Minny Pops ‎– Secret Stories

LTM (4) ‎– LTMCD 2353, LTM (4) ‎– LTMCD2353
CD, Compilation, Remastered

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1 Minny Pops Dolphin's Spurt
Producer – Martin Hannett
2 Minny Pops Goddess
Producer – Martin Hannett
3 Minny Pops Island 2:11
4 Minny Pops Secret Story 2:17
5 Minny Pops Ice Cube Wall 2:49
6 Minny Pops Mono 2:46
7 Minny Pops Jets 3:25
8 Minny Pops Goddess 5:42
9 Minny Pops Time (12" Mix) 4:11
10 Minny Pops Kogel (Demo) 2:58
11 Minny Pops Body Language (Demo) 3:57
12 White Birds Last Drink In The Lounge 3:17
13 White Birds Possessed By The Stars 2:14
14 Minny Pops Vreemde Dagen, Vreemde Nachten 2:50
15 Minny Pops Left Behind (Achtergelaten) 5:47
16 Minny Pops Wandering (Wandelen) 2:14
17 Minny Pops Cool (Koel) 2:17
18 Minny Pops Fighting Man 2:43
19 Minny Pops West Desert Shore 3:14
20 Minny Pops Back Home 5:33
21 Minny Pops Palm Beach 2:18
22 Minny Pops She Said Go Go Go 3:38

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"This 74 minute compilation features both singles recorded for Factory Records in 1981 and 1982, together with rare and unreleased studio tracks plus highlights from the albums Poste Restante (1982) and Fourth Floor (1985).
Digitally remastered in 2002."

Tracks (1) and (2) originally released as a 7" single on Factory Records (FAC 31), January 1981.
Tracks (3) and (4) originally released as a 7" single on Factory Records (FAC 57), September 1982.
Tracks (5) to (8) recorded as a demo, November 1980.
Track (9) is an unreleased 12" dance mix of the single released on Factory Benelux (FBN 11) in April 1982.
Tracks (10) to (11) recorded as demos in July 1981.
Tracks (12) and (13) recorded as White Birds, with track (13) appearing on first issue of the Crepuscule compilation album 'Ghosts of Christmas Past' (TWI 058) December 1981.
Tracks (14) to (17) originally released on the album 'Poste Restante' on Plurex (3000) October 1982.
Tracks (18) to (21) originally released on the album 'Fourth Floor' on Prime (Prime 7) 1985
Track (22) originally released on the compilation album 'Heures Sans Soleil' on LTM (LTM v:xi) October 1985

An LTM Product.
Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 024545 216424
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5024545216424
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L136
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 84F5
  • Matrix / Runout: DISCTRONICS LTMCD2353 01

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August 29, 2007
edited over 12 years ago
With all due respect for minimal wave of Minny Pops 'early) callibre and especially LTM's enormous amount of good will to save gems like this from vinyl obscurity, this 'mini' retrospective of odds and tricks however noble the cause, is not entirely enjoyable experience.

Of course, the disc includes their seminal (and by all means their finest) collection of tiny 7" singles - 'Dolphin's Spurt' + other ex-Factory goodies of the time, but some of the pieces seem more like leftovers, the group not knowing what to do with it - or even better (or worse) some pieces are just too obvious of other people's influences, sounding nothing like 'Minny Pops' themselves - after all their name is adapted from the same drum machine's trademark they used at first, but which fades away as the CD spins further into this retrospective.

Pieces like 'West Desert Shore', 'Palm Beach', 'She Said Go Go Go' and 'Back Home' are among fine examples of progress but also mark Minny Pops desperately trying to be either Luxuria or He Said... Even more ambitious piano pieces like 'Vreemde Dagen, Vreemde Nachten' and 'Left Behind' sound confusingly enough like Tuxedomoon singing in Dutch, but literally, without Minny Pops' attempt to use such, potentially interenting juice and explore it themselves.