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Outsider / In - The Collection Double CD

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  • Audio CD (9 July 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: Music Club Deluxe
  • ASIN: B0084BCUM8
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,937 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Show GirlThe Auteurs 4:07Album Only
Listen  2. How Could I Be WrongThe Auteurs 3:54Album Only
Listen  3. Lenny ValentinoThe Auteurs 2:19Album Only
Listen  4. The Upper ClassesThe Auteurs 6:47Album Only
Listen  5. New French GirlfriendThe Auteurs 4:17Album Only
Listen  6. Daughter of a ChildThe Auteurs, u-ziq 6:11Album Only
Listen  7. Back With The Killer AgainThe Auteurs 2:44Album Only
Listen  8. Light Aircraft On FireThe Auteurs 2:18Album Only
Listen  9. TombstoneThe Auteurs 4:01Album Only
Listen10. Child BridesThe Auteurs 4:28Album Only
Listen11. Unsolved Child MurderThe Auteurs 2:07Album Only
Listen12. Underground moviesThe Auteurs, u-ziq 5:22Album Only
Listen13. Chinese BakeryThe Auteurs 3:07Album Only
Listen14. I'm A Rich Man's ToyThe Auteurs 2:55Album Only
Listen15. Valet ParkingThe Auteurs 2:55Album Only
Listen16. StarstruckThe Auteurs 3:00Album Only
Listen17. Home AgainThe Auteurs 3:24Album Only
Listen18. SubcultureThe Auteurs 2:13Album Only

Disc 2:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Baader MeinhofBaader Meinhof 3:04Album Only
Listen  2. Back On The FarmBaader Meinhof 3:55Album Only
Listen  3. The RubettesThe Auteurs 3:29Album Only
Listen  4. England, Scotland and WalesLuke Haines 3:31Album Only
Listen  5. DiscomaniaLuke Haines 3:06Album Only
Listen  6. The Spook ManifestoLuke Haines 5:46Album Only
Listen  7. The Oliver Twist ManifestoLuke Haines 3:24Album Only
Listen  8. The Mitford SistersLuke Haines, The Auteurs 5:03Album Only
Listen  9. Das Capital OvertureLuke Haines, The Auteurs 4:58Album Only
Listen10. England vs AmericaLuke Haines 2:44Album Only
Listen11. Death Of Sarah LucasLuke Haines 2:46Album Only
Listen12. What Happens When We DieLuke Haines 2:09Album Only
Listen13. In The Bleak MidwinterLuke Haines 3:28Album Only
Listen14. Get Wrecked At HomeThe Auteurs 3:14Album Only
Listen15. There's Gonna Be An AccidentBaader Meinhof 3:26Album Only
Listen16. GSG 29Baader Meinhof 3:00Album Only

Product Description

Product Description

Occasionally, what I do (and have done) is referred to as my career . The term career tends to stump me. Isn't a career something to do with joining the civil service?

Anyhow, it's been less of a career, more of a war; a war against the vacuous, the unrighteous, the unholy, the unstylish (the stylish), the unfunny, the unlovely, the uninspired, the unimaginative. The baddies, the goodies and every other sucker caught in no man's land. (Luke Haines, 2012)
Outsider/In: The Collection delves into the mind and works of singer/songwriter Luke Haines, in many of his musical forms, offering a comprehensive and tell-all 2CD representation of a career steeped in controversy, ups - downs and everything in between.

The collection, compiled with the help of Luke Haines, features 34 tracks from across his career, rarities and a note from the well documented outsider of Britpop .

BBC Review

Luke Haines’ third ‘greatest hits’ collection, Outsider/In contains precisely zero top 40 singles. But this is still the most straightforward, least-cantankerous attempt yet made at capturing his early brilliance, mostly delivered under the banner of The Auteurs.

No doubt Haines’ recent oddball fame as Britpop-skewering memoirist and surprisingly affable documentary star prodded Outsider/In into production. Haines’ previous compilations, the Las-Vegas-indie reworkings of Das Capital and the oddities ‘n’ obscurities behemoth Luke Haines is Dead, were typically contrarian; but Outsider/In presents 36 of his finest early songs unadorned.

Showgirl immediately begins the wrong-footing: it kicks off as brash, jangling, garden variety indie pop before pausing, sighing with disdain, and proceeding on a far more languid, melancholic and beautiful path. Proceedings end with the wordless weirdness of Gsg-29, a grimy funk jam from Haines’ brief period working under the name of a West German terrorist gang, Baader Meinhof. That such provocation was not unusual for Haines may partly explain the general public’s stubborn resistance to his particular charms.

In between, the songs veer between eccentric and acidic (Death of Sarah Lucas’ shimmering, simmering loathing; Discomania’s sinister scuzz) and elegant and eloquent (Starstruck’s muted melancholy; The Rubettes’ nostalgia-dazzled swoon). The bruising, buzzsaw-glam of Lenny Valentino charted at 41, a typically Haines-ian near-miss. Most songs approach perfection, and at least two reach that rare and hallowed ground.

