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Wilder [Original recording remastered, Extra tracks]

Teardrop Explodes Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (13 Nov 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
  • Label: Mercury Records
  • ASIN: B000050XIO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 92,391 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Bent Out Of Shape
2. Colours Fly Away
3. Seven Views Of Jerusalem
4. Pure Joy
5. Falling Down Around Me
6. The Culture Bunker
7. Passionate Friend
8. Tiny Children
9. Like Leila Khaled Said
10. ...And The Fighting Takes Over
11. The Great Dominions
12. Window Shopping For A New Crown Of Thorns Extra tracks from the American mini album Buff Manilla...
13. East Of The Equator Extra tracks from the American mini album Buff Manilla...
14. Rachael Built A Steamboat Extra tracks from the American mini album Buff Manilla...
15. You Disappear From View Extra tracks from the American mini album Buff Manilla...
16. Suffocate Extra tracks from the American mini album Buff Manilla...
17. Ouch Monkeys Extra tracks from the American mini album Buff Manilla...
18. Soft Enough For You Extra tracks from the American mini album Buff Manilla...
19. The In-Psychlopedia Extra tracks from the American mini album Buff Manilla...

Product Description

CD Remastered W/Bonus Tracks

Customer Reviews

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The 1st great Cope album. 10 Nov 2002
By Jason Parkes #1 HALL OF FAME
Format:Audio CD
For some reason I 'got into' both the Teardrops & the Bunnymen in 1989- autumn nights were spent smoking outdoors and listening to either Crocodiles or Kilimanjaro on my walkman. Wilder I was not so enamoured with, though bizarrely the 1st Cope album I heard was Fried. With the passage of time, it has become apparent that Wilder is far greater than the debut- which granted had been packed with classics like Treason, Reward, Sleeping Gas & When I dream- but had a few duds on like Brave Boys... & Went Crazy.
This reissue gives both covers to seperate issues of Wilder and along with some lovely remastering includes the rare Buff Manilla mini-lp- which had tracks that would turn up on the Tiny Children & You Disappear from View singles (and in a slightly different form on 1990's Everybody Wants to Shag the Teardrop Explodes collection).
Every Wilder track does it for me, some more than most being Bent Out of Shape, The Culture Bunker ("waitin for The Crucial Three"), Like Leila Khaled Said & The Great Dominions. Top production by Clive Langer and Copey was on great form as a songwriter- despite the chemical incendaries et al apparent if you read his Head On memoir. And it's safe to say that Passionate Friend is one of the greatest pop songs ever- despite its odd structure; must admit I was shocked Cope wasn't nominated for this Great Britons thing- as great a British/English songwriter as Morrissey/Marr, Andy Partridge, Ray Davies, Madness etc...
The bonus tracks are nice- even if the Pete Wylie influenced Christ Vs Warhol referred to in the liner notes is absent. I think Rachel Built a Steamboat is a little dull, though this is probably just a David Balfe grievance in disguise (have you read Head On?Pass me the bucket of sewage...Though this is probably just a Blur thing in disguise.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums of the early Eighties 27 Nov 2000
By Brian
Format:Audio CD
Another reviewer compared the Teardrop Explodes' Kilimanjaro to the Beatles' Revolver, but it is Wilder which really deserves the distinction. This album is much more varied than their debut and is highlighted by Cope's inelagant yet emotive voice.
This particluar version sports stunning sound and a slew of b-sides. (The chamber music version of Suffocate and Christ vs. Warhol are both missing, though)
Nonetheless, this is the most definitive version of this masterpiece currently available. Get it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Out of my mind on speed and dope 6 Oct 2009
Format:Audio CD
Wilder is a rich, dark tapestry of tightly woven, neo-psychedelic pop tunes which could have been recorded any time in the last 25 years.

The sound is crisp and clean and beautifully varied in texture which results in upbeat exuberant pop imbued with a sense of mystery and loss. What is glaringly evident is that, notwithstanding the band's untimely demise, Julian Cope was a force to be reckoned with and one who was never likely to simply fade away. He has a bizarre knack of being lyrically opaque yet passionately revealing. I'm not sure I'll ever understand the meaning behind some of these tracks but I'm not sure I need to.

The only single I can remember being pulled from the album is "Passionate Friend" - a great slice of synth pop with a fabulous sitar-like guitar melody by new boy Troy Tate. But it's certainly not the only highlight.

Not as accessable or as imedite as thier debuit largley since Cope had taken over al credits it makes no real difference and may take a couple of litenings.

It somehow manages to satisfy on both an intelligent and superficial level.

But Julian Cope is an indicative pasona with a powerfully strange talent.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars LIKE THE WORDS THROUGH A STICK OF ROCK 7 Nov 2008
By Kelvin J. Dickinson VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
From the egocentrically weird mind of JULIAN COPE - a man who might have been locked up for the duration in less enlightened times - WILDER has his unique personality stamped all over it like the words through a stick of rock. Part pop, part psychedelia and arguably part cry for help, some of the songs here occasionally struggle under the weight of his intense delivery and vision, but who can deny the brilliantly crafted BENT OF OUT SHAPE, COLOURS FLY AWAY, PASSIONATE FRIEND and THE GREAT DOMINIONS?

Although there's nothing quite as immediate as KILIMANJARO's REWARD or TREASON to get the pulses racing, WILDER - complete with 9 bonus tracks and nearly double the length of the original vinyl LP - is certainly worth getting your teeth into. And to give Jules his due, he did go on to write the sublimely gaga SUNSPOTS and TRAMPOLINE.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great follow-up to a sublime debut. 8 Sep 2000
Format:Audio CD
Wilder (1981) is, despite the title, a mellower affair than its fabulous indie-pop predecessor, Kilamanjaro (1980). Julian Cope & Co. are on top form once again, with perhaps their greatest ever moment appearing in the form of the brilliant Leila Khaled Said. The jumpy pop of Passionate Friend was the biggest hit here, whilst the slower tracks such as The Great Dominions and Tiny Children smoulder magnificently alongside the poppier, more upbeat Bent Out Of Shape, The Culture Bunker and Leila Khaled Said.
A must-purchase for anyone interested in this under-rated epic of New Wave music. The boy from Tamworth did good !
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it for bonus tracks alone 8 Sep 2001
Format:Audio CD
I loved the original vinyl which i bought in 1982, and its a great treat to hear it on CD now. Even better is the inclusion of the extra tracks which I had never heard before. So wierd listening to Teardrop songs that are new. And they are good too, except maybe "Rachel built a steamboat" which somehow doesn't work. "Ouch Monkeys" and "Soft enough for you" show Julian's voice off well, and are classic Teardrop in my opinion.
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