The Chameleons ‎– What Does Anything Mean? Basically

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Silence, Sea And Sky 2:00
Perfume Garden 4:36
Intrigue In Tangiers 5:15
Return Of The Roughnecks 3:24
Singing Rule Britannia (While The Walls Close In) 4:13
On The Beach 4:09
Looking Inwardly 4:28
One Flesh 4:27
Home Is Where The Heart Is 4:52
P.S. Goodbye 4:10

Versions (23)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
STAT LP 22 The Chameleons What Does Anything Mean? Basically(LP, Album, Gat) Statik Records STAT LP 22 UK 1985 Sell This Version
CDST 22 The Chameleons What Does Anything Mean? Basically(CD, Album) Statik Records CDST 22 UK 1985 Sell This Version
STAT C 22 The Chameleons What Does Anything Mean? Basically(Cass, Album) Statik Records STAT C 22 UK 1985 Sell This Version
827 001-4 The Chameleons What Does Anything Mean? Basically(Cass, Album) Statik Records 827 001-4 France 1985 Sell This Version
VLP-133 The Chameleons What Does Anything Mean? Basically(LP, Album) Victoria VLP-133 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
STAT L22 The Chameleons What Does Anything Mean? Basically(LP, Album) Statik Records STAT L22 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
STAT LP 22, VGSTA 22 The Chameleons What Does Anything Mean? Basically(LP, Album, Gat) Statik Records, Virgin STAT LP 22, VGSTA 22 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
STAT 22 The Chameleons What Does Anything Mean? Basically(LP, Album, Gat) Statik Records STAT 22 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
207 151 The Chameleons What Does Anything Mean? Basically(LP, Album, Gat) Statik Records, Virgin 207 151 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
827 001-1 The Chameleons What Does Anything Mean? Basically(LP, Album, Gat) Statik Records 827 001-1 France 1985 Sell This Version
STAT LP 22 The Chameleons What Does Anything Mean? Basically(LP, Album, Gat) Statik Records STAT LP 22 Sweden 1985 Sell This Version
207151 The Chameleons What Does Anything Mean? Basically (LP, Album, TP, Gat) Statik Records 207151 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
MV-013052, MV 013052, 13052, STAT LP 22 The Chameleons What Does Anything Mean? Basically(LP, Album, Gat) Statik Records, Statik Records, Statik Records, Statik Records MV-013052, MV 013052, 13052, STAT LP 22 Portugal 1985 Sell This Version
MD 7994 The Chameleons What Does Anything Mean? Basically(LP, Album, Gat) Megadisc MD 7994 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
STAT LP 22 The Chameleons What Does Anything Mean? Basically(LP, Album, Pin) Statik Records STAT LP 22 Hong Kong 1985 Sell This Version
VLP-133 The Chameleons What Does Anything Mean? Basically(LP, Album, RE) Statik Records VLP-133 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
GOOD CD 7 The Chameleons What Does Anything Mean? Basically(CD, Album, RE) Dead Dead Good GOOD CD 7 UK 1995 Sell This Version
GOOD CD 7 The Chameleons What Does Anything Mean? Basically(CD, Album, RE) Dead Dead Good GOOD CD 7 UK 1995 Sell This Version
GOOD CD 7 The Chameleons What Does Anything Mean? Basically(CD, Album, RM) Dead Dead Good GOOD CD 7 UK 1995 Sell This Version
BAMCD03 The Chameleons What Does Anything Mean? Basically(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album) Blue Apple Music BAMCD03 UK 2009 Sell This Version
STAT LP 22 The Chameleons What Does Anything Mean? Basically(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Statik Records STAT LP 22 UK 2016 Sell This Version
BAMLP 18 The Chameleons What Does Anything Mean? Basically(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Pic, RE, RM) Blue Apple Music BAMLP 18 UK 2018 Sell This Version
BAMLP17 The Chameleons What Does Anything Mean? Basically(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Cle) Blue Apple Music BAMLP17 UK 2018 Sell This Version

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Sqwubbsy

Sqwubbsy

October 29, 2019
referencing What Does Anything Mean? Basically, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Cle, BAMLP17
Nowhere near as good as “Script...” remaster, not even close. The vocals are buried in the mix. If I wanted a digital remaster I would’ve bought the CD. Vinyl is so noisy in between songs it’s not even funny. Mine’s not clear, but a creamy opaque colour, don’t know what “clear” means to most people but it means “clear” to me. So disappointing, after SOTB I was looking forward to hearing this. Whoever OK’d this mix should not be working in sound production.
patientot

patientot

December 18, 2018
referencing What Does Anything Mean? Basically, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Cle, BAMLP17
Overall a very nice reissue but definitely subject to GZ's iffy quality control. Per my exchanges with the mastering engineer, the source for this was a 24 bit version of the previous remaster released on CD in 2009. I never bought that disc, but compared to my 80s Statik CD this LP sounds like the rhythm section was EQ'd to be more prominent. That's not a bad thing IMHO. The gatefold jacket looks great, but my first copy of this had some loud pops on side 2 so I exchanged it for another copy. My second copy is better but still not 100% perfect.
buymycomics

buymycomics

August 4, 2018
referencing What Does Anything Mean? Basically, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, Pic, RE, RM, BAMLP 18
My brand new personal copy has some clicks and pops during quiet places. I cleaned it with my VPI record cleaner but that didn't help. Typical of picture discs? Probably. Has anyone else noticed this about this release?
sorryitsnotJUDGE

sorryitsnotJUDGE

July 22, 2018
referencing What Does Anything Mean? Basically, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Cle, BAMLP17

Excited to get this, whenever the place I ordered it from in the states finally gets it in & ships it to me.
This band was criminally under-rated <3
bettsaj

bettsaj

June 29, 2018
edited about 1 year ago
referencing What Does Anything Mean? Basically, LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, STAT LP 22

Definitely a bootleg (unofficial) release..... The Chameleons have just announced the release of the official remaster on clear vinyl

https://thechameleons.tmstor.es/cart/product.php?id=38476

Pre-order now... First official release in over 30 years. 2 different versions, clear vinyl with a gatefold sleeve, and also a limited edition picture disc (Limited to 500 copies). Both are available via the Chameleons on line store.
sherbethead

sherbethead

March 2, 2018
referencing What Does Anything Mean? Basically, LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, STAT LP 22
does anyone have a copy of this version does it sound good? :)
isol8

isol8

May 14, 2016
referencing What Does Anything Mean? Basically, LP, Album, Gat, STAT LP 22
DItto on that French cassette...

Oh yeah, what an amazing album!
h0lly

h0lly

April 19, 2016
edited over 4 years ago
referencing What Does Anything Mean? Basically, LP, Album, Gat, STAT LP 22
Disregard ref to poster - The poster is with another album (Should also have a poster (purple in tone) of the band members)
SWEETPEACAT

SWEETPEACAT

March 1, 2016
referencing What Does Anything Mean? Basically , LP, Album, TP, Gat, 207151
Please contact me if anyone has a copy of this Test Pressing..thank you
golfomistico

golfomistico

July 10, 2011
referencing What Does Anything Mean? Basically, CD, Album, RM, GOOD CD 7
My copy has different identifiers: SID Mastering code IFPI L042. Matrix: 97877 GOODCD7. Is this a different edition? Thx