Martin Newell

Martin Newell's Box of Old Humbug

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A three-CD box set containing The Greatest Living Englishman, The Off White Album, and the four-song CD single Let's Kiosk! The single, which is available separately, has "The Jangling Man" (from The Greatest Living Englishman) and three otherwise unavailable tracks which are quite up to the standards of his albums, although they wouldn't be standouts on them. If you're interested enough in Newell in the first place to find any of his work, you're more likely than not devoted enough to check out anything he's done. So if you haven't gotten any of this stuff yet, it makes sense to splurge and get the whole danged package at once. Here's as good a place as any to mention that Newell uses incidental noises of school children and birds as well as anybody in rock; the best track on the single, "I Will Haunt Your Room," is an outstanding example of this.

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