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Chrome Box Set Box set, Import

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  • Audio CD (19 Aug 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set, Import
  • Label: Cleopatra
  • ASIN: B000001JV9
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 705,069 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Chromosome Damage
2. The Monitors
3. Pygmies In Zee Park
4. Slip It To The Android
5. Pharaoh Chromium
6. Magnetic Dwarf Reptile
See all 21 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. New Age
2. Eyes On Mars
3. Jonestown
4. Animal
5. Static Gravity
6. Eyes In The Center
See all 19 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. The Manifestation (Of The Idea)
2. Firebomb
3. Shadows Of A Thousand Years
4. Future Ghosts
5. Armageddon
6. Heartbeat
See all 15 tracks on this disc

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "setnakht4" on 9 Jan 2003
Format: Audio CD
Chrome are one of the most important bands of the last 25 years and this 3 CD set attempts to compile their most crucial material from their most creative years. For those who don't know, this period spans 1977 to 1985, when Helios Creed and Damon Edge created some of the best music ever to be heard. This music spanned many genres, including industrial and punk, but it defies categorisation. When Creed left, due to differences with Edge, the band continued (the so-called 'Edge Years'), but they were a shadow of their former selves.
This set, which comes in a nice box, with a free sticker and poster, as well as a small booklet with the CD, contains most of their released material during this era, and certainly all that was great. All of 'Half Machine Lip Moves' and '3rd From the Sun' are here. And let's not forget that this is currently the only way of accessing the music on many of the original Chrome released, such as 'Blood on the Moon' and 'Red Exposure'.
If you care about music you need to get this, and when you do, then rush out and get 'Flashback'. It might duplicate some of this material, but the live disc will knock the fillings right out of your teeth!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Slip It To the Android... 28 May 2000
By Philip Welsh - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Back in the 1980s the Chrome Box sat up there on the triple throne of god from the Book of Revelation with a rare few other choicely comprehensive boxsets back in those pre-everyone-and-their-mother-has-a-boxset days -- the Half Japanese box, the Soft Machine box, and the F/i box, perhaps -- 6 LPs and assorted goodies selling via mail order for about 16 bucks.
For this new edition, Cleopatra have chosen to retain the design/format and the extremely fair price, at the expense of comprehensiveness, but that's not such a bad thing: if you're a rapid Chrome fan you've probably already got all the vinyl and/or earlier CD reissues. In my dotage, however, since I've whittled my collection down quite a bit and have consequently grown happily accustomed to no longer having to beg my friends to help me schlep 6000 pounds of vinyl down and then up five flights of stairs everytime I move, this does me just fine -- it's all the Chrome I'll ever need -- over 3 CDs and nearly five hours, they've done a crack job of excerpting the best from Chrome's first 8 or 9 albums, plus the truly essential single tracks like "Anorexic Sacrifice" and "Beacons to the Eye," all three tracks from the Ralph Records "Subterranean Modern" compilation, as well as live extracts from a previously unreleased Bologna, Italy concert.
Chrome worked from a similar Weltanschauung to Gary Numan's Tubeway Army days -- future horror bio-techno nightmare machine sex robot genocide sci-fi mind control corporate cult ecstacy doom atrocity exhibition Philip K.Dick William S. Burroughs Theodore Sturgeon Clockwork Orange Brave New World ad nauseum -- but musically they spelled it out in a much hollower-sounding, processed guitar-laden, fuzz-mired lower-fi way, which only adds to the sinisteria of it -- like receiving radio broadcasts from that same horrorshow future through an old, cracked, not particularly reliable radio. Tubeway Army meets Hawkind circa "Space Ritual" meets Simply Saucer meets "Hotwire My Heart"-era Crime. But entirely original and their own all the same. RIP Damon Edge.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Be careful when buying Chrome Box... 20 Jun 2002
By C. Homer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The Cleopatra-issued release sold here differs from the Subterranean Records release. Missing from this Cleopatra release are the aforementioned "Shadows of 1000 Years" plus "ST 37" and several others. It's still a great box set at a great price, but it's not as comprehensive as the Subterranean Records release, which includes ALL the songs from Alien Soundtracks, Half Machine Lip Moves, Blood on the Moon and No Humans Allowed. FYI.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Beautiful re-issue, superior sound 5 July 2002
By Dune21 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
From an international perspective, Chrome remains one of the most important and seminal West coast band of the late 1970s / early 1980s. This box contains everything you need to know about the band, and almost all their tracks.
I would like to add two comments to the previous reviews:
1) the sound quality of this re-issue is much better than the vinyl version. I have checked the differences in sound stage and dynamics and this version is much better, it has a very good "studio" sound on a number of tracks (some early tracks have a poor sound quality, but this is probably due to the original material)
2 - the selection is slightly different from the original Chrome Box : there are additional tacks (including live tracks in Italy), and some tracks have been ommitted or shortened, in particular tracks from the rare "Chronicles" series. It strikes me that this selection is perhaps better than the original box.
Conclusion : a "must have" box, with superior sound and excellent track selection. However, if you are looking for some rare tracks such as "Wings are born in the night" in the full-length version, you should also buy the original vinyl edition (for a lot more money, these days)
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
My bad...it does contain Shadows of 1000 Years... 20 Jun 2002
By C. Homer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
but does not contain All Data Lost, SS Cygni, Nova Feedback, ST 37, Critical Mass, RM 101, Night of the Earth, The Strangers, and about 1/2 of No Humans Allowed.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I am the jaw. 28 Dec 1999
By J. Smolik - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
From the start of the first disc, to the end of the third, a beautiful collection of music. Pure insanity. It shows how Chrome paved the way for a lot of the industrial music. If Marilyn Manson were to hear a song like "TV as Eyes", or "Half Machine Lip Moves", he would be running home for mommy.
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