Lush Detail 'Chorus' Box Set

Lush Detail 'Chorus' Box Set
Pioneering shoegaze band Lush recently reunited and confirmed plans to return to the stage on May 6 and 7 in London. Before that, they will reissue their discography in a box set called Chorus, and having previously hinted that the release was coming, they have now shared the full details of the collection.

Chorus will be out on December 4 before arriving in North American stores on January 22. The release will be handled by 4AD.

The box consists of five albums: the early compilation Gala (1990), the three official full-lengths — Spooky (1992), Split (1994) and Lovelife (1996) — plus the B-sides comp Topolino (1996). All told, there are 105 tracks, with all of the discs boosted by extras like radio sessions, demos, alternate mixes and various rarities. A number of the songs are previously unreleased.

The five CDs come housed in a hardbound book designed by longtime associate Chris Bigg. That's a picture of the set above and the full running order below. It can be pre-ordered here for £27 ($54 CAD).

If you'd rather hear the band's music on wax instead of CD, the best-of set Ciao! will be pressed on double red vinyl for Record Store Day's Black Friday event (November 27). This will be the comp's first vinyl release.

Chorus:

CD 1 - Gala:


1. Sweetness and Light
2. Sunbathing
3. Breeze
4. De-Luxe
5. Leaves Me Cold
6. Downer
7. Thoughtforms
8. Baby Talk
9. Thoughtforms
10. Scarlet
11. Bitter
12. Second Sight
13. Etheriel
14. Hey Hey Helen
15. Scarlet
16. Leaves Me Cold (Peel Session) *
17. Breeze (Peel Session) *
18. Hey Hey Helen (Peel Session) *
19. Blackout (Evening Session) *
20. Kiss Chase (Evening Session) *
21. The Childcatcher (Evening Session) *
22. Single Girl (Mark Radcliffe Session) *
23. Runaway (Mark Radcliffe Session) *
24. Heavenly Nobodies (Evening Session) *
25. Ladykillers (Evening Session) * 

CD 2 - Spooky:

1. Stray
2. Nothing Natural
3. Tiny Smiles
4. Covert
5. Ocean
6. For Love
7. Superblast!
8. Untogether
9. Fantasy
10. Take
11. Laura
12. Monochrome
13. God's Gift
14. Fallin' in Love
15. Starlust
16. Outdoor Miner
17. Astronaut
18. Sweetness and Light (The Orange Squash Mix)
19. Undertow (Spooky Mix)

CD 3 - Split:

1. Light from a Dead Star
2. Kiss Chase
3. Blackout
4. Hypocrite
5. Lovelife
6. Desire Lines
7. The Invisible Man
8. Undertow
9. Never-Never
10. Lit Up
11. Starlust
12. When I Die
13. Cat's Chorus
14. Love at First Sight
15. Girl's World
16. White Wood
17. 500 (Acoustic Version) *
18. Olympia (Acoustic Version)
19. Kiss Chase (Acoustic Version)

CD 4 - Lovelife:


1. Ladykillers
2. Heavenly Nobodies
3. 500
4. I've Been Here Before
5. Papasan
6. Single Girl
7. Ciao!
8. Tralala
9. Last Night
10. Runaway
11. The Childcatcher
12. Olympia
13. Sweetness and Light (Demo) *
14. Covert (Demo) *
15. Problem Child (Demo) *
16. Desire Lines (Demo)
17. Hypocrite (Demo) *
18. Lit Up (Demo)
19. Light from a Dead Star (Demo) *

CD 5 - Topolino:

1. 500 (Shake Baby Shake)
2. I Have the Moon
3. Ex
4. I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend
5. Matador
6. Outside World
7. I'd Like to Walk Around in Your Mind
8. Carmen
9. Shut Up
10. Cul De Sac
11. Demystification
12. Tinkerbell
13. Piledriver
14. Plums and Oranges
15. Half and Half
16. Dear Me (Miki's 8-Track Home Demo)
17. Sweetie
18. Heavenly
19. Pudding
20. Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
21. All This Useless Beauty
22. Mannequin
23. Rupert

* previously unreleased