Thursday, March 23, 2023

K's B-SIDE SPECIAL VA - I Do Like to be B-side the A-side: 260 Classic Non-Album B-sides (Super Deluxe Edition) [2023] (12xCDs)



VA - I Do Like to be B-side the A-side: 260 Classic Non-Album B-sides (Super Deluxe Edition) [2023] (12xCDs)

There have been so many amazing single B-sides released over the years of which many have become more famous and more loved than the original A-sides.  I felt it was about time to compile a truly comprehensive collection of what are widely considered to be the best non-album B-sides of all time, spanning from the late 1940s to today.

Many bands are renowned for releasing brilliant B-sides; The Jam, The Smiths, Pet Shop Boys, Oasis, Slade, The Sweet, T. Rex, Arctic Monkeys, Suede, Buzzcocks, The Cure, The Kinks and The Beatles.

The A-side and B-side are the two sides of a phonograph record; these terms have often been printed on the labels of two-sided music recordings. The A-side usually features a recording that its artist, producer, or record company intends to be the initial focus of promotional efforts and radio airplay and hopefully become a hit record. The B-side (or "flip-side") is a secondary recording that typically receives less attention, although some B-sides have been as successful as, or more so than, their A-sides.

Use of this language has largely declined in the 21st century as the music industry has transitioned away from analog recordings towards digital formats without physical sides, such as CDs, downloads and streaming. Nevertheless, some artists and labels continue to employ the terms A-side and B-side metaphorically to describe the type of content a particular release features, with B-side sometimes representing a "bonus" track or other material.

A couple of interesting articles:

So, after weeks of truly exhaustive and extensive online research, plus my own favourites and memories, here is my personal compilation of what I consider to be the 260 best non-album B-sides. I say non-album meaning that all the tracks included in this compilation were only available on the vinyl single or CD single format and not included on their counterpart albums at the time.

My objective was to keep this collection to strictly NON-ALBUM B-sides, so only featuring songs which were never initially included on albums at the time they were released.

A few tracks were initially recorded and released as B-sides, but on a few occasions were later re-recorded for an album, so I'm including these as they were different recordings, and often much better than the re-recorded album versions! 

I searched through every list, blog and discussion forum post on this subject known to man to arrive at these 260 selections which are mostly the general consensus of the greatest B-sides ever released, and are all non-album tracks only to be included on later vinyl compilations or expanded CDs and super deluxe edition box sets. 

My cover art was inspired by the original song by Mark Sheridan and sheet music design.  "I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside" is a popular British music hall song. It was written in 1907 by John H. Glover-Kind and made famous by music hall singer Mark Sheridan who first recorded it in 1909. It speaks of the singer's love for the seaside, and his wish to return there for his summer holidays each year. It was composed at a time when the yearly visits of the British working-class to the seaside were booming.

This fully packed 12CD set contains many rare and extremely hard to find tracks, with a number featured in their original mono 7" single form. Only the original studio mixes are included. No later remixes, 'stereo enhanced' or live versions here!

Compiled as always using the very latest and highest quality digital remasters, with a considerable number of tracks sourced from the original master tapes for superior sound quality and enjoyment.



Pt.1     Pt.2     Pt.3 

Pt.4     Pt.5     Pt.6 


Track lists


01 The Beatles - I Am the Walrus (B-side to 'Hello, Goodbye') 4:36

02 The Jam - 'A' Bomb in Wardour Street (B-side to 'David Watts') 2:31

03 Oasis - Acquiesce (B-side to 'Some Might Say') 4:28

04 Pet Shop Boys - After the Event (B-side to 'Did You See Me Coming?') 5:15

05 R.e.m. - Ages of You (B-side to 'Wendell Gee') 3:43

06 The Jook - Aggravation Place (B-side to 'Watch Your Step') 3:27

07 Pet Shop Boys - Always (B-side to 'Home and Dry') 5:02

08 Tori Amos - Angie (B-side to 'Crucify') 4:25

09 Pulp - Ansaphone (B-side to 'Disco 2000') 4:01

10 Arctic Monkeys - Anyways (B-side to 'Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino') 3:41

11 The Clash - Armagideon Time (B-side to 'London Calling') 3:51

12 The Rolling Stones - As Tears Go By (B-side to '19th Nervous Breakdown') 2:46

13 Them - Baby, Please Don't Go (B-side to 'Gloria') 2:42

14 The Smiths - Back to the Old House (B-side to 'What Difference Does It Make?') 3:04

15 Arctic Monkeys - The Bakery (B-side to 'Fluorescent Adolescent') 2:56

16 Suede - The Big Time (B-side to 'Animal Nitrate') 4:28

17 Arctic Monkeys - Bigger Boys and Stolen Sweethearts (B-side to 'I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor') 2:58

