The 5 "main" Jesus and Mary Chain albums in a rather minimalistically designed set. Still a great way to familiarize yourself with the JAMC canon for only a few bucks. These are the basic presentations of the albums, not the latest over compressed remasters with bonustracks but the dynamically bare bones original masterpieces, in all their gloriously depraved, inspired borrowed genius.
From experience I have often found that many of the other sets from different artists in the Original Album series are in actual fact the remastered versions with additional tracks or at the very least a mixture of the two. (Which makes them an even bigger bargain!)
Sad to say thie is NOT the case with this set.
So I thought a track listing would be handy to compare them to ones you may have.
Still an amazingly cheap set with the neat cardboard sleeves- heck someone has got to love them!
If you spot any mistakes just add a comment and I will rectify it Toot Sweet (and yes I know it's not spelled that way!!) Track listing
1. Just like honey 2. The living dead 3. Taste the floor 4. The hardest walk 5. Cut dead 6. In a hole 7. Taste of Cindy 8. Some candy talking 9. Never understand 10. Inside me 11. Sowing seeds 12. My little underground 13. You trip me up 14. Something's wrong 15. It's so hard
Darklands 1. Darklands 2. Deep one perfect morning 3. Happy when it rains 4. Down on me 5. Nine million rainy days 6. April skies 7. Fall 8. Cherry came too 9. On the wall 10. About you
1. Here comes Alice 2. Coast to coast 3. Blues from a gun 4. Between planets 5. Uv Ray 6. Her way of praying 7. Head on 8. Take it 9. Halfway to crazy 10. Gimme to hell 11. Drop 12. Sunray
1. Reverence 2. Teenage lust 3. Far gone and out 4. Almost gold 5. Sugar Ray 6. Tumbledown 7. Catchfire 8. Good for my soul 9. Rollercoaster 10. I can't get enough 11. Sundown 12. Frequency
1. Dirty water 2. Bullet lovers 3. Sometimes always 4. Come on 5. Between us 6. Hole 7. Never saw it coming 8. She 9. Wish I could 10. Save me 11. Till it shines 12. God help me 13. Girlfriend 14. Everybody I know 15. You've been a friend 16. These days 17. Feeling lucky This track listing was revised on 0.04.2012
This box set contains the first five J&MC albums at less than £3 a pop: bargain. The discs come in cardboard sleeves in an overall thick(ish) box, which, for this money can't really lead to any complaints.
For those of you unfamiliar with the band thay tend toward indie rock rather than just pop: distorted guitars, white noise the works. But this creates a dark influenced music and melodies rather than heavy industrial music. look to "my bloody valentive" or even some "cocteau twins" for music in the same general ballpark (no one does it exactly like this band.)
For information the five albums are:- Psycho Candy Darklands Automatic Honey's dead Stoned and dethroned
Thats a total of 66 track for under £15!
Only one extra thought: if you find you like this, but the excellent MUNKI album. Brilliant.
Any band with Psychocandy and Honey's Dead in their catalogue deserves the utmost respect. Throw into that the very good (but not great) Darklands and Stoned and Dethroned and you've got one of the finest bands of the last 30 years. Personally I'm not mad on Automatic, it's not terrible by any means, but just didn't click like the others.