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Old February 3rd 2019, 06:25 PM
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Question Looking for unreleased tracks to buy digitaly

Hello everyone,

I'm looking for a website where to buy Foo's digital music, but not just the basics. As a fan, I already have all the albums on CDs, and plenty of singles on CDs too, but I missed some.

I could just buy the singles CDs I don't have but they're so exensive now, I think buying them digitaly would be much cheaper.

And what interesting me in those singles are the B-sides, mainly unreleased tracks. But most of the streaming music websites don't offer them to purchase. Most of them are available but I'm looking for the rarest ones. Here's a list of what I missed so far:

***I found these ones on a website, but I wait to see if a better place exists to buy from***
- Walking a Line
- Danny Says
- Once & for All [demo]
- If Ever
- Seda
- Keep the Car Running [live]
- Better off
- Kids in America
- Empty Handed

***But couldn't find those others anywhere***
- The One
- Normal
- Darling Nikki
- Spill
- Born on the Bayou [live]
- Bangin'
- Holiday in Cambodia [live]
- Band on the Run

I'm looking to buy in lossless format mainly. If not, MP3s are okay too.

Thanks for the help!


PS: By the way, are there any B-sides for the albums 'Wasting Light', 'Sonic Highways', 'Concrete and Gold'? Can't find any.
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Old February 5th 2019, 11:31 AM
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Unfortunately the band have not made most of their B-Sides and other non-album tracks available to buy digitally. Your only option is to buy the original singles and soundtracks that they feature on.
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Old February 5th 2019, 06:02 PM
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Unfortunately the band have not made most of their B-Sides and other non-album tracks available to buy digitally. Your only option is to buy the original singles and soundtracks that they feature on.
Some of those tracks weren't B Sides and may be exclusive to certain releases. Better Off was a best buy/walmart bonus track on Wasting Light for instance and Band On The Run was on a BBC sessions album before Medium Rare.
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Old February 7th 2019, 04:58 AM
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Pretty much what the others said. If you're looking for an official way to purchase them, buying the original physical singles or albums featuring the b-sides is your best bet.

If money is an issue, you can always keep an eye on the products listed on Amazon or Discogs and wait to see if something eventually falls within your range.
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Are you against using iTunes? Most of your list are on there...
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Old February 7th 2019, 02:17 PM
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Are you against using iTunes? Most of your list are on there...
I prefer owning the material instead of 'renting' it. And I'm not a big fan of Apple either.

Spotify, Deezer, Amazon Music or other famous digital music platforms would be great to buy from, but the choice is small, and most of them don't sell anymore, we can just listen now.
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Thanks for the replies, people.

scottish_foo, 'Band on the Run' is available as a B-side of 'Cheer up, Boys', according to Wikipedia:

'No physical retail singles were released, however promotional singles were released for radio airplay. The B-side is a cover of Paul McCartney & Wings' "Band on the Run", which was previously released on Radio 1: Established 1967.'

But no CD version found on eBay or Discorg with both songs, only the song single. Anyway, I know now I can find McCartney's song on 'Radio 1: Established 1967'.


I found that several missing songs I need are on the 'Medium Rare' compilation, and it exists on CD (I don't like vinyles). The prices on eBay look not that expensive, I can try to get one. I would get several songs I wanted PLUS songs I didn't know FFs did, like 'This Will Be Our Year' or 'Bad Reputation'. And it's official, and CD quality, everything I'm looking for.


And last thing, during my researches, I've found an unofficial release compiling several B-sides/bonus songs not available elsewhere or hard to find. It's called 'B-sides & rarities', and it seems to be a Russian 'bootleg'. What do you think about it, people? It my be interesting. But we'll never know about the quality, if it's MP3s unzipped to WAVs, or if it's CD quality into CD quality.

Your advises would help me. Thanks.
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And last thing, during my researches, I've found an unofficial release compiling several B-sides/bonus songs not available elsewhere or hard to find. It's called 'B-sides & rarities', and it seems to be a Russian 'bootleg'. What do you think about it, people? It my be interesting. But we'll never know about the quality, if it's MP3s unzipped to WAVs, or if it's CD quality into CD quality.
I'd probably stay away from anything purporting to be a website like that. Aside from legality reasons and copyright, like you said... you can't really be sure what the quality of those things are anyway. And if you're especially picky about that sort of thing, then you just don't know what you'd be getting.

Plus, I know of other band fanbases where people have tried buying things like that, then never heard back from the people they gave the money to.
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