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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 (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 128,478 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

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Listen  1. Ha Ha I'm Drowning 2:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Sleeping Gas 3:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Treason 2:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  6. Went Crazy 2:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Brave Boys Keep Their Promises 2:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  9. Books 2:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Thief Of Baghdad 3:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. When I Dream (Original Version) 7:09£0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

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Listen  2. Sleeping Gas 4:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Camera Camera 2:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Kirby Workers Dream Fades (7" Version) 2:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Bouncing Babies (7" Version) 2:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. All I Am Is Loving You (7" Version) 4:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Treason (Single Version) 3:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Read It In Books 2:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Kilimanjaro 4:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Strange House In The Snow (7" Version) 4:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Use Me 5:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Traison (C'Est Juste Une Histoire) 2:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Sleeping Gas (Live At Club Zoo/1981) 9:26£0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 3:

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Listen  1. Brave Boys Keep Their Promises (BBC Session Peel Plus 1979) 2:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Ha Ha I'm Drowning (BBC Session Peel Plus 1979) 3:42£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Went Crazy (BBC Session Peel Plus 1979) 2:52£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Chance (BBC Session Peel Plus 1979) 2:02£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Thief Of Baghdad (BBC Session Peel Plus 1980) 3:12£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. When I Dream (BBC Session Peel Plus 1980) 4:20£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The Poppies In The Field (BBC Session Peel Plus 1980) 4:45£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Reward (Mike Read Session 27/10/80) 3:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Suffocate (Mike Read Session 27/10/80) 3:54£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. For Years (Mike Read Session 27/10/80) 4:15£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Great Dominions (Mike Read Session 27/10/80) 3:39£0.79  Buy MP3 

Product Description

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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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Graham Chapman on 2 July 2010
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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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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Ms. L. J. Oliver VINE VOICE on 10 Jun. 2007
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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 By R. L. Ross on 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 By Kaleef on 12 July 2010
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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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Percy Frizelle on 1 Oct. 2009
Format: Audio CD
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. This band were born out of the same Liverpudlian Zoo records/Eric's/Bill Drummond axis that spawned The Crucial Three which in turn spawned Echo And The Bunnymen, Wah! Heat and the Teardrops. It was also a band that, as anyone who's read Julian Cope's hilarious Head On will know, had some major personality clashes.

By the time Kilimanjaro was to be recorded original keyboardist Paul Simpson had been ousted and replaced with co-founder of Zoo records and producer, David Balfe (who was, with Bill Drummond, the album's co-producer). Not only this but subsequently guitarist Mick Finkler fell victim to Cope's power struggles and was replaced both in the band AND on the record by Alan Gill from another legendary Liverpool band, Dalek I Love You.

Kilimanjaro's peppy horns, sweeping synthetic strings and trebly guitar sound unsettlingly `wrong' when the whole thing kicks off with "Ha Ha I'm Drowning". Cope's lyrics seem both oblique and overly wordy, sung in a strangely English-Scott-Walker way. Yet by the time you get to the third track: the heady, anthemic single, "Treason", you've settled into this surreal mix as if all records should be made this way.

Like the rival Bunnymen, they'd used the neo-psychedelic template but whereas McCulloch's crew used the Velvets and the Doors as their touchstones, Cope was also into Roky Erikson and krautrock. It also wasn't insignificant that the sessions for this album were conducted on large quantities of hallucinogens. Also, whereas the Bunnymen specialised in powerhouse grooves and epic choruses the Teardrops had an innate gift for a poppy hook and beguiling melody.
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