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  • Audio CD (16 April 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Commercial Marketing
  • ASIN: B000NA2UAK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 88,914 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. I Hear They Smoke The Barbecue 4:08£0.79  Buy MP3 
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Listen  4. Goodnite Irene 4:12£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Mirror Man 3:31£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Cry Cry Cry 2:47£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Worlds In Collision 3:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Life Of Riley 2:35£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Over The Moon 3:09£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Don't Look Back 4:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Playback 3:31£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Nobody Knows 2:38£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Winter In The Firelands 3:10£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Around The Fire 3:13£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Down By River 2:40£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Like A Rolling Stone 3:00£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Invisible Man 2:49£0.79  Buy MP3 

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Aja on 8 Mar. 2008
Format: Audio CD
Worlds In Collision is the Pere Ubu album for people who don't like Pere Ubu. As such, it's almost as weird as anything else to be found in this astonishing band's back pages. The record - here given a shiny remaster with a few extra tracks chucked in - sits in the Ubu's second phase, following the five-year huff prompted by the appalling Song of the Bailing Man, and continued the Frankenstein's monster reanimation process sparked by the magnificent Tenement Year and majestic Cloudland. But from the gentle acoustic opening chords of "Oh Catherine" (Thomas, mournfully: "It's like I live in a ghost tale"), it's clear the Ubu men have one eye on some much-needed commercial success, borne out by the rocky follower "I Hear They Smoke The Barbecue". "Turpentine" adds a dash of standard Ubu weirdness, but practically from then on it's a fairly straightforward romp through Americana, with Pet Shop Boys' producer Stephen Hague lending the songs a lush pop sheen. Standouts include the angular title track with its bizarre French refrain and choppy time signature - "something weird is coming this way" croons Thomas unsettlingly - "Goodnight Irene" with its thundering bass line, and the sombre "Winter In The Firelands" which closed the original album (I got all excited when I saw "Mirror Man" but it's not the Beefheart staple). Throughout, the players - and especially late, lamented guitar lieutenant Jim Jones - play with a dexterity, feel and touch made all the more heartbreaking because you knew they were never going to reach the ears of the people who needed to hear albums like this. The follow-up, "Story Of My Life", saw the band start the return to their avant garage roots, but "Worlds In Collision" represents a strange, frozen moment in their career when they threatened to morph into Cuddly Ubu. "I wanna be like you are," wails David Thomas in "Over The Moon"; not in a million years, my friend.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on 6 Dec. 2008
Format: Audio CD
World In Collision, Pere Ubu's most accessible album, has been reissued with four extra tracks. The work retains an experimental edge, but a song like the stirring opening track Oh Catherine is pure pop with its lovely melody and poetic lyrics. Cry Cry Cry is likewise a most soulful and moving tune with universal appeal, the perfect hit single that never was. Even a song like I Hear They Smoke The Barbecue has a catchy tune that sticks in the mind long after the last notes have faded, whilst the quirky Turpentine has a hook strong enough to pass the pop test.

Weirdness comes in the form of the title track with some innovative found sounds and Life Of Riley with its complex arrangement and lilting rhythm, whilst Mirror Man contains a lovely Glockenspiel in the mix. Over The Moon is yet another catchy pop song with gripping vocals and arresting imagery.

There's eneregetic rock like Don't Look Back with its driving beat and rousing chorus, and its opposite the slow brooding ballad Playback. The beautiful choir-like vocals of Nobody Knows and the song's intricate texture make this one of my favorites. Then there's the eerie ballad Winter In The Firelands, quite a tour de force.

The additional tracks previously appeared as B-sides to singles but were not released on any album as far as I know. This reissue contains informative liner notes on the band. Worlds In Collision is a remarkable and neglected work that offers beautiful tunes, appealing vocals and impressive arrangements. I enjoy this album more than the highly acclaimed Dub Housing and Terminal Tower: An Archival Collection put together.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on 22 Feb. 2004
Format: Audio CD
World In Collision is Pere Ubu’s most accessible album. It still contains their experimental edge, but a song like the poignant opening track Oh Catherine is pure pop with its lovely melody and poetic lyrics. Cry Cry Cry is likewise a most soulful and moving tune with universal appeal, the perfect hit single that never was.
Even a song like I Hear They Smoke The Barbecue has a catchy tune that sticks in the mind long after the last notes have faded, whilst the quirky Turpentine has a hook strong enough to pass the pop test. Weirdness comes in the form of the title track with some innovative found sounds and Life Of Riley with its complex structure and swaying rhythm, whilst Mirror Man contains a lovely Glockenspiel.
Over The Moon is another catchy pop song with a beautiful lead vocal and evocative imagery, Don’t Look Back is a powerful rock number with a driving beat and rousing chorus and Playback is an atmospheric ballad. The beautiful choir-like vocals of Nobody Knows and the song’s complex but cohesive structure make this one of my favourites.
This amazing and rewarding song cycle concludes with the eerie, evocative ballad Winter In The Firelands. Worlds In Collision is a remarkable and neglected work that offers beautiful songs, moving vocals and impressive arrangements. I enjoy this album more than the highly acclaimed Dub Housing and terminal Tower put together.
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By Alberto B. on 5 Jun. 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I couldn't have missed this CD as part of the whole Pere Ubu collection. This is a must in the music library of this sort. Great CD!
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Format: Audio CD
Wonderful and quirky
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