Collected

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All Music Guide - Jo-Ann Greene
"Rap's in the gutter, gotta take it back," k-os passionately begins, over a sample of the Stooges blistering "Wanna Be Your Dog," and then he precedes to do just that with this compilation of his Collected works. A superstar in his Canadian home, the Trinidadian born singer
apper has yet to quite break through in the States; this set may finally change his fortunes. Pulling together unreleased material, including the brief, autobiographical "Introsuckshun" quoted above and the emotive closer "I Am," bundling up selections from his three albums, and previously unavailable remixes, including a sharp one of Feist's "Mushaboom," this is a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jo-Ann Greene
"Rap's in the gutter, gotta take it back," k-os passionately begins, over a sample of the Stooges blistering "Wanna Be Your Dog," and then he precedes to do just that with this compilation of his Collected works. A superstar in his Canadian home, the Trinidadian born singer
apper has yet to quite break through in the States; this set may finally change his fortunes. Pulling together unreleased material, including the brief, autobiographical "Introsuckshun" quoted above and the emotive closer "I Am," bundling up selections from his three albums, and previously unavailable remixes, including a sharp one of Feist's "Mushaboom," this is a sumptuous set that leaves listeners wanting much, much more. It's also a primer on the artist's dizzying diversity. A man of many moods, depending on the song, k-os is the ultimate old- style crooner, a hyperactive Michael Jackson wannabe, a '60s soul hero, a bebopper or hip-hopper. All told, a fabulous singer whose raps sear with their intelligence, with his themes thought-provoking and ultimately uplifting. Musically k-os is even more diverse, slyly inserting samples of Hot Music and Public Enemy into the slick jazz of "Superstar Pt. Zero," wryly echoing the white boy reggae of the Police on "Crucial," resurrecting the angular rhythms and jerky guitars of the post-punk era for "Born to Run," conjuring up the fingersnapping '40s big-band jazz on "Crabbuckit," and a sublimely haunting melody for "Man I Used to Be." Inevitably, k-os' latest album, Atlantis: Hymns for Disco receives the most attention, with three tracks culled, and a further two remixed. At a mere 40 minutes and 11 tracks, Collected comes across as more of a taster than a full meal, still it will surely whet your appetite for more of this sizzling artist.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/17/2007
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • EAN: 5099950011827
  • Catalog Number: 00118

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Introsuckshun (0:46)
  2. 2 Superstarr Pt. Zero (4:30)
  3. 3 The Rain (3:51)
  4. 4 Man I Used to Be (3:43)
  5. 5 Crabbuckit (4:06)
  6. 6 Born to Run (3:40)
  7. 7 Crucial (3:24)
  8. 8 Mushaboom - Feist (4:01)
  9. 9 Sunday Morning (4:19)
  10. 10 Equalizer (4:50)
  11. 11 I Am (2:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
k-os Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Sarah McElcheran Trumpet
Chris Plock Saxophone
Michael Olsen Cello
Jack Brownell Conductor
Ian Lefeuvre Electric Guitar
Maury LaFoy Upright Bass
Jennifer Jones Violin
Dave "Soulfingers" Williams Keyboards
Chris Gestrin Keyboards
Russ Klyne Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Soloist
Steve Krecklo Electric Guitar
Karen Graves Violin
Kathleen Kajioka Viola
Hilary Brown Cello
Jeewon Kim Violin
Nelson Milley Electric Guitar
Santosh Naidu Percussion, Tabla
Sebastien Grainger Drums
Dave "Fat Man" Williams Piano, Keyboards
Amy Worobec Background Vocals
Ariel Ladrat Background Vocals
Karen Langille Violin
Kirsty Money Viola
Toby Peter Bass
Jauhara Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Scott Asheton Composer
Eric "Vietnam" Sadler Composer
Carlton Ridenhour Composer
Tom Coyne Mastering
Richard Griffin Composer
Jack Brownell String Arrangements
William Drayton Composer
Roger Swan Engineer
k-os Programming, Producer, String Arrangements, Remixing
Joseph Longo Composer
Greg O'Shea Producer, Engineer
Feist Composer
DJ Kemo Remixing
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