The Pop Group ‎– Y

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Tracklist

Thief Of Fire
Snowgirl
Blood Money
Savage Sea
We Are Time
Words Disobey Me
Don't Call Me Pain
The Boys From Brazil
Don't Sell Your Dreams

Versions (26)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RAD 20 The Pop Group Y(LP, Album) Radar Records (5) RAD 20 UK 1979 Sell This Version
RAC 20 The Pop Group Y(Cass, Album) Radar Records (5) RAC 20 UK 1979 Sell This Version
RAD 20 The Pop Group Y(LP, Album) Radar Records (5) RAD 20 New Zealand 1979 Sell This Version
RAD 20 The Pop Group Y(LP, Album) Radar Records (5) RAD 20 UK 1979 Sell This Version
P-10705F The Pop Group Y(LP, Album) Radar Records (5) P-10705F Japan 1979 Sell This Version
P-10705F The Pop Group Y(LP, Promo) Warner Bros. Records P-10705F Japan 1979 Sell This Version
PRO SCAN 14 The Pop Group Y(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Radar Records (5) PRO SCAN 14 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
0630 14003 2 The Pop Group Y(CD, Album, RE) Radar Records (5) 0630 14003 2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
WPCR-722 The Pop Group Y(CD, Album, RE) Radar Records (5) WPCR-722 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
SCAN CD 14 The Pop Group Y(CD, Album, RE) Radar Records (5) SCAN CD 14 UK 1996 Sell This Version
Scan LP 14 The Pop Group Y(LP, Album, RE) Radar Records (5) Scan LP 14 UK 1996 Sell This Version
5101-19920-2 The Pop Group Y(CD, Album, RE) Rhino Records (2), Radar Records (5) 5101-19920-2 UK 2007 Sell This Version
WPCR-75308 The Pop Group Y(CD, Album, RE, RM) Radar Records (5) WPCR-75308 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
RAD 20 The Pop Group Y(LP, Album, RE) Radar Records (5) RAD 20 UK 2009 Sell This Version
WPCR-13272 The Pop Group Y(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, SHM) Radar Records (5) WPCR-13272 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
WPCR-15282 The Pop Group Y(CD, Album, RE, Pap) Warner Music, Rhino Records (2), Radar Records (5) WPCR-15282 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
RAD 20 The Pop Group Y(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Radar Records (13) RAD 20 2014 Sell This Version
9905-2 The Pop Group Y(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mute 9905-2 US 2019 Sell This Version
LTPGYCD1 The Pop Group Y(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album + CD, Album + Box) Mute LTPGYCD1 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
VIZP-162 The Pop Group Y(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album + CD, Album + Box) Victor VIZP-162 Japan 2019 Sell This Version
TPGYC1 The Pop Group Y(Cass, Album, RE) Mute TPGYC1 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
TPGY1 The Pop Group Y(LP, Album, RE, RM + 12", RE, RM) Mute TPGY1 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
LTPGYBOX1 The Pop Group Y(LP, Album, RE, RM, Bla + 12", RE, Bla + LP, Bla + ) Mute LTPGYBOX1 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
LTPGYBOX1, TPGAB1 The Pop Group Y(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gol + 12", RE, Gol + LP, Gol + ) Mute, Mute LTPGYBOX1, TPGAB1 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
RAD 20 A-CD The Pop Group Y(CD, Album, Unofficial) Radar Records (13) RAD 20 A-CD Unknown Sell This Version
RAD 20 The Pop Group Y(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Radar Records (13) RAD 20 Unknown Sell This Version

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lightporter

lightporter

December 3, 2019
referencing Y, LP, Album, RE, RM + 12", RE, RM, TPGY1
Considering this release although tempted by the box set.
Does the download code contain just single LP and 12" or the entire set with Live and EP in digital ?
Thanks.
jon.torrez.3

jon.torrez.3

November 22, 2019
edited 17 days ago
referencing Y, LP, Album, RE, RM + 12", RE, RM, TPGY1

Sounds better than my original. I don't care if it's a hi res DAT transfer...I'm willing to wager most of the originals in your collection were exactly that anyway. The low end is more pronounced, as it should be for an album with a penchant for dub. EDIT*Download code is on black inner sleeve of disc 1. The giant lyrics poster is an excellent touch. Best reissue of the year, hands down!
solvic

solvic

November 20, 2019
referencing Y, LP, Album, RE, RM, Gol + 12", RE, Gol + LP, Gol + , LTPGYBOX1, TPGAB1
I also had the problem with website address to download the digital version of the box set ("page not found").
The solution is quite simple: type all of the http address in lowercase letters and everything is fine.
Or go directly to: http://www.muteartistsdownloads.com/tpgybox
and enter your download code.

