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THE CHARLATANS proudly present their (Covid) delayed release of their 30th Anniversary tour and a career spanning best of entitled “A Head Full of Ideas’ Released on Then Recordings through Republic Of Music. ‘A Head Full of Ideas’ sums up their remarkable progress from 1990 Manchester scene hopefuls to one of the UK’s most enduring and best-loved bands. The accompanying tour begins at Belfast, Limelight 22/11/21 and finishes in Aberdeen on 20/12/21.  

 The band have notched up 13 Top 40 studio albums – three of them number ones – alongside 22 hit singles, four of them top 10. The rollercoaster highs have been accompanied by some shattering lows, any which one of them could have felled a less resilient band, from nervous breakdowns to near bankruptcy and the deaths of two founder members.  

 Somehow, they have not just carried on but adapted and transformed. The classic Charlatans sound – driving Hammond organ, Northern Soul and house-influenced rhythms, swaggering guitars and Tim Burgess’s sunny yet somehow yearning vocal – is instantly recognisable. And in spite of everything they have been through their music is now more relevant than ever, The Guardian described their last album, Different Days as “one of their best ever”.  

 As well as a very limited 6 Vinyl box set, there will also be Limited Coloured Triple vinyl LP version and 2CD deluxe of the box set featuring the hits albums plus a bonus live album ‘Trust is For Believers’, and finally a CD or Double LP Vinyl of just the hits albums.  


1) The Only One I Know  

2) Weirdo  

3) Can’t Get out of Bed  

4) Jesus Hairdo  

5) Just When You’re Thinking Things Over  

6) North Country Boy 

7) Tellin’ Stories  

8) One to Another  

9) How High  

10) Forever (Edit)  

11) Impossible (Edit) 

12) Love is the Key 

13) A Man Needs to be Told  

14) Up at The Lake  

15) Blackened Blue Eyes  

16) Oh Vanity 

17) My Foolish Pride  

18) Come Home Baby  

19) Let the Good Times be Never Ending (Edit)  

20) Plastic Machinery  

21) Totally Eclipsing 

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