Editors' Notes Like a star streaking a wintry night sky, you can chart the progression of Elbow’s two-decade knack for bruised, room-filling emotion across this bumper compendium. Pulling from their first seven studio albums, there’s equal room given to sweeping, early breakthroughs (“Newborn”), growling blasts of anthemic blues (“Grounds for Divorce”) and those big-hearted hymnals that came to define their career (“One Day Like This”). And their are clues for the Mancunian band’s future, too. “Kindling (Fickle Flame)” is reborn as a bone-warming duet with John Grant, while “Golden Slumbers” sees Guy Garvey imbue The Beatles with his matchless, twinkly melancholy.

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Golden Slumbers
1
2:24
 
Grounds for Divorce
2
3:37
 
Magnificent (She Says)
3
4:26
 
Lippy Kids
4
6:08
 
One Day Like This
5
6:40
 
The Bones of You
6
4:53
 
My Sad Captains
7
6:00
 
Leaders of the Free World
8
6:17
 
Mirrorball
9
5:50
 
Fugitive Motel
10
5:07
 
New York Morning
11
5:20
 
Great Expectations
12
5:01
 
The Birds
13
8:02
 
Scattered Black and Whites
14
5:25
 
Any Day Now
15
6:19
 
Fly Boy Blue / Lunette
16
6:16
 
Weather to Fly
17
4:32
 
Station Approach
18
4:23
 
Switching Off
19
4:58
 
Little Fictions
20
8:31
 
This Blue World
21
7:11
 
Kindling (Fickle Flame) [feat. John Grant]
22
3:44
 
Newborn
23
7:34
 
Puncture Repair
24
1:50
 
The Night Will Always Win
25
4:31
 
Starlings
26
5:04
 
The Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver
27
5:22
 
Dear Friends
28
4:59
 

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