18 The Divine Comedy - Birds of Paradise Farm (B-side to 'Something for the Weekend') 3:50

19 Frazier Chorus - Born with a Headache (B-side to 'Typical!') 3:24

20 Pet Shop Boys - The Boy Who Couldn't Keep His Clothes On (B-side to 'A Red Letter Day') 6:09


21 The Cars - Breakaway (B-side to 'Why Can't I Have You') 3:47

22 Depeche Mode - But Not Tonight (B-side to 'Stripped') 4:15

23 The Jam - The Butterfly Collector (B-side to 'Strange Town') 3:07

24 T. Rex - Cadilac (B-side to 'Telegram Sam') 3:53

25 Slade - Can You Just Imagine (B-side to 'In for a Penny') 3:33

26 The Pink Floyd - Candy and a Currant Bun (B-side to 'Arnold Layne') 2:46

27 The Shapes - Chatterboks (B-side to 'Wot's for Lunch Mum? (Not Beans Again!)') 2:04

28 The Rolling Stones - Child of the Moon (B-side to 'Jumpin' Jack Flash') 3:15

29 Pulp - Cocaine Socialism (B-side to 'A Little Soul') 5:13

30 Coldplay - Crests of Waves (B-side to 'Clocks') 3:39

31 Brinsley Schwarz; Nick Lowe - Cruel to be Kind (Original Version) (B-side to 'Little Hitler') 2:53

32 Depeche Mode - Dangerous (B-side to 'Personal Jesus') 4:22

33 Wings - Daytime Nightime Suffering (B-side to 'Goodnight Tonight') 3:23

34 Joy Division - Dead Souls (B-side to 'Atmosphere') 4:52

35 Xtc - Dear God (B-side to 'Grass') 3:37

36 Pet Shop Boys - Decadence (B-side to 'Liberation') 3:55

37 Madness - Deceives the Eye (B-side to 'Night Boat to Cairo') 2:00

38 Pet Shop Boys - Delusions of Grandeur (B-side to 'A Red Letter Day') 5:04

39 Arctic Monkeys - Despair in the Departure Lounge (B-side to 'The View from the Afternoon') 3:22

40 The Beautiful South - Diamonds (B-side to 'Old Red Eyes Is Back') 2:27

41 Sex Pistols - Did You No Wrong (B-side to 'God Save the Queen' 1977 Virgin Release) 3:10

42 Pet Shop Boys - Do I Have To? (B-side to 'Always on My Mind') 5:16


43 Echo & The Bunnymen - Do It Clean (B-side to 'The Puppet') 2:45

44 Peter Gabriel - Don't Break This Rhythm (B-side to 'Sledgehammer') 3:51

45 Arctic Monkeys - Don't Forget Whose Legs You're On (B-side to 'My Propeller') 3:35

46 10,000 Maniacs - Don't Go Back to Rockville (B-side to 'Candy Everybody Wants') 4:40

47 The Beatles - Don't Let Me Down (B-side to 'Get Back') 3:35

48 Prefab Sprout - Donna Summer (B-side to 'When Love Breaks Down') 3:14

49 Nancy Wilson - The End of Our Love (B-side to 'Face It Girl, It's Over') 2:20

50 Prefab Sprout - The End of the Affair (B-side to 'Electric Guitars') 4:04

51 Prince And The Revolution - Erotic City (B-side to 'Let's Go Crazy') 3:56

52 Japan - European Son (B-side to 'I Second That Emotion') 3:40

53 10,000 Maniacs - Everyday Is Like Sunday (B-side to 'Candy Everybody Wants') 3:15

