FOR many Aussies, Snow Patrol is a group that appeared on our radar just a few years back.
The Irish/Scottish five-piece have, in fact, been plying their trade for 15 years.
Up To Now is the group’s first retrospective and, over two CDs, includes all the band’s hits, b-sides, some live material and work from frontman Gary Lightbody’s side-project The Reindeer Section.
Fan faves such as Chasing Cars, Take Back The City, Hands Open, Run, Crack The Shutters and Signal Fire all take pride of place on the collection which the band insists is not a ‘greatest hits’ set.
The quintet’s famous and dark take on Beyonce’s Crazy In Love is also a welcome addition while new tune Just Say Yes was previously recorded by Pussycat Doll Nicole for her failed solo CD. SP should have kept it!
IN SHORT: Expansive