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The Very Best Of Double CD

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Music Club Deluxe - Artist Collections
This album is part of the Music Club Deluxe series. Check out the Music Club Deluxe page for the biggest range of artist collections and best ofs.
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Music Club Deluxe - Artist Collections
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  • Audio CD (16 July 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: Music Club Deluxe
  • ASIN: B008BENEJQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,613 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Living On the Ceiling
2. Don't Tell Me
3. I Can't Explain
4. Feel Me
5. Blind Vision
6. Waves
7. The Day Before You Came
8. I've Seen the Word
9. God's Kitchen
10. That's Love, That It Is
See all 19 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Blind Vision (12" Mix)
2. Don't Tell Me (12" Mix)
3. Feel Me (12" John Luongo Mix)
4. Game Above My Head (12" Mix)
5. That's Love, That It Is (Remix Extended Version)
6. Vishnu (Short Version)
7. God's Kitchen (12" Mix)
8. Sad Day (Original Version)
9. Waves
10. Why Don't They Leave Things Alone?
See all 15 tracks on this disc

Product Description

CD Description

Blancmange broke onto the scene in 1980, releasing their first EP in 1981. Their first real exposure came via the inclusion of a track on the seminal Some Bizzare Album, which led to them signing a recording contract with London Records in 1982. This bumper collection, which follows their recent sell-out UK tour, has been designed and compiled in consultation with Neil Arthur and Stephen Luscombe. It includes all their UK hits, plus some rare John Peel sessions and an airing of a track from a forthcoming project.

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TRACKLISTING:

Disc 1
01 Living On The Ceiling
02 Don t Tell Me
03 I Can t Explain
04 Feel Me
05 Blind Vision
06 Waves
07 The Day Before You Came
08 I ve Seen The Word
09 God s Kitchen
10 That s Love, That It Is
11 Wasted (Extended Version)
12 Lose Your Love (Album Version)
13 What s Your Problem
14 Kind
15 All Things Are Nice
16 Murder
17 Running Thin (Peel Session)
18 I Would (Peel Session)
19 Making Aeroplanes (Without Victoria) (New Track)

Disc 2
01 Blind Vision (12 Mix)
02 Don t Tell Me (12 Mix)
03 Feel Me (12 John Luongo Mix)
04 Game Above My Head (Long Version)
05 That s Love, That It Is (Remix Extended Version)
06 Vishnu (Short Version)
07 God s Kitchen (12 Mix)
08 Sad Day (Original Version)
09 Waves (Original Version)
10 Why Don t They Leave Things Alone?
11 Lorraine s My Nurse
12 See The Train
13 Don t You Love It All
14 Living On The Ceiling (Long Version)
15 Hello Darling (Blue World)

Customer Reviews

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Rob G on 24 July 2012
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There are always going to be those who complain, but for little over a fiver you have 2 CDs, both consisting of nearly 80 minutes of music, a whole host of singles...remixes.....demo's .....tracks that have never been on CD before and a host of damn fine album tracks. The casual listener will recognise, and love the hits, the collector and the fan will appreciate the others. A perfect addition to any music collection, especially if you have their first 3 albums and their brilliant recent offering 'blanc-burn' already.

....and how many bands actually listen to what their fans want....many of the tracks on here being requested in recent months by those very people.

Most pleased.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By SD on 29 Jun. 2013
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I've already got quite a few Blancmange CD' s, but this collection is particularly good value. It includes the original version of Waves from the original vinyl release of first album Happy Families, which was replaced by the inferior single version on subsequent CD releases. There's Peel session versions of Running Thin and I Would, and a new track, Making Aeroplanes. A good selection of singles, album tracks, rarities and 12" versions. Best tracks are Living on the Ceiling, Feel Me, God's Kitchen and That's Love, That it is. Blancmange were an innovative and slightly quirky and different band than many of their early 80's peers, and this collection is as good an overview as any.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By mark73 on 20 July 2012
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I have been looking forward to this release since the band announced its release a few months back

Megga bonus tracks are Waves Original version AT LAST!, the peel session tracks, Hello Darling, Sad Day Original version and Making Aeroplanes w/o Victoria. Also an absolute bargain at £5 for 2 CDs!

I Ituned the CD on the day it arrived, only to have remove a majority of it off my Itunes library as a majority of the tracks already exist on the albums

Im really disappointed that Wasted (Extended Version) appears to be no different to the album version. Likewise the 7" versions are no different at all

I would say this is more for Blancmange hard-core fans, to top up those missing gaps from the lacking 2008 releases.

We are still yet to received Lose Your Love 12", What's Your Problem 12", the Don't Tell Me US versions to name a few so - my collection is still incomplete but several duplicates. Fans have mentioned these to the band who did however point out that they asked the fans prior to release what they would like to see on a greatest hits

I think due to missing versions and tracks, I feel a 3 star is correct (IMO). I wonder how long we will have to wait until the release of the missing songs - maybe they will never happen. Maybe the next reissues in 10/15/20 years perhaps?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bookerman on 4 Jun. 2013
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I almost did a double take when I saw this album. Two CDs of great music for five quid! It even showcases their newest work, which while different from their 80s ouvre remains sharp and quirky. 'I Can't Explain' just how excited I am! Great.
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50 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Scott Davies on 24 July 2012
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This is awful! Since I've been burned by so many CD reissues over the last decade, I always immediately check for shortcomings as soon as I get my hands on a CD. Very rarely, I am pleasantly surprised. More often, something makes me cringe. This one is a double whammy. Other than most of the songs being very loud and brickwalled, I found that about half of the set consists of compressed MP3 sound files, rather than full spectrum files as they should be. This is not a digital download so there is no excuse for this.

Here's a quick rundown:

CD1 - The following are compressed MP3's
11, 14, 16

CD2 - Only the following are NOT MP3's
3, 6, 8, 15

I don't know who is to blame, Music Club, who has done some spotty CD's in the past, or Warners, who Music Club licensed the music from. Either way, there seems to be very little quality control in the music business these days, and companies are just looking to pump out low quality product for the sake of a quick buck. I won't tolerate it. I will be seeking a refund and suggest you avoid this set.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By D. CULMER on 16 July 2012
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Well, the version control on Blancmange compilations continues to fall short BUT we do finally have the gorgeous album version of 'Waves' on CD, along with 'I would' finally making it as well. Along with the original 'Sad Day' which is hard to find on CD

So what of the typos on the track listing? Feel Me 7" is the album version, leaving the 7" edit missing from any CD collection. 'The day before you came' is the album version and not the single version. Lose Your Love is NOT the album version and I am sure Game Above My Head is the US version and not the long version - I can't be bothered to check given as have lost the will....

If this your first or catching up CD for Blancmange then you will love it. Long standing fans trying to replace the vinyl will be delighted in one hand and very disappointed on the other hand - besides the errors already mentioned, we still have no Lose Your Love or What's your problem extended versions on CD.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By vincent malcolm on 11 Dec. 2013
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great album from the past.
back when good artists wrote and performed their own songs.
well recommended for all ages
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