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Body Of Work 1984-1997 [Original recording remastered]

Nitzer Ebb Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (5 Jun 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 83,800 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Isn't It Funny How Your Body Works (2006 Remaster) 3:460.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Warsaw Ghetto (2006 Remaster) 3:470.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Murderous (2006 Remaster) 3:340.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Let Your Body Learn (2006 Remaster) 2:480.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Join In The Chant (2006 Remaster) 5:240.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Control I'm Here (2006 Remaster) 3:520.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Hearts And Minds (2006 Remaster) 3:440.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Captivate (2006 Remaster) 3:560.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Shame (2006 Remaster) 3:180.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Lightning Man (2006 Remaster) 4:140.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Fun To Be Had (2006 Remaster) 4:420.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Getting Closer (2006 Remaster) 4:130.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Family Man (2006 Remaster) 3:540.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Come Alive (2006 Remaster) 6:100.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. I Give To You (2006 Remaster) 5:090.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Godhead (2006 Remaster) 4:280.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Ascend (2006 Remaster) 3:300.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Kick It (2006 Remaster) 3:370.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. I Thought (2006 Remaster) 3:460.79  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Get Clean (2006 Remaster) 5:170.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Join In The Chant (Gold!) (2006 Remaster) 5:310.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Control I'm Here (Strategic Dancefloor Initiative Mix) (2006 Remaster) 6:290.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Hearts And Minds (Mix Hypersonic) (2006 Remaster) 6:050.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Shame (Mix Two) (2006 Remaster) 5:580.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Captivate (William Orbit Mix) (2006 Remaster) 6:170.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Backlash (William Orbit Mix) (2006 Remaster) 6:140.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Fun To Be Had (Long Mix) (2006 Remaster) 7:140.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Out Of Mind (Maitresse Mix) (2006 Remaster) 3:560.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Ascend (Remix) (2006 Remaster) 6:000.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Lakeside Drive (Remix) (2006 Remaster) 5:200.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Kick It (Popular Music Mix) (2006 Remaster) 3:520.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. I Thought (Final Sin) (2006 Remaster) 8:250.79  Buy MP3 

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Nitzer Ebb never Made It. They came close many times, but they were always slightly too abrasive, too spiky, to dent the charts. And to play music that heavy without guitars was practically suicide to those of closed minds.

"Body Of Work" - a 2disc retrospective spanning 1985-1995 - sees their 19 non-hit singles lined up in chronological order and backed with a second disc of remixes. From the violent assault of `Let Your Body learn' to the final, almost sensuous `I Thought', all it proves really is that The Ebb were always just not quite obvious enough to dominate the charts : the relentless barrage of shrapnel-like percussion, punctuated by short vocal orders - whilst massively influential and effectively shaped the early work of better known names like Derrick May, and Trent Reznor - is certainly by no means chart-friendly. Or friendly at all. In a moment almost beyond parody "Join In The Chant" relies on a humourless hymn of "Lies! Fire! Gold! Guns!Church! Muscle! And Hate!", which sounds like po-faced Chelmsford Marilyn Manson covers act.