54 Genesis - Evidence of Autumn (B-side to 'Misunderstanding') 4:57

55 The 'n Betweens - Evil Witch Man (B-side to 'You Better Run') 2:21

56 The Cure - The Exploding Boy (B-side to 'In Between Days') 2:54

57 Soft Cell - Facility Girls (12" Version) (B-side to 'Bedsitter') 7:16

58 Siouxsie And The Banshees - False Face (B-side to 'Peek-a-Boo') 2:49

59 The Jimi Hendrix Experience - 51st Anniversary (B-side to 'Purple Haze') 3:15

60 R.e.m. - First We Take Manhattan (B-side to 'Drive') 6:04

61 Depeche Mode - Fly on the Windscreen (B-side to 'It's Called a Heart') 5:00

62 Talk Talk - For What It's Worth (B-side to 'Living in Another World') 5:17


63 The Specials - Friday Night, Saturday Morning (B-side to 'Ghost Town') 3:35

64 New Musik - From the Village (B-side to 'While You Wait') 3:31

65 The Clash - Gates of the West (B-side to 'I Fought the Law') 3:25

66 The Smiths - Girl Afraid (B-side to 'Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now') 2:46

67 The Monkees - The Girl I Knew Somewhere (B-side to 'A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You') 2:37

68 Morrissey - Girl Least Likely To (B-side to 'November Spawned a Monster') 4:48

69 Elvis Costello And The Attractions - Girls Talk (B-side to 'I Can't Stand Up for Falling Down') 1:57

70 Ruts - Give Youth a Chance (B-side to 'Something That I Said') 3:12

71 Jilted John - Going Steady (B-side to 'Jilted John') 3:51

72 The Yum Yums - Gonna Be a Big Thing (B-side to 'Looky, Looky (What I Got)') 2:23

73 Coldplay - Gravity (B-side to 'Talk') 6:18

74 The Jam - The Great Depression (B-side to 'Just Who is the 5 O'Clock Hero?') 2:51

75 Morrissey - Hairdresser on Fire (B-side to 'Suedehead') 3:47

76 The Smiths - Half a Person (B-side to 'Shoplifters of the World Unite') 3:37

77 Oasis - Half the World Away (B-side to 'Whatever') 4:27

78 The Cure - Halo (B-side to 'Friday I'm in Love') 3:47

79 The Human League - Hard Times (B-side to 'Love Action (I Believe in Love)') 4:55

80 The Cure - Harold and Joe (B-side to 'Never Enough') 5:09

81 The Breakaways - He Doesn't Love Me (B-side to 'That's How It Goes') 1:58

82 Prefab Sprout - He'll Have to Go (B-side to 'When Love Breaks Down') 3:06

83 Candi Staton - Heart on a String (B-side to 'I'm Just a Prisoner') 3:00

84 10,000 Maniacs - Hello in There (B-side to 'You Happy Puppet') 4:26


85 Lloyd Cole And The Commotions - Her Last Fling (B-side to 'Brand New Friend') 2:44

86 Pet Shop Boys - Hey, Headmaster (B-side to 'Can You Forgive Her?') 3:06

87 Led Zeppelin - Hey, Hey, What Can I Do (B-side to 'Immigrant Song') 3:56

88 Pet Shop Boys - Hit and Miss (B-side to 'Before') 4:07

89 Sharon Tandy Feat. The Fleur De Lys - Hold On (B-side to 'Stay with Me') 3:12

90 Carl Perkins - Honey, Don't! (B-side to 'Blue Suede Shoes') 2:48

91 Elvis Presley - Hound Dog (B-side to 'Don't Be Cruel') 2:15

92 The Flirtations - How Can You Tell Me? (B-side to 'Nothing but a Heartache') 3:00

93 The Smiths - How Soon Is Now? (B-side to 'William, It Was Really Nothing') 6:47

94 Sunny - I Can't Get Away from You (B-side to 'A Warm and Tender Romance') 2:26

95 Carla Thomas - I Can't Take It (B-side to 'I'll Bring It Home to You') 2:39

96 Pet Shop Boys - I Didn't Get Where I Am Today (B-side to 'Flamboyant') 3:39

97 Linda Jones - I Just Can't Live My Life (Without You Babe) (B-side to 'My Heart (Will Understand)') 2:29

98 The Kinks - I Need You (B-side to 'Set Me Free') 2:25

99 The Shapes - (I Saw) Batman (In the Launderette) (B-side to 'Wot's for Lunch Mum? (Not Beans Again!)') 2:37

100 Sex Pistols - I Wanna Be Me (B-side to 'Anarchy in the U.K.') 3:03

101 Cat Stevens - I Want to Live in a Wigwam (B-side to 'Morning Has Broken') 3:24

102 Carla Thomas - I Want You Back (B-side to 'A Dime a Dozen') 2:31

103 Talking Heads - I Wish You Wouldn't Say That (B-side to 'Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town') 2:36

