Gold

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Annotator Daryl Easlea begins his liner notes to the Beautiful South's entry in Universal Music International's discount-priced Gold series of double-CD compilations by commenting on the surprising fact that the best-selling album in the U.K. in the 1990s was the group's 1994 hits collection, Carry on Up the Charts, and it is therefore worth noting that all 14 of the tracks on that disc are repeated among the 36 on this one. (In the U.S., a 15th track was added to Carry on Up the Charts, a cover of "Dream a Little Dream of Me"; that song is not contained here.) Easlea ends his essay by describing Gold as "Packed with all their major hits and album tracks from their ...
See more details below
CD (Remastered)
$21.84
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$22.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (5) from $13.81   
  • New (5) from $13.81   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Annotator Daryl Easlea begins his liner notes to the Beautiful South's entry in Universal Music International's discount-priced Gold series of double-CD compilations by commenting on the surprising fact that the best-selling album in the U.K. in the 1990s was the group's 1994 hits collection, Carry on Up the Charts, and it is therefore worth noting that all 14 of the tracks on that disc are repeated among the 36 on this one. (In the U.S., a 15th track was added to Carry on Up the Charts, a cover of "Dream a Little Dream of Me"; that song is not contained here.) Easlea ends his essay by describing Gold as "Packed with all their major hits and album tracks from their first decade," a statement that is only true if you don't count the missing "Pretenders to the Throne" (which reached number 18 in the U.K.), "How Long's a Tear Take to Dry?" (number 12), and "The River/Just Checkin'" (number 59); all three, not coincidentally, no doubt, are included on 2002's Solid Bronze: Great Hits. That album was criticized at the time of its release as an imperfect follow-up compilation to Carry on Up the Charts, and Gold, which in addition to being incomplete is sequenced randomly, is not ideal, either. Probably, one can no longer blame that on the group, which decamped its original label, Go! Discs, in 2003, after Universal had acquired it in 1998. Even if a few favorites are missing, however, Gold is still a good gathering of what is arguably some of the most popular British pop music of the 1990s (and given Paul Heaton's black-humored lyrics, that's saying something), presented at a reasonable price. (These statements, of course, apply primarily to Great Britain. The album was not released in the U.S., where the Beautiful South's profile, never high, was practically nonexistent in 2006.)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/9/2006
  • Label: Universal Uk
  • UPC: 602498362921
  • Catalog Number: 9836292
  • Sales rank: 46,947

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Song for Whoever (4:06)
  2. 2 A Little Time (3:00)
  3. 3 Prettiest Eyes (3:48)
  4. 4 Don't Marry Her (3:23)
  5. 5 Alone (4:59)
  6. 6 The Table (3:09)
  7. 7 Old Red Eyes Is Back (3:35)
  8. 8 Window Shopping for Blinds (4:09)
  9. 9 Good as Gold (Stupid as Mud) (3:49)
  10. 10 Closer Than Most (3:08)
  11. 11 Baby Please Go (2:46)
  12. 12 You Keep It All In (2:54)
  13. 13 Dumb (3:46)
  14. 14 36D (4:02)
  15. 15 From Under the Covers (4:05)
  16. 16 Let Love Speak Up Itself (4:20)
  17. 17 Masculine Eclipse (3:56)
  18. 18 Perfect 10 (3:38)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Rotterdam (3:37)
  2. 2 Let Go with the Flow (3:13)
  3. 3 Bell Bottomed Tear (4:34)
  4. 4 I'll Sail This Ship Alone (4:06)
  5. 5 Just a Few Things That I Ain't (2:46)
  6. 6 Liars Bar (5:51)
  7. 7 Have You Ever Been Away (5:12)
  8. 8 We Are Each Other (3:37)
  9. 9 The Root of All Evil (2:39)
  10. 10 Hit Parade (3:45)
  11. 11 My Book (2:53)
  12. 12 Losing Things (3:27)
  13. 13 Everybody's Talking (2:36)
  14. 14 Property Quiz (3:50)
  15. 15 One Last Love Song (3:35)
  16. 16 Mirror (4:03)
  17. 17 One God (4:09)
  18. 18 Blackbird on the Wire (3:12)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Beautiful South Primary Artist
Technical Credits
David Rotheray Composer
Daryl Easlea Essay
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously