Released a year after their fourth full studio album, The Places Between celebrates Doves' ten year long career since reforming after the demise of previous band Sub Sub. The main release comprises of a 15 track 'best-of' compilation including new single Andalucia, while the second CD on the limited release includes various album tracks, B-sides, remixes and live versions. Also included in the special edition is a CD comprising of all 13 music videos to date.
Release Date: 5th April 2010 UK Chart: ? Alternate formats: 2 CD + DVD
The second single from Kingdom of Rust, Winter Hill proved the first Doves single to fail to reach the top 100 in the UK charts, with the only mainstream release being on a 7" single. Very limited 12" records and download releases provided additional, but not significant, formats. The B-side with the main 7" was Brazil while the other formats provided a variety of remixes of album track Jetstream.
Coming four years after previous album Some Cities, Doves found immediate critical success with a succession of 4/5 and 5/5 reviews while the band quickly reached number two in the UK charts. A previously announced CD and DVD bundle was pulled just a couple of weeks before release by record label Heavenly, although a double 12" vinyl release did make it to market. Bonus tracks were available on iTunes (Ship of Fools and The Last Son) and on the Japanese CD release (Push Me On).
Release Date: 6th April 2009 UK Chart: 2 Alternate formats: Cancelled CD + DVD | Gatefold 12" Vinyl
Reaching just a perhaps disappointing 28 in the UK charts, far lower than previous lead singles, Kingdom of Rust was the lead single for Doves' fourth LP, released at the end of March 2009. The 7" release was backed with B-Side Push Me On while the CD featured a remix of the same track. Promotional releases included a three differing limited 12" records and the standard promotional CD with radio edit, album edit and an instrumental.
Release Date: 30th March 2009 UK Chart: 28 Alternate formats: 7" Vinyl
Doves' most recent release is a download only EP, found solely on the iTunes music store. While named after the preceding album, Some Cities, the EP also contains live recordings of tracks from the band's previous albums. All tracks were recorded on Doves' 2005 Some Cities tour.
Sky Starts Falling was the final release from third album Some Cities and the first from the band since their major label debut to fail to break the UK top 40. Unusually a DVD was chosen as one of the formats for release, most bands and record labels having left this format behind by this point. The CD included the b-side Some Cities (Echoboy remix) while the 7" vinyl came with a poster and was backed by The Storm (Rebelski Remix). The DVD included a small fold-out poster and both bonus tracks.
Release Date: 12th September 2005 UK Chart: 45 Alternate Formats: DVD | 7" Vinyl
Charting at number 17, Snowden (note, not Snowdon as in the mountain!) was remixed by Rich Costey for the single release. The single was released on three formats: the two track CD was backed by Son of a Builder while the 7" Vinyl release came as a limited edition numbered release and had the b-side Black Circus of Prague. The third release was a limited edition CD single with four art cards, containing two additional remixes, Black and White Town (David Holmes Remix) and Almost Forgot Myself (Doves vs. 69Corp Mix)
Release Date: 9th May 2005 UK Chart: 17 Alternate Formats: CD 2 | 7" Vinyl
The first of two live EPs from the band was only made available in the US at select indie stores. The release contains half a dozen recordings from the band's live show at the Eden Project in South-West England in 2002, all of which are otherwise available on the DVD release Where We're Calling From.
The third and final single taken from The Last Broadcast reached a somewhat disappointing 29 in the charts. CD 1 was released as a limited edition with a poster and backed with Hit the Ground Running, Willow's Song (edit) and the promotional video, although due to a mispressing the video was left off some copies. CD 2 simply contains the two audio tracks while the vinyl contains two remixes: The Sulphur Man (Rebelski Remix) and Where We're Calling From (Kieran Hebden Bridge Remix).
Release Date: 14th October 2002 UK Chart: 29 Alternate Formats: CD 2 | 10" Vinyl
The second album from Doves reached number 1 for two weeks, knocking off popular boyband Blue and cementing the band's status as one of the more important bands of the year. The album was largely self produced with assistance on just three tracks. Although the UK only received standard releases on CD and 12" vinyl, other countries benefited from bonus tracks. The original US release came with a bonus disc that includes four B-Sides, while the standard Japanese version includes Far from Grace and Northdean. In Japan, a 'Tour Edition' was also released with a purple cover instead of the largely black standard version.
