Snow Patrol, New Greatest Hits Album, UK Tour, “Up To Now” Prize Pack Giveaway

Snow Patrol Prize Pack
Snow Patrol Prize Pack

Speaking of new releases, on Tuesday Snow Patrol released a 2 CD compilation of singles, covers, rarities and album tracks in celebration of their 15 year anniversary. Here’s a little press blurbage about Up To Now, their new career spanning retrospective:

Up To Now includes three previously unreleased songs, “Just Say Yes” “Dark Roman Wine” and “Give Me Strength”, as well songs from the two albums Snow Patrol released on UK indie label Jeepster Records: 1998’s Songs For Polarbears and 2001’s When It’s All Over We Still Have To Clear Up. The album also includes two songs by The Reindeer Section “” an indie supergroup featuring members of Belle and Sebastian, Idlewild, Mogwai and Teenage Fanclub, among many others “” from their 2002 album for Bright Star Recordings, Son of Evil Reindeer.

Other highlights include a cover of Beyonce’s “Crazy In Love” that was recorded as a live track for BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe’s evening session at Maida Vale in London (with a rap performed by Lowe). Up To Now also features live versions of Snow Patrol’s hit singles “Run” (from their 2003 album Final Straw) and the double-platinum “Chasing Cars” (from 2006’s Eyes Open) that were recorded at London’s Union Chapel as part of an exclusive one-off show put on by Radio 1 presenter Jo Whiley to raise money for the charity MENCAP.

In more Snow Patrol news, last week saw the release of Late Night Tales, an exclusive late night DJ mix CD compiled by SP’s Gary Lightbody and Tom Simpson. In addition to containing tracks culled from deep within their personal record collections, the album includes a new Snow Patrol cover of “New Sensation” by INXS.

Finally, because it’s still contest week, I’m giving away a Snow Patrol themed prize pack which includes the following items:

1 Snow Patrol Umbrella,
1 Snow Patrol Tumbler,
1 Snow Patrol Lollipop, and
1 copy of Up To Now (2 CD compilation out 11/10)

Contest ends on November 19, 2009 at 11:59 PM. One entry per household, US residents only. To enter the contest, fill out the entry form after the jump.

UK tour dates, Up To Now and Late Night Tales track listings and a video for “Just Say Yes” after the jump.

Snow Patrol 2009 UK Tour Dates
18 Nov 2009 Brighton, UK Brighton Centre
20 Nov 2009 Bristol, UK Colston Hall
21 Nov 2009 Newcastle, UK City Hall
23 Nov 2009 London, UK Royal Albert Hall
24 Nov 2009 London, UK Royal Albert Hall
25 Nov 2009 London, UK Royal Albert Hall
27 Nov 2009 Manchester, UK Palace Theatre
29 Nov 2009 Manchester, UK Palace Theatre
30 Nov 2009 Glasgow, UK Clyde Auditorium
02 Dec 2009 Dublin, IE Olympia
03 Dec 2009 Dublin, IE Olympia
04 Dec 2009 Killarney, IE INEC
06 Dec 2009 Castlebar, IE Theatre Royal
07 Dec 2009 Belfast, UK Waterfront
08 Dec 2009 Belfast, UK Waterfront
09 Dec 2009 Belfast, UK Waterfront
12 Dec 2009 Manchester, UK MEN Arena

Snow Patrol - Up To Now

Up To Now Track Listing:
Chasing Cars
Crack The Shutters
Set The Fire To The Third Bar
Crazy In Love
Just Say Yes
Batten Down The Hatch
You’re All I Have
Hands Open
The Planets Bend Between Us (2009 Version)
Ask Me How I Am
Making Enemies
Run (Live at the Union Chapel)

Take Back the City
Shut Your Eyes
An Olive Grove Facing the Sea (2009 Version)
Give Me Strength
Signal Fire
Spitting Games
Open Your Eyes
Dark Roman Wine
Fifteen Minutes Old
You Are My Joy
Golden Floor
Starfighter Pilot
Chasing Cars (Live at the Union Chapel)

Snow Patrol - Late Night Tales

Late Night Tales Track Listing:
1. “Observatory Crest” Captain Beefheart
2. “Midnight” A Tribe Called Quest
3. “Dark Lady” DJ Food
4. “I Walk the Earth” King Biscuit Time
5. “Canal Song” Iain Archer
6. “Ordinary Joe” Terry Callier
7. “It’s All Gone Quiet” The Week That Was and Field Music
8. “Last Train” Allen Toussaint
9. “Fancy” Bobby Gentry
10. “That’s Us/Wild Combination” Arthur Russell
11. “Eanie Meany” Jim Noir
12. “Half Asleep” School of Seven Bells
13. “Family Tree” TV on the Radio
14. “Hold On” Holy Ghost!
15. “Download” Super Furry Animals
16. “New Sensation” (INXS cover) Snow Patrol
17. “Next Train” Miracle Fortress
18. “Sweet Little Mystery” John Martyn
19. “The Happy Detective (Part 2)” Will Self