Mull Historic Society

Archaeology - Complete Recordings 2000-2004

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When Colin MacIntyre’s debut Mull Historical Society single Barcode Bypass
(Rough Trade) was named NME’s Debut Single of the Year in 2000, and it then
received its first daytime airplay (all 7 minutes of it) on Radio 1 - Jo Whiley’s
show, it was clear a truly original song-writing talent had emerged as if fully
formed — and from the unlikely Atlantic outpost of the isle of Mull, in the
Scottish Hebrides (population of 2,500 people, 28,234 sheep).

Named after a genuine society dedicated to the preservation of tradition on the
bands home island; Mull sit somewhere in the valley between the Flaming Lips,
Super Furry Animals and Beta Band.

This 4 CD media book looks back at the early period of Mull’s career, gathering
together all of their studio recordings from the period between 2000 to 2004.
Discs 1 and 2 are dedicated to the gold-selling albums Loss and Us and include
some of Mull’s most popular singles Watching Xanadu, The Final Arrears,
Animal Cannabus and Live Like The Automatics. Mull’s third studio album
(released on Unique Records) This Is Hope can be found on disc 3, whilst disc 4
is filled to the brim with B-sides, rarities, live tracks, demos and unreleased

This collection is complete with a 36 page booklet featuring an extract from
Colin’s new memoir The Boy In the Bubble and complemented with a plethora
of previously unseen archival photos and memorabilia from Colin’s personal
archives. There’s also words from the award winning author Tom Clayton and
journalist Billy Sloan depicting the impact Mull Historical Society has had on
them and the wider world.



1. Public Service Announcer
2. Watching Xanadu
3. Instead
4. I Tried
5. This Is Not Who We Were
6. Barcode Bypass
7. Only I
8. Animal Cannabus
9. Strangeways Inside
10. Mull Historical Society
11. Paper Houses
12. Loss
13. Some You Win, Some You Lose
(Taken from ‘I Tried’ single - 2000)
14. Ugly Buildings Are Beautiful
(Taken from ‘Animal Cannabus’ single - 2001)
15. Industrial Hangers
(Taken from ‘Animal Cannabus’ single - 2001)
16. Pigeon Fancier (By Correspondence)
(Taken from ‘Watching Xanadu’ single - 2001)
17. You And Me Ground Zero
18. Mull Ferry Announcer


1. The Final Arrears
2. Am I Wrong
3. Oh Mother
4. Asylum
5. Live Like The Automatics
6. Don’t Take Your Love Away From Me
7. Minister For Genetics &
Insurance M.P.
8. 5 More Minutes
9. Gravity
10. Can
11. The Supermarket Strikes Back
12. Clones
13. Her Is You
14. Us
15. Narrow Escape at 2000 Feet
(Taken from ‘Am I Wrong single - 2003)
16. Can’t Do It
(Taken from US Version of ‘Us’ - 2003)
17. You Asked Her To Marry You
(Taken from US Version of ‘Us’ - 2003)
18. When I’m Awake (Cavum)
(Taken from US Version of ‘Us’ - 2003)
19. MHS Lady
(Taken from US Version of ‘Us’ - 2003)
20. Citizen Fame
(Taken from ‘Final Arrears’ single - 2003)


1. “I Am Hope!” Intro Track
2. Peculiar
3. How ‘Bout I Love You More
4. Treescavengers
5. This Is The Hebrides
6. Tobermory Zoo
7. Death O£ A Scientist (A Vision
of Man Over Machine 2004)
8. Your Love, My Gain
9. Casanova At The Weekend
10. My Friend The Addict
11. Len
12. In The Next Life (A Requiem)
13. This Is Hope (The Birth of Prometea)
14. Return To Grass Point
15. Motion Picture Soundtrack (Radiohead Cover)
16. UK PLC
(Taken from ‘How ‘Bout I Love You More’ Single)
17. Rescue Me
18. How ‘Bout I Love You More
(Live at Reading Festival, 2004)


1. Naked Ambition At The E.P.A.
2. Dry Me Out
3. Instead of Breaking Us
(Break Me)
4. It Seems
5. Don’t Suffer
6. Style Becomes Fad
7. When Losers Become Friends
8. Calgary Bay
9. 10 Days of Sun
10. Sad Old Day To Be Down
11. It Takes More
(Ms Dynamite Cover)
12. With You Not In The World
13. When I’m Weakened
14. Pigeon Lovesong
15. International Ego
16. Stay Something
17. Sorry (Leaving)
18. I Knew You Well
19. She Colours The Grey
20. Last Nite (Stokes Cover)
21. Something Great Didn’t Happen
22. Tony Benn Poem for
‘Pay Attention To The Human’
23. The Whiting Of The People