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Fun Lovin’ Criminals / Come Find Yourself / deluxe editions

Stick ’em up punk, it’s the Fun Lovin’ Criminals’ 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of the multi-platinum selling Come Find Yourself

Come Find Yourself took up residence in the UK album charts for over 100 weeks after it’s original release in 1996, and yielded three top 30 hits in The Fun Lovin’ Criminal, King Of New York and the Pulp Fiction-sampling Scooby Snacks. The Criminals’ unique hip-hoppy, rocking ’n’ rolling, bluesy, latin-soulful sound was an infectious diversion from the Britpop-dominated scene back in the day, and their debut long-player is now being reissued as a three-CD expanded edition and a Collectors’ Deluxe Edition box set.



The three-CD deluxe reissue on Demon Music’s Edsel imprint features live recordings (including a collection of the band’s BBC sessions, some recorded at the late, lamented London Astoria), alternate mixes, instrumentals and other rarities plucked from the archives by band members Huey Morgan, Brian ‘Fast’ Leiser and Frank Benbini.

The collectors’ edition deluxe set will come presented as a large-format book (similar to the recent McAlmont & Butler package) and will come with a bonus alternate LP vinyl picture disc and a BBC Sessions ten-inch vinyl EP.  A DVD completes the package rounding up a unique collection of footage from the time; including the original 1996 EPK shot in NY, a few TV performances from Top Of The Pops to Jools Holland’s Hootenanny, the original music videos including both versions of the Scooby Snacks promo video, alongside a recent interview with Morgan and Leiser.



The Fun Lovin’ Criminals will be embarking on a world tour in 2016 – including 12 UK dates in February – where they will be performing the all the songs on the album from start to finish for the first time.

“It’s a very unique record for the times, and remains so today – it’s not dated,” says Morgan. “It burned a path for crossing genres that we now take for granted. Looking back, it was a good start for a career in music that was uncompromising. You can tell listening to it, it was exactly the way we wanted it to be. There’s still a lot of love out there for Come Find Yourself.”

Not least from the writer of the press release sent to SDE who came up with the following wonderfully convoluted sentence to describe the enduring appeal of the Criminals’ debut smash: The UK’s best-loved “cousins from New York”, whip-smart story-tellers in smarter Saville Row suits who, through comically tall tales of living large in the neon metropolis via music, drugs, crime and existential ennui, brought a nearly perfect album to kick-start their career; a record that still resonates and charms two decades on.’

Nuff said.

Come Find Yourself 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is released on 19 February 2016. Both sets are available for pre-order to a worldwide audience via Amazon UK or European fans can secure the collectors’ edition deluxe set via the Demon Music Store where the first 500 pre-orders come with s signed print.

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6-disc collectors’ edition deluxe set [3CD+DVD+10″+12″ LP+book]

Amazon:

3CD deluxe edition

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Come Find Yourself 3CD Deluxe Edition

CD 1 (52 mins)

  • 1. The Fun Lovin’ Criminal 3:11
  • 2. Passive/Aggressive 3:33
  • 3. The Grave And The Constant 4:45
  • 4. Scooby Snacks 3:02
  • 5. Smoke ‘Em 4:44
  • 6. Bombin’ The L 3:49
  • 7. I Can’t Get With That 4:23
  • 8. King Of New York 3:46
  • 9. We Have All The Time In The World 3:39
  • 10. Bear Hug 3:27
  • 11. Come Find Yourself 4:19
  • 12. Crime And Punishment 3:16
  • 13. Methadonia 4:04
  • 14. I Can’t Get With That (Schmoove Version) 5:34
  • 15. Coney Island Girl 1:28

CD2 (66 mins)

ALTERNATE MIXES

  • 1. I’ll Be Seeing You 1:17
  • 2. Passive/Aggressive (Clean) 3:38
  • 3. Blues For Suckers (Clean) 3:50
  • 4. Blues For Suckers 3:48
  • 5. The Grave And The Constant (Stephen Lironi 12″ Mix) 5:00
  • 6. The Grave And The Constant (Stephen Lironi 12″ Instrumental) 5:00
  • 7. Scooby Snacks (Steve Lironi Master Mix) 3:03
  • 8. Scooby Snacks (20 MG Version) 3:45
  • 9. Scooby Snacks (20 Mg Dub) 3:31
  • 10. Scooby Snacks (Rockamental Version) 2:57
  • 11. Scooby Snacks (Schmoove Version) 3:21
  • 12. The Fun Lovin’ Criminal (Hee Haw Version) 5:01
  • 13. The Fun Lovin´ Criminal (DJ Bombjack Remix) 3.36
  • 14. King Of New York (Cooley High Remix) 3.30
  • 15. King Of New York (Jack Dangers Mix Complex #1) 5:39
  • 16. King Of New York (Jack Dangers Mix Complex #2) 5:27
  • 17. King Of New York (#1 Of The Secret Service Mix) Remix – Jack Dangers 3:52

CD3 (72 mins)

