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Kilimanjaro: Deluxe Edition [Box set]

Teardrop Explodes Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (12 July 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Commercial Marketing
  • ASIN: B003R7J0I6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 113,528 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

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Listen  1. Ha Ha I'm Drowning 2:540.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Sleeping Gas 3:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Treason 2:560.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Second Head 3:090.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Poppies 5:040.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Went Crazy 2:400.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Brave Boys Keep Their Promises 2:310.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Bouncing Babies 2:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Books 2:360.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Thief Of Baghdad 3:090.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. When I Dream (Original Version) 7:090.79  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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Listen  1. Reward 2:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Sleeping Gas 4:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Camera Camera 2:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Kirby Workers Dream Fades (7" Version) 2:010.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Bouncing Babies (7" Version) 2:480.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. All I Am Is Loving You (7" Version) 4:260.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Treason (Single Version) 3:050.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Read It In Books 2:180.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Kilimanjaro 4:290.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Strange House In The Snow (7" Version) 4:430.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Use Me 5:480.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Traison (C'Est Juste Une Histoire) 2:530.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Sleeping Gas (Live At Club Zoo/1981) 9:260.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 3:

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Listen  1. Brave Boys Keep Their Promises (BBC Session Peel Plus 1979) 2:220.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Ha Ha I'm Drowning (BBC Session Peel Plus 1979) 3:420.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Went Crazy (BBC Session Peel Plus 1979) 2:520.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Chance (BBC Session Peel Plus 1979) 2:020.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Thief Of Baghdad (BBC Session Peel Plus 1980) 3:120.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. When I Dream (BBC Session Peel Plus 1980) 4:200.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The Poppies In The Field (BBC Session Peel Plus 1980) 4:450.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Reward (Mike Read Session 27/10/80) 3:010.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Suffocate (Mike Read Session 27/10/80) 3:540.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. For Years (Mike Read Session 27/10/80) 4:150.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Great Dominions (Mike Read Session 27/10/80) 3:390.79  Buy MP3 


Product Description

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The Teardrop Explodes was formed by Julian Cope, who had previously been in the short-lived yet locally-renowned band Crucial Three along with Pete Wylie, who went on to form Wah!, and Ian McCulloch, later of Echo & the Bunnymen. This special three-CD deluxe edition reissue of the band's critically acclaimed debut album Kilimanjaro, containing all the early singles, B-Sides and BBC sessions, sleeve notes by Julian Cope, Dave Balfe and long time press officer Mick Houghton and new boolket artwork from long time collaborator Holly McGrail.

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When I Dream 2 July 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Julian has done lots of good solo stuff and his concerts are still worth going to, but for me this album was always the one. If you are thinking of buying this for the extras, do! I have most of these tracks on vinyl through albums like 'To the Shores of Lake Placid' and the singles and the Teardrops always produced great b sides. Really, their whole output sometimes sounds like b sides. Camera Camera, Use Me, All I Am Is Loving You - boppy, poppy minor songs - the ones that remind you of the era, the ones that still live.

The Teardrops always had humour - not like some po-faced, up their bunny bum bands which we won't mention - they had romanticism, but not the grand or pretentious type - just daft, 'scuse me while i screw up type.

Julian is a good solo artist, but the Teardrops were a BAND, and one of the best of their time. This is one of those rare deluxe editions where I actually want the additional tracks as much as the main ones - the quirky versions, the French versions. I always thought the tinny little under produced versions of When I Dream were the best.

When I dream, I remember Teardrop gigs in Manchester. The past is a foreign country they say. Well you cant go back, but here's a good photo album anyway.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This takes me back....... 10 Jun 2007
By Ms. L. J. Oliver VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
to when I was a mere 13 years old and I bought this album on a whim having liked Reward and Treason. It was a wise impulse purchase as I loved it and played it to death. I had it on vinyl and have recently bought the cd, it sounds just as good now as it did then. He really is an unsung/unacknowledged musical and lyrical genius. Btw, has anyone else realised robbie williams stole from him with the line "is there a tumour in your humour?" If you're going to steal then steal from the best I suppose!

It's hard to choose a stand out track from an album packed with great songs, however, I always loved "Thief of Baghdad" as a kid and still do now: listening to it takes me back instantly to the bedroom I'd painted partly black (I was allowed to do one wall as a concession by my increasingly concerned parents), I'd lie there in the semi-dark writing really bad poetry, listening to Julian and feeling like he somehow knew how I thought! I'm not so likely to be listening to him in these conditions these days - most often in the car driving to sainsburys, I no longer write the bad poetry but at least this is still great music.

