Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Midnight Madness

Five years after the release of Singles 93-03, The Chemical Brothers are set to release a best-of package called Brotherhood on 9/2. The album will be preceded by a digital single of the new track "Midnight Madness" on 8/19 and will include another new track called "Keep My Composure."

I'm not sure about the necessity of another Chems compilation after two studio albums (this one shares eight tracks with Singles 93-03, though many appear here in their single edit form) but one must assume that the real draw will be the bonus disc "Electronic Battle Weapons," ten tracks which have previously only been available on limited promotional vinyl. At least they're giving you an actual bonus for buying these songs again.

Disc 1
01. Galvanize
02. Hey Boy Hey Girl
03. Block Rockin' Beats
04. Do It Again
05. Believe
06. Star Guitar
07. Let Forever Be
08. Leave Home
09. Keep My Composure
10. Saturate
11. Out Of Control
12. Midnight Madness
13. The Golden Path
14. Setting Sun
15. Chemical Beats

Disc 2
Electronic Battle Weapons 1-10


The Chemical Brothers - Electronic Battle Weapon 10


Daft Monk said...

The Brothers really are beginning to see themselves as New Order borrowing an album title as they release yet another singles collection. I wish I could see this as an attempted to correct the flawed track listing of their 03 collection but since it fails to deliver “Life Is Sweet” I’m leaning towards the calling it a label cash in. However I can vouch for “Keep My Composure” which was on the Heroes soundtrack earlier a few months ago. It’s raw like their early stuff and one of my favorite tracks of the year.

jcf said...

Once again, no 'Elektrobank' [and as Daft Monk said above, no 'Life Is Sweet'] = no sale. Why couldn't they just release the EBWs on their own - they would've sold just as well, I imagine.