Colourbox ‎– Best Of 82-87

4AD ‎– GAD 2107 CD
CD, Compilation, Enhanced


1 Colourbox The Official Colourbox World Cup Theme
2 Colourbox Baby I Love You So
3 M|A|R|R|S Pump Up The Volume (USA 12")
4 Colourbox Looks Like We're Shy One Horse / Shoot Out
5 Colourbox Arena 2
6 Colourbox Just Give 'Em Whiskey
7 Colourbox Phillip Glass
8 Colourbox Breakdown (Original 12")
9 Colourbox Sleepwalker
10 Colourbox Hot Doggie


A compilation of some of Colourbox's finest moments. Enhanced content contains the video for "Pump Up the Volume".

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  • Barcode: 652637210729

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GAD 2107 CD Colourbox Best Of 82-87(CD, Comp, Enh) Guts Records (2), 4AD, Rock Records GAD 2107 CD Taiwan 2001 Sell This Version
GAD 2107 CD Colourbox Best Of 82-87(CD, Album, Comp, Enh) 4AD GAD 2107 CD UK 2001 Sell This Version
2219-2 Colourbox Best Of 82-87(CD, Comp, Album, Enh) 4AD, Sum Records (2) 2219-2 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version



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July 13, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
Colourbox (sometimes Colour Box) offered some of the most confusing stuff in pop-history. As the official banner says here, they were quite a mix of odd stuff - at times too pop, while on the other hand just as fundamental. The group recorded merely a couple of albums, among which none can be told apart - each wearing the name 'Colourbox', the first released as Mini-LP with a provocative Horses-cover, the other one in a colourful Chinese-girls' wrapping.

A significant move for them came in a sample-ripping 'Pump Up the Volume' as M/A/R/R/S but here there are far more interesting tunes that will send you to another universe. Most notably 'Philip Glass', an ode to the American modern composer, the piano-piece 'Sleepwalker' as antipods to 'The Official Colourbox World Cup Theme', 'Baby I Love You So' and 'Looks Like We're Shy One Horse/Shoot Out', that it's hard to believe it is all done by the same band.

Although this is as good as 'best ofs' are usually dull hotch-potch, original albums and singles still offer more in terms of sound variety this group generally champions with their own touch of originality - especially mixing in Lorita Grahame's beautiful singing. A truly recommended listening.