Ash look back on their early career with new singles box set

Ash

Ash have announced that they’ll release a limited edition singles box set this spring.

It’s titled ’94-’04 and will launch on May 31 via BMG/Echo/Infectious Records and will feature a total of 10, double A-side vinyl 7-inch singles.

The package kicks off with Ash’s debut single from 1994 Jack Names The Planets, which is backed with Petrol. Both tracks appeared on the mini-album Trailer which launched that same year.

The collection also features the single Clones / Orpheus from the 2004 album Meltdown, making this the first time the lead track has ever been available on vinyl.

Ash curated the collection, which was then mastered and cut by John Davis at London’s Metropolis Studios. It’s now available to pre-order exclusively through Ash’s website (opens in new tab).

Tim Wheeler, Mark Hamilton and Rick McMurray have several live shows planned over the coming months (opens in new tab) in support of their latest album Islands (opens in new tab), including sets at Camden Rocks and Camp Bestival.

Ash: ’94-’04 Singles Box Set contents
Jack Names The Planets / Petrol
Uncle Pat / Kung Fu
Girl From Mars / Angel Interceptor
Goldfinger / Oh Yeah
A Life Less Ordinary / Jesus Says
Wild Surf / Numbskull
Shining Light / Burn Baby Burn
Sometimes / Candy
There’s A Star / Envy
Clones / Orpheus

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