Preceding second album The Last Broadcast, Doves released a single track CD single with in the UK that was then deleted on the day of release along with a 10" vinyl that was similarly deleted. Despite the limited nature of the release, the single did chart as high as number 3, by far the best placing for the band at this point and only bettered since by albums. The CD single was enhanced to include the promotional video, while the 10" single was backed by Hit the Ground Running. The Australian release contained a shorter edit of the title track and the UK vinyl's B-side, along with live versions of Here it Comes and The Cedar Room recorded on Triple J's Live at the Wireless show
The third and final release from Lost Souls was the most downbeat from the album although was remixed as a "summer version" for the single release. Again reaching number 33, Doves showed a consistency in release popularity throughout the lifecycle of this album. B-sides on CD1 are a live versions of Rise and the new track Suitenoise while CD2 contains Your Shadow Lay Across My Life and an alternate version of Firesuite. The 7" single, Doves' first, is just backed by Your Shadow Lay Across My Life while the promotional CD has both the album and live versions of the title track, labelled simply as "Version One" and "Version Two".
Release Date: 30th October 2000 UK Chart: 33 Alternate Formats: CD 2 | 7" Vinyl | CD Promo
The follow-up single to Doves' debut Lost Souls was a shorter more obviously upbeat song than the preceding single but only placed slightly higher in the charts. Released on three formats, for the first time in the band's history, the vinyl and CD 1 shared the b-sides Valley and Down to Sea, while CD 2 contained the exclusive tracks Crunch and Lost in Watts. Both the latter tracks date from Doves' previous incarnation as Sub Sub
Release Date: 29th May 2000 UK Chart: 32 Alternate Formats: CD 2 | 10" Vinyl
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Following a fortnight after major debut single Cedar Room, Heavenly Records put out Doves' debut full album. While only reaching 16 in the charts, Doves recieved a Mercury Prize nomination, albeit losing out to Badly Drawn Boy's own debut. The album was released on both CD and vinyl in both the UK and USA with the US release containing additional tracks Darker, Valley and Zither. The Japanese version, released a year later, included Valley, Crunch and Your Shadow Lay Across My Life as bonus tracks.
Doves' major label debut, released a fortnight before their first album, was similar to the band's Casino Records release of Cedar EP, with two of three tracks appearing on both releases. Again, the release was on both CD and 10" vinyl, but with a less limited release Doves managed to hit the top 40 this time. B-Sides on both formats are Zither and Karen.
Release Date: 20th March 2000 UK Chart: 33 Alternate Formats: 10" Vinyl
The third and final release on Doves' own label, Here it Comes was the trio's first charting release since Sub Sub spit and the members reformed in their new incarnation. Unlike the previous two EPs, aside from the title track, none of the music released on this EP was made available on the band's debut album - although B-Sides compilation Lost Sides remedied this. Again, both the CD and 10" versions of this release were limited, yet this didn't prevent the Doves from hitting the top 75.
Release Date: 2nd August 1999 UK Chart: 73 Alternate Formats:10" Vinyl
A second release on Doves' own Casino Records, Sea EP showed a mellower and darker sound to the band's debut. The band decided to dedicate the release to former Joy Division manager Rob Gretton as he had helped the band in funding early releases both as Doves and in their previous incarnation, dying just 9 days before the release. For this reason, his name appears at the beginning of the music video. As with the Cedar EP, a 10" vinyl was released, although this time the band also had a limited number of CDs pressed.
Release Date: 24th May 1999 UK Chart: N/A Alternate formats: 10" Vinyl
Doves' debut release was released on their own label, Casino Records, following the dissolution of the members' previous band Sub Sub due to a studio fire. The release shows the band taking a new guitar led direction after their previous dance heavy history, although their roots clearly shine through on the title track as it settles into an uplifting groove. The EP was released solely on limited 10" vinyl and thus now proves very difficult to find.
Release Date: 9th November 1998 UK Chart: N/A
Formed: 1998 Nationality: English Members: Jimi Goodwin, Andy Williams, Jez Williams No Albums: 4 No Singles: 14 Label(s): Casino Records, Heavenly Records Website(s): Official Site | Official Blog See also: Sub Sub
List aiming to list all major official and selected promotional releases from Doves' career in the UK. Selected releases from other regions are also included where known along with alternative versions, formats and brief details about the release.
Please let me know if you feel I've missed out a release that should be listed here and I'll try and find the time to add it in!