The Jesus and Mary Chain Receive New Best Of Set

The Jesus and Mary Chain Receive New <i>Best Of</i> Set
With their 1985 classic, Psychocandy, the Jesus and Mary Chain created a fuzz-pop blueprint that has been imitated by countless bands. Now, the forward-thinking Scottish group will have their finest moments compiled on a new two-disc best-of set, due out today in the UK via Music Club Deluxe.

Entitled Upside Down: The Best of the Jesus and Mary Chain, the forty-four song collection spans their entire career, drawing on all six full-lengths as well as B-sides and non-LP cuts. As Slicing Up Eyeballs notes, it includes two rare tracks: "45 RPM" (an alternative version of Hate Rock 'n' Roll's "33 1/3") and the recent reunion track "All Things Must Pass."

The set is said to be a tie-in with the new documentary about Creation Records, which is also called Upside Down.

This isn't the first time the Jesus and Mary Chain have been anthologized. 2002's 21 Singles compiled the bands best-known tracks, while 2008's The Power of Negative Thinking brought together four discs of rarities and non-album material. This latest collection, however, is perhaps the most complete overview of the band's entire catalog. See the tracklist below.

Upside Down: The Best of the Jesus and Mary Chain:

Disc 1:

1. "Just Like Honey"

2. "April Skies"

3. "Blues From a Gun"

4. "Far Gone and Out"

5. "Some Candy Talking"

6. "Come On"

7. "Head On"

8. "I Love Rock 'n' Roll"

9. "All Things Must Pass"

10. "Reverence"

11. "Sidewalking"

12. "Cracking Up"

13. "Upside Down"

14. "Never Understand"

15. "The Hardest Walk"

16. "Happy When It Rains"

17. "The Perfect Crime"

18. "Sometimes Always"

19. "Almost Gold"

20. "Darklands"

21. "45 RPM"

22. "Head"

Disc 2:

1. "Half Way to Crazy"

2. "You Trip Me Up"

3. "Rollercoaster"

4. "Birthday"

5. "Happy Place"

6. "Something I Can't Have"

7. "I Hate Rock 'n' Roll"

8. "Tower Of Song"

9. "Vegetable Man"

10. "In A Hole"

11. "Kill Surf City"

12. "33 1/3″

13. "Cherry Came Too"

14. "Between Planets"

15. "Moe Tucker"

16. "Little Stars"

17. "God Help Me"

18. "New York City"
19. "Nine Million Rainy Days"

20. "Drop"

21. "Black"

22. "Psychocandy"