Underworld Deliver Two Career-Spanning Anthologies
Published Jan 09, 2012Considering their impending roles as music directors for the London 2012 Olympic Games' opening ceremony, English electronic dance duo Underworld have a busy year ahead of them. Since they'll be tied up away from the recording studio for the foreseeable future, the outfit are offering up a few highlight reel releases.
First up is A Collection, an annotated collection offering radio edits of some of the group's more notable work. While it's currently available digitally from the group's website, it hits store shelves January 23 (in the UK) through eOne. On top of hits like "Born Slippy," the one-disc collection features a handful of collaborative tracks the band have recorded over the last twenty years, from matching up with High Contrast and Tiesto ("The First Note is Silent"), to Mark Knight and D. Ramirez ("Downpipe"), and 2009's team up with Brian Eno ("Beebop Hurry").
If you're looking for a more thorough undertaking, the group is also offering up the three-disc 1992-2012 Anthology, which also comes out January 23. Like the group's last cumulative outing, Underworld Anthology 1992-2002, the first two CDs cover more well-known territory, while the last disc gathers rare and unreleased numbers, including B-sides and live material. You can check out the tracklistings in the streaming players available down below.