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7707 tm: 30th Anniversary Box

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
With the words "30th Anniversary Box" on the cover, 7707 looks like it might be a comprehensive overview of Tuxedomoon's career. After three decades of mashing surrealism, high art, cabaret music, performance art, and pop music together, the band's output sure could use some sorting, but you won't find that here. 7707 is essentially their satisfying 2007 album Vapour Trails packaged with many extras from the vaults. Disc one is Vapour Trails untouched and in total. Disc two is dubbed "Unearthed" and features demos, outtakes, and live tracks dating back to 1977, a year represented by the depression meets beat poetry track "Devastated." An obvious highlight of the disc is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
With the words "30th Anniversary Box" on the cover, 7707 looks like it might be a comprehensive overview of Tuxedomoon's career. After three decades of mashing surrealism, high art, cabaret music, performance art, and pop music together, the band's output sure could use some sorting, but you won't find that here. 7707 is essentially their satisfying 2007 album Vapour Trails packaged with many extras from the vaults. Disc one is Vapour Trails untouched and in total. Disc two is dubbed "Unearthed" and features demos, outtakes, and live tracks dating back to 1977, a year represented by the depression meets beat poetry track "Devastated." An obvious highlight of the disc is the band's absurd take on "No Business Like Show Business," a creepy version that could make David Lynch's skin crawl. Other rich leftovers include "Somnambulist" with Steven Brown's soprano sax and Peter Principle's watery bassline blending in classic Tuxedomoon style plus the alternative, much sharper mix of "Atlantis" from their underappreciated Ship of Fools EP. "Unearthed"'s accompanying DVD is the real draw, not only because the visual part of Tuxedomoon is so important to understanding the band, but also because it is packed, brimming with live shows, videos, and multimedia whatnot from every era. The third CD is a recording of an early 2007 concert that ignores the band's early material, but it's a fine show, proving the 30-year-old Tuxedomoon can sound just as snide and disenchanted as when the started, and still so embracing of the cerebral. "Too smart for their own good" may still apply for most listeners and 7707 doesn't try and sway them with any kind of highlight reel. This is for the hardcore fan who will find enough mysterious pleasures and obscure delights to treasure the set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/12/2008
  • Label: Crammed Disc Us
  • UPC: 876623005704
  • Catalog Number: 1818

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Muchos Colores (5:26)
  2. 2 Still Small Voice (5:26)
  3. 3 Kubrick (7:14)
  4. 4 Big Olive (6:25)
  5. 5 Dark Temple (7:07)
  6. 6 Dizzy (6:42)
  7. 7 Epso Meth Lama (9:10)
  8. 8 Wading into Love (4:26)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Day to Day (2:20)
  2. 2 Remember (2:39)
  3. 3 III (April in Afghanistan) (5:52)
  4. 4 Somnambulist (4:17)
  5. 5 Heaven and Hell (7:03)
  6. 6 Atlantis Compilation (2:36)
  7. 7 Up All Night (5:44)
  8. 8 Lop Lop's People (5:05)
  9. 9 Devastated (6:35)
  10. 10 Brad's Loop (6:11)
  11. 11 Allemande Bléue (3:28)
  12. 12 No Business Like Show Business (4:13)
  13. 13 Cell Life (6:09)
  14. 14 Oceanus (5:43)
  15. 15 Work Coda (2:13)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Ghost Sonata (An Opera Without Words): 1. The Funeral of a Friend/2. Th (4:17)
  2. 2 1000 Lives: 1. Hugging the Earth/02. In a Manner of Speaking/3. 59 to 1 (7:03)
  3. 3 Mythical Puzzle (2:36)
  4. 4 Jet Wave (A Multimedia Loft Jam): 1. Victims of the Dance/2. East (5:44)
  5. 5 Colorado Suite: 1. Litebulb Overkill/2. New Machine/3. Lili Marlene/4. (5:05)
  6. 6 No Tears (A Montage of Accelerated Memory) (6:35)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Soup du Jour/Effervescing (7:28)
  2. 2 Luther Blisset (6:36)
  3. 3 The Dip (4:40)
  4. 4 Still Small Voice (6:02)
  5. 5 Baron Brown (4:33)
  6. 6 Triptych (6:23)
  7. 7 Muchos Colores (6:03)
  8. 8 A Home Away (3:20)
  9. 9 The Big Olive (5:55)
  10. 10 Annuncilato (7:04)
  11. 11 Dizzy (9:32)
  12. 12 This Beast (4:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tuxedomoon Primary Artist
Blaine L. Reininger Bass, Guitar, Violin, Keyboards, Viola, Vocals, Voices
Steven Brown Organ, Clarinet, Percussion, Piano, Keyboards, Saxophone, Vocals
Luc van Lieshout Harmonica, Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Peter Principle Bass, Guitar, Background Vocals
Winston Tong Vocals
Michael Belfer Guitar, Vocals
Jeff Raphael Drums
Ivan Georgiev Keyboards, Vibes
Bruce Geduldig Vocals
Tommy Tadlock Synthesizer
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Blaine L. Reininger drum programming
Vincent Kenis Mastering
Peter Principle drum programming
Bruce Geduldig Composer, Liner Notes, Concept
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