Press release :
A 2-CD 36-track compilation "Five Men In A Hut (A's, B's and rarities: 1998-2004) will be released worldwide in the first week of October. The set includes all of the band's "singles" that were released in the UK and elsewhrere and many of the B-sides included on those singles, most that were never released in the U.S. The B-sides were picked by the band (with much feedback from fans thank you!!). In addition, the set includes two previously unreleased tracks "Old China" and the Olly Peacock-penned "Diskoloadout".

The set won't be in stores for several weeks, but you can preorder the album directly from Gomez's U.S. store. When you order with express shipping, you can guarantee the CD will arrive on your doorstep on the official U.S. release date of October 17.

In addition, the first 500 pre-orders will automatically receive an autographed booklet signed by all five band members. All pre-orders will receive a poster featuring album art designed by longtime Gomez design comrades The Love Police. Finally, by pre-ordering 5 Men In a Hut, you can also order How We Operate at a reduced price. The preorder is waiting for you HERE

The album is available in stores in the following countries on these dates:

Australia - September 30 (CD & DVD)
United States - October 17 (CD only, DVD to be released in January)
United Kingdom - October 2 (CD & DVD)
Germany - September 30 (CD only)

Other countries releasing CD & DVD:
Slovenia, Czech Rep, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Holland, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Israel, Latvia, Russia and let us not forget ICELAND.

Other countries releasing CD:
Japan, Malaysia, Colombia (huge Gomez fanbase there), Singapore, Taiwan

Even if we only sell 4 CDs in Latvia, it's still a nice looking list.

DVD? What DVD? Oh right

In addition to the 2-CD set, we're releasing a companion DVD also titled Five Men In a Hut. The DVD retrospective chronicles all of the videos the band made during their Hut Records years. The DVD includes twelve music videos, plus some additional live performance and interview footage. The DVD is being released at different times around the world - see above for more info.

Tracklisting :
01. 78 Stone Wobble
02. Get Myself Arrested (Radio Edit)
03. Whippin' Piccadilly
04. Bring It On (Radio Edit)
05. Rhythm And Blues Alibi
06. We Haven't Turned Around (Radio Edit)
07. Machismo
08. Shot Shot
09. Sound Of Sounds
10. Ping One Down
11. Catch Me Up
12. Silence
13. Bring It On Interview
14. Live At The Music Centre, Dublin
15. Liquid Skin Album Launch Showcase
16. Split The Difference Interview

DVD Press release :
UK band Gomez set to release the new DVD "Five Men In A Hut (Singles 1998-2004)". Through the 90s and into the millennium Gomez released a total of 5 studio albums, all of which received widespread critical acclaim - debut Bring It On picking up the Mercury Music Prize for Album Of The Year in '98 - and with releases such as Liquid Skin selling over a quarter of a million in just 3 months. Now almost 10 years on, the finest of their visual offerings have been brought together for the first time on DVD. From their very first single 78 Stone Wobble and including career highlights such as Whipping Piccadilly, Rhythm & Blues Alibi and Get Myself Arrested, this DVD retrospective chronicles their creative output during the Hut Records years. The DVD includes twelve music videos, live performance and interview footage