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Origin Of The Species Ii [Double CD]

Psychic TV Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (10 May 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: Invisible
  • ASIN: B00000JYFO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 466,157 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Aquarius Rising (Part 1)
2. Joy (Joy-Orgasm-Youth Mix)
3. Balkan Red Alert
4. Turn On, Tune In To The Acid House
5. Disc-Omen
6. Last Night
7. Abstract Reality
8. Terminate
9. Love-War-Riot
10. Youth
See all 18 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Kinda Groovy
2. Still Tempted
3. It's L.A.
4. Bloodstream
5. B-On-E
6. Constant High
7. Interqualude
8. The Eagle Has Landed
9. S.U.C.K. Or Know!
10. Ketameaner Kat
See all 13 tracks on this disc

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost infinite beats! 3 Aug 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
For newer fans of Psychic TV, or older ones looking to fill gaps in their collection, the Origin of the Species boxed sets are a boon. There are scheduled to be three two-CD sets,of which two have so far been released. The material on this set is mostly taken from the seminal PTV acid house albums 'Towards Thee Infinite Beat' and 'Beyond Thee Infinite Beat', though almost half of the tracks are previously unreleased, remixes or live versions. Highlights include the lengthy and Dionysian 'Bliss', featuring Bachir Attar of the Master Musicians of Joujouka, 'Infinite Beat' and the single 'I.C. Water', which is about the sad death of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, a close friend of Gen's . A long booklet with sleevenotes from Genesis P-Orridge and saucy cover art round out this excellent package.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Maybe not for the songs, but for the words 21 Feb 2001
Format:Audio CD
This is the first in a series of 3 sets dealing with Psychic TVs Infinite Beat period. Listening to this period of PTV is a MUST for anyone interested in the history of dance and "rave" music. The set contains a fair portion of the two original albums (Towards Thee Infinite Beat & Beyond Thee Infinite Beat) and a few new mixes/live tunes. All in all it's a nice package giving the new listener a range of PTVs work around that time with a couple of gems for those who already have the original albums. But that is it... only a couple. Disappointing considering how easily available TTIB & BTIB are - you'd have thought there would be more to entice the existing fans. The booklet goes a long way to make up for this however - an introduction by Francis Pinkieknicker and explanations of each of the songs by GPO himself. It this insight into the thinking behind the music which really made the package for me. So, I'd say if you're actually interested in PTV, Genesis and what they have to say then get it and the originals <g>. Otherwise just go buy Beyond & Toward Thee Infinite Beat.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Trip 5 Mar 2001
By eRgO - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This review refers to "The Origin of the Species, Vol. 2"
This collection of Psychic TV songs cover the band's techno/rave era, circa 1988-1992, which was right after their pop/rock phase, which proceeded their noise/strange pop phase. If you're looking for something different and cutting edge, I wouldn't buy this collection, and instead pick up earlier Psychic TV or PTV stuff released after 1992.
Because electronic music evolves incredibly fast, this collection will definitely sound dated, but it still holds a few gems such as "B-On-E" "Blue Pyramid" and the classic "Turn on, Tune In To the Acid House." The first disc starts out with a couple of dancy numbers and then gets into stranger soundscapes, and then back into the groovier stuff. Disc 2 is the same, and contains the collection's most difficult song "It's LA." The song is 10 minutes long and doesn't offer much in the way of variation: it's just a weird slippery bass groove, with a simple beat -- but it's fun for the first few minutes.
The discs come with a great collection of liner notes and pictures, which helps put into context what Psychic TV were trying to accomplish back then. But let's face it, regardless of the claims by Genessis, the band's eccentric lifeforce, Psychic TV did not invent "techno" "rave" or any other electronic dance music. There's simply too much evidence to the contrary -- though they did have their influence. If you like this, you'll also like "Origin of the Species, Vol. 1."
So tune in...
7 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars psychedelicccccccccccc 12 Mar 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is thee album ov all albums to buy for psychedlic hyperdelic hyperbolic Psychick Television. All ov you ravers should h-e-e-r this record, thee father ov all rave records. e say this is thee best
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