Formed in Cardiff in 1992, Catatonia hit the UK top three with Mulder and Scully, and followed that up with the title track of this double-CD collection, Road Rage.
But singer Cerys Matthews went on to establish a solo career of her own, thanks to guest vocals on Space’s The Ballad Of Tom Jones, plus her excellent duet performance with Tom Jones himself on Baby Its Cold Outside.
This definitive career retrospective packages takes all the highlights from the band’s four tip 40 albums, including 1998 chart-topper International Velvet and the equally successful Equally Cursed and Blessed.
There are three dozen tracks in all here, including top ten singles Stone By Stone, Londinium, Game On, You’ve Got A Lot To Answer For, Karaoke Queen, I Am The Mob, Strange Glue and Dead From The Waist Down.
Formed back in 1992 but only hitting the UK top 3 in 1998 via the hit Moulder and Sculley and latterly with the equally memorable Road Rage, Cardiff band Catatonia, fronted by the charismatic vocalist, went on to become a household name thanks to their guest vocals on Space’s, The Ballad Of Tom Jones and equally Tom Jones cover of Baby It’s Cold Outside before they too were left out in the cold when the hits dried up.
Here we find in this two-CD career defining retrospective material from the bands four top 40 albums including the late nineties chart topper, International Velvet and the earlier Equally Cursed and Blessed.
Michael Heatley, the well respected pop journalist and biographer, writes the sleeve notes on the first ever mid price Catatonia compilation.