BBC SESSIONS & SELECTED INSTRUMENTALS

BBC SESSIONS

  • 1. Scooby Snacks 2:57 (Recorded for Radio 1 session on 22nd May 1996)
  • 2. Smoke ‘Em 4:45 (Recorded for Radio 1 session on 22nd May 1996)
  • 3. I Can’t Get With That 4:40 (Recorded for Radio 1 session on 22nd May 1996)
  • 4. Come Find Yourself 3:57 (Recorded for Radio 1 session on 22nd May 1996)
  • 5. Smoke ‘Em 5:12 (Recorded in Phoenix Festival, Stratford for Radio 1 on 19th July 1996)
  • 6. King Of New York 4:17 (Recorded in Phoenix Festival, Stratford for Radio 1 on 19th July 1996)
  • 7. Come Find Yourself 4:10 (Recorded in Phoenix Festival, Stratford for Radio 1 on 19th July 1996)
  • 8. Scooby Snacks 3:07 (Recorded in Phoenix Festival, Stratford for Radio 1 on 19th July 1996)
  • 9. Bombin’ The L 3:20 (Recorded at The Astoria for Radio 1’s Evening Session on 12th November 1996)
  • 10. Smoke ‘Em 5:02 (Recorded at The Astoria for Radio 1’s Evening Session on 12th November 1996)
  • 11. I Can’t Get With That 5:15 (Recorded at The Astoria for Radio 1’s Evening Session on 12th November 1996)
  • 12. The Grave And The Constant 4:31 (Recorded at The Astoria for Radio 1’s Evening Session on 12th November 1996)
  • 13. The Fun Lovin’ Criminal 3:37 (Recorded at The Astoria for Radio 1’s Evening Session on 12th November 1996)
  • 14. King Of New York 3:55 (Recorded at The Astoria for Radio 1’s Evening Session on 12th November 1996)

INSTRUMENTALS

  • 15. We Have All The Time In The World (Album Instrumental) 3:41
  • 16. The Grave And The Constant (Stephen Lironi 12″ Instrumental) 5:00
  • 17. King Of New York (Album Instrumental) 3:51
  • 18. Scooby Snacks (Album Instrumental) 2:58

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Come Find Yourself collectors’ edition deluxe set

Includes 3CD deluxe as above, plus:

DVD

  • 1. The Fun Lovin’ Criminal (promo video)
  • 2. Scooby Snacks (LA Version) (promo video)
  • 3. Scooby Snacks (NYC Version) (promo video)
  • 4. The Grave And The Constant (promo video)
  • 5. King Of New York (promo video)
  • 6. Scooby Snacks (Top Of The Pops 4th July 1997)
  • 7. Scooby Snacks (Jools’s 5th Annual Hootenanny 31st December 1997)
  • 8. We Have All The Time In The World (Jools’s 5th Annual Hootenanny 31st December 1997)
  • 9. Huey & Fast reminisce and shoot the….!; Dean St Studios, London, 27th November 2015
  • 10. Original 1996 ‘Come Find Yourself’ album promo EPK

Vinyl Picture disc – alternate LP

SIDE 1

  • 1. The Fun Lovin’ Criminal (Album Instrumental) 3:12
  • 2. Passive/Aggressive (Album Instrumental) 3:37
  • 3. The Grave And The Constant (Album Instrumental) 4:45 TBC
  • 4. Scooby Snacks (Album Instrumental) 2:58
  • 5. Smoke ‘Em (Album Instrumental) 4:44
  • 6. Bombin’ The L (Album Instrumental) 3:49
  • 7. I Can’t Get With That (Album Instrumental) 4:22

SIDE 2

  • 1. King Of New York (Album Instrumental) 3:51
  • 2. We Have All The Time In The World (Album Instrumental) 3:41
  • 3. Bear Hug (Album Instrumental) 3:27
  • 4. Come Find Yourself (Album Instrumental) 3:55
  • 5. Crime And Punishment (Album Instrumental) 3:17
  • 6. Methadonia (Album Instrumental) 4:04

BBC Sessions EP – 10-inch vinyl

Side 1

  • 1. Scooby Snacks 3:03
  • 2. Smoke ‘Em 4:50

Side 2

  • 1. I Can’t Get With That 4:46
  • 2. Come Find Yourself 4:00

Recorded for Radio 1’s Steve Lamacq Evening Session on 22nd May 1996

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5 responses to Fun Lovin’ Criminals / Come Find Yourself / deluxe editions

  1. eric slangen says:

    Great ! Ordered the UK version as the Demon is more expensive and the damn tax.

  2. Scott Gillies says:

    This is a classic debut album. One of my favourites that sadly I never felt they improved on with subsequent releases.

    Looking forward to the DE Boxset arriving.

    Seasonal greetings.

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  4. Phil Wilson says:

    Are track 6 on CD2, and track 16 on CD3 the same? On the official site it doesn’t show the instrumentals on CD3

  5. Paul E. says:

    Phil’s correct as the Collector’s Edition 3 CD listing (that’s inclusive of the vinly + DVD) does not appear to exceed 15 tracks on disc three. Oh well, will just have to report back again once it lands in my mailbox. Preordered the 3CD Deluxe yesterday…what a bargain and thank goodness I didn’t need to pay up for vinyl again as has too often been the case with some of the more recent SDE releases of late. Wish the DVD would’ve included a full concert as they were great at the U2 show I attended.

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