I’m not talking about singles compilations, albums like Your New Favorite Band by The Hives and Frengers by Mew. Which are released as standalone albums, but the majority of tracks are rerecorded versions of songs from earlier, less commercially successful, releases. Both are great.
The Secret Sessions - My Vitriol
The Three EPs by The Beta Band…
Bonnie Prince Billy Sings Greatest Palace Music.
but they’re all reworked country versions and are mostly shite compared to the originals.
Early times by Silver Jews has their first 2 EPs but misses out some split singles and a frustratingly hard to track down compilation track that is actually not great