Polar bear (Blackburn, king Georges hall. November 1990 – BBC radio 1)
e2) Indian rope (reading festival 1992 – BBC radio 1)
e3) Can’t even be bothered (reading festival 1992 – BBC radio 1)
e4) Can’t get out of bed (Glasgow tramway, sound city 1994 – BBC radio1)
e5) I never want an easy life (if me and him were ever to get there) (Glasgow tramway, sound city 1994 – BBC radio1)

f1) Then (Glastonbury festival 1995 – BBC radio 1)
f2) Here comes a soul saver (Hultsfred festival, Sweden 1997)
f3) My beautiful friend (Delamare forest, Cheshire 2007)
f4) The blind stagger (Delamare forest, Cheshire 2007)
f5) Sproston green (Reading festival 1999 – BBC radio 1)

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