The Lost Tapes - Rare Recordings 1991-2007

The Lost Tapes - Rare Recordings 1991-2007

Infobox Album | Name = The Lost Tapes - Rare recordings 1991-2007
Type = Album
Artist = Ooberman

Released = 3 September 2007
Recorded = 1991 - 2006
Genre = Indie, Pop
Length =
Label = Rotodisc
Producer =
Reviews = | Last album = "Carried Away
This album = "The Lost Tapes - Rare Recordings 1991-2007"
Next album =

"The Lost Tapes - Rare Recordings 1991-2007" is a compilation album by Ooberman, released in September 2007 on the band's own Rotodisc label.

"Running in date order, most of the tracks were recovered and restored from old cassette and DAT tapes, many of which were thought to have been lost forever in a burglary. The earlier recordings chart Ooberman's pre-indie band days as home recordists when founders Dan Popplewell and Andy Flett would post cassettes and lengthy critiques back and forth between Liverpool and Birmingham.

"Many tracks come from 1994, a big recording year for frontman Dan - he'd finished university, was on the dole with a lot of time on his hands and found himself with a bunch of new recording gear paid for by being a medical research guinea pig. Most music recorded before then was too rough for release, while the following years marked the beginnings of Ooberman's ascent to minor indie fame with most subsequent recordings therefore released on albums and B-sides." []

Track listing

# Growing Old
# Loveshit Ricochet
# Time Hurts
# I Know What You're Saying
# Don't We Make A Pair
# Ride Me Home
# Blossoms Buds
# Bubbles Bursting
# Brave Men And Beautiful Women
# Drum Song Without Hat (live)
# Come What May
# Rebels For A Day
# Rosie Mel
# Heavy Duty
# Pills For Popplewell
# You're Too Beautiful

According to the press-release, track 1 is from 1991, tracks 2-8 are from 1994, 9-12 are from 1999, 13-15 are from 2000 and 16 is from 2007 (although it was featured on music website in 2006). [] Several of the tracks have been released previously - 1, 9, 11 and 15 on "official bootlegs", 13 on the Japanese version of Carried Away, and 14 as an e-single - although the band have promised that "much has been done to clean up audio problems" in the earlier recordings.

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