104 The Rolling Stones - I'm Free (B-side of 'Get Off of My Cloud') 2:24

105 Dexys Midnight Runners - I'm Just Looking (B-side to 'Dance Stance') 4:24

106 Slade - I'm Mee, I'm Now, An' That's Orl (B-side to 'Cum On Feel the Noize') 3:41

107 The Kinks - I'm Not Like Everybody Else (B-side to 'Sunny Afternoon') 3:27

108 Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (B-side to 'My Bucket's Got a Hole in It') 2:46

109 Morrissey - I've Changed My Plea to Guilty (B-side to 'My Love Life') 3:14


110 Sandie Shaw - I've Heard About Him (B-side to 'Long Live Love') 2:26

111 Dena Barnes - If You Ever Walk Out of My Life (B-side to 'Who Am I (You Ought to Know)') 2:24

112 Pet Shop Boys - In the Night (B-side to 'Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money)') 4:50

113 The Stranglers With The 'barracuda Bass' Sound - In the Shadows (B-side to 'No More Heroes') 4:37

114 Soft Cell - Insecure Me (12" Version) (B-side to 'Torch') 8:16

115 Genesis - Inside and Out (B-side to 'Match of the Day') 6:48

116 Madonna - Into the Groove (B-side to 'Angel') 4:43

117 Honey Cone - It's Better to Have Loved and Lost (B-side to 'Sittin' on a Time Bomb (Waitin' for the Hurt to Come)') 2:46