On the impossibly graceful The Upper Classes, Haines takes us on a slow stroll around the stately homes of England, his bloodied blade barely concealed beneath his tour guide’s uniform. Listen carefully and you can hear Jarvis Cocker scribbling notes. And in two sublime minutes, Unsolved Child Murder unfolds one of the most gorgeous, perfectly crafted melodies in all pop.

Haines’ small but rabid fanbase will no doubt grumble over certain omissions and admissions, but the above-noted two songs alone earn Haines his place as one of England’s greatest songwriters. “The next generation will get it from the start,” Haines once sneered at those overlooking his work. Outsider/In is a fine place for them to get started.

--Michael Cragg

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By OMG! It's got a plug! TOP 100 REVIEWER on 15 Aug. 2012
Format: Audio CD
Mainstream commercial success has always eluded Luke Haines partly (as confirmed in his autobiography 'Bad Vibes: Britpop and My Part In its Downfall') due to his stubborn refusal to "play the game". However, through his work with The Auteurs, Black Box Recorder, the one-off Baader Meinhof concept project and his solo work, Luke Haines is without doubt one of the finest and most consistent songwriters of the past 20 years. This collection consists of 34 songs recorded between 1992 and 2003. 18 are by The Auteurs, four by Baader Meinhof, two from the Das Capital album, eight solo tracks and two from The Auteurs v µ-Ziq remix album. None of his work with Black Box Recorder features on this compilation.

Haines is a master word-smith and his lyrics, that are more often than not filled with plenty of disdain, cynicism and sarcasm, tend to focus on society's misfits and outsiders. And he's got the tunes too. Much of The Auteurs' early work has a cool but subtle 70's glam-rock influence - more Marc Bolan (on anti-depressants) than Bowie - but Haines is never afraid to turn up the amps for full effect, as evidenced on 'Lenny Valentino'. There are plenty of guitar hooks and Haine's sneering, breathy vocals compliment his lyrics. The four tracks from the Baader Meinhof concept album feature dense (almost tribal at times) percussion juxtaposed with strings. The solo material sees Haines experimenting with electronic sounds and more orchestration. The two tracks from the mid 90's Auteurs Vs µ-Ziq remix album are OK, but I wouldn't miss them if they weren't here.

Although not as comprehensive as the 'Luke Haines Is Dead' 3CD retrospective, this two disc set represents excellent value for a fiver.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dollyrocker on 3 Jan. 2013
Format: Audio CD
Be in no doubt: this man understands what is wrong (and therefore what is right) with Britain. He should be Prime Minister. But he will have to settle for being the Indie Guy Fawkes with a gleaming pate, manic glint in his eye and a strangled Les Paul.

Here, collected, are most of his finest moments and for a tidy price too, conscious consumers! The (mis)Hits just keep on coming . . . Chuckle along with Unsolved Child Murder. Guffaw sardonically at the Death of Sarah Lucas, relive those crazy German terrorist capers with Baader Meinhoff. Oh yes, it's Fun Fun Fun all the way with our Mr Haines!

Watch out, though, because under the twisted humour and the guitar grind lies one of the most subtle tunesmiths this country has produced. And there are tender moments here too. Valet Parking comes close to pathos. But fairly swiftly we are back on queasy ground with Light Aircraft on Fire and all is well in Hainesworld once more.

None of these songs troubled the Top 40 and yet they track the real story of Britannia and her struggle to survive. God bless Luke Haines for writing this stuff. Someone had to.
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By Og Oggilby VINE VOICE on 13 Oct. 2014
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This gets four stars, not the five it deserves, because, being an inveterate LH fan, I really think you need to get his recorded works - be they Auteurs, solo, Baader-Meinhoff or Black Box Recorder - in their entirety. However, if you're looking for a suitably point of entry for his considerable body of work, this does do just fine, and it's modest price tag should be a good clincher on the deal. As the title suggests, Haines has always, defiantly, been a refusenik, a compulsive contrarian, and a resolute decliner of any rock and roll club that would have him as a member. This double CD compilation contains the would-be Auteirs hits - such as the utterly smashing 'Lenny Valentino', in it's 'single mix' incarnation, and the lovely 'Unsolved Child Murder' (I'd love to see an 'X-Factor' wannabe sing that), as well as a couple of tracks from the frankly disposable u-ziq dance remix set, and even those (somewhat duff) efforts, are not without a bit of 90's charm. The lyrical biliousness is tempered by some fabulous tunes and attractive arrangements, and then there are the musically more grumpy and angular experiments that add different dimensions...I could go on, but the music speaks far more eloquently...uneasy listening at its most magnificent.
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