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100 Flowers Bloom
     

A 100 Flowers Bloom

by Gang of Four
 
Two-CD, 40-song compilation that draws from all of their albums (including the ones from the 1990s) and a couple of early EPs, throwing in eight previously unreleased live performances, demos, and remixes (as well as the 7" single version of "To Hell With Poverty"). Although this is only two discs, it opens itself up to the usual box set criticisms. It's likely that

Overview

Two-CD, 40-song compilation that draws from all of their albums (including the ones from the 1990s) and a couple of early EPs, throwing in eight previously unreleased live performances, demos, and remixes (as well as the 7" single version of "To Hell With Poverty"). Although this is only two discs, it opens itself up to the usual box set criticisms. It's likely that anyone who has followed Gang of Four has already picked up the albums they want, and will thus need to shell out more money than they want for a bunch of not-too-essential rarities. For those who just want a compilation, the single-disc Brief History of the Twentieth Century is better and more economical, even though it has no '90s material. Most puzzling is the decision to present the tracks out of chronological sequence, meandering from 1979 to the 1990s and back again while visiting all points in between. All this taken into consideration, there's a lot of music here that Gang of Four fans will consider among the band's most essential, and the package is made more appealing with a 52-page booklet that has a lengthy band history by noted British punk historian Jon Savage.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/03/1998
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227547929
catalogNumber:
75479

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gang of Four   Primary Artist,Group
Alyson Williams   Background Vocals
Gail Ann Dorsey   Background Vocals
Dave Allen   Bass,Vocals
Jon Astrop   Bass
Hugo Burnham   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Dave Clarke   Background Vocals
Chuck Kirkpatrick   Background Vocals
Andrew Gill   Bass,Guitar,Drums,Vocals
Steve Goulding   Drums
Stevie Lange   Background Vocals
Steve Monti   Drums
Frank Tontoh   Drums
Brenda White   Background Vocals
Joy Yates   Background Vocals
Alfa Anderson   Background Vocals
Dave Axford   Drums
Jon King   Vocals,Melodica
Paula West   Background Vocals
Sara Lee   Bass,Vocals
Martin Ford   Drums
Hiromi   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Michael Johnson   Discographical Annotation
Gang of Four   Composer,Producer
Howard Albert   Producer
Ron Albert   Producer
Dave Allen   Composer,Producer
Hugo Burnham   Composer,Producer
Jimmy Douglass   Producer
Andrew Gill   Composer,Producer
Mike Howlett   Producer
Nick Launay   Producer
Gary Peterson   Discographical Annotation
Rick Walton   Producer
Andy King   Composer
Jon King   Composer,Producer
Jon Savage   Liner Notes
Rob Warr   Producer
Norma Edwards   Editorial Research
Dave Allen   Composer

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