11 Dec 2010
The Railway Children Rarities #2 Live 
A new collection of live recordings by The Railway Children is out now on download from Ether Records via www.railwaychildren.co.uk.

"Rarities #2 is a 10 song album, featuring live recordings from the period just before the release of Recurrence in '88. Available only from this site, via download, it includes three previously un-released tracks: Twirl, Step Aside and Different Animals. Note that the recordings have been digitally restored from cassette, so sound quality varies somewhat."

Rarities #1 (2007) is still available.

Tracklisting

Twirl
My Word
Step Aside
I Caught You
Chrysalis
Different Animals
No Great Objections
In The Meantime
Somewhere South
Swallowed

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2010
Ether Records
ETH7D
$9.99

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