118 Talk Talk - It's Getting Late in the Evening (B-side to 'Life's What You Make It') 5:45

119 Gang Of Four - It's Her Factory (B-side to 'At Home He's a Tourist') 3:10

120 Morrissey - Jack the Ripper (B-side to 'Certain People I Know') 3:24

121 T. Rex - Jitterbug Love (B-side to 'Children of the Revolution') 2:55

122 Talk Talk - John Cope (B-side to 'I Believe in You') 4:42

123 Aztec Camera - Jump (B-side to 'All I Need Is Everything') 2:50

124 Slade - Kill 'Em at the Hot Club Tonite (B-side to 'Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me') 3:21

125 The Idle Race - Knocking Nails Into My House (B-side to 'The Skeleton and the Roundabout') 2:24

126 Mud - Laugh, Live, Love (B-side to 'Shake It Down') 3:49

127 Pulp - Like a Friend (B-side to 'A Little Soul') 4:32

128 Buzzcocks - Lipstick (B-side to 'Promises') 2:40

129 Hello - Little Miss Mystery (B-side to 'New York Groove') 3:38


130 The Jam - Liza Radley (B-side to 'Start!') 2:33

131 David Bowie - The London Boys (B-side to 'Rubber Band') 3:22

132 New Order - Lonesome Tonight (B-side to 'Thieves Like Us') 5:11

133 Aztec Camera - Lost Outside the Tunnel (B-side to 'Mattress of Wire') 3:30

134 Ruts - Love in Vain (B-side to 'Staring at the Rude Boys') 4:10

135 Cliff Nobles - Love Is All Right (B-side to 'The Horse') 2:42

136 Pet Shop Boys - A Man Could Get Arrested (B-side to 'West End Girls') 4:51

137 The Sweet - Man from Mecca (B-side to 'Little Willy') 2:47

138 The Undertones - Mars Bars (B-side to 'Jimmy Jimmy') 2:07

139 Oasis - The Masterplan (B-side to 'Wonderwall') 5:22

140 Chuck Berry - Memphis, Tennessee (B-side to 'Back in the U.S.A.') 2:14

141 The Stone Roses - Mersey Paradise (B-side to 'She Bangs the Drums') 2:49

142 Darts - Messing Shoe Blues (B-side to 'It's Raining') 2:45

143 Stiff Little Fingers - Mr. Fire Coal-Man (B-side to 'Back to Front') 4:54

144 The Kinks - Mr. Pleasant (B-side to 'Autumn Almanac') 2:59

145 The Police - Murder by Numbers (B-side to 'Every Breath You Take') 4:33

146 Elvis Presley - My Baby Left Me (B-side to 'I Want You, I Need You, I Love You') 2:14

147 Suede - My Dark Star (B-side to 'Stay Together') 4:24

148 Suede - My Insatiable One (B-side to 'The Drowners') 2:59

149 Elvis Presley - Mystery Train (B-side to 'I Forgot to Remember to Forget') 2:27

150 The Sweet - Need a Lot of Lovin' (B-side to 'Block Buster!') 2:57

151 New Order - 1963 (B-side to 'True Faith') 5:35


152 Arctic Monkeys - No Buses (B-side to 'The View from the Afternoon') 3:17

153 Sex Pistols - No Feeling (B-side to 'God Save the Queen' Original 1977 A&M Release) 2:46

154 Morrissey - Nobody Loves Us (B-side to 'Dagenham Dave') 4:50

155 Buzzcocks - Noise Annoys (B-side to 'Love You More') 2:52

156 Kate Bush - Not This Time (B-side to 'The Big Sky') 3:41

157 The Move - Omnibus (B-side to 'Wild Tiger Woman') 3:58

158 The Slade - One Way Hotel (B-side to 'Wild Winds Are Blowing') 2:39

159 Skids - Out of Town (B-side to 'Masquerade') 4:16

160 The Sweet - Own Up, Take a Look at Yourself (B-side to 'Teenage Rampage') 3:58

161 Pulp - P.T.A. (Parent Teacher Association) (B-side to 'Sorted for E's & Wizz' & 'Mis-Shapes') 3:17

162 Pet Shop Boys - Paninaro (B-side to 'Suburbia') 4:40

163 Talk Talk - Pictures of Bernadette (B-side to 'Give It Up') 5:03

164 Patti Smith - Piss Factory (B-side to 'Hey Joe') 4:41

165 The Cure - Play (B-side to 'High') 4:36

166 The Rolling Stones - Play with Fire (B-side to 'The Last Time') 2:16

167 The Smiths - Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want (B-side to 'William, It Was Really Nothing') 1:53

168 The Kinks - Polly (B-side to 'Wonderboy') 2:51

169 The Clash - Pressure Drop (B-side to 'English Civil War (Johnny Comes Marching Home)') 3:25

170 Coldplay - Proof (B-side to 'Speed of Sound') 4:13

171 The Beatles - Rain (B-side to 'Paperback Writer') 2:59

172 Pet Shop Boys - The Resurrectionist (B-side to 'I'm with Stupid') 3:09

173 The Beatles - Revolution (B-side to 'Hey Jude') 3:24


174 The Sweet - Rock & Roll Disgrace (B-side to 'The Ballroom Blitz') 3:51

175 Oasis - Rockin' Chair (B-side to 'Roll with It') 4:39

176 Bob Marley And The Wailers - Roots (B-side to 'Waiting in Vain') 3:45

177 Oasis - Round Are Way (B-side to 'Wonderwall') 5:44

178 The Smiths - Rubber Ring (B-side to 'The Boy with the Thorn in His Side') 3:48

179 The Bodysnatchers - Ruder Than You (B-side to 'Let's Do Rock Steady') 2:49

180 Pulp - Seconds (B-side to 'Babies') 4:19

181 Duran Duran - Secret Oktober (B-side to 'Union of the Snake') 2:46

182 The Pointer Sisters - Send Him Back (B-side to 'Destination No More Heartaches') 2:34

183 James Fountain - Seven Day Lover (B-side to 'Malnutrition') 3:08

184 Prince And The Revolution - 17 Days (The Rain Will Come Down, Then U Will Have 2 Choose. If U Believe, Look 2 The Dawn and U Shall Never Lose) (B-side to 'When Doves Cry') 3:56

185 Stiff Little Fingers - '78 R.P.M. (B-side to 'Alternative Ulster') 2:38

186 Pet Shop Boys - Sexy Northerner (B-side to 'Home and Dry') 3:40

187 Pet Shop Boys - Shameless (B-side to 'Go West') 5:03

188 Slade - She Did It to Me (B-side to 'The Bangin' Man') 3:19

189 The Byrds - She Don't Care About Time (B-side to 'Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season') 2:33

190 Prince And The Revolution - She's Always in My Hair (B-side to 'Raspberry Beret') 3:27

191 The Jam - Shopping (B-side to 'Beat Surrender') 3:21

192 Fleetwood Mac - Silver Springs (B-side to 'Go Your Own Way') 4:29

193 Yazoo - Situation (B-side to 'Only You') 2:25

194 Elton John - Skyline Pigeon (B-side to 'Daniel') 3:54

195 Larry Williams - Slow Down (B-side to 'Dizzy Miss Lizzy') 2:45


196 Tori Amos - Smells Like Teen Spirit (B-side to 'Crucify') 3:15

197 The Jam - Smithers-Jones (B-side to 'When You're Young') 3:00

198 Earl Vince And The Valiants A.k.a. Fleetwood Mac - Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked in Tonight (B-side to 'Man of the World') 2:58

