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China CrisisCollection (The Very Best Of China Crisis)

Label:Virgin – CDVX 2613, Virgin – CDVX2613, Virgin – 260 986
Format:
2 x CD, Compilation
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Alternative Rock, Art Rock, Pop Rock, Synth-pop

Tracklist

1-1African And White
Bass, Lead VocalsG Daly*
DrumsD Reilly*
Guitar, Keyboards, VocalsE Lundon*
ProducerJeremy Lewis
3:48
1-2No More Blue Horizon
BassA Pask*
DrumsD Reilly*
Guitar, Percussion, VocalsE Lundon*
KeyboardsP Walsh*
ProducerPeter Walsh
Synthesizer, Lead VocalsG Daly*
TrumpetMr Walsh*
3:48
1-3Christian
Bass [Fretless]A Fask*
DrumsD Reilly*
Guitar, VocalsE Lundon*
KeyboardsP Walsh*
Keyboards, Lead VocalsG Daly*
ProducerPeter Walsh
5:44
1-4Tragedy And Mystery
Bass [Fretless]G Johnson*
DrumsK Wilkinson*
FlugelhornL Tunney*
Guitar, Lead VocalsE Lundon*
OboeS Levy*
ProducerMike Howlett
Synthesizer, Lead VocalsG Daly*
4:02
1-5Working With Fire And Steel
BassG Johnson*
DrumsK Wilkinson*
Guitar, VocalsE Lundon*
ProducerMike Howlett
SaxophoneS Levy*
Synthesizer, Lead VocalsG Daly*
3:41
1-6Wishful Thinking
BassG Johnson*
DrumsK Wilkinson*
Guitar, Keyboards, Lead VocalsE Lundon*
KeyboardsG Daly*
OboeS Levy*
ProducerMike Howlett
Words ByEddie Lundon
4:41
1-7Hanna Hanna
BassG Johnson*
BrassK Horns*
DrumsK Wilkinson*
Guitar, VocalsE Lundon*
ProducerMike Howlett
SaxophoneS Levy*
Tape, Synthesizer, Lead VocalsG Daly*
3:30
1-8Black Man Ray
Bass, GuitarG Johnson*
DrumsK Wilkinson*
GuitarE Lundon*, T Renwick*
KeyboardsN Magnus*
Lead VocalsG Daly*
ProducerWalter Becker
SynthesizerW Becker*
3:36
1-9King In A Catholic Style
Backing VocalsG Clee*
BassG Johnson*
DrumsK Wilkinson*
GuitarE Lundon*
Guitar [Solos]T Renwick*
KeyboardsN Magnus*
Lead VocalsG Daly*
ProducerWalter Becker
4:29
1-10You Did Cut Me
BassG Johnson*
BrassK Horns*
DrumsK Wilkinson*
GuitarE Lundon*
Guitar [Solos]T Renwick*
KeyboardsN Magnus*
Lead VocalsG Daly*
ProducerWalter Becker
4:16
1-11Arizona Sky
BassG Johnson*
DrumsK Wilkinson*
GuitarS Nisbet*
Guitar, VocalsE Lundon*
KeyboardsB McNeill*
Lead VocalsG Daly*
SaxophoneG Barnacle*
5:25
1-12Best Kept Secret
BassG Johnson*
DrumsK Wilkinson*
GuitarS Nisbet*
Guitar, VocalsE Lundon*
KeyboardsB McNeill*
Lead VocalsG Daly*
4:05
1-13It's Everything
Backing VocalsThree Jimmy's
DrumsK Wilkinson*
Guitar, VocalsE Lundon*
Keyboards, VocalsB McNeill*
Lead VocalsG Daly*
SaxophoneG Barnacle*
5:06
1-14St. Saviour Square
BassG Johnson*
DrumsK Wilkinson*
Guitar, VocalsE Lundon*
Keyboards, VocalsB McNeill*
Lead VocalsG Daly*
ProducerMike Thorne
4:08
2-1Scream Down At Me
ProducerJeremy Lewis
3:18
2-2Cucumber Garden
ProducerJeremy Lewis
6:58
2-3A Golden Handshake For Every Daughter
ProducerLundon*, Daly*, Norton*
4:00
2-4Some People I Know Lead Fantastic Lives
ProducerPeter Walsh
3:49
2-5The Instigator (Italian Fuzzbox Version)
ProducerChina Crisis
3:53
2-6Little Italy
ProducerChina Crisis
3:06
2-7Greenacre Bay
ProducerBascombe*, Lundon*, Daly*, Lewis*
4:18
2-8Watching Over Burning Fields
ProducerSteve Levine
6:23
2-9Dockland
ProducerLundon*, Daly*, Norton*
4:10
2-10Forever I And I
ProducerGary Daly, Gil Norton
3:04
2-11Performing Seals
ProducerChina Crisis, Gil Norton
2:48
2-12This Occupation (Extended Mix)
ProducerJeremy Lewis
4:04
2-13No Ordinary Lover
ProducerLundon*, Daly*, Norton*
3:04
2-14Animalistic (A Day At The Zoo Mix)11:04
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Notes

