Chris & Cosey ‎– The Essential Chris & Cosey Collection

Label:
Conspiracy International ‎– CC1101A/B
Format:
2 × CD, Compilation, Digipack Cardboard
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Tracklist

1-01 Exotika 6:19
1-02 Obsession 4:19
1-03 Deep Velvet 6:36
1-04 Impulse 2:24
1-05 Dancing On Your Grave 4:07
1-06 Manic Melody (Hairy Beary) 3:31
1-07 Love Cuts (Edit) 5:29
1-08 Vengeance 5:57
1-09 Driving Blind (Live) 3:37
1-10 Infectus 5:37
1-11 Take Control 3:04
1-12 October Love Song 3:54
1-13 Intoxicating 5:41
1-14 Pagan Tango 4:02
1-15 Fantastique 6:24
2-01 Cords Of Love 4:07
2-02 One Minute More (Edit) 5:50
2-03 In Ecstacy 4:01
2-04 Raining Tears Of Blood 4:32
2-05 Cowboys In Cuba 4:24
2-06 Haunted Heroes 3:12
2-07 Eternal 5:56
2-08 Silent Cry 3:31
2-09 Walking Through Heaven 4:42
2-10 I Belong To Me 2:35
2-11 Dr. John (Sleeping Stephen) 4:51
2-12 Percusex 4:11
2-13 Synaesthesia 5:20
2-14 Sound Of Sound 5:12
2-15 Tantalize 4:40
2-16 Put Yourself In Los Angeles 2:56

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Notes

Original track sources:
Tracks 1-01, 1-05, 1-08, 2-11: Exotica album
Track 1-02: 12" single
Tracks 1-03, 1-10, 2-12: Trust album
Tracks 1-04, 2-05: Trance album
Tracks 1-06, 2-16: Heartbeat album
Tracks 1-07, 2-04, 2-09, 2-15: Love & Lust album
Track 1-09: Love & Lust / Union albums
Tracks 1-11, 1-14, 2-01, 2-03, 2-10: Pagan Tango album
Track 1-12: 7" & 12" single
Tracks 1-13, 2-02: Skimble Skamble album
Tracks 1-15, 2-07, 2-14: Muzik Fantastique album
Tracks 2-06, 2-08: Techno Primitiv album
Track 2-13: Pagan Tango album / 12" single

In digifile cardboard packaging, no booklet and very minimal track info.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 5 021958 411927
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5021958411927
  • Matrix / Runout (WORLD SERPENT): CC1101A 01 6
  • Other (Disc One Cat#): CC1101A
  • Barcode (Disc Two Cat#): CC1101B
  • Matrix / Runout (WORLD SERPENT): CC1101B 01 6

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January 9, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
This is a good sampler for those wishing to convert their Chris & Cosey vinyl to CD at minimal expense. It includes a nice chunk of material from their very danceable 'Exotica' and 'Trust' albums.

However, nothing is perfect, this release included:

1) Track 1-02 is a pretty flimsy short version of this song. The original 12" version, at 7+ minutes, is IMHO the best thing C&C have EVER done, and would easily warrant the cost of this 2-CD set by itself; the short version here, however, has some annoying additional production, and just destroys the flow of the original. Not to mention that the 12" version continues to be only that -- still not available anywhere on CD!!!

2) The release is packaged in a -- again, "flimsy" is the best word -- all-paper digipack. Whenever I'm sliding the CDs out of their "pockets," I'm freaking out that they'll get scratched or slide out too fast and fall on the floor. Whoever decided to package this without proper plastic trays should be SHOT!