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Meet The Eels: Essential Eels, Vol. 1 (1996–2006)

Meet The Eels: Essential Eels, Vol. 1 (1996–2006)
Released January 15, 2008 (US)
January 21, 2008 (UK)
Recorded 1996–2006
Label DreamWorks/Universal Records
A great collection of intelligent songs about fun stuff like suicide!

Meet The Eels: Essential Eels, Vol. 1 (1996–2006) was a greatest hits compilation to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the wonderful Eels, featuring a DVD of music videos, behind-the-scenes photos, and commentary by Mark Oliver Everett.

In addition to previously unreleased tracks (most notably an elegant remix of “Climbing to the Moon” by fellow L.A.-based musician Jon Brion), standout tunes include the Beck-like college-rock-radio hit “Novocaine for the Soul,” the wry folk of “I Like Birds,” and the melancholy chamber-pop number “Trouble With Dreams,” which all showcase the Eels’ knack for oddball narratives and engaging melodies.

Along with Sparklehorse’s Mark Linkous, Everett (aka E) is one of the 21st century’s few true pop eccentrics working under a major-label umbrella, and MEET THE EELS is an excellent introduction to his strange but undeniably intriguing sensibility.

This DVD/CD set spans the first decade of the band with 24 selections on CD and 12 previously unreleased videos on DVD. Featuring fan favorites culled from their critically acclaimed releases on Dreamworks, SpinArt, and Vagrant, this set also includes previously unreleased tracks. This title carries a parental advisory.

Issued in 2008, MEET THE EELS celebrates Mark Oliver Everett’s first decade recording under the Eels banner. Proceeding in semi-chronological order from 1996’s BEAUTIFUL FREAK to ’06’s LIVE AT TOWN HALL, the collection touches on all the proudly quirky alt-pop performer’s significant releases, spending plenty of time on his acclaimed ’05 double album, BLINKING LIGHTS AND OTHER REVELATIONS.

This debuted on the UK Album Chart at #26.

EELS CELEBRATE FIRST DECADE WITH BEST OF AND RARITIES COLLECTIONS

FIRST RETROSPECTIVE, MEET THE EELS: ESSENTIAL EELS VOL. 1 (CD+DVD), AND FIRST RARITIES COLLECTION, EELS USELESS TRINKETS (2CD+DVD), SPAN 1996-2006 FOR THE ACCLAIMED ALT-ROCK ENTITY

Release date: USA January 15, 2008 / UK January 21, 2008

The EELS are one of music’s most acclaimed and idiosyncratic enterprises, accomplishing what The New Yorker calls “that rarest thing in contemporary pop: a unique sound.” The ever-changing lineup of musicians that play the songs of singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Mark Oliver Everett (aka E), unveils both its first best of compilation, Meet The EELS: Essential EELS Vol. 1 (CD+DVD), and its first collection of rarities, B-sides, film contributions and unreleased tracks, the EELS Useless Trinkets: B-Sides, Soundtracks, Rarities and Unreleased 1996-2006 (2CD+DVD), each issued by DreamWorks/Geffen/UMe on January 15, 2008. All videos are available for the first time on DVD and all music is digitally remastered with both packages packed with never before seen photos, artifacts and Everett’s notes about each track.

Meet The EELS: Essential EELS Vol. 1 spans the first decade of the EELS with 24 selections on CD and 12 promotional videos on DVD. The CD opens with four tracks from the band’s 1996 debut Beautiful Freak, two tracks from the Eels’ highly acclaimed second album 1998’s Electro-shock Blues follow plus a previously unreleased Jon Brion remix of “Climbing to The Moon.”

Four songs from 2000’s Daisies Of The Galaxy, which NME dubbed “a masterpiece in almost every way,” are represented on the Essentials album plus three tracks from 2001’s Souljacker, which Time Magazine crowned as one of the best albums of the year, was acclaimed overseas with NME calling it “downright brilliant” and the London Sunday Times named it Album Of The Year, writing that “the conventional wisdom that (the earlier album} Electro-shock Blues was E’s masterpiece will have to be reassessed: it was clearly just one of his masterpieces.”

2003’s live-in-the-studio Shootenanny! (awarded four stars by Rolling Stone) adds two fan favorites, while five songs from the highly acclaimed, and best charting album in the band’s history Blinking Lights and Other Revelations are included. Also on the Essentials album are the previously unreleased “Get Ur Freak On”, a live version of “Dirty Girl” from 2006’s With Strings: Live At Town Hall and “I Need Some Sleep” from the Shrek 2 soundtrack.

Highlights within the 50 CD tracks of EELS Useless Trinkets are longtime concert favorite “Living Life” from the Daniel Johnston tribute album, the previously unreleased 2006 cover of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put A Spell On You” and other covers including James Carr’s “Dark End of The Street” and Prince’s “If I Was Your Girlfriend. ” Useless Trinkets also includes a large handful of BBC performances, unique live versions of “Novocaine For The Soul” and “My Beloved Monster,” tracks from films– The End Of Violence, Holes, Levity and How The Grinch Stole Christmas and several previously unreleased tracks including the original collections title track which frontman Everett performs backed by a 28 piece orchestra. The DVD features six performances from the EELS’ Lollapalooza 2006 performance, including a gospel rave-up take on “My Beloved Monster” and a high octane rumble through “Souljacker part I”.

