2011 four CD set containing a treasure trove of unreleased and rare tracks from the Scottish-born and New York-based singer/songwriter. For singer/songwriter Lloyd Cole, now is the time for sorting through dusty boxes of cassettes, DAT tapes and CDs in his Easthampton hideaway, to take stock and find all those lost songs; half remembered sessions, much-missed fellow-musicians and gifted co-producers. A goldmine of music from 21 years as a solo artist. Here, then, are 59 - count 'em - nuggets from the Cole vaults. A boxset bursting with unreleased songs, alternate versions, rare b-sides, cover versions (Lou Reed, Marc Bolan and Leonard Cohen songs), and a few tracks that the record companies - and on occasion, even Lloyd himself - just didn't get at the time. Cole has researched and compiled the 'Cleaning Out the Ashtrays' project himself.