CD REVIEW! Elbow - dead in the boot

British alternative rock band Elbow has recently celebrated their 20th year together. Having spent the summer in quiet repose rehearsing and starting to write and record studio album No 6, they are ready to embark on a flurry of activity over the next 6 months. ‘Dead In The Boot’ is the long awaited Elbow B-sides compilation, featuring songs from across the bands career, most of which are not currently available for retail. The album features 13 B-sides and non-album tracks which have been selected by the band as their favourite from their career. "None of our B-sides are album rejects. It's a different space, usually just post finishing an album when all the members of elbow are chiming and feeling very creative. This gives 'Dead In The Boot' a real late night vibe.” "It was important to us that this collection be an album in its own right, so for some fans it may seem like there are glaring omissions, but these songs are the ones that hung together perfectly."