Capsule: The Best of KOD 1988-94

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
A just and proper introduction to Kitchens of Distinction would take up enough room to fill out, oh, about four CDs. This is because, in the end, a convincing argument could be made for each album's status as the band's true best. This disc, Capsule: The Best of KOD 1988-94 -- no doubt a hair-splitting one to piece together -- does make for the second-best place to start, even though it makes the grave mistake of omitting "4 Men," a single that wrapped up all the group's strengths and all the pain that desire can inflict in one feverish shot. Rightfully so, the compilation touches upon each of the albums without heavily tilting the favor toward any one in particular -- ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
A just and proper introduction to Kitchens of Distinction would take up enough room to fill out, oh, about four CDs. This is because, in the end, a convincing argument could be made for each album's status as the band's true best. This disc, Capsule: The Best of KOD 1988-94 -- no doubt a hair-splitting one to piece together -- does make for the second-best place to start, even though it makes the grave mistake of omitting "4 Men," a single that wrapped up all the group's strengths and all the pain that desire can inflict in one feverish shot. Rightfully so, the compilation touches upon each of the albums without heavily tilting the favor toward any one in particular -- three songs apiece appear from the first two albums, and five apiece are included from the last two. Excepting the popular success that was so deserved, this trio had everything: a sorcerer of a guitarist who could propel you over the clouds and then, seconds later, dunk you leagues deep into the ocean; a lively rhythm section that could emit a graceful force as well as whip up a thick, dubby underbelly; and a songwriter whose lyrics were, and still are, fit to be bound and gilded. While it's true that the Kitchens had numerous peers and a few antecedents, none of them quite approached their mix of compelling songcraft and dazzling atmospheric effects, which were never accentuated to hide instrumental shortcomings. The first 2500 copies of the set came with a second disc of B-sides and radio-session versions, several of which wouldn't be undeserving of first-disc placement -- see the alternately dreary and blissful storms of "Glittery Dust," and the anti-Thatcher "Margaret's Injection," in particular, along with the 12" (albeit inferior) version of "4 Men." In fact, you might as well see everything else while you're at it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/22/2003
  • Label: One Little Indian
  • EAN: 5016958053024
  • Catalog Number: 613

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The 3rd Time We Opened the Capsule (3:19)
  2. 2 Quick as Rainbows (3:48)
  3. 3 Prize (5:26)
  4. 4 Sand on Fire - Pete Bartlett (4:42)
  5. 5 Railwayed (4:57)
  6. 6 In a Cave (4:34)
  7. 7 Remember Me? - Pete Bartlett (4:40)
  8. 8 What Happens Now? (4:54)
  9. 9 Come on Now (3:54)
  10. 10 When in Heaven (5:27)
  11. 11 Now It's Time to Say Goodbye - Pete Bartlett (3:46)
  12. 12 On Tooting Broadway Station (5:03)
  13. 13 Drive That Fast (5:37)
  14. 14 Mad as Snow (8:33)
  15. 15 Polaroids (4:50)
  16. 16 Prince of Mars - Pete Bartlett (5:51)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Prize-Demo (5:36)
  2. 2 4 Men (4:13)
  3. 3 Innocent (4:59)
  4. 4 Margaret's Injection (4:33)
  5. 5 Mainly Mornings (3:10)
  6. 6 Shiver (4:43)
  7. 7 These Drinkers (3:01)
  8. 8 Elephantiny (2:43)
  9. 9 3 to Beam Up (7:54)
  10. 10 Goodbye Voyager (2:30)
  11. 11 Skin (4:23)
  12. 12 Airshifting (2:51)
  13. 13 Glittery Dust (4:37)
  14. 14 Sand on Fire (4:44)
  15. 15 Jesus Nevada (4:01)
  16. 16 Hammer (3:08)
  17. 17 Mad as Snow (3:44)
  18. 18 Here Come the Swans (2:59)
  19. 19 What Happens Now? (3:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kitchens of Distinction Primary Artist
Julian Swales Guitar
Patrick Fitzgerald Bass, Vocals
Dan Goodwin Drums
Katie Meehan Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Kitchens of Distinction Producer
Pete Bartlett Producer
Hugh Jones Producer
Pascal Gabriel Producer, Remixing
Harry Borden Cover Photo
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