Rhino Collects Jesus And Mary Chain 'Singles'

Rhino will salute veteran U.K. modern rock outfit the Jesus and Mary Chain with the June 4 release of "21 Singles," featuring tracks from all six of the now defunct group's albums. The set features si

Rhino will salute veteran U.K. modern rock outfit the Jesus and Mary Chain with the June 4 release of "21 Singles," featuring tracks from all six of the now defunct group's albums. The set features singles originally recorded for the Creation and Blanco Y Negro labels presented in chronological order, beginning with the band's 1984 debut, "Upside Down."

Among the other favorites featured are "Just Like Honey" and "You Trip Me Up" from 1985's "Psychocandy"; "April Skies" and "Happy When It Rains" from 1987's "Darklands"; and "Sometimes Always" from 1994's "Stoned and Dethroned." The latter track, featuring Mazzy Star's Hope Sandoval on vocals, reached No. 4 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart.

Other modern rock radio staples that can be found on "21 Singles" include "Far Gone and Out" (No. 3), "Head On" (No. 2), and "Blues From a Gun" (No. 1), the latter two of which can be found on the 1992 set "Honey's Dead."

JAMC, led by brothers Jim and William Reid, split for good in 1999 after a one-off album for Sub Pop, the previous year's "Munki." Jim now fronts the group Freeheat with former JAMC member Ben Lurie.
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