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Reformation

31 July 2006

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  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Mandolin
4:07
2
Glow (7'' Version)
3:47
3
Coffee Club
5:33
4
Chant No 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On)
4:08
5
Instinction
4:49
6
True (New Mix)
6:42
7
Gold (Instrumental)
2:43
8
Heaven Is A Secret (2003 - Remaster)
4:25
9
Code Of Love (2003 - Remaster)
5:11
10
With The Pride
5:31
11
Always In The Back Of My Mind
4:29
12
Only When You Leave
5:12
Disc 2
1
Foundation (Live)
4:55
2
Communication (Live)
3:35
3
Pleasure (Live)
4:01
4
Gold (Live)
4:54
5
Lifeline (Live)
4:16
6
True (Live)
6:21
7
Paint Me Down (Live)
4:38
8
Instinction (Live)
5:25
9
Chant No 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On) (Live)
7:38
10
To Cut A Long Story Short (Live)
5:40
Disc 3
1
To Cut A Long Story Short (12'' Version)
6:31
2
The Freeze (12'' Mix #2)
6:33
3
Glow (12'' Version)
8:08
4
Chant No 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On) (12'' Version)
5:50
5
Coffee Club (Remix)
6:48
6
Instinction (12'' Version)
6:57
7
Lifeline (12'' Version)
5:27
8
Communication (12'' Version)
4:27
9
Gold (12'' Mix)
7:15
10
Only When You Leave (12'' Version)
6:44
11
I'll Fly For You (12'' Glide Mix)
7:15
12
Highly Strung (Extended Version)
5:21

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 2 Sep 2002
  • Release Date: 2 Sep 2002
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Label: Chrysalis UK
  • Copyright: 2005 Parlophone Records Ltd. This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2005 Parlophone Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 3:05:16
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  • ASIN: B001JJ8MOW
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 151,990 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another perspective on much maligned band. 3 Oct 2002
By Jason Parkes #1 HALL OF FAME
Format:Audio CD
Perhaps, as a recent Uncut review noted, people could look at Spandau Ballet again; perhaps as a result of poor nostalgia TV programming the Ballet (as with Duran) have been censured for their associations with the high life of the 1980's. Despite the fact that Roxy Music were doing that thing in the mid 1970's and Oasis in the 1990's; all those tedious arguments about what 'real' music is...
I've always had a soft spot for Spandau- many a youthful drunken session was accompanied by 1985's Singles Collection ( reworked as the recent Gold compilation). Gary Kemp has compiled this excellent triple set of Spandau Ballet, focusing on the early work before they went a bit stadium and banal (see Heart Like a Sky). When they came out they were adventerous and exotic, playing gigs in cinemas and submarines and daring to dress in a cool manner (oh, but fashion dates...) Spandau Ballet were closer to early Associates (Fourth Drawer Down) and early Simple Minds (Sons & Fascination/Sister Feelings Call) with their initial releases. These are collected on disc one, which opens with a pretentious, yet sincere speech by journo Robert Elms. The sub-Rimbaud poetry gives way to the early ambition and formative electronica inflected by Bowie's Berlin Trilogy and Giorgio Moroder. Here we get demo's of The Freeze and To Cut a Long Story Short- which are moving towards the funk inflected perfect pop of Scritti Politti, Kid Creole & New Gold Dream. Key track Glow stands out and is as potent as The Associates A Matter of Gender or Suicide's Shadazz. Much better than pish like Ultravox and Visage. Kemp & co were moving towards a clubby sound, centred around Soho's Beetroot club and pre-dating club culture by several years.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Genrally good overview of a varied career 27 Oct 2002
By Frog8
Format:Audio CD
I generally agree with the comments of the previous reviewer, although I quite like U-Vox and Visage.
Firstly, we get the fantasrically raw demos of the lead singles from their never bettered debut album "Journeys To Glory" (TCALSS and "The Freeze"). Critics more familliar with their later work dismiss this album as "soul-less soul music" but they are missing the point, they wern't making soul music, but light, electronic, funky dance. It's a shame "Mandolin" was choosen though, OK track but "Reformation" or "Confused" would have been much better. After this we get "Glow", a non-album track released as a Double A-Side with "Musclebound". It recieved some airplay at the time, but was more or less forgoten until included here, a shame as it id possibly their best track.
The legendary "Chant No. 1" "upped the funk quotant" as did the attendent album "Diamond", which underperformed due to being released too long after "Chant". "Instinction" is quite different from the Trevor Horn remix which became one of their best singles, but OK. "Coffee Club" is possibly their most famous album track. Though not up their with the funk masterpieces by Simple Minds and Scritti Politti being made at the time, the album still sounds quite unique today.
Steve Norman switched from Guitar/Preccussion to saxophone, and with this the band changed is direction from dance/funk to soul/stad-rock. "True" was an OK album with some good songs, and some good songs spoilt slightly bu musical indulgences such as... well sax solos. "Parade" however, was a very dull album, as middle of the road as any British 80s band coulf get. Thankfuly the even duller albums from their Virgin years are not represented.
Disc Two is an enjoyable live concert with ten songs, the first six from "True".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The before Spandau Ballet 17 Oct 2009
Format:Audio CD
A good reminder of past glories for fans - a good crammer for Newbies prior to their new album.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars classics but has it been done b4 15 Nov 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
3 discs.1 having some good 12 inch versions.1 live at saddlers wells 84.and 1 with some good versions of old classics like true,demos and perhaps lesser known stuff etc.Spandau live in the past and it would be good to see some new stuff.This is one for the fans of nostelgia but still not a bad buy.
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3 of 27 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dated. Avoid! 31 May 2007
Format:Audio CD
I borrowed a copy of this from the library and found the whole 3 disc affair unlistenable and dated. Spandau Ballet like Duran Duran have not aged well and there's barely a track on here that you'd want to listen to again. Add to that lyrics which make no sense at all (Highly Strung, True etc). No wonder the decline of the band kicked in very quickley. And you'd better run for cover when Tony Hadley "sings". He doesn't so much sing the "songs" as shout them in the manner of a foghorn! No subtlety at all in his singing. His voice could be put to useful effect on the coast of England to warn ships. Ah well if nothing else you could always gaze at the photos in the booklet!
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