Pulp ‎– It

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Red Rhino Records ‎– RED LP 29
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A1 My Lighthouse
A2 Wishful Thinking
A3 Joking Aside
A4 Boats And Trains
B1 Blue Girls
B2 Love Love
B3 In Many Ways

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First issue limited to 2000 copies pressed only.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): MPO RED LP 29 A¹ A PORKY PRIME CUT HERE IS GOD'S PLENTY.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): MPO RED LP 29 B¹ SORT OF .. A PORKY PRIME CUT

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FIRECD223E Pulp It(CD, Album, RE, RM) Fire Records FIRECD223E UK 2012 Sell This Version
REFIRE CD15 Pulp It(CD, Album, RE) Fire Records REFIRE CD15 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
FIRELP223X Pulp It(LP, Album, RE, RM, RP, W/Lbl) Fire Records FIRELP223X UK 2015 Sell This Version
CDMRED112 Pulp It(CD, Album, P/Unofficial, RE) Cherry Red CDMRED112 UK 1994 Sell This Version
REDCD29 Pulp It(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Not On Label (Pulp) REDCD29 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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Crijevo

Crijevo

February 28, 2011
Don't know how I'd feel about 'It' at the time of its original release but respectfully, the album shows the group's talents (or Cocker's in particular) weren't only of 1994-95 onwards breakthrough - I immediately fell in love with Pulp discovering 'Different class' and further fascination only followed, as I started buying retrospectively, most of what was available during their mid-90s; most notably 'His 'N' Hers' and 'Intro' compilation.

There was also a book to encompass the 'Different Class' hysteria - a biography done by Martin Aston. Unlike many instant biographies of the time, Pulp's was clocked perfectly and amazingly in-depth, covering their humble beginnings through to deserved commercial successes - still makes it an interesting read.

However, even for Aston who wrote in sympathetic tone all the way, 'It' was rather overlooked and somewhat mocked, early experiment in pop music. 'Love Love' in particular was ultimately dismissed as a mistake. Well, it's not that kind of mistake - for a debut album and equally so, as a vision, 'It' is truly fine-balanced, with only remark it is somewhat a standard debut album on the verge of what was going on around the then-new group, hungry for some attention.

Maybe a moment or two seem forced, however, in total, 'It' is a very typical (read: truly good) Pulp album - despite the fact, apart from Jarvis Cocker (and original (former) member Wayne Furniss), the line-up was entirely different from the later institution; musically, it is more obvious from the point of Artery - one of Sheffield's most-beloved art-rock groups that actually influenced Pulp (whose Simon Hinkler largely participated in helping then-very young Cocker).

For a kid only to find out how cruel the road to stardom is, Cocker sounds confident and mature enough - by the sound of his voice you couldn't really tell his age. 'Looking For Life', beautifully lazy 'Blue Girls', 'My Lighthouse', 'Wishful Thinking' (notable for flirting with The Smiths and pre-dating The Housemartins) and 'Joking Aside' offer a fine introduction, nevermind the fact these were never destined to be hits in themselves; the greatest thing about 'It' is, the album ages very decently - maybe at the time it was neither loved nor hated, mostly ignored for its desperate appeal but it proves the fact Pulp was building slowly but carefully and while they learned from their eventual "mistakes", this debut now stands as proud part to their constantly excellent discography. And I don't remember any of their albums ever failed me. Including this one. Grab 'It' - it's a truly recommended listen; especially if you manage to find the one with their lost, interim single 'Everybody's Problem' (yes, it reminds of 'Wham' - which explains where the latter got inspiration for 'Wake Me Up Before You Go').