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Abandoned Shopping Trolley Hotline

10 Aug 2009

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  Song Title
Shitbag 9
Bring Your Lovin' Back Here
Emergency Surgery (Remix)
Hit On The Head
78 Stone Shuffle (BBC Live Session)
We Haven't Turned Around (X-Ray Version)
Buena Vista
Steve McCroski (BBC Live Session)
Wharf Me
High On Liquid Skin
Rosemary (BBC Live Session)
The Cowboy Song
Getting Better

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  • Original Release Date: 7 Aug 2009
  • Release Date: 7 Aug 2009
  • Label: Virgin UK
  • Copyright: (C) 2000 Virgin Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2000 Virgin Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 49:34
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  • ASIN: B002KC6V5O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 129,738 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars getting better all the time 13 Jan 2005
Format:Audio CD
Believe it or not, Abandoned Shopping Trolley Hotline was the first Gomez album I bought. Yes, now I look back at it I laugh, and I imagine other Gomez fans who've heard this album to raise a smile at such a choice for a first time listener also.
In all honesty I hated it! After a brief listen it swiftly journeyed to the bottom of a somewhat 'thin on the ground' CD collection, to be later discovered and stolen by a sibling. But in hindsight I'm not surprised I disliked it at first. The album is definately a listen. A perfect representation of Gomez' highly sophisticated 'beyond their years' sound that so many critics went on about. Its fair to say that the bluesy, atmospheric, experimental features such an album contains weren't particularly appealing to someone not used to the Gomez sound. Oh yeah, not forgetting my age at the time. (I'm sure it was released earlier than 2002!) But like all Gomez albums, and like the finest of aingle malts it got better with age. A few more listens (after retrieving it from the sibling some months, if not years after) rendered the album a great listen. Something that fuelled my admiration for this truly unique slice of British music. Unfortunately i've lost the CD, but it still remains as one of my favourites, although to all those non familiar with Gomez, listen before you buy. And then listen to it again, and again, and...again!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eeeexcellent 28 Sep 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I've liked Gomez ever since "Bring It On" (album, not single), and this is an excellent album. It harks back to the days of BIO, mostly because alot of it was recorded at the same time as the album. Whereas Liquid Skin, although very good, had a very "produced" feel to it, but Bring It On had a dirty, lo-fi sound, as has a lot of ASTH.
Fave songs include: High On Liquid Skin, Hit On The Head, Cowboy Song (just pure silliness), and Flavors.
Buy it if you like Gomez, but get BIO first if you wanna get into them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fine collection of excellent B-sides and Demos 27 Sep 2000
Well done to Gomez! This is a very good collection of rare tracks. This album has a very rocky feel to it, and with the added advantage of vinyl - it sounds even better, buy this only if you have bought "bring it on" and "liquid skin", as you will apprecate the different versions of "78 stone shuffle" (or wobble) and "We haven't turned around". This is a must for a Gomez Fan!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One for the fans :) 26 Sep 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Its good. Very good. But then, I'm biased - I'm a Gomez fan. More Detail? Goodness, you are demanding..
This album will please anyone who's a Gomez veteran - While it's similar to the first two albums in some ways, some of it is very different. Especially since it contains unreleased material and B-sides from the first two albums. You'll also notice a few re-mixes in here, such at the X-Ray version of 'We Haven't Turned Around' - all very well, but I can't help but be a little disappointed with them, I mean, same song and all that :)
BUT, if you happen to be a Gomez newcomer I'd recommend you stay clear of this album, and go for one of the first 2 albums, Bring It On or Liquid Skin. This give a more accessible Gomez than the one presented here :)
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4.0 out of 5 stars More great Gomez 2 Aug 2009
By Francis Mitchell VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A mixed, but mainly excellent, bag. How 'Buena Vista' did not make it onto a pukka studio album I do not know but thank goodness Gomez have a healthy method of releasing 'B' sides and outtakes at reasonable prices so that such tracks can get a wider audience. The mellotron version of 'We Haven't Turned Around' is a dark cousin of 'Strawberry Fields' and 'High On Liquid Skin' is downright unsettling.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best album I own 24 Aug 2004
By Things
Format:Audio CD
This is a reworking of Gomez's work and as such you may feel that you do not need this recording. You would be very wrong! It is simply outstanding and my most listened to album. Buy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gomez rock 12 Jan 2003
By A Customer
They keep on coming up with great albums and this is no exception. It keeps all the things I liked about the other albums but moves on artistically to a new level.
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Format:Audio CD
The opening song, 'Shitbag 9', is an ample opener but not what I would call vintage Gomez, with 'bring your loving..' sounding like it would fit in well on Liquid skin. 'Emergency surgery' submereges you into the cool, atmospheric groove that I think Gomez pull off so well. Tracks 4,5,6 & 7 are truly excellent and you soon find yourself lying back, eyes closed, allowing every crackling melody to wash across you. Following that, tracks 12 and 13 stuck out in my mind as excellent offerings, and worthy of being on either of their earlier albums. 'The Cowboy song' and 'Getting Better Man' are both good fun but probably not what I would have chosen to end an album on. Definately worth a listen for any Gomez fan.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars gets better with age...
being a big gomez fan a few years ago i recently revisited their albums and funnily enough having initially been not keen on this album i found that it hasn't aged in quite the... Read more
Published on 2 Jan 2004 by L. Penrose
5.0 out of 5 stars A superb compilation of B's, remixes and live tracks
This album has stayed in my CD player for a good few weeks now since buying it. It epitomises the great music that make Gomez so fresh. Read more
Published on 7 Jun 2001
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it
couple of new/live-ish versions of tracks from the other two albums - but they're good'uns - and a couple of covers too ... Read more
Published on 11 Nov 2000 by music@laker-media.co.uk
5.0 out of 5 stars It's getting better all the time
..and it is hard to better the previous albums Gomez have made, but this one does it. It is superb, varied and a genuinely enjoyable listen from beginning to end. Read more
Published on 10 Nov 2000
2.0 out of 5 stars Gettting (not so) Better
A disappointing follow up/fill in/money maker after 2 brilliant albums for who really are one of the greatest bands today. Read more
Published on 27 Oct 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute Top Notch Once Again!!!
Gomez is so different from all these other bands, they use such a wide and strange veriety of instruments, and when you listen really carefully (which is pretty hard not to) you... Read more
Published on 24 Oct 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure genius
I don't see how anyone can't like the melodic, mesmirizing gomez. There music usually written with such depth (exluding the cowboy song) can just take you away completley... Read more
Published on 16 Oct 2000 by clairea6@excite.com
5.0 out of 5 stars Go Get Go Mez - NOW!
Mr Bailey, Mr bailey, little do you know of musical talent. I have never heard such musical genius of late. Read more
Published on 10 Oct 2000
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