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Kings Of The Wild Frontier [Original recording remastered]

Adam & The Ants, Adam And the Ants Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (5 July 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony Music
  • ASIN: B0002BPIEK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,888 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Dog Eat Dog (Remastered Album Version) [Clean] 3:090.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Antmusic (Album Version) [Clean] 3:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Feed Me To The Lions (Demo Version) [Clean] 3:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Los Rancheros (Album Version) [Clean] 3:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Ants Invasion (Album Version) [Clean] 3:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Killer In The Home (Album Version) [Clean] 4:200.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Kings Of The Wild Frontier (Album Version) [Clean] 3:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Magnificent Five (Album Version) [Clean] 3:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Don't Be Square (Be There) (Album Version) [Clean] 3:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Jolly Roger (Album Version) [Clean] 2:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Making History (Album Version) [Clean] 2:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. The Human Beings (Demo Version) [Clean] 4:290.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Antmusic (Alternate Take) [Clean] 3:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Antmusic (Demo Version) [Clean] 3:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Feed Me To The Lions (Demo Version) [Clean] 3:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. The Human Beings (Demo Version) [Clean] 2:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. S.E.X. (Demo Version) [Clean] 3:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. The Omlette From Outerspace (Early Version Of Ants Invasion (Unreleased Song Demo)) [Clean] 3:070.99  Buy MP3 


Product Description

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Adam and the Ants' second album, Kings of the Wild Frontier, originally released in 1980 and reaching number 1 in the UK albums chart, propelled the band to superstar status and spawned 3 Top 10 hit singles, "Dog Eat Dog", "Ant Music" and the title track "Kings of the Wild Frontier". This expanded edition is digitally remastered from the original two-track master tapes and includes never-before-heard early demo versions of "Ant Music", "Feed Me to the Lions", "The Human Beings", "S.E.X." (written for the album but eventually appeared on Prince Charming). The expanded edition also includes a demo version of a track called "The Omlette from Outerspace", which formed the basis of "Ants Invasion". Also features expanded album artwork with many rare or unseen photos and three-page digipack with 12-page booklet.

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Real Gem 21 July 2004
By steve
Format:Audio CD
The first Album i ever bought. A wide eyed young boy , who played this Album over and over and over again."Antmusic" "Dog Eat Dog" , real songs that make the hairs on your neck stand to attention (If you have taste..) Now in CD form this Album STILL sounds good today.Were Adam And The Ants ever given the real credit they deserved ? i don't think so. A true masterclass in Post Punk / Pop. Buy it , now....
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums of the 1980's 7 July 2004
Format:Audio CD
Quite simply, a perfect album given the perfect reissue treatment (both remastered sound and stunning packaging) - full marks Marco Pirroni, Chris Hughes, Mark Alleyne and Columbia!!
Like many other 30-somethings I lived and breathed this album in 1980, and it's part of my musical history...it now has the CD release it deserves, and retains all of its mystery and majesty. "Magnificent Five", "Ants Invasion", "Killer In The Home" and "Kings" itself are the highlights, but everything here is special enough to sound like nothing you've heard before.
At this price it's a must-buy - full marks to Columbia for getting behind this project and re-releasing a true classic.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Well here's a thing, who would have thought this album would have stood the test of time so well? But then again the Ants did incorporate tribal drumming before virtually anyone else, spaghetti western guitar before Morricone became hip, yodelly/yelpy vocal bits before Morrissey, and (okay I'm starting it to stretch a bit) background vocals chanted in unison before Gregorian chant was rediscovered. There's also some African sounding ringing guitar in there on 'Don't Be Square (Be There)' and then there's the sea shanty of 'Jolly Roger'. But it's the sheer songwriting smarts and enthusiasm that are staggering. Whilst the most celebrated bands of the early noughties (Franz Ferdinand, TV On The Radio, The Rapture etc) indulge themselves with post punk/no wave jerkiness and/or Beefheartian squall, Adam and Marco Pironni managed to incorporate weird elements and still make uncontrived, singalong, danceable records that did actually manage to bother the charts. They also created and referenced their own mythology in the actual songs ('Antmusic', 'Ants Invasion') and that's before we even start on their visual image. Oh, and with its enduring Wild West theme, does this count as one of the first punk/new wave concept albums? What more could you want from a group? A sense of humour? Yes, that's there too. A special mention has to be go to Marco Pirroni for this reissue, the remaster sounds brilliant, the package is lovingly collated and the bonus tracks are the icing on the cake.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Long live @ntmusic! 10 Mar 2004
By Gerry
Format:Audio CD
Having had his band stolen by Malcolm McClaren, Adam Ant regroups with a new tribe of Ants and releases this dinger of an album on the world. BowWowWow, as McClaren styled his stolen musicians didn't come within miles of the standard of this outstanding work. That was over 20 years ago now and this CD is still as frsh as ever to my ears. Nothing quite like it has been done before or after (what followed from the group became successively worse). For me the highlight and one of my top ten tracks ever is "Killer in the Home". So simple, so direct, so passionate - like the rest of the album. You simply cannot be into rock or popular music without having heard this CD. GET IT NOW!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Guilty Pleasure 25 April 2012
Format:Audio CD
When my hard rocking friends found out I bought this album back in 81, I received quite a lot of stick. I could see their point. Adam's fancy dress, pre-modern romantic image put a lot of serious music fans off which was a shame because they would never know the brilliance of the music behind the image. Being quite an impressionable young man at the time, the album remained on the shelf gathering dust whilst I tried, without much success, to get into the likes of Rainbow and Iron Maiden. Eventually, I got back on track when the Smiths arrived, but I digress.

