Corduroy have announced their new album Rare Stock – a collection of rarities and out-takes available through Acid Jazz Records on 22 March.

The press release reads as follows:

Ahead of their impending and extensive UK tour throughout March and April, Corduroy are pleased to announce the release of their Rare Stock album – a collection out-takes and rarities available on vinyl, CD and digitally through Acid Jazz Records.

Whilst displaying a depth and musicality in their catalogue that transcends their better-known material, this collection complements their trajectory as they progressed through the nineties at the height of their career.


The collection ranges from original demos, including the original versions of Goober Grape and Hikky Burr which were to prove pivotal in the label signing the band, through to the sessions for an abandoned fourth album which spawned an early version of Clockwork Man. Meanwhile proposed singles Summer In My Eye and the vocal version of Very Yeah are included here complemented by a brand new mix of 1994s hit single Mini, courtesy of Ashley Beedle. The full track-listing is:

  1. Clockwork Man (Louder, Faster version)
  2. Man Alive
  3. Goober Grape (The Living Room sessions)
  4. Summer In My Eye (Eddie Piller remix)
  5. Finally Atlanta (Demo)
  6. Mini (Ashley Beadle remix)
  7. The Mandelbrot Set
  8. Hikky Burr (The Living Room sessions)
  9. Get Ron Carter
  10. Very Young (Sing-Song version)
  11. E-Type (Demo)

Live dates

09 – Brighton Patterns
21 – Birmingham Hare & Hounds
23 – Nottingham The Loft

04 – Norwich Arts Centre
05 – Margate Dreamland
06 – Gloucester Guildhall
07 – Bristol Fiddlers
11 – Leeds The Wardrobe
12 – Manchester Academy (w /Calibro 35)
13 – Glasgow Garage
14 – Edinburgh The Voodoo Rooms
19 – Newcastle The Cluny
20 – York Fibbers
25 – Oxford The Bullingdon
26 – London 229 Club
27 – Southend Chinnerys

The album can be pre-ordered via www.acidjazz.co.uk. Corduroy can be found via their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.


Article by Matt Mead. Further articles by Matt can be found via the Louder Than War author archive pages.

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