"Y" is one of the most important records of all times to me. I got it on release when I was 15 years old and it changed and influenced my views on many things, not just the way I perceived music. I found it most of the time quite painful and difficult to listen to, but also uplifting and exhilarating in its intensity. I felt that it couldn't be any other way.
Brilliant production by Dennis Bovell, too. Listen to his work on Ryuichi Sakamoto's "B-2 unit" and be amazed :-)

I haven't heard the new pressings or extra material of the box set yet, but for the most part the packaging is lovely.
A small nibble is that the strip on the right hand side of the covers with the handlettered name of the band has an apricot coloured tint to it, which isn't like the original LP and makes the cover look less intense, as it diminishes the contrast with the photograph.

The box set comes with a lot of extra material, so while it might be worth its elevated price, it seems weird to split with so much money on a set of records which a) should be available to everyone (if they can take the intensity of the music/material), not just a "select" few and b) it kind of contradicts the feelings/thoughts expressed on almost all of the material produced by The Pop Group.

Cheers, Victor Sol
Bradx

Bradx

November 19, 2019
edited 18 days ago
referencing Y, CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album + CD, Album + Box, LTPGYCD1

I bought Y when it came out originally, was a big Pop Group fan and had the poster on my wall (I was a bleak and pretentious teenager). I was in a band that tried to emulate the PG (very badly).

I bought this 3 CD set on a whim last week. For old times sake. Just listened to Alien Blood and really enjoyed it. Wouldn't describe it as an 'unreleased album' as such. More or less different mixes of Y, but it does have Kiss The Book that was hithertoo only on the 'We Are Time' comp.

I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected (don't always like going down memory lane). Great to hear Blackbeard at the controls. Pity the box set doesn't have a booklet. There's little or no information at all in the package.

The tracklisting on the back card of Alien Blood is wrong ... and therefore wrong on Discogs too.
Right order is:
1. Kiss the Book
2. Don't Call Me Pain
3. Thief of Fire
4. Words Disobey Me
5. Don't Sell Your Dreams
6. Boys from Brazil
7. Savage Sea
8. Snowgirl
9. Blood Money (Alien Blood?)
10. We Are Time
drgn238

drgn238

November 13, 2019
referencing Y, LP, Album, RE, RM, Gol + 12", RE, Gol + LP, Gol + , LTPGYBOX1, TPGAB1
Abou download, go to MuteBank website & they will help you with your download ( something went wrong in process of making ).
drgn238

drgn238

November 13, 2019
referencing Y, LP, Album, RAD 20
To alienMUFU:

About download coupon: look at the Mute Bank website. Something went wrong according to Mute and they will help you to claim you download.OK ?
alienMUFU

alienMUFU

November 10, 2019
referencing Y, LP, Album, RE, RM, Gol + 12", RE, Gol + LP, Gol + , LTPGYBOX1, TPGAB1
Love it, trimmings and all..just one thing, the download coupon.."page not found"...anyone got a clue..?
drgn238

drgn238

November 6, 2019
referencing Y, LP, Album, RE, RM, Gol + 12", RE, Gol + LP, Gol + , LTPGYBOX1, TPGAB1
Rating should be 5 ++++++, or, even beter, un-classifiable ! Definitely one of the best ever, whatever the sort of music.
Not everybody's cup of tea, but who cares !
One and only, whether Discogs like it or not !
drgn238

drgn238

October 30, 2019
referencing Y, LP, Album, RE, RAD 20
GZ Digital Media - 2nd biggest ( vinyl ) pressing plant in the world - big deal !
More likely then not, if it is pressed there, it will be one of these things:

1) innacrate information/s on the sleeve/label
2) badly pressed vinyl ( big numbers to press, you know & no time to handle with ANY care )
3) clicks & pops on vinyl ( for free, that well )

Anyway, still have to come across a decently pressed vinyl from this plant.
But, hey, they do press big & most probably cheaper then the rest ( i.e. not expensive )
and they do press for big guns also ( UMC Universal included ) !
deanowest

deanowest

April 22, 2019
referencing Y, LP, Album, P-10705F
I've got an extra English lyric sheet. If you wanna buy contact me.