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This Is What You Want . . . This Is What You Get

3 Mar 2003 | Format: MP3

7.92 (VAT included if applicable)
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5:15
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4:12
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3:59
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5:18
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5:18
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4:18
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3:17
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4:49


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Mar 2003
  • Release Date: 1 Mar 2003
  • Label: Virgin Records
  • Copyright: (C) 1984 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 1984 Virgin Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 36:26
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  • ASIN: B001KUO6OU
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 105,138 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By "overleaf" on 15 Aug 2004
Format: Audio CD
John Lydon's vocals are probably among the most instantly recognisable in rock music - through part notoriety and part brilliance. Certainly on this album his vocals are perhaps a little more accessible to a wider audience than on previous PIL albums.
While 'This is Not A Love Song' became something of an anthem in 1984, a lot of PIL's other output on this album has been overlooked. Which is a shame because it's a good album and well- worth shelling out for.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By mahoneyp@hotmail.com on 20 Oct 2000
Format: Audio CD
By the time they recorded this album P.I.L. were on their way to becoming the excellent just-left-of-mainstream art pop band of the "Rise" era... but they weren't there yet. This album manages to marry the pop sensibility of the band's later work with the edgy, violent, post - punk noise and funk attack of their earlier cult albums. The result doesn't always work but when it does it's breathtaking, and when it doesn't it's still interesting. Hit single "This Is Not A Love Song" perfectly marries these two conflicting sensibilites into a wonderfully subversive chart moment, and "Tie Me To The Length Of That" manages to be truly unsettling. The real tour de force though is the album's closing moment, the mini-epic "The Order Of Death" where John Lydon (who is excellent throughout) repeatedly intones the album's title phrase over a cascading wash of menacing synthetic textures and an unrelenting groove. This track will also be familiar to anyone who has seen Richard Stanley's cult classic "Hardware". The album's only major fault is the paltry number of tracks which prevent it from gaining that elusive fifth star, but at this price this still nearly a must buy. Go for it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. J. Van Hall on 9 July 2008
Format: Audio CD
It's possible. Being a PiL lover from their previous albums, and liking this album aswell. That makes me a PIL lover 1978-1984. I love the funk approach. Don't care too much for This is not a Love Song. Too catchy for my liking, but I have good memories of PiL becoming popular at that time. It was great humor.

It's a pity that there are so much horns on this record. Would have loved to hear this record with a finishing touch as the previous records did. It's such a pity that all those ego's couldn't put music first. Can you imagine Wobble playing the basslines here. With a bit more dub bounce and the funk attack in it ? And Levene looking for his moments to let his guitar challenge the squeeking from Lydon's voice ?

I just ordered Commercial Zone on E-bay yesterday, and am really looking forward to finding it in the mail. I should buy this album (This is...)again too. Too many scratches on my vinyl version, and yesss, I would buy this album again when I lost (even parts of) it. I think I'm one of the few people who loves this album and their earlier stuff. I don't know why. Although the lyrics are agitated (what's new for Lydon), the music is really comfortably strong, grooving and persuasive. I love that kind of thriller-funk music a lot. Would have loved to see the Bruce Smith (ex-Pop Group) and McGeogh (ex-Magazine and The Banshees) join right at this moment instead of the later stage PIL, where I can't recognize any of their former fine skills. But it would be always a second choice after the original line up PIL-faves. What could have been fabulous, is just great now. This ís what I want, knowing it had even more potential in it. But no weak spots to be found on this one, may be the hornsections at times. Solid stuff and I think it's amazingly underrated. Ah well, not by me anyhow.
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