Later material manged to become slightly more complex, including things like verses and choruses and even melody. Choice cuts from their biggest CD "EbbHead" sees songs you can almost hum along to in `Ascend' and the still-thrilling string-laden epic `I Give To You'. A three and a half year sabattical from the studio - and the rise of Britpop - effectively castrated their career in indecision. Ten years later, "Body of Work" still sounds wonderfully alien, as if made from an alternate universe where pop sounds violent and a little bit scary. But by no means does resemble anything even vaguely like `An Introduction To..
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Muscle AND Hate... 6 Jun 2006
Format:Audio CD
Well, this collection of Nitzer Ebb singles has been on the cards for a couple of years.It finally surfaces at a time which feels apt as there is now an increasing interest in EBM (Electric Body Music) again, which can be seen in the popularity of Terence Fixmer et al.
Listening back to this stuff today it can be heard that Nitzer Ebb were godfathers of a 'heavier' style of dance music (long before the Prodigy and Chemical brothers first entered the arena). Indeed, some of the earlier material ('join in the chant', 'control i'm here') rubbed shoulders with more conventional balearic fare in Ibiza in the late 80's/early 90's.
They didn't trouble the chart compilers much in the UK (I think 'godhead' got to number 50 ) but they were massively popular in the USA ('Fun to be had' made number 2 in the US dance charts). So much so that none other than Depeche Mode invited them onto the 'Music for the Masses' tour. This 'Belief/Showtime' era was the pinnacle of their career in my opinion.
Although a strong album in it's own right, Ebbhead, which contained the yearning, orchestral tour de force 'I give to you', left Nitzer Ebb souding as if they were confused at where to go next. In fact they started to sound like bands that they themselves had influenced (Nine Inch Nails in particular!). After that, it was all down hill. 'Big Hit' in 1995 (I think the typographers missed an 'S' during the sleeve design) yielded only 1 good song (Kick it). They had veered into a sludgily unfocused, industrial mess and that was, pretty much, that.
This release could have gained 5 stars in my review if there was a little bit more 'rare' material on it (the Renegade Soundwave remix of 'Lightning Man' springs to mind) and also if some of today's dance and EBM producers had been given a chance to weave their remixing magic on these tracks.
All in all though, a fine introduction for the Nitzer Ebb novice!
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4.0 out of 5 stars good service 24 May 2013
By Paul M
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The goods were well packed & arrived promptly. I enjoy the album , this is a fine collection of their work.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The ultimate collection for all the Ebbheads out there... 13 Sep 2006
By H. Yu - Published on
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I first heard of Nitzer Ebb (is it nit-zer or night-zer ebb?) waaaaay back in '89 as a senior in high school (yes, I'm that old). I was introduced to them by a now-defunct show called VideoSpin on PBS. VideoSpin was playing a video from them called "Hearts And Minds". The video was frenetic and fast-paced with Bon Harris banging away on the drums and Doug McCarthy singing and looking his fiercest as the camera zoomed in and out on him. Fast and furious beats too! At the time, I was like, "Wow, these guys are interesting."

Back in college, I owned the Belief CD for awhile and even listened to the Showtime CD. Then I lost interest. However, within the last couple of years, watching their music videos online has sparked my interest in the band once again (see "Control I'm Here" and "Lightning Man" if you can). And so, when I found out that the Body Of Work compilation would be coming out, I knew I had to have it! The compilation does not disappoint in the least bit. You have nineteen tracks on the first disc and then thirteen remixes on the second one. Minimalist techno beats that happen to be both menacing and fast coupled with pulsating synth lines also happen to make addictive listening. And let's not forget Doug's hostile, urgent growling vocals too! This is definitely some of the best industrial music or EBM (electronic best music) (if you want to give it a label) in my opinion. In fact, I think Nitzer Ebb are definitely the pioneers of the music they've put out which I'm sure has inspired many other bands as well.

Nitzer Ebb is on tour right now as we speak. Will they put out another studio album? Let's hope so!

Standout tracks:

Disc 1


Control I'm Here

Lightning Man

Getting Closer

Family Man

Disc 2

Control I'm Here (strategic dancefloor initiative mix)

Hearts And Minds (mix hypersonic)

Captivate (William Orbit mix)

Backlash (William Orbit mix)

Fun To Be Had (long mix - mixed by George Clinton himself!)
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Getting Closer 29 Oct 2006
By D. Lee - Published on
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Although I enjoy the remastered sound, the song selection isn't perfect. Here are my gripes:

*The collection swaps the five minute album version of "Murderous" for the abrupt 7" version.

*The radio version of "Warsaw Ghetto" replaces the original 12" version.

*"So Bright, So Strong" (B-side of "Warsaw Ghetto") is curiously missing.

*Why would you choose to include "Let Your Body Learn" over "Smear Body", "Let Beauty Loose" or "Fitness to Purpose"?

