Big Smash

4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Audio CD (12 May 2017)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Edsel
  • ASIN: B01IQT3MJ2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. A Pop Song
  2. Tonight (Is My Night)
  3. Too Busy
  4. Broken Doll
  5. Can I Be Your Hero?
  6. Back In My Hometown
  7. It'll Soon Be Weekend
  8. Strange Towns
  9. Excuse Me
  10. Break My Mind
  11. Good Conversation
  12. Out Of The Blue

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Big Smash was Wreckless Eric's third and final album for Stiff Records. Wreckless Eric was one of the original crop of wonderful stars on the infamous Stiff Records label, along with The Damned, Elvis Costello, Ian Dury, Nick Lowe, and a couple of years later Madness. The debut album 'Wreckless Eric' was released in June, 1978, and the second 'The Wonderful World Of Wreckless' followed just four months later. It was a whole two years before 'Big Smash' arrived. In terms of chart position this album was Wreckless Eric's most successful, peaking at number 30 in the albums chart. Initial pressing of 'Big Smash' was as a double LP, the second disc of which was a compilation of singles and album tracks of previously released material. As these tracks all appear on separate simultaneous CD releases now, they are now excluded here. This is the single album version - all tracks exclusive to this release and including as bonus tracks the rare b-sides 'A Little Bit More' and Live versions of 'Take The Cash' and 'I Need A Situation' recorded in Australia Liner notes by renowned music journalist Terry Staunton

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Format: Audio CD
I wanted this CD as I played on the original album and although I have a copy of most of the songs on previous versions of the album I didn't have copies of the bonus tracks - in fact I hadn't heard them since they were first recorded in 1980.
Unfortunately when it arrived one of the CD's had a crack in it, fortunately it was the one I didn't need! :)

I'm obviously biased about the CD but for 8.99 it's a bargain as it's got most of the Wreckless Eric tracks that any fan could want BUT when are they going to bring Eric's 2nd album 'The Wonderful world of Wreckless Eric' on CD? Marvelous marvelous!
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Have this on vinyl so I knew the music on it, which is idiosyncratic but literate and fun. The sound quality is pretty good too. I was going to give it 4 stars but, after considering the purchase price was relatively cheap as well, decided it's worth 5 stars.

if you like Ian Drury you'll like this too.
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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars when will there be a retrospective that does eric justice? 25 Jun. 2007
By Jonnys89 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is the Wreckless Eric's third album plus the compilation from his first two albums originally released in the US in 1979 as Whole Wide World. According to Eric's website the album plus compilatiion were first released together in 1980. My gripe is that the compilation takes many more tracks from the second of Eric's releases than the first. The second album is much 'cleaner' and more 'professional' than the first and lacks much of the first's glorious idiosyncracy. In a word, Eric's first album was in the great tradition of English eccentricity--plus it had some great rock'n'roll on it and songs with wonderful hooks. Certainly the compilation includes the stand-outs 'Reconnez Cherie' and 'Whole Wide World' but the almost equally good, but weirder, 'Telephoning Home', 'Personal Hygiene', 'Grown Ups' and 'Waxworks' were left off, as was Eric's version of Ian Dury's 'Rough Kids'.
Don't get me wrong, it's great to have so much Wreckless Eric available on CD at last but, please, let's treat this great English eccentric rock'n'roller to the quality retrospective he deserves!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great record 19 April 2016
By stardog - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Wow. I knew finding this vinyl set had to be a good thing, and when I heard it I knew I was right. Yeah this is one of the best records I own now. And trust me, my collection is very valuable and huge. This ones just that good.
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