Saturday, March 6, 2010

DOWNLOAD: The Bees Knees: Voice Of The Bee-sides v2





Here's the second (of three) volumes that collects (almost) all of the singles, b-sides and rarities from 80s pop group Voice Of The Beehive. This one covers their recorded output from 1991 to 1996. See below for a tracklisting at a glance, a video player where you can sample any of the tracks in question and below that more detailed notes about each one. For my post about the first volume, which covers the years 1987-1989 click here, and the third volume, covering demos, live tracks and remixes, click here.

VOICE OF THE BEEHIVE
THE BEES KNEES: VOICE OF THE BEE-SIDES, volume 2
files encoded from 120kbps-320kbps
File: 181.89 MB RAR

01 Monsters & Angels
02 Only If You Want To
03 Waitress
04 Pocketsize
05 I Think I Love You (Don Was Gulity Pleasure Mix)
06 Something About God
07 Perfect Place (Single Version)
08 Shine Away
09 Sit Down (Live)
10 Gimme Shelter (with Jimmy Summerville)
11 Angel Come Down
12 Inconsistencies
13 Cartoon City
14 Scary Kisses (Edit)
15 You & Your Dumb Club
16 Time On All Fours
17 Heavenly
18 Blue In Paradise
19 Moonblind
20 So Hard
21 Playing House
Notes:
01 MONSTERS AND ANGELS
- Single released 5/91; the first from second album "Honey Lingers". Chart peak: UK Singles #17, U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #84, U.S. Modern Rock #8.

02 ONLY IF YOU WANT TO
- B-side: "Monsters & Angels" (released 5/91)

03 WAITRESS
- B-side: "Monsters & Angels" (released 5/91)

04 POCKETSIZE
- B-side: "Monsters & Angels" (released 5/91)

05 I THINK I LOVE YOU (Don Was' Gulity Pleasure Mix)
- B-side: "I Think I Love You" single released 9/91. This was the original and much superior version of the Partridge Family cover the band had recorded with producer Don Was. The song was then subjected to numerous remixes and polishes before becoming what is now the album and single version of the track.

06 SOMETHING ABOUT GOD
- B-side: "I Think I Love You" (9/91)

07 PERFECT PLACE (Single Version)
- Single released 12/91. This is a re-recording of the album version of the track specifically for single release.

08 SHINE AWAY
- B-side: "Perfect Place" cassette only single release (12/91) as well as the U.S. "Adonis Blue" promo single (1992).

09 SIT DOWN (Live)
- B-side: "Perfect Place" (12/91); also included on the U.S. "Adonis Blue" promo single (1992). Live cover of a James song.

10 GIMME SHELTER (with Jimmy Somerville)
- Non-LP Track: from the "Gimme Shelter" compilation CD which featured different collaborations of artists covering the Rolling Stones song, with all proceeds donated to the Putting Our House In Order homeless initiative. The Beehive collaborate here with Jimmy Somerville (of Bronski Beat and the Communards).

11 ANGEL COME DOWN
- Single: released 8/95. First single from the album "Sex & Misery"

12 INCONSISTENCIES
- B-side: "Angel Come Down" (released 8/95)

13 CARTOON CITY
- B-side: "Angel Come Down" (released 8/95)

14 SCARY KISSES (Edit)
- Single: released early '96 (U.K.) & 5/96 (U.S.). Edit of the "Sex & Misery" album track.

15 YOU AND YOUR DUMB CLUB
- B-side: "Scary Kisses" UK single release (early 1996)

16 TIME ON ALL FOURS
- B-side: "Scary Kisses" UK single release (early 1996)

17 HEAVENLY
- Single: released 5/96 (U.K. only). From "Sex & Misery".

18 BLUE IN PARADISE
- B-side: "Heavenly" (released 5/96 U.K. only) as well as "Scary Kisses" (U.S. single release only 5/96). A songwriting collaboration between Tracey Bryn of the Beehive and XTC's Andy Partridge. From "Sex & Misery".

19 MOONBLIND
- B-side: "Heavenly" (released 5/96 U.K. only). "Sex & Misery" album track.

20 SO HARD
- Single: released 9/96 (U.S. only). Final single from the Beehive.

21 PLAYING HOUSE
- B-side: "So Hard". "Sex & Misery" album track.


4 comments:

  1. and in this case you really can say voices, in that times and in my opinion this two girsl had the most beauty voices in that moment, now just left as a good memory of my teenage.

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  2. I really like this site, it's so important to know more about this topic, keep it up and of course every time I have time I'll love to check out again

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  3. Please Please Re-up this won't work for me! The other 2 do though. Thank You Thank You. Also one missing rarity - Early version of 'Beat Of Love' from a London records comp called 'Giant'. But Please Re-up

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