The Boo Radleys

Lazarus [US]

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This promo EP release promoting Giant Steps and the band's appearances at Lollapalooza 1994 is not easy to find but worth looking for. The Flood remixes of "Lazarus" are quite good and actually clarify the song a bit. "Touchdown Jesus" is without a doubt one of their best songs and has never been on any LP. For fans of the group who may have missed out on some of their earlier LPs, "At the Sound of Speed" gives a taste of that faster, rougher sound. The acoustic versions of "Lazarus" and "Peachy Keen" were wonderfully recorded for WXPN in Philadelphia. For the many fans who were never too fond of "Lazarus" as it appeared on Giant Steps, this version will most likely win you over. It's hard to believe anyone could be this good live.

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