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A Different Compilation

30 May 2011 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Label: Cooking Vinyl
  • Copyright: (c) 2011 Cooking Vinyl ltd. under exclusive license from Buzzcocks
  • Total Length: 1:07:47
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  • ASIN: B00B0FM22S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,933 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By P. Currie on 12 Jun 2011
Format: Audio CD
This is an excellent addition to Buzzcocks body of work. "A Different Compilation" is the re-recording "of 24 of the band's best loved and iconic songs", "The original records now sound like demos", says Pete Shelley. "These new versions, honed by years on the road, showcase the songs as we know they should be, the way we know audiences love to hear them."

Well Neishy baby some of us like those "demo's" just the way they are, especially Boredom and Breakdown, the low-fi production, the Woolies guitar and their "sophisticated innocence". What works and works really well is the new versions of the classic singles "Orgasm Addict", "What Do I Get", "I Don't Mind", "Love You More" and "Ever Fallen In Love (with Someone You Shouldn't've)?" the guitar has never sound buzzier. New life is found in "Why Can't I Touch It?" and the version of "Love Is lies" (with bells added?), both are excellent. As is Diggle's "When Love Turns Around You", "Why She's A Girl From The Chainstore" and "Turn Of The Srcew". I thought the re-mastered version of A Different Kind Of Tension vastly improved a flawed (production wise) classic but the versions of "I Don't Know What To Do With My Life" and "You Say You Don't Love Me" raise them to a new level.

So why only 4 stars, well some of it doesn't quite come off, homogeneous production lets some of the tracks down "Alive Tonight" loses its subtlety. With "Promises" the speed and intensity is certainly not lacking but what is Pete doing with the line "The fact is you never really cared"? Here faster is not better."Harmony In My Head" Steve goes all rock star on us and on "I Believe" I believe it loses its giest when it substitutes Pete's demonic "There is no love in this world anymore" for fiddling with the bass and guitar.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By HAYLING BOOK & MUSIC VENUE (HBMV) TOP 500 REVIEWER on 9 Dec 2011
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It was a brave thing for Buzzcocks to revisit these old songs and give them a new coat of polish, but it works nicely. Pete Shelley mentioned that many of the earlier recordings sounded like demos, and he is right to an extent.

Some of the songs have a new slant, others are faithfully reproduced, but all in all this makes for a thoroughly enjoyable listening experience.

I imagine that the tracks were recorded live in the studio - it has that feel about it.

From the point of view of Cooking Vinyl, the label now ensures that they have the Buzzcocks biggest hits recorded for their label.

As an aside, had Buzzcocks signed for Branson's Virgin label, they would have been contractually forbidden from doing this sort of project as his acts were prohibited from recording the same songs for other labels.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By GAZMAR on 18 July 2011
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A Different Compilation
A must for all true Buzzcocks fans.
We all have the songs on vinyl and elsewhere from years past, but this is a refreshing new re-recording of those classic tracks.
A testament to the longevity of the music and true to life writing talents of Messrs Shelley and Diggle.
10/10
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth Hosick on 5 July 2011
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The big question is?
How do you go about 'fixing' something that isn't actually broken?
Kudos to the band for trying to do something different from the usual depressing round of compilation after compilation.
It's a resonable enough effort and good value. Sometimes it works and at other times the new versions don't quite hit the mark.
A lot of the tracks appear to me to be simply speeded up. The guitars are louder and there are considerably more cymbal crashes.
That's not to say that i don't like it or don't appreciate what the 'Cocks were trying to achieve with this album.
It's just that there is nothing whatsoever wrong or that needed tampering with on the original versions.
Buy it?
Yes.
It's still great to sing along to when doing the washing up.
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By Tim Bisley on 30 Mar 2014
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Some of these recorded compilations don't work, for example Neds Atomic Dustbin's which has all the vigour of a wet sponge, but this, like Gang Of Four's Return The Gift is pretty lively.

There are so many other tracks that I'd also like to hear recorded versions of also. Good stuff.
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By Andrew Godfrey on 28 Mar 2014
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Love this compilation, I would definitely recommend it. Takes me right back to 1977. I saw them a couple of weeks ago & most of these songs are still in the set.
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