*I know they couldn't put every track ever on this thing, but "K.I.A." from the "Control I'm Here" single (edition one) is a glaring omission.

Otherwise, this is a great collection for those whom can't find the vinyl or simply want a high-quality remastering of the classics.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the closest thing to a perfect collection... 17 July 2006
By Daniel W. Kelly - Published on
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First of all, this double disc does something most collections don't--it FILLS the CD with all the hits. Disc one is 78 minutes long, disc 2 is 76 minutes. The ULTIMATE reason to buy this disc for hardcore collectors of this industrial band is, at last, the full 5 and a half minute Phil Harding mix of "Join in the Chant" on CD. FINALLY! A disappointment on disc 1 is the EDIT of Murderous, one of their most popular tracks! But hey, since I have the original CD, I'd much rather have the long version of the "Join in the Chant" remix, so I can't complain much. Most of the other tracks on disc 1 run from about 4 minutes or less, except the original version of Come Alive, which runs over 6 minutes. Disc 2 is filled with remixes. While some are not the versions I would have chosen (a 3 disc set with ALL the remixes would have been even better) this definitely makes this compilation a must for Nitzer Ebb completists.

Track times for disc 2 remixes is:

1. Get Clean (5:17)

2. Join in the Chant (gold) (5:33)

3. Control I'm Here (strategic dancefloor initiative) (6:29)

4. hearts and minds (mix hypersonic) (6:06)

5. shame (mix two) (5:58)

6. captivate (William orbit mix) (6:18)

7. backlash (William orbit mix) (6:15)

8. fun to be had (long mix) (7:16)

9. out of mind (maitresse mix) (3:57)

10. ascend (flood remix) (6:01)

11. lakeside drive (flood remix) (5:21)

12. kick it (popular music mix) (3:54)

13. I thought (final sin) (8:25)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well, it's about time! 15 Jun 2006
By electropsb - Published on
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I have to say, I was flabbergasted when I saw that Mute was finally releasing a Nitzer Ebb "Best of". For me, this has been a long time coming. For anyone who wants to know why Nitzer Ebb are such underrated pioneers in the realm of EBM and industral dance, now's your chance to check them out!

The best thing about this compilation is that it includes pretty much everything I could have wanted, having made my own "best of" burned CDs for myself and my friends over the years. The second disc is a real special treat. It includes "Get Clean" "Heart and Minds (Mix Hypersonic)",William Orbit's super-mega-awesome remix of "Backlash" and other really cool remixes. The songs have all been remastered to great effect with clear bass and treble and a really nice volume boost. Nitzer's music never sounded better, and since I owned so much of this on vinyl, not having to suffer through scratches and pops is an added blessing.

My only (admittedly nerdy and nitpicky) complaint would be that the version of "Let Your Body Learn" on the first disc is the short Album Version which I think is different than the "Power of Voice Version" that was being advertised on the band's website. I figured the POV Version was the longer 6 minute mix, which I really was hoping to get on CD.

Here's hoping that remastered editions of the albums will follow...
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last - a greatest hits from the best! 14 Jun 2006
By Jonas Holmsten - Published on
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This is something I've been waiting for the last 11 years, a singles collection from Nitzer Ebb. When I was 14 years old, I heard "That Total Age" for the first time. I was absolutely stunned by the sheer rawness of the sound. As the band evolved, I started to collect their records and attended all their gigs in Stockholm.

The first CD covers their best tracks, from the beautiful electronic body beat track "Isn't It Funny How Your Body Works" from 1985 to the guitar ridden "I Thought". The second CD is packed with remixes such as the beautiful remix of "Captivate" by William Orbit to the original B-side of "Let Your Body Learn" - "Get Clean", a powerful track which the fans regard as one of the best ever from Nitzer Ebb.

If you are an old fan, a new fan, a DJ specializing in EBM or just curious about what all the fuzz is about, buy this awesome collection! You won't be dissappointed.
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