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Absolute: The Best of Scritti Politti

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
There is no easy and clean way to anthologize Scritti Politti. Within a couple years of surfacing, Green Gartside and his shifting array of associates switched from scrawny and inscrutable post-punk to pristine and R&B-laced sophisti-pop. Scritti vanished for a decade, reappeared in the late '90s with a tentative misfire, and then, after a seven-year absence, came back again with an understated, vaguely singer/songwriter-y gem. Absolute focuses on the Virgin albums -- 1985's Cupid & Psyche (a masterpiece), 1988's Provision, and 1999's Anomie & Bonhomie -- and frontloads the material from them, which takes up over two-thirds of the disc. After that, it gets a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
There is no easy and clean way to anthologize Scritti Politti. Within a couple years of surfacing, Green Gartside and his shifting array of associates switched from scrawny and inscrutable post-punk to pristine and R&B-laced sophisti-pop. Scritti vanished for a decade, reappeared in the late '90s with a tentative misfire, and then, after a seven-year absence, came back again with an understated, vaguely singer/songwriter-y gem. Absolute focuses on the Virgin albums -- 1985's Cupid & Psyche (a masterpiece), 1988's Provision, and 1999's Anomie & Bonhomie -- and frontloads the material from them, which takes up over two-thirds of the disc. After that, it gets a bit random, with post-punk era highlight "Skank Bloc Bologna," three highlights from 1982's Songs to Remember, the 1991 non-album single "She's a Woman" (a Beatles cover, featuring Shabba Ranks), and two new burbling electro-pop numbers. It's neither a straightforward singles comp nor a thorough collection of highlights, but it's somewhere in between and makes for a representative introduction.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/8/2011
  • Label: Emi Import
  • EAN: 5099963204421
  • Catalog Number: 6320442
  • Sales rank: 41,795

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Scritti Politti Primary Artist
Shabba Ranks Vocals
Robert Wyatt Keyboards
Miles Davis Trumpet
Mae McKenna Vocals
B.J. Nelson Background Vocals
Tawatha Agee Background Vocals
Bashiri Johnson Percussion
Robbie Buchanan Keyboards
Joe Cang Bass
Jackie Challenor Vocals
Rory Dodd Background Vocals
Steve Ferrone Drums
David Frank Keyboards
David Gamson Keyboards
Green Gartside Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Noise, E-bow
Ju Ju House Drums
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Lorenza Johnson Vocals
Will Lee Bass
Fred Maher Drums
MeShell NdegeOcello Bass
Wendy Melvoin Guitar
Marcus Miller Bass
Nick Moroch Guitar
Fonzi Thornton Background Vocals
Eric Troyer Background Vocals
David Dyson Bass
Tom Morley Drums
Nial Jinks Bass
Mos Def Vocals
Jimahl Vocals
Lee Majors Vocals
Abe Laboriel Jr. Drums
Dan Huff Guitar
Allan Murphy Guitar
Mike Macevoy Keyboards
Technical Credits
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
David Gamson Composer, Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Green Gartside Composer, Programming, Producer
Fred Maher Producer, drum programming
Arif Mardin Producer
Ian Craig Marsh Programming
Steve Pigott String Arrangements
Paul Riser String Arrangements
Martyn Ware Producer
Adam Kidron Producer
Tom Morley Composer
Nial Jinks Composer
Geoff Pesche Mastering
Simon Reynolds Liner Notes
Mos Def Composer
Lee Majors Composer
EBN Programming
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