1. Prologue To History - Manic Street Preachers
B-Side to the Manics' #1 single If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next and considered by some to be a lost classic. This also featured on the band's 2003 rarities compilation Lipstick Traces.
2. Organ Yn Dy Geg - Super Furry Animals
The first track on SFA's first EP, the spectacularly titled Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerchwryndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (In Space), this was omitted from their B-Side/rarities compilation Out Spaced and was a weclome addition to this freebie for completists who couldn't afford the pricey CD version of the EP.
3. Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp (Chemical Brothers Remix) -Mercury Rev
Relatively laid back remix from the Chems of the closing track on Mercury Rev's critically acclaimed Deserter's Songs album. This featured on the single for the track which peaked at #26.
4. Explode (Remixed) - The Cardigans
Alternative version of a track from the Gran Turismo album. This appeared on the Top 10 single Erase/Rewind.
5. Implement Yeah! - Suede
A homage to Mark E Smith, this was originally intended as a B side to the Filmstar single but subsequently dropped. A live version was released as a fan club only CD in 1997 but this studio version is an exclusive. The only time you'll ever hear Suede do The Fall.
6. She's So Strange - Travis
Taken from the mega-selling album The Man Who.
7. On Days Like Yours - Ben & Jason
This is from the London singer-songwriter duo's mini album Hello. They went their separate ways in 2003 - Ben stayed in the music industry whilst Jason went on to write for Viz
8. C'mon Cincinatti (M. Organs Village Mix) - Delakota
Short-lived indie-dance hybrid formed from the ashes of The Senseless Things. This remix is featured on the C'mon Cincinatti which hit #55 in 1998.
9. New Style - Orbital
Remix featured on the second CD single of Orbital's Top 20 single Style. The track was produced almost completely with a Stylophone hence the title. The original can be found on the Hartnoll brothers' album Middle Of Nowhere.
10. Jumbo (Jedi's Electro Dub Mix) - Underworld
Featured on the first CD single of the #21 single Jumbo, this is one of two mixes by Jedis. The glorious original is on the classic Beaucoup Fish.
11. Burn The Light - Cast
From Scousers' third under-achieving album Magic Hour.
12. Fame Thing - Ultrasound
This also appeared on NME's Spring Offensive compilation featured earlier so obviously this was the track used to lure people to buy their album Everything Picture. Didn't work.
13. (1903-70) - Idlewild
From the CD single to When I Argue I See Shapes, the band's commercial breakthrough. The song is a tribute to artist Mark Rothko, the title being his birth and death dates.
14. Madam, Your Carriage Awaits - Bentley Rhythm Ace
Probably hurrying the Pop Will Eat Itself reunion (see below), BRA's second album, For Your Ears Only, was released to little fanfare and bombed. This is an excerpt.
15. Lefturno - Scott 4
Named after Scott Walker's fourth album, Scott 4 were an indie country-rock band whose album Works Project met with huge critical acclaim in 1999. Commercial success eluded them, this single reaching #181, but they released two more independent albums in 2002 and 2005, the latter under the guise of the Scott 4 Free Rock Orchestra.
16. Raymond's Shop - Stereophonics
B-side to the early single More Life In A Tramp's Vest, released here presumably to show off their rare tracks after huge success with the Performance & Cocktails long player.
17. Paranoid People - 3 Colours Red
From their second album Revolt. Named after what most people did when they listened to 3CR probably.