The first ever collection of solo works by Edgar Jones, leader of Liverpool cult heroes, The Stairs. On this 3 CD retrospective, the versatile Jones mixes jazz, R&B, soul, blues, rock and ska into his musical gumbo. Features rarities by Jones' garage bands The Isrites and The Big Kids, previously only released physically on a CD limited to just 50 copies. The Big Kids included drummer Sean Payne and bassist Russ Pritchard, who later formed The Zutons, and guitarist Howie Payne, who started The Stands. Includes tracks from the Mercury Music Prize nominated albums "Soothing Music For Stray Cats" (2005) and "The Masked Marauder" (2008) as well as "Gettin' A Little Help... From "The Joneses" (2007), "The Edgar Jones Free Peace Thing" (2011), "Sense Of Harmony" (2012), "Morphic Fields" (2013) and "The Song Of Day And Night" (2017). Edgar's album "Soothing Music For Stray Cats" was an innovative blend of jazz, soul, R&B and rock'n'roll recorded on an eight track cassette portastudio donated to Jones by legendary former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr. Noel Gallagher said of the album: "It Bent My Head, Man. It's Probably One Of The Best Records I Have Ever Heard... "Compiled and Annotated by Edgar Jones himself with Mojo magazine's Lois Wilson. The booklet features their notes alongside rare photos and gig flyers. His heavy blues rock project The Edgar Jones Free Peace Thing (featured here) were hand-picked by Noel Gallagher to support Oasis on their 2009 European tour. Jones has played bass for Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, St. Etienne And The La's.
The first ever collection of solo works by Edgar Jones, leader of Liverpool cult heroes, The Stairs. On this 3 CD retrospective, the versatile Jones mixes jazz, R&B, soul, blues, rock and ska into his musical gumbo. Features rarities by Jones' garage bands The Isrites and The Big Kids, previously only released physically on a CD limited to just 50 copies. The Big Kids included drummer Sean Payne and bassist Russ Pritchard, who later formed The Zutons, and guitarist Howie Payne, who started The Stands. Includes tracks from the Mercury Music Prize nominated albums "Soothing Music For Stray Cats" (2005) and "The Masked Marauder" (2008) as well as "Gettin' A Little Help... From "The Joneses" (2007), "The Edgar Jones Free Peace Thing" (2011), "Sense Of Harmony" (2012), "Morphic Fields" (2013) and "The Song Of Day And Night" (2017). Edgar's album "Soothing Music For Stray Cats" was an innovative blend of jazz, soul, R&B and rock'n'roll recorded on an eight track cassette portastudio donated to Jones by legendary former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr. Noel Gallagher said of the album: "It Bent My Head, Man. It's Probably One Of The Best Records I Have Ever Heard... "Compiled and Annotated by Edgar Jones himself with Mojo magazine's Lois Wilson. The booklet features their notes alongside rare photos and gig flyers. His heavy blues rock project The Edgar Jones Free Peace Thing (featured here) were hand-picked by Noel Gallagher to support Oasis on their 2009 European tour. Jones has played bass for Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, St. Etienne And The La's.
5013929180536

Details

Format: CD
Label: CHERRY RED
Rel. Date: 01/29/2021
UPC: 5013929180536

Way It Is: 25 Years Of Solo Adventures (Uk)
Artist: Edgar Jones
Format: CD
New: Available 32.99
Wish