199 The Go-go's - Speeding (B-side to 'Get Up and Go') 2:09

200 Sade - Spirit (B-side to 'Smooth Operator') 5:25

201 Dusty Springfield - Spooky (B-side to 'How Can I Be Sure') 2:41

202 The Stone Roses - Standing Here (B-side to 'She Bangs the Drums') 5:09

203 Oasis - Stay Young (B-side to 'D'you Know What I Mean?') 5:08

204 The Smiths - Stretch Out and Wait (B-side to 'Shakespeare's Sister') 2:45

205 Elvis Costello And The Attractions - Sunday's Best (B-side to 'Accidents Will Happen') 3:22

206 Blondie - Susie and Jeffrey (B-side to 'The Tide Is High') 4:10

207 U2 - Sweetest Thing (B-side to 'Where the Streets Have No Name') 3:04

208 Gloria Jones - Tainted Love (B-side to 'My Bad Boy's Comin' Home') 2:10

209 The Jam - Tales from the Riverbank (B-side to 'Absolute Beginners') 3:33

210 Radiohead - Talk Show Host (B-side to 'Street Spirit (Fade Out)') 4:41

211 Siouxsie And The Banshees - Tattoo (B-side to 'Dear Prudence') 3:29

212 Xtc - Ten Feet Tall (B-side to 'Wait Till Your Boat Goes Down') 3:13

213 Pet Shop Boys - That's My Impression (B-side to 'Love Comes Quickly') 4:47

214 Ian Dury And The Blockheads - There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards (B-side to 'Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick') 3:03

215 Joy Division - These Days (B-side to 'Love Will Tear Us Apart') 3:28

216 The Smiths - These Things Take Time (B-side to 'What Difference Does It Make?') 2:23

217 Coldplay - Things I Don't Understand (B-side to 'Speed of Sound') 4:53


218 Martha And The Vandellas - Third Finger, Left Hand (B-side to 'Jimmy Mack') 2:46

219 The Go-betweens - This Girl, Black Girl (B-side to 'Man O'Sand to Girl O'Sea') 2:31

220 Morrissey - This Is Not Your Country (B-side to 'Satan Rejected My Soul') 7:25

221 The Cure - This Twilight Garden (B-side to 'High') 4:45

222 T. Rex - Thunderwing (B-side to 'Metal Guru') 3:47

223 Suede - To the Birds (B-side to 'The Drowners') 5:24

224 The Cure - 2 Late (B-side to 'Lovesong') 2:41

225 The Selecter - Too Much Pressure (B-side to 'On My Radio') 2:50

226 The Undertones - Top Twenty (B-side to 'Here Comes the Summer') 2:11

227 Pet Shop Boys - The Truck Driver and His Mate (B-side to 'Before') 3:33

228 Splodgenessabounds - Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps Please (B-side to 'Simon Templer') 2:13

229 Kate Bush - Under the Ivy (B-side to 'Running Up That Hill') 2:10

230 The Smiths - Unloveable (B-side to 'Bigmouth Strikes Again') 3:55

231 Joni Mitchell - Urge for Going (B-side to 'You Turn Me On, I'm a Radio') 5:05

232 Primal Scream - Velocity Girl (B-side to 'Crystal Crescent') 1:23

233 David Bowie - Velvet Goldmine (B-side to 'Space Oddity' 1975 UK Reissue') 3:10

234 The Everly Brothers - Walk Right Back (B-side to 'Ebony Eyes') 2:17

235 Willie Tee - Walkin' Up a One Way Street (B-side to 'Teasin' You') 2:42

236 R.e.m. - Wall of Death (B-side to 'E-Bow the Letter') 3:08

237 The Normal - Warm Leatherette (B-side to 'T.V.O.D.') 3:23

238 Stiff Little Fingers - Wasted Life (B-side to 'Suspect Device') 3:15

239 Jimmy Cliff - Waterfall (B-side to 'Wonderful World, Beautiful People') 2:29

240 Tubeway Army - We Are So Fragile (B-side to 'Are 'Friends' Electric?') 2:56


241 Aztec Camera - We Could Send Letters (B-side to 'Just Like Gold') 4:57

242 Bill Haley & His Comets - (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock (B-side to 'Thirteen Women (And Only One Man in Town)') 2:08

