Ciao! 1989-1996

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
In what could have been a means to deflect a slow release schedule, 4AD started rolling out compilations of some of their deep catalog bands in 2000 and 2001. The Cocteau Twins were first, followed by Heidi Berry and Modern English. In early 2001, 4AD released Ciao! 1989-1996, a collection of Lush's finest moments. Evenly taking four to five songs from each of the band's three proper studio records and their early EPs compilation Gala, Ciao is a decent summary of the band's eight-year existence, collecting most of their singles, several album cuts, and one of their better B-sides a cover of the Gist's "Love at First Sight". The tracks run in reverse chronology, starting ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
In what could have been a means to deflect a slow release schedule, 4AD started rolling out compilations of some of their deep catalog bands in 2000 and 2001. The Cocteau Twins were first, followed by Heidi Berry and Modern English. In early 2001, 4AD released Ciao! 1989-1996, a collection of Lush's finest moments. Evenly taking four to five songs from each of the band's three proper studio records and their early EPs compilation Gala, Ciao is a decent summary of the band's eight-year existence, collecting most of their singles, several album cuts, and one of their better B-sides a cover of the Gist's "Love at First Sight". The tracks run in reverse chronology, starting with the confident, no frills, straight-ahead pop of "Ladykillers" and ending with the wispy haze of "Etheriel." Pop songs were always at the heart of Lush's songs, but the distortion, buried vocals, and general trickery gradually weathered away with each of their successive releases. So listening to Ciao uninterrupted plays like a photograph slowly going out of focus. A longtime fan's general preference might find a bone or two to pick with the selection, but that's always a hazard in picking a portable introduction. Those who go on to check out the band's studio albums on the strength of Ciao will be happy to discover several strong songs, so Ciao hardly drains the pool. Reeling in a newbie shouldn't be too difficult. Lush seemingly had a couple fine records left in them when drummer Chris Acland took his life, but one listen to Ciao paints a complete picture.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/5/2001
  • Label: 4ad / Ada
  • UPC: 652637002225
  • Catalog Number: 70022
  • Sales rank: 136,930

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ladykillers (3:13)
  2. 2 Single Girl (2:35)
  3. 3 Ciao! (3:31)
  4. 4 500 (Shake Baby Shake) (3:21)
  5. 5 Light from a Dead Star (3:16)
  6. 6 Love at First Sight (5:12)
  7. 7 Hypocrite (2:53)
  8. 8 Desire Lines (7:39)
  9. 9 Lovelife (3:56)
  10. 10 When I Die (4:18)
  11. 11 Nothing Natural (5:54)
  12. 12 Untogether (3:34)
  13. 13 For Love (3:29)
  14. 14 Monochrome (5:06)
  15. 15 De-Luxe (3:27)
  16. 16 Sweetness and Light (5:17)
  17. 17 Thoughtforms (2:43)
  18. 18 Etheriel (3:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lush Primary Artist
Emma Anderson Guitar, Vocals
Steve Rippon Bass
Miki Berenyi Guitar, Vocals
Philip King Bass
Chris Acland Drums
Technical Credits
Lush Producer
Pete Bartlett Producer
Tim Friese-Greene Producer
John Fryer Producer
Robin Guthrie Producer
Mike Hedges Producer
John Dent Remastering
Emma Anderson Composer
Vaughan Oliver Art Direction
Miki Berenyi Composer
Philip King Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    lucious

    Lush was a great band. Like Curve or My Bloody Valentine, Lush wrote great pop songs hidden under fuzzy guitars and hypnotic voices. This collection, like all "hits" collections, could have been better, but on the whole is very good still. The disc does go in reverse chronological order from rock and pop tracks, to their more dreamy and shoegazer stuff in the early 90's. If your curious about them, take a chance. I was glad I did many years ago. To sum up this group and their music in one word......lush.

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