Hood 'Recollected' on New Retrospective Box Set

Hood 'Recollected' on New Retrospective Box Set
After beginning their career with the storied Slumberland label, forward-thinking British outfit Hood signed with Domino Records for a handful of albums. Now, Domino is bringing together these records, along with non-LP tracks, for a hefty box set called Recollected.

This six-CD box includes the band's four Domino albums: Rustic Houses, Forlorn Valleys (1998), The Cycle of Days and Seasons (1999), Cold House (2001) and Outside Closer (2005). An additional disc includes five collected EPs, while another called The Hood Tapes includes 24 rare and previously unheard recordings.

All of the albums have been remastered, and come packaged in the fancy-looking box you can see above. The six discs are housed in spined mini-sleeves with a 32-page booklet.

According to an announcement from Domino, Hood are "now on long-term hiatus, whilst band members work on their own musical projects." In other words, this may the last we hear from Hood in a while.

Recollected is available exclusively through the label starting on December 5. It costs £49.99 ($81.47) plus shipping and is available to pre-order here.

The set will then be made available in stores on February 20, although this is a UK release date and it's unclear whether it will be on shelves here in North America. See the box contents below.

Rustic Houses, Forlorn Valleys:

1. "S.E. Rain Patterns"
2. "Boer Farmstead"
3. "The Light Reveals the Place"
4. "Your Ambient Voice"
5. "The Leaves Grow Old and Fall and Die"
6. "Diesel Pioneers"  

The Cycle of Days and Seasons:

1. "Western Housing Concerns"
2. "Hood Is Finished"
3. "//"
4. "September Brings the Autumn Dawn"
5. "In Iron Light"
6. "How Can You Drag Your Body Blindly Through?"
7. "Houses Tilting Towards the Sea"
8. "//"
9. "Roads Lead Northwards"
10. "//"
11. "...The Cliff Edge of Workaday Morality"  

Cold House:

1. "They Removed All Trace That Anything Had Ever Happened Here"
2. "You Show No Emotion at All"
3. "When Branches Bare"
4. "Enemy of Time"
5. "The Winter Hit Hard"
6. "I Can't Find My Brittle Youth"
7. "This Is What We Do to Sell Out"
8. "The River Curls Around the Town"
9. "Lines Low to Frozen Ground"
10. " You're Worth the Whole World"  

Outside Closer:

1. "(intro)"
2. "The Negatives"
3. "Any Hopeful Thoughts Arrive"
4. "End of One Train Working"
5. "Winter 72"
6. "The Lost You"
7. "Still Rain Fell"
8. "L.Fading Hills"
9. "Closure"
10. "This Is It, Forever"  

5 Collected EPs:

1. "Useless"
2. "Home Is Where It Hurts"
3. "Cold Fire Woods of Western Lanes"
4. "The World Touches Too Hard"
5 . "Its Been a Long Time Since I Was Last Here"
6. "Across the Lonely Writing Sid"
7. "Painting the Town Dead"
8. "Ghosts by Japan"
9. "You Can't Breathe Memories"
10. "The Rest of Us Still Care"
11. "By Island Lake (Excerpt)"
12. "Over the Land, Over the Sea"
13. "Squint in the First Light of Day"
14. "The Sad Decline of Home"
15. "The Fact That You Failed"
16. "The Sea Against the Sand"  

The Hood Tapes:

1. "The Hurting World"
2. "Greydayer"
3. "When We Wait All the Tables"
4. "Driven Out by Angry Villager"
5. "Loss and L.E.D"
6. "Names for Rain"
7. "But I Was Only a Bystander"
8. "This Years First Storm"
9. "Maple"
10. "Winter Politics"
11. "Sad Neck"
12. "None of the Above"
13. "Leave Like the Ghost You Are"
14. "Photographers"
15. "Winter Will Set You Back"
16. "Late Farming"
17. "You Shins Break My Heart"
18. "Having the Loudest Hailer"
19. "Guess My Age"
20. "Hym to the Hill"
21. "The Second Thought Abandoned"
22. "Before We Get Swept Away…."
23. "Stone and Height"
24. "Points of Disintegration"