All titles Virgin Music Publishers Ltd.
Except 1-8 to 1-10 published by Virgin Music Publishers Ltd / Copyright Control
The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Virgin Records Ltd
℗ 1990 Virgin Records Ltd
© 1990 Virgin Records Ltd
Manufactured In Austria

Titles of 2-8 and 2-13 are swapped on cover and disc.

Disc One:
These tracks originally released on the following albums.
1-1 to 1-3 Difficult Shapes And Passive Rhythms
1-4 to 1-7 Working With Fire And Steel
1-8 to 1-10 Flaunt The Imperfection
1-11 to 1-13 What Price Paradise
1-14 Diary Of A Hollow Horse

Disc Two:
These tracks previously unavailable on CD and originally featured on the following 12" singles.
2-1 & 2-2 Scream Down At Me
2-3 Tragedy And Mystery
2-4 & 2-12 Wishful Thinking
2-5 & 2-6 Best Kept Secret
2-7 & 2-11 Christian
2-8 & 2-13 No More Blue Horizons
2-9 & 2-10 Working With Fire And Steel
2-14 Black Man Ray

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 5 012981 261320
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5012981261320
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc One, Mirrored, Variant 1): CDV-2613 13 A2 MASTERED BY DADC AUSTRIA
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc One, Mirrored, Variant 2): CDV-2613 13 A1 MASTERED BY DADC AUSTRIA
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc Two, Mirrored, Variant 1): 2-CDVX-2613 21 A2 MASTERED BY DADC AUSTRIA
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc Two, Mirrored, Variant 2): 2-CDVX-2613 21 A1 MASTERED BY DADC AUSTRIA
  • Price Code (F:): PM 518

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Collection (The Very Best Of China Crisis) (Cassette, Compilation)VirginV-410986Spain1990
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China Crisis Collection (The Very Best Of China Crisis) (CD, Compilation)Virgin, VirginCDV2613, CDV 2613Europe1990
Collection (The Very Best Of China Crisis) (LP, Compilation)Virgin, VirginV2613, 210 986Germany1990
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Collection (The Very Best Of China Crisis) (Cassette, Compilation)VirginTCV 2613UK1990
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Collection (The Very Best Of China Crisis) (LP, Compilation)VirginT-210986Spain1990

Reviews

  • Crijevo's avatar
    Crijevo
    In terms of "ultimate", look no further than "Collection" - a double CD treat of odds and ends; while disc one's featuring many of the group's ace singles (although many are standard album versions), it is the second disc that should especially grab your attention, offering some insight into CC's experimentally challenging self (although, again, this is not a complete picture - considering their b-sides catalogue is a vast collection in itself)...

    To start with, the entire "Scream Down At Me" single is available here - a great, powerful dance track with stabbing bassline and pastoral synths melting in the background plus the awesome, mechanically charged, synthetically tribal b-side - "Cucumber Garden". Following tracks continue in predominantly more calm, ambient tone, until "This Occupation" slams like a hammer with its almost "industrial" feel - the extended version that is, which gives the impression nothing in the mix quite connects entirely, but that's the raw beauty of it. From its menacing, rotating synth-bass and rumbling percussion, "This Occupation" should be revisited on the dancefloor - a bit untypical one among CC tracks, that except Gary Daly's trademark vocals, bears little resemblance to CC's trademark sound.

    Of course there's also the stunning synth-classic, "Watching Over Burning Fields" and the closing, somewhat-confusingly long "A Day At the Zoo Mix" version of "Animalistic", which is clocked just over 11 minutes, although gives the impression there's actually a hidden, unlisted piece of music attached to its tail-end.

    From their early synthesizer-led hits to pop maturity, this is truly a fine overview of the group's earlier career.

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