Time for Heroes – The Best of The Libertines

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Time for Heroes – The Best of The Libertines
Greatest hits album by
Released29 October 2007
Genre Garage rock revival
Label Rough Trade
Producer Mick Jones, Bernard Butler
The Libertines chronology
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Time for Heroes – The Best of The Libertines is the greatest hits collection by English rock band The Libertines, released in October 2007 on Rough Trade Records. [6]



The album is the first material to be released by the group, who split up following a deterioration in the relationship between Pete Doherty and the other members of the band, since the single "What Became of the Likely Lads" in October 2004.

The album contains no previously unreleased material, except for the iTunes edition. However, it includes non-album singles ("What a Waster" and "Don't Look Back into the Sun") and several b-sides ("Mayday", "The Delaney" and a rerecording of "Death on the Stairs") some of which were released as bonus tracks on various editions of the band's albums. The compilation itself had zero input from the band.

Track listing

All songs written by Pete Doherty and Carl Barât except where noted.

1."Up the Bracket" (from Up the Bracket ) 2:40
2."Time for Heroes" (from Up the Bracket) 2:39
3."Mayday" (b-side to "What a Waster" single) 1:04
4."Don't Look Back into the Sun" (non-album single) 2:58
5."Tell the King" (from Up the Bracket) 3:23
6."What Katie Did" (from The Libertines )Doherty3:51
7."Can't Stand Me Now" (from The Libertines)Doherty / Barât / Richard Hammerton3:24
8."What a Waster" (non-album single) 2:59
9."The Delaney" (b-Side to "Up the Bracket" single) 2:41
10."Boys in the Band" (from Up the Bracket) 3:43
11."Death on the Stairs" (Re-recorded version, b-side to "Don't Look Back into the Sun" single) 3:44
12."I Get Along" (from Up the Bracket) 2:51
13."What Became of the Likely Lads" (from The Libertines) 3:21
Total length:39:18
Bonus tracks
Bonus tracks on Japanese edition
14."Vertigo" (from Up the Bracket)2:37
15."Music When the Lights Go Out" (from The Libertines)3:02
Bonus track on iTunes edition
14."Horrorshow (Demo)" (previously unreleased)3:01


Chart performance

Chart (2007)Peak
position [7]
UK Albums Chart 23
German Albums Chart 62
Japan Albums Chart 155

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  2. Digital Spy review
  3. Filter review
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  5. Pitchfork Media review
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