Available Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Don't Break My Heart
2. More Than You've Ever Had (With the Joneses)
3. Wait!
4. What Are We Gonna Do?
5. Seven Years
6. It's No Good
7. Freedom
8. Baby If You Wannit
9. (With the Joneses)
10. Mellow Down Pussycat
11. (With the Joneses)
12. Necessary Evil (With the Joneses)
13. Keeps a Rollin' Round in My
14. Head
15. I Don't Wanna See You Go
16. (As the Isrites)
17. I'm Bored (As the Isrites)
18. Up to No Good Again (As the Big Kids)
19. Lies
20. Honey Bear
21. On and on
22. Beep Beep
23. What's a Boy to Do?
24. I Would Do Anything
25. Best Thing
26. Sunshine
27. Stubborn Mule Blues
28. Hot Potatoes (As the Big Kids)
29. Soothing Music for Stray
30. Cats
31. Revolving All Around, You
32. I'm Bored (As the Big Kids)
33. Keep It on (As the Isrites)
34. Hey Joseph (Radio Session)
35. Big Eyed Boo
36. Do Doh Dontcha Doh
37. She Dunno
38. Too Much Baby (As the Big Kids)
39. Standing on the Verge of Getting By
40. All the Things You Are
41. Thinkin' Bout the Time
42. I Don't Need Your Roses (As the Edgar Jones Free Peace Thing)
43. Hey Hey Now Now (As the Big Kids)
44. Serendipity Doo
45. For a Moment (As the Big Kids)
46. No Reverse Gear Blues (As the Edgar Jones Free Peace Thing)
47. Bye and By
48. Tell Me About It Brother
49. Sense of Wonder
50. You'll Always Get Just What You
51. Want (As the Big Kids)
52. Shake It Loose (As the Edgar Jones Free Peace Thing)
53. Good Luvin'
54. (As the Edgar Jones Free Peace Thing)
55. More Soothing Music for Stray Cats
56. The Way It Is (With the Joneses)
57. Stop Messin' (As the Isrites)
58. We Should Get Together
59. (With the Joneses)
60. Need for Lovin' (With the Joneses)
61. Messin' Up (As the Big Kids)
62. Statistical Knightmare (As the Edgar Jones Free Peace Thing)
63. Catnip
64. Tenderly
65. You Better Watch Your Back (With the Joneses)
66. Talk About It
67. (Ain't Gonna Be Your) Fool No
68. More (With the Joneses)
69. More Than You've Ever Had
70. It Can Only Be You
71. You Want Me to Want You Back
72. (Live)
73. You Know You Can Do It
74. Sad Today (As the Big Kids)
75. No Time to Lose (As the Big Kids)
76. Sunday Afternoon
77. Wishing Well?
78. Gonna Miss You When You're Gone
79. Short Prayer for the
80. Emancipation of the Deserved
81. Parts 1 and 2 (With the Joneses)
82. La Cancion Del Dia y de Noche

More Info:

The first ever collection of solo works by Edgar Jones, leader of Liverpool cult heroes, The Stairs. On this 3 CD retrospective, the versatile Jones mixes jazz, R&B, soul, blues, rock and ska into his musical gumbo. Features rarities by Jones' garage bands The Isrites and The Big Kids, previously only released physically on a CD limited to just 50 copies. The Big Kids included drummer Sean Payne and bassist Russ Pritchard, who later formed The Zutons, and guitarist Howie Payne, who started The Stands. Includes tracks from the Mercury Music Prize nominated albums "Soothing Music For Stray Cats" (2005) and "The Masked Marauder" (2008) as well as "Gettin' A Little Help... From "The Joneses" (2007), "The Edgar Jones Free Peace Thing" (2011), "Sense Of Harmony" (2012), "Morphic Fields" (2013) and "The Song Of Day And Night" (2017). Edgar's album "Soothing Music For Stray Cats" was an innovative blend of jazz, soul, R&B and rock'n'roll recorded on an eight track cassette portastudio donated to Jones by legendary former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr. Noel Gallagher said of the album: "It Bent My Head, Man. It's Probably One Of The Best Records I Have Ever Heard... "Compiled and Annotated by Edgar Jones himself with Mojo magazine's Lois Wilson. The booklet features their notes alongside rare photos and gig flyers. His heavy blues rock project The Edgar Jones Free Peace Thing (featured here) were hand-picked by Noel Gallagher to support Oasis on their 2009 European tour. Jones has played bass for Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, St. Etienne And The La's.