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Soup is an album released in November 2007 by The Housemartins and The Beautiful South
on Mercury Records. It is in effect a greatest hits album for both of the bands, the first
seven tracks bracketed together as "The Housemartins Condensed" and the remaining fifteen as
"The Cream of The Beautiful South". All twenty two songs were released as singles by the bands
and the track listing runs in chronological order by year of song release from 1985's "Flag Day"
to 2003s "Just A Few Things That I Ain't".
The album came into being as two of The Housemartins, Paul Heaton and Dave Hemingway formed The
Beautiful South upon the former's breakup in 1988. The Beautiful South therefore... </div>