243 Buddy Holly - Well... All Right (B-side to 'Heartbeat') 2:13

244 Nick Lowe And His Sound A.k.a. Elvis Costello And The Attractions - (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding (B-side to 'American Squirm') 3:32

245 The Kinks - Who'll Be the Next in Line (B-side to 'Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy') 2:03

246 Buzzcocks - Why Can't I Touch It? (B-side to 'Everybody's Happy Nowadays') 6:37

247 The Blue Nile - The Wires Are Down (B-side to 'The Downtown Lights') 5:41

248 Slade - Wonderin' Y (B-side to 'Take Me Bak 'Ome') 2:50

249 Scritti Politti - World Come Back to Life (B-side to 'First Boy in This Town (Lovesick)') 3:51

250 Coldplay - The World Turned Upside Down (B-side to 'Fix You') 4:32

251 Delta 5 - You (B-side to 'Anticipation') 3:51

252 The Flower Pot Men - You Can Never Be Wrong (B-side to 'Man Without a Woman') 2:36

253 The Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want (B-side to 'Honky Tonk Women') 4:48

254 Yvonne Baker - You Didn't Say a Word (B-side to 'To Prove My Love Is True') 2:36

255 Simon & Garfunkel - You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies (B-side to 'Fakin' It') 2:19

256 Genesis - You Might Recall (B-side to 'Paperlate') 5:35

257 Marshall Crenshaw And The Handsome, Ruthless And Stupid Band - You're My Favorite Waste of Time (B-side to 'Someday, Someway') 2:35

258 Blur - Young and Lovely (B-side to 'Chemical World') 5:03

259 Arctic Monkeys - You're So Dark (B-side to 'One for the Road') 3:02

260 The Smiths - Asleep (B-side to 'The Boy with the Thorn in His Side') 4:12




  1. K What an amazing piece of work you have here. Of course I like the early stuff but I will enjoy hearing modern b-sides that I would never hear, probably ever. Thanks for your hard work. You never cease to amaze me.
    Hi BB.

    1. Hi Lemonflag. Thank you.
      K's work is exemplary.

  2. You never cease to amaze me, your musical knowledge and your hard work to put these together. Thanks for this amazing set. Going to enjoy listening!!!

  3. Many thanks Butterboy for sharing the wonderful collection of K's B-SIDE SPECIAL, as always it is very much appreciated all your time and hard work that goes into keeping us all entertained with a special thank you to "K".

    1. I appreciate your kind words.

    2. Hi Stu,
      for most its a real reward to pick these up. You wont find these comps elsewhere.

  4. Amazing ! what a piece of work this is, thank you so much for this

  5. Just unbelievable .. and then so real. What a gift, a labour of love, and once more an example of pure excellence. Best, TC

    1. Hi TC,
      Glad to hear it in appreciated.

  6. 'A Bomb In Wardour Street' was not a B-Side. The single was a double A-Side with both sides of the original UK release imprinted "A". :

    1. Hi Manny.
      I am not sure why you have focused on that track alone unless it's to prove me wrong. Your statement that it was not a B-Side in incorrect. As you can see from the links below It was officially a B-side in Ireland, Germany, Japan and Australia, plus this recording was only available if you bought the single. The later album version was a little longer as well as being a different take.
      I must make it clear that this B-sides collection is not strictly limited to just the UK. B-side on this release too.
      “A” Bomb was officially released as a B-side in Ireland, Germany, Japan and Australia, so I think it fits the bill. There were many B-sides that were released outside the UK that are included in this collection.
      also Check these out.


  7. Another incredible mammoth work by K!!! Great theme! Thank You!!!

    Sometimes a B-Side is a throw-away...but often it's a very interesting track that didn't fit the current album or general style of the band.

    Then of course if you're Prince....your B-Sides alone would make for a very solid career for any normal artist.

  8. Thank you, Butterboy, for this interesting compilation. I found some real gems, especially the three tracks by Talk Talk I oddly did not know of.

    1. Hi Wolkgang,
      I will pass this onto K. Its a great set of new finds for many. Enjoy!

  9. What a genius idea for a comp. Thank you so much to everyone involved. Keep up the fantastic work and I'll keep listening to it!!!

    1. Hi Rock 'n' Roll Steve,
      Thank you. K's Specials are always fun and exciting.