Australian legend Nick Cave has compiled 30 years of moody magic into one special collection, Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.
With an overwhelmingly impressive back catalogue of everything from rough punk to sublime ballads, Nick Cave’s career is as daunting as it is extraordinary. Cave built the collection with the help of founding member Mick Harvey and past and present band members, saying “There are some people out there who just don’t know where to start with The Bad Seeds. Others know the catalogue better than I do! This release is designed to be a way into three decades of music making. That’s a lot of songs.”
Lovely Creatures is available as a standard CD, Triple LP, Deluxe 3CD with DVD and the Super Deluxe Limited Edition which includes a 265 page hardcover book. Band members raided their own personal collections to uncover personal and candid photos, band memorabilia and essays.
This beautiful new collection is not just a gateway into the monumental world of Nick Cave, but an all-encompassing snapshot of a varied and prolific history.
“The songs we have chosen are the ones that have stuck around, for whatever reason. Some songs are those that demand to be played live. Others are lesser songs that are personal favourites of ours. Others are just too big and have too much history to leave out. And there are those that didn’t make it, poor things. They are the ones you must discover by yourselves.”
Lovely Creatures is available for pre-order now.