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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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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!
if you like Ian Drury you'll like this too.
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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!