Head Music [Deluxe Edition]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Coming Up was every bit the triumphant comeback Brett Anderson and company were expecting, and it was a terrific little record, but it did suggest that Suede had begun to reach the limits of Ed Buller's production ideas, while also feeling a little superficial. The very fact that its sequel was produced by Steve Osborne, the man behind classics LPs from New Order and Happy Mondays, suggested they were returning to the dark undercurrents of their first two records, yet, Head Music is Coming Up, Pt. 2. Working with Osborne has added some vague elements of electronic and dance music to Suede's signature sound, but these primarily manifest themselves in the form of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Coming Up was every bit the triumphant comeback Brett Anderson and company were expecting, and it was a terrific little record, but it did suggest that Suede had begun to reach the limits of Ed Buller's production ideas, while also feeling a little superficial. The very fact that its sequel was produced by Steve Osborne, the man behind classics LPs from New Order and Happy Mondays, suggested they were returning to the dark undercurrents of their first two records, yet, Head Music is Coming Up, Pt. 2. Working with Osborne has added some vague elements of electronic and dance music to Suede's signature sound, but these primarily manifest themselves in the form of gurgling analog synths and canned, old-school drum machines. Essentially, they're just window-dressing, since the songs themselves are extensions of the glam flash of Coming Up. While that hardly qualifies as an artistic progression, it hardly qualifies as a bad album, either, and they've never sounded quite as unself-conscious as they do here. Suede even gets downright silly at times, whether it's the goofy puns of the title track or the ridiculously intoxicating stomp "Elephant Man." It's hard not to miss early Suede -- the psychedelic "Indian Springs" comes close to capturing the feel, but it's bright, not menacing, and the ballads are pretty, not majestic -- but even in this streamlined incarnation, nobody does this kind of trash pop as alluringly as Suede. Nobody can turn out a single as thrilling as "Electricity," nobody can grind out sex 'n' drugs anthems as electrifying as "Can't Get Enough," or swoon as fetchingly as "She's in Fashion." When it comes down to it, nobody makes cheap sleaze sound so alluring. [Edsel's 2011 reissue of Head Music expands the 1999 album to a two-CD/one-DVD set. The first CD contains a remastered version of the album expanded by demos for "Indian Strings," "Everything Will Flow," "He's Gone," and "She's in Fashion, while the second disc rounds up the album's 16 B-sides and adds three extra tracks to the mix: "Poor Little Rich Girl," "Heroin," and the previously unreleased "Music Like Sex. The DVD contains music videos for the albums four singles, including two versions of "Can't Get Enough," two bonus videos documenting the recording of Head Music and "Black Sessions" from Paris, then a live-in-the-studio version of the album from April 1999, all capped off by new interviews with Brett Anderson, Richard Oakes, and Neil Codling.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/28/2011
  • Label: Edsel Records Uk
  • UPC: 740155800437
  • Catalog Number: 5580043
  • Sales rank: 14,122

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Electricity (4:38)
  2. 2 Savoir Faire (4:37)
  3. 3 Can't Get Enough (3:59)
  4. 4 Everything Will Flow (4:40)
  5. 5 Down (6:12)
  6. 6 She's In Fashion (4:53)
  7. 7 Asbestos (5:17)
  8. 8 Head Music (3:23)
  9. 9 Elephant Man (3:06)
  10. 10 Hi-Fi (5:09)
  11. 11 Indian Strings (4:21)
  12. 12 He's Gone (5:35)
  13. 13 Crack In the Union Jack (2:05)
  14. 14 Indian Strings (4:06)
  15. 15 Everything Will Flow (7:12)
  16. 16 He's Gone (5:19)
  17. 17 She's In Fashion (5:17)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Leaving (4:17)
  2. 2 Popstar (5:36)
  3. 3 Killer (4:58)
  4. 4 Implement Yeah! (2:34)
  5. 5 Waterloo (3:59)
  6. 6 See That Girl (4:28)
  7. 7 Bored (3:02)
  8. 8 Pieces of My Mind (4:35)
  9. 9 Jubilee (3:47)
  10. 10 God's Gift (2:55)
  11. 11 Seascape (3:56)
  12. 12 Crackhead (5:53)
  13. 13 Let Go (4:25)
  14. 14 Since You Went Away (3:06)
  15. 15 Situations (4:53)
  16. 16 Read My Mind (4:41)
  17. 17 Poor Little Rich Girl - Raissa (5:53)
  18. 18 Heroin (2:55)
  19. 19 Music Like Sex (3:53)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Electricity
  2. 2 She's In Fashion
  3. 3 Can't Get Enough
  4. 4 Everything Will Flow
  5. 5 Can't Get Enough
  6. 6 Recording "Head Music"
  7. 7 She
  8. 8 She's In Fashion
  9. 9 Electricity
  10. 10 Everything Will Flow
  11. 11 Beautiful Ones
  12. 12 Indian Strings
  13. 13 Savoir Faire
  14. 14 Crack In the Union Jack
  15. 15 Saturday Night
  16. 16 [Bonus Materials]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Suede Primary Artist
The London Suede Indexed Contributor
Brett Anderson Vocals, Group Member
Simon Gilbert Drums, Group Member
Mat Osman Electric Bass, Group Member
Richard Oakes Guitar, Group Member
Neil Codling Synthesizer, Group Member
Technical Credits
Brett Anderson Liner Notes, Cover Art
Ian Caple Producer
Paul Corkett Engineer
Simon Gilbert Director
Mick Glossop Producer
Jools Packaging
Bruce Lampcov Producer, Engineer
Suede Producer
Peter Saville Cover Art
Nick Knight Cover Art
Ben Hillier Producer, Engineer
Bunt Stafford-Clark Mastering
Neil Codling Composer
Val Jennings Interviewer
Howard Greenhalgh Director
Mike Lipscombe Director
Johan Renck Director
John Hillcoat Director
Steven Osbourne Producer
Michael Ade Producer
Chris Potter Mastering
Johnny Ogle Camera Operator
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