The Chills Kaleidoscope World

Release date:
November 17, 2023
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“This is what a living legend looks and sounds like” - Rolling Stone. The Chills reissue their celebrated early singles compilation, this 24-track expanded version of Kaleidoscope World gathers together tracks from the ‘Dunedin Double’ compilation, live recordings, ‘Doledrums’ single and the band’s seminal ‘Pink Frost’. The collection also contains ‘The Lost EP’, with early takes on their groundbreaking ‘Submarine Bells’ album, alongside the aching ‘I Love My Leather Jacket’, perfectly illustrating the rollercoaster ride of Martin Phillipps and The Chills as portrayed in the award film The Triumph And The Tragedy Of Martin Phillipps. “Singer/guitarist Martin Phillipps’ group was at the forefront of the extraordinary little guitar-pop scene in New Zealand in the early ’80s.. Kaleidoscope World is the major document of their early era.” - Pitchfork Part of the 80’s extraordinarily vibrant and innovative independent music scene in New Zealand, The Chills became flag bearers, taking the Dunedin sound, as championed by the Flying Nun label, to the world. Long recognised as one of New Zealand's most influential bands, Kaleidoscope World is a definitive artifact from Martin Phillipps’ groundbreaking project. A1. Kaleidoscope World A2. Satin Doll A3. Frantic Drift A4. Rolling Moon A5. Bite B1. Flame Thrower B2. Pink Frost B3. Purple Girl B4. This Is The Way B5. Never Never Go B6. Don't Even Know Her Name B7. Bee Bah Bee Bah Bee Boe C1. Whole Weird World C2. Dream By Dream C3. Doledrums C4. Hidden Bay C5. I Love My Leather Jacket C6. The Great Escape D1. Oncoming Day (Early Version) D2. Dan Destiny and the Silver Dawn (Unplugged) D3. Martyn’s Doctor Told Me D4. I'll Only See You Alone Again D5. Green-Eyed Owl (Live) D6. Smile From A Dead Dead Face (Live)

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