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Quiet Please - The New Best of Nick Lowe


Download links and information about Quiet Please - The New Best of Nick Lowe by Nick Lowe. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Rock, New Wave, Rock & Roll, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 49 tracks with total duration of 02:35:20 minutes.

Artist: Nick Lowe
Release date: 2009
Genre: Rock, New Wave, Rock & Roll, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 49
Duration: 02:35:20
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No. Title Length
1. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding (featuring Brinsley Schwarz) 3:34
2. So It Goes 2:33
3. Heart of the City 2:08
4. Endless Sleep 4:09
5. Marie Provost 2:48
6. I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass 3:14
7. Cracking Up 2:58
8. American Squirm 2:31
9. Cruel to Be Kind 3:29
10. Without Love 2:29
11. You Make Me 1:49
12. When I Write the Book (featuring Rockpile) 3:17
13. Play That Fast Thing (One More Time) (featuring Rockpile) 4:13
14. Burning 2:03
15. Heart 3:42
16. Raining Raining 2:47
17. Ragin' Eyes 2:41
18. Mess Around With Love 3:06
19. Wish You Were Here (feat. Paul Carrack) 3:15
20. L.A.F.S. 3:32
21. Half a Boy and Half a Man 2:55
22. The Gee and the Rick and the Three Card Trick 4:21
23. The Rose of England 3:26
24. I Knew the Bride (When She Used to Rock and Roll) 4:26
25. Wishing Well 3:00
26. Lover's Jamboree 3:37
27. Shting-Shtang 3:22
28. All Men Are Liars 3:24
29. What's Shakin' On the Hill 4:01
30. Don't Think About Her When You're Trying to Drive (Demo) 3:00
31. Fool Who Knows (featuring Little Village) 3:47
32. Soulful Wind 3:02
33. The Beast In Me 2:30
34. I Live On a Battlefield 3:25
35. Shelley My Love 3:15
36. You Inspire Me 3:10
37. Lonesome Reverie 2:53
38. Faithless Lover 2:47
39. What Lack of Love Has Done 2:49
40. Man That I've Become 2:54
41. Lately I've Let Things Slide 3:06
42. Homewrecker 3:09
43. Has She Got a Friend? 2:39
44. Let's Stay In and Make Love 3:50
45. Indian Queens 3:45
46. I Trained Her to Love Me 3:00
47. People Change 2:54
48. Long Limbed Girl 2:54
49. Hope for Us All 3:41



Quiet Please bears the subtitle "The New Best of Nick Lowe," making no attempt to disguise the fact that it's been a full 20 years since Nick's last hits collection, Basher. That "new" designation is also a subtle indication of the editorial slant of Quiet Please, how it shifts away from the frenzied new wave rocker toward the swinging songwriter of the '90s and 2000s, and not just because the second disc of this double-disc set is devoted to the mellow, deeply felt country-rock and torch songs that have been Lowe's specialty since 1994's The Impossible Bird. Compilation producer Gregg Geller admits to bypassing Lowe's covers in favor of his originals — that explains why such singles as "Switchboard Susan," "Teacher Teacher," and "7 Nights to Rock" aren't here — but he also deliberately skews the selection of songs from the '70s and '80s to create a common thread from Brinsley Schwarz's 1974 finale The New Favourites to 2007's At My Age, one that concentrates on Lowe's wry, immaculately crafted songs and not the pop prankster Jesus of Cool. This approach may fit the sensibility of Lowe's latter-day records, illustrating the through line from "Endless Sleep" and "You Make Me" to "Lately I've Let Things Slide" and "Indian Queens," but it isn't necessarily a more accurate reading of his career. After all, until The Impossible Bird, there was a lot of rock & roll in Lowe's albums, something that this collection downplays quite a bit — but if that's the side of Nick you need to hear, stick with Basher, whose title speaks to its style as much as Quiet Please. Plus, this rock & roll deficiency is the only flaw on this otherwise sterling collection, the first to cover pretty much his entire career, which means it's the first to give an idea of just what a consistent body of work Lowe has built up over the years. Over the course of two discs and 49 tracks, the sounds may shift but the quality doesn't: there's not a dip in quality and everything on the second disc holds its own with the music on the first. Throughout it all, Lowe's knack for sly, understated songcraft shines and if he doesn't necessarily get better over the years, he might get seamless, writing songs so elegantly polished and delivered they seem effortless. While it could hardly be said to have all of Nick's best — it not only is skimpy on rock and Rockpile, but also only one cut from Brinsley Schwarz — it does what so few career-spanning compilations do: it tells a story and stands as testament to the artist's enormous talents.