Anyway, if you liked him then or are discovering him now, this is one hell of a good album, enjoy!
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Second only to The Beatles' "Revolver" 16 Nov 2000
Format:Audio CD
Released in 1980, this is one of the most cohesive, timeless and brilliant debut albums in pop history. The madcap musical visions of Julian Cope's world first came to fruition with Liverpool's (now-legendary) Teardrop Explodes. This newly remastered version also contains B-sides that have been unavailable for years.
From "Sleeping Gas" to "Treason" to "Reward" to the stunning "When I Dream", this album was the perfect hybrid of late-60's psychedelia, new wave and big-arrangement POP. The lyrics veer from crytic to whimsical and are memorable even 20 years after the first listening. Using a dazzling array of horns, keyboards and melodies, "Kilimanjaro" is, for any music collection, A MUST.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nearly perfect 12 July 2010
By Kaleef
Format:Audio CD
Whilst you can't totally rip into this release like some have I do have some problems whith this re-issue.
I really can't understand why this is a three disc issue when all the tracks on discs 2 and 3 could have fitted onto one disc?
When Kilimajaro was first released it had a different cover and didn't have Reward on it. It was then re-released with Reaward, the new cover and some of the other tracks remixed, so why not feature both the original and re-mixed tracks on here?
They have all the Zoo singles on the 2nd disc but not the 3 other tracks from Zoo compliation From The Shores Of Lake Placid. Also the single version of When I Dream is missing.
Final moan, why not include a DVD of their videos? These have never beed released on DVD before as far as I'm aware so lots of oppotunitys missed here.
Guess I'll have to wait for the 4 disc edition!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars what are you on about ? 29 Jun 2010
Format:Audio CD
I can't believe how the other reviewer trashes this great album.
If Julian disowns it that is his problem, it still is a great album and brightened many of my teenage days together with the debut Bunnymen album.
It's time a new generation finds out about this forgotten gem of an album.
Hope it inspires new bands (instead of endlessly rehashing Joy Division).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars buyer beware 20 Dec 2010
Format:Audio CD
The lack of transparent slipcase is, already, a common issue with the new "deluxe" editions: the same is happening with The Jam "Sound Affects".
I simply would like to add some more products' perspective to what previous reviewers already outlined in less specific manner.

Years, many years, ago, I bought the first CD "reconfiguration" of this album: it came with bonus tracks from a Japanese only mini LP: said configuration is still available and quite cheap in price. It has more value for money than CD1 of this deluxe package.

Earlier on I had already bought a CD compilation by the defunct, I think, label Document: bearing the title "Piano" it includes more tracks than the second CD of this deluxe edition.

In the end, I just bought the third CD, of BBC sessions: so I still have to keep in place the two CDs I already have and I paid a lot for just one CD of previously not available to me material (the same money buys you the excellent reissue of Heaven 17 "Penthouse and Pavement").

Having discovered this after having received the boxed set, I advise everybody to first check what they have in thier collections already, then compare all the available products, and - finally - decide.
You may indeed decide you do not need this triple CD which tends to bedisappointg for many.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I exploded on hearing again
Awesome, ace, excellent stuff. Took me back to my teens. Trumpets, trombones abomb. Commentary of the songs great, makes you think what he was thinking when he wrote them.
Published on 23 Jan 2012 by cathblue
4.0 out of 5 stars Saving a few pennies, Universal?
I just received this today. Due to the picture of the set on Amazon, I expected a cardboard digipak with a clear plastic slipcover, like all my other Deluxe Editions. Read more
Published on 7 Aug 2010 by Moon Panda
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh so ethereal
I came across Kilimanjaro back in the early 90's having been vaguely aware of Julian Cope. Imagine my surprise when this glorious racket invaded my ears and took up residence. Read more
Published on 27 July 2010 by Matthew Richardson
5.0 out of 5 stars AD1
excellent album at underground train speed which I'm sure can put you in a trance, pity title track is naf, but as it is at the end you can eject.
Published on 22 July 2010 by ad1
3.0 out of 5 stars Ha ha I'm laughing at these reviews!
Second only to Revolver? The guy who wrote that clearly hasn't heard many albums. Only Treason and Reward stand out in this extremely forgettable outing. Read more
Published on 15 July 2010 by CJ Loades
4.0 out of 5 stars Great album but again a waste of plastic!
Other reviewers will tell you how good this album is, and make no mistake it IS good.

So why only 4 stars? Read more
Published on 12 July 2010 by Mark Phillips
5.0 out of 5 stars Are you Mick Finkler?
I really is beyond belief that this album can only merit a one star review, and like the previous reviewer I feel the need to set the record straight. Read more
Published on 3 July 2010 by M. Oxley
1.0 out of 5 stars Returning to the womb
Julian Cope claims to be a cultural irritant and that the revolution will not be democratic. Julian Cope has always been embarrassed by his teardrop days and has made a conscious... Read more
Published on 21 Jun 2010 by P. Frizelle
5.0 out of 5 stars Liverpudlian heros
Another of those albums that get dropped into the nether regions of any `all-time greatest' list, Kilimanjaro also remains an oddity in any era. Read more
Published on 1 Oct 2009 by Mr. Percy Frizelle
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