Eels Go Hits And Rarities Crazy!

Two impressive comps are coming our way in January

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Mark ‘E’ Everett’s ever-changing Eels project are celebrated on two hefty compilations, scheduled for release on January 21, 2008.

“Meet The EELS: Essential EELS Vol. 1, 1996-2006” features 24 of their most famous tracks – though it also includes a previously unreleased take on Missy Elliott‘s “Get Ur Freak On”. The package also includes a DVD with 12 of the band’s promo videos.

Meanwhile, “EELS Useless Trinkets: B-Sides, Soundtracks, Rarities and Unreleased 1996-2006” has 50 tracks sprawling across two CDs, and promises to be something of the motherlode for hardcore Eels fans.

Cover versions on this one include Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put A Spell On You”, James Carr’s “Dark End of The Street” and Prince’s “If I Was Your Girlfriend.” It comes with a six-track DVD filmed at their Lollapalooza Festival show in 2006.

Here are the tracklistings for both packages:

MEET THE EELS: Essential EELS Vol. I, 1996-2006 (CD+DVD):

01 novocaine for the soul
02 susan’s house
03 my beloved monster
04 your lucky day in hell
05 3 speed
06 last stop: this town
07 climbing to the moon (jon brion remix)*
08 flyswatter
09 i like birds
10 mr. E’s beautiful blues
11 it’s a motherfucker
12 souljacker part 1
13 that’s not really funny
14 fresh feeling
15 get ur freak on*
16 saturday morning
17 love of the loveless
18 dirty girl (live at town hall)
19 i need some sleep
20 hey man (now you’re really living)
21 i’m going to stop pretending that i didn’t break your heart
22 trouble with dreams
23 railroad man
24 losing streak

01 novocaine for the soul
02 susan’s house
03 rags to rags
04 your lucky day in hell
05 last stop: this town
06 cancer for the cure
07 flyswatter
08 souljacker part I
09 saturday morning
10 hey man (now you’re really living)
11 trouble with dreams
12 dirty girl (live at town hall)

EELS USELESS TRINKETS: B-Sides, Soundtracks, Rarities and
Unreleased 1996-2006 (2CD+DVD)

01 novocaine for the soul (live from hell)
02 fucker
03 my beloved monster (live from tennessee)
04 dog’s life
05 susan’s apartment
06 manchester girl (BBC)
07 flower (BBC)
08 my beloved mad monster party (BBC)
09 animal
10 stepmother
11 everything’s gonna be cool this christmas
12 your lucky day in hell (michael simpson remix)*
13 altar boy
14 novocaine for the soul (moog cookbook remix)
15 if i was your girlfriend (live)*
16 bad news
17 funeral parlor
18 hospital food (BBC)
19 open the door (BBC)
20 birdgirl on a cell phone
21 vice president fruitley
22 my beloved monstrosity
23 dark end of the street (live)*
24 the cheater’s guide to your heart (live)*
25 useless trinkets*

01 mr. E’s beautiful remix
02 souljacker part I (alternate version)*
03 dog faced boy (alternate version)*
04 jennifer eccles
05 rotten world blues
06 can’t help falling in love
07 christmas is going to the dogs
08 mighty fine blues
09 eyes down
10 skywriting
11 taking a bath in rust
12 estranged friends*
13 her
14 waltz of the naked clowns
15 i like birds (live)*
16 sad foot sign
17 living life
18 the bright side
19 after the operation
20 jelly dancers
21 i could never take the place of your man (live at Town Hall)
22 mr. E’s beautiful blues (live at Town Hall)
23 i want to protect you*
24 i put a spell on you (live)*
25 saw a ufo*

01 saturday morning
02 eyes down
03 my beloved monster
04 a magic world
05 not ready yet
06 souljacker part I

*previously unreleased


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