The Blow Monkeys

Rare & Unreleased

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Rare & Unreleased was only released in Japan, but is available as an import. The disc is a remastered collection of Blow Monkeys rarities that includes B-sides, remixes, and two new tracks. Standout tracks include two with Curtis Mayfield, including "Beautiful Child," and the previously unreleased "The Higher Ground" and "I'm So Glad." Obviously only for diehards who have everything else. Otherwise, track down Complete Singles or Atomic Lullabies (speaking of expensive imports). Fans might prefer Atomic Lullabies, as its second disc includes many B-sides. But this collection does have its share of exclusives. She Was Only a Grocer's Daughter remains their best album, and a good (and cheaper) introduction to the band.

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