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Essential Scritti Politti compilation,
This review is from: Early (Audio CD)
This is a logically-titled compilation of early Scritti Politti tracks.In the sleevenotes Green Gartside says he finds the tracks on here "winceworthy".Maybe if he afforded himself some distance he would see them the way everyone else sees them:unbelievably good.
Indeed,the likes of Is And Ought The Western World and Opec-Immac are as good as any of the other post-punk anti-anthems by the likes of Gang Of Four or Joy Division, and the opening Skank Bloc Bologna is up there with To Hell With Poverty,Transmission,Poptones,Life During Wartime,Nag Nag Nag etc...
This CD also includes the 'breakthrough' song,The "Sweetest" Girl,which features beautiful keyboards from Robert Wyatt.This is truly an essential purchase,although if you get this you may also want to get yourself the two Scritti Politti album masterpieces Songs To Remember and Cupid And Psyche.