First Generation: Virgin 25 Years

First Generation: Virgin 25 Years

     
 

Most people think of Virgin Records as the multinational recording conglomerate that has proven to be one of the giants of the industry in the 1990s. Indeed, that is true. However, like a lot of big dinosaurs, they got their start as one of the most feisty independents of their time. Virgin XXV Years collects a lot of label material that reflects their…  See more details below

Overview

Most people think of Virgin Records as the multinational recording conglomerate that has proven to be one of the giants of the industry in the 1990s. Indeed, that is true. However, like a lot of big dinosaurs, they got their start as one of the most feisty independents of their time. Virgin XXV Years collects a lot of label material that reflects their irreverence and eclecticism, as well as their excellent commercial instincts. The label got off to a roaring start in the mid-'70s with Mike Oldfield's gigantic hit "Tubular Bells," and somehow the connection with controversial (and very successful) film it was included in, The Exorcist, was a taste of things to come. Along with visionary signings such as the Sex Pistols (their track, "Pretty Vacant," is not as scary as when it came out, but just as good), Phil Collins, Lenny Kravitz, and such hip late-'90s acts as Cracker and Massive Attack, Virgin Records has continued to stay one step ahead of the game, and this collection shows you where it all began, as well as where it's going. The line "build it and they will come" comes close to summing up, but it's more accurate to say "shock them and they will buy." Bravo.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/20/1998
Label:
Virgin Records Us
UPC:
0724384658922
catalogNumber:
46589
Rank:
62187

Tracks

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Maxi Priest   Track Performer
Paula Abdul   Track Performer
Phil Collins   Track Performer
Culture Club   Track Performer
Cutting Crew   Track Performer
Enigma   Track Performer
Human League   Track Performer
Lenny Kravitz   Track Performer
Mike Oldfield   Track Performer
Iggy Pop   Track Performer
Sex Pistols   Track Performer
Simple Minds   Track Performer
Smashing Pumpkins   Track Performer
UB40   Track Performer
XTC   Track Performer
Massive Attack   Track Performer
Cracker   Track Performer
dc Talk   Track Performer
Neneh Cherry   Track Performer
Ben Harper   Track Performer
Ziggy Marley   Track Performer
Shaggy   Track Performer
Luniz   Track Performer
Spice Girls   Track Performer
Michael Marshall   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Phil Collins   Producer
Cutting Crew   Producer
Human League   Producer
Lenny Kravitz   Producer
Mike Oldfield   Producer
UB40   Producer
Tracey Thorn   Composer
Michael Crétu   Producer
Booga Bear   Producer
Terry Brown   Producer
Bob Clearmountain   Producer
Billy Corgan   Producer
Curly M.C.   Composer
Ray Falconer   Producer
Chris Frantz   Producer
Ben Harper   Composer
Jimmy Iovine   Producer
John Jansen   Producer
Steve Levine   Producer
Steve Lillywhite   Producer
Mark McKenna   Producer
Hugh Padgham   Producer
Bill Price   Producer
Matt Rowe   Producer
Don Smith   Producer
Butch Vig   Producer
Tina Weymouth   Producer
Elliot Wolff   Arranger,Producer
Robert "3D" del Naja   Composer
Andrew "Mushroom" Vowles   Composer
Chris Thomas   Producer
Keith "KC" Cohen   Producer
Grantley Marshall   Composer
Johnny Dollar   Producer
Tony Capone   Producer
Richard "Biff" Stannard   Composer,Producer

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