Thirty years on (my, where did that time go?), I've only just rediscovered King Of The Wild Frontier on CD and I am astounded how brilliant the album sounds. Its amalgam of pop and post punk mixed with art rock sensibilities makes it a unique listening experience. It hasn't dated at all and someone could be forgiven thinking it is a modern release. Adam Ant was very stylish and the modern romantic icons who followed were mere pretenders in his wake. Certainly no chart act in the years that followed came anywhere near bettering KOTWF. Yet the album is far from being an example of style over content. The music is so good, if anything I would say it is an example of content over style! Guitarist Marco Pironi, for me, deserves most credit here for creating the wonderful music for Adam Ant's words and showmanship.

I don't think any British act produced a better album in the 80s (with the possible exception of Robyn Hitchcock's I Often Dream of Trains) and I can say that KOTWF is no longer a guilty pleasure - now it's merely a pleasure.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this version (import) 27 July 2005
By Mr. Terence Jones VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
If there is one good reason for buying the import version of this cd it's this - The import version contains the b-side to the Kings Of The Wild Frontier single (which i still have) called Press Darlings.
The only other recording to have this song is the aforementioned single. It's not on B-side babies.
Now i've been fortunate enough to see Adam & the Ants play live twice and the amount of B-sides he does live is a testament to the sheer DEPTH of material he and Marco Pirroni wrote in 1980 & 1981.
I've got almost all Adam & the ants and Adam Ant releases and i can assure you THIS is the pick of the bunch.
Forget anything released after Prince Charming, this CD is the best recording they made.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 2 months ago by Lindsay Bolus
5.0 out of 5 stars omelette
Awesome throwback, might be
dated...but the drums still shine, and the lyrics make me smile. God bless, the now confused, ant invasion.
Published 3 months ago by J. Coffey
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I has missed this album so glad it is on cd. Great condition and delivery absolutely brilliant!

I was singing my heart out, it is surprising how you remember the words. Read more
Published 11 months ago by mrs m beatty
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Album
This was the Album of the year when it came out. It was the talk of the school yard. Two drummers gave it a great sound. Every track on this album is brilliant.
Published 12 months ago by Stewart klincke
4.0 out of 5 stars A Blast from the Past
This is a great album, with some interesting add-on's of pre-production and re-worked versions of key tracks such as; 'Antmusic', 'Feed Me To The Lions', 'The Human Beings',... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Strider
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatness
One of the best albums ever made. I originally had this on vinyl and played it to death, Loving the fact that I can do it again!
Published 15 months ago by D. P. Cooke
5.0 out of 5 stars Husband delighted
This took my husband back a good few years, and he is so pleased, as Adam & The Ants are so talented, and thankfully once again making music.
Published 15 months ago by wellinever
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE IT!
I absolutely love this album! Have three copies on vinyl and two c.d.'s. I bought this copy as a gift and it was very well received. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Angela Reynolds
5.0 out of 5 stars Past times
Perhaps not the most serious group but great fun and this brings back the memories as soon as your hear it.
Published 16 months ago by ckl7506
5.0 out of 5 stars Kings Of The Wild Frontier
Fab CD, had this when I was younger and purchased for my 15 year old daughter who is a huge fan of Adam ant, She loves it great buy, good price, excellent service
Published 18 months ago by Sara S
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