The Weakerthans aren't a band with an extremely prolific body of work outside their main LPs. However, the b-sides that do exist aren't the easiest to track down either, so I thought they would be a great candidate for the blog . Tracks 10 to 15 are live studio recordings from CBC Radio 3 Sessions, with just John and his guitar solo. While there isn't a single song here that is an original Weakerthans song not on any of their LPs their re-arrangements of their own songs are truly interesting and their covers are top notch. Enjoy!:
1. My Favourite Power Chords
13. One Great City [CBC Version]
- Track 1 originally appeared on Take Penacilin Now. G7 Welcoming Committee Records 2005.
- Track 2 originally appeared on Return of the Read Menace. G7 Welcoming Committee Records1999.
- Track 3 originally appeared on The Secret Sessions. Zunior 2007.
- Track 4 originally appeared on Hopelessly Devoted to You Vol. 4. Hopeless Records 2002.
- Track 5 originally appeared on Hopelessly Devoted to You Vol. 3. Hopeless Records 2000.
- Track 6 originally appeared on Sub City: Take Action sampler. Hopeless/Subcity 1999.
- Track 7 originally appeared on Help: A Day in the Life. Sony/BMG Recordings 2006.
- Tracks 8 & 9 originally appeared on the Watermark CD Single. G7 Welcoming Committee Records 2001.
- Tracks 10-14 are not commercially available. Recorded live in-studio at the CBC.
- Track 15 originally appeared on CBC Radio 3 Sessions, Vol. 1. 2004. It is credited on the CD to John K. Samson only because at that point the song had not been recorded by the full-band on any commercial releases.
- Tracks 16-17 are Not commercially available. Recorded live at Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Ontario on November 18, 2005. Sarah Harmer assists on "Swingin' Party".