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A 100 Flowers Bloom

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/3/1998
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227547929
  • Catalog Number: 75479

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Not Great Men (3:31)
  2. 2 I Parade Myself (2:34)
  3. 3 Paralysed (5:30)
  4. 4 To Hell With Poverty! (3:51)
  5. 5 The History Of The World (5:56)
  6. 6 Return the Gift (5:37)
  7. 7 Natural's Not in It (3:04)
  8. 8 Capital (It Fails Us Now) (3:52)
  9. 9 Anthrax (3:49)
  10. 10 Woman Town (3:41)
  11. 11 Unburden Unbound (4:57)
  12. 12 What We All Want (5:29)
  13. 13 Cheeseburger (4:14)
  14. 14 If I Could Keep It For Myself (3:53)
  15. 15 Everybody Wants To Come (3:15)
  16. 16 Shrinkwrapped (3:27)
  17. 17 History's Bunk! (4:07)
  18. 18 A Hole In The Wallet (3:03)
  19. 19 Motel (3:10)
  20. 20 Damaged Goods (2:34)
Disc 2
  1. 1 At Home He's a Tourist (3:06)
  2. 2 Why Theory? (5:33)
  3. 3 F.M.U.S.A. (3:25)
  4. 4 Ether (3:28)
  5. 5 Tattoo (4:55)
  6. 6 I Love a Man in Uniform (3:04)
  7. 7 Contract (3:09)
  8. 8 He'd Send In The Army (4:06)
  9. 9 Better Him Than Me (5:49)
  10. 10 Call Me Up (5:20)
  11. 11 Of the Instant (1:46)
  12. 12 Is It Love (5:29)
  13. 13 I Will Be A Good Boy (4:07)
  14. 14 I Fled (4:00)
  15. 15 I Found That Essence Rare (4:02)
  16. 16 It Is Not Enough (3:25)
  17. 17 Life! It's a Shame (3:00)
  18. 18 Armalite Rifle (4:03)
  19. 19 It's Her Factory (3:34)
  20. 20 Producer (3:26)
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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
Bill Inglot Remastering
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
Daniel Hersch Remastering
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