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THE CHARLATANS proudly announce their (Covid) delayed release of their 30th Anniversary tour and a career spanning best of entitled “A Head Full of Ideas’ Released on Then Recordings through Republic Of Music. ‘A Head Full of Ideas’ sums up their remarkable progress from 1990 Manchester scene hopefuls to one of the UK’s most enduring and best-loved bands. The accompanying tour begins at Belfast, Limelight 22/11/21 and finishes in Aberdeen on 20/12/21. 

The band have notched up 13 Top 40 studio albums - three of them number ones - alongside 22 hit singles, four of them top 10. The rollercoaster highs have been accompanied by some shattering lows, any which one of them could have felled a less resilient band, from nervous breakdowns to near bankruptcy and the deaths of two founder members. 

Somehow, they have not just carried on but adapted and transformed. The classic Charlatans sound - driving Hammond organ, Northern Soul and house-influenced rhythms, swaggering guitars and Tim Burgess’s sunny yet somehow yearning vocal - is instantly recognisable. And in spite of everything they have been through their music is now more relevant than ever, The Guardian described their last album, Different Days as “one of their best ever”.

The Charlatans - A Head Full Of Ideas

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  • A1. The Only One I Know 
    A2. Weirdo 
    A3. Can’t Get Out Of Bed 
    A4. Jesus Hairdo 
    A5. Just When You’re Thinking Things Over 
    A6. North Country Boy

    B1. Tellin’ Stories 
    B2. One To Another 
    B3. How High 
    B4. Forever 
    B5. Impossible

    C1. Love Is The Key 
    C2. A Man Needs To Be Told 
    C3. Up At The Lake 
    C4. Blackened Blue Eyes 
    C5. Oh Vanity

    D1. My Foolish Pride 
    D2. Come Home Baby 
    D3. Let The Good Times Be Never Ending 
    D4. Plastic Machinery 
    D5. Totally Eclipsing


    Indie exclusive 3LP also includes:

    E1. Polar Bear (Blackburn, King Georges Hall. November 1990 - BBC Radio 1)
    E2. Indian Rope (Reading Festival 1992 - BBC Radio 1)
    E3. Can’t Even Be Bothered (Reading Festival 1992 - BBC Radio 1)
    E4. Can’t Get Out Of Bed (Glasgow Tramway, Sound City 1994 - BBC Radio1)
    E5. I Never Want An Easy Life (If Me And Him Were Ever To Get There) (Glasgow Tramway, Sound City 1994 - BBC Radio1)


    F1. Then (Glastonbury Festival 1995 - BBC Radio 1)
    F2. Here Comes A Soul Saver (Hultsfred Festival, Sweden 1997)
    F3. My Beautiful Friend (Delamare Forest, Cheshire 2007)
    F4. The Blind Stagger (Delamare Forest, Cheshire 2007)
    F5. Sproston Green (Reading Festival 1999 - BBC Radio 1)

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