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  • The Charlatans - Tellin' Stories - EXPANDED EDITION
  • 1-1. With No Shoes
    1-2. North Country Boy
    1-3. Tellin' Stories
    1-4. One To Another
    1-5. You're A Big Girl Now
    1-6. How Can You Leave Us
    1-7. Area 51
    1-8. How High
    1-9. Only Teethin'
    1-10. Get On It
    1-11. Rob's Theme

    2-1. Two Of Us
    2-2. Reputation
    2-3. Don't Need A Gun
    2-4. Down With The Mook
    2-5. Title Fight
    2-6. Keep It To Yourself
    2-7. Rainbow Chasing (Don't Need A Gun - Inital First Take)
    2-8. Clean Up Kid
    2-9. Thank You (Live At The Phenix Festival 18 July 1997)

The Charlatans

Tellin' Stories - EXPANDED EDITION

Beggars Banquet
Released 28 May 2012
BBQCD2093 (CD) / BBQLP2093 (LP)

Released in 1997, when it went straight to the top of the album charts, 2012 marks the 15th anniversary of Tellin' Stories. Building on the sound of their eponymous, previous release (The Charlatans - also a No.1), the band's performance has the feel of a classic British Rock band combined with the more focused songwriting of Britpop . It has aged well.

The first disc is the original album, re-mastered and cut from the analogue studio tapes, while the second disc is a collection of the single B sides plus an unreleased, early version of "Don't Need A Gun", originally entitled "Rainbow Chasing". Of the eight B sides only half were re-issued on the compilation 'Songs From The Other Side'.