Northern Picture Library \ Postscript [LTMCD 2388]
This remastered compilation gathers together all eight tracks from the 1994 EPs Blue Dissolve and Paris, as well as rare compilation cut Something Good (from a Sound of Music tribute) and three previously unreleased tracks. Snowscene is an outtake from the Alaska sessions, Ammonia Train from a projected Stars of Heaven tribute, and Welcome to California a radical NPL remix of a track by Katmandu (aka Ian Catt of St Etienne).
2. Norfolk Windmills
3. Last September's Farewell Kiss
5. Dear Faraway Friend
6. Here to Stay
7. Untitled No 3
9. Ammonia Train
11. Something Good
12. Welcome to California
Avilable on CD and download.
"On Alaska Bobby Wratten staked an initial claim to more avant territories, but this roundup of EPs and rarities proceeds to more familiar, if slightly spacier, climes, with his customary stately, chiming songs of pallid regret" (Uncut, 01/2006)
"Essentially The Field Mice slimmed down to a threesome, but this change also brought about a more ambient sound which was just as informed by dance music as the quintessential Englishness writ large over the erstwhile band's work. Postscript is a handy round-up of eps and unreleased tracks, abundant with heavenly harmonies and aching guitars. NPL deserve more than just footnote status in Bobby Wratten's prolific career" (Leonard's Lair, 10/2005)
"The pick of these songs are reminiscent of The Field Mice's poppier moments, and are among Wratten's best work" (Exclaim!, 11/2005)