Meet The EELS: Essential EELS Vol. 1 and EELS Useless Trinkets prove why, following that 2006 Lollapalooza performance, Rolling Stone wrote: “EELS define coolness. ”

Read more … Eels homepage

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Tracklisting

1. “Novocaine for the Soul” (from Beautiful Freak)
2. “Susan’s House” (BF)
3. “My Beloved Monster” (BF)
4. “Your Lucky Day in Hell” (BF)
5. “3 Speed” (from Electro-Shock Blues)
6. “Last Stop: This Town” (ESB)
7. “Climbing to the Moon” (Jon Brion Remix) (previously unreleased)
8. “Flyswatter” (from Daisies of the Galaxy)
9. “I Like Birds” (DotG)
10. “Mr. E’s Beautiful Blues” (DotG)
11. “It’s a Motherfucker” (DotG)
12. “Souljacker part I” (from Souljacker)
13. “That’s Not Really Funny” (SJ)
14. “Fresh Feeling” (SJ)
15. “Get Ur Freak On” (previously unreleased)
16. “Saturday Morning” (from Shootenanny!)
17. “Love of the Loveless” (S!)
18. “Dirty Girl” (Live at Town Hall) (from Eels with Strings: Live at Town Hall)
19. “I Need Some Sleep” (from Shrek 2: The Motion Picture Soundtrack)
20. “Hey Man (Now You’re Really Living)” (from Blinking Lights and Other Revelations)
21. “I’m Going to Stop Pretending That I Didn’t Break Your Heart” (BL&OR)
22. “Trouble with Dreams” (BL&OR)
23. “Railroad Man” (BL&OR)
* This track has been slightly edited for length, presumably so as to keep the compilation under 80 minutes.
24. “Losing Streak” (BL&OR)

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September 9, 2008 Posted by | Eels, Music_Alternative, _MUSIC, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives (BBC4 Eels documentary)

https://i2.wp.com/www.mtv.com/shared/media/images/artist/e/eels/az_official/281x211.jpg Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives follows the lead singer of US rock band EELS, MARK OLIVER EVERETT, on his journey of discovery across America to learn about the father he never knew, HUGH EVERETT III, the quantum physicist.

This year is the 50th anniversary of Hugh Everett’s most important contribution to science – a controversial theory of quantum mechanics that predicts the existence of PARALLEL UNIVERSES, one of the most fantastic scientific predictions ever to have been conceived.

https://i2.wp.com/space.mit.edu/home/tegmark/everett/everett-01.jpgHugh wrote the theory as a young Ph.D. student at Princeton University, but for 20 years it remained largely ignored by the scientific community. Faced with derision and rejection Everett abandoned academia and forged a career in the American defense industry. It was only at the end of his life, that his visionary work began to be taken seriously.

Hugh died of a heart attack in his home in 1982 where his body was found by 19 year old son Mark. Even though they had lived in the same house, the two of them were alienated and Mark knew nothing about his father’s work.

“My father never, ever said anything to me about his theories. I was in the same house with him for at least 18 years but he was a total stranger to me. He was in his own parallel universe. He was a physical presence, like the furniture, sitting there jotting down crazy notations at the dining room table night after night. I think he was deeply disappointed that he knew he was a genius but the rest of the world didn’t know it,” – Mark Oliver Everett.

In this intelligent and imaginative film, the wry and charismatic Mark takes a journey back into his father’s life, meeting his old college pals, family friends and colleagues and takes a crash course in the weird world of quantum mechanics in order to understand his father’s mind blowing theory.

You can get a taster of this movie here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGzonNfpRw4

Here be Mr Eel:

PWPL.part1.rar
PWPL.part2.rar
PWPL.part3.rar
PWPL.part4.rar
PWPL.part5.rar
PWPL.part6.rar

Thanks to chopper

January 21, 2008 Posted by | Eels, Music_Alternative, _MUSIC, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives (BBC4 Eels documentary)

https://i2.wp.com/www.mtv.com/shared/media/images/artist/e/eels/az_official/281x211.jpg Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives follows the lead singer of US rock band EELS, MARK OLIVER EVERETT, on his journey of discovery across America to learn about the father he never knew, HUGH EVERETT III, the quantum physicist.

This year is the 50th anniversary of Hugh Everett’s most important contribution to science – a controversial theory of quantum mechanics that predicts the existence of PARALLEL UNIVERSES, one of the most fantastic scientific predictions ever to have been conceived.

https://i2.wp.com/space.mit.edu/home/tegmark/everett/everett-01.jpgHugh wrote the theory as a young Ph.D. student at Princeton University, but for 20 years it remained largely ignored by the scientific community. Faced with derision and rejection Everett abandoned academia and forged a career in the American defense industry. It was only at the end of his life, that his visionary work began to be taken seriously.

Hugh died of a heart attack in his home in 1982 where his body was found by 19 year old son Mark. Even though they had lived in the same house, the two of them were alienated and Mark knew nothing about his father’s work.

“My father never, ever said anything to me about his theories. I was in the same house with him for at least 18 years but he was a total stranger to me. He was in his own parallel universe. He was a physical presence, like the furniture, sitting there jotting down crazy notations at the dining room table night after night. I think he was deeply disappointed that he knew he was a genius but the rest of the world didn’t know it,” – Mark Oliver Everett.

In this intelligent and imaginative film, the wry and charismatic Mark takes a journey back into his father’s life, meeting his old college pals, family friends and colleagues and takes a crash course in the weird world of quantum mechanics in order to understand his father’s mind blowing theory.

You can get a taster of this movie here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGzonNfpRw4

Here be Mr Eel:

PWPL.part1.rar
PWPL.part2.rar
PWPL.part3.rar
PWPL.part4.rar
PWPL.part5.rar
PWPL.part6.rar

Thanks to chopper

January 21, 2008 Posted by | Eels, Music_Alternative, _MUSIC, _VIDEO | Leave a comment