Original Album Series

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All Music Guide - Fred Thomas
Original Album Series gathers together the first five albums from Athens, Georgia, new wave dance punkers the B-52's, starting with their 1979 self-titled debut and working through their strongest material up to 1989's Cosmic Thing. Other albums included here are the underrated Whammy! and Bouncing Off the Satellites as well as 1980's sophomore effort, Wild Planet. Sadly omitted are early-period stopgap EPs Party Mix! and the David Byrne-produced mini-album Mesopotamia. While not a complete picture of the band's brightest years, highlights are plentiful, with classic dance singles like "Rock Lobster," "Private Idaho," and "52 Girls," deeper cuts like "Summer of Love" and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Fred Thomas
Original Album Series gathers together the first five albums from Athens, Georgia, new wave dance punkers the B-52's, starting with their 1979 self-titled debut and working through their strongest material up to 1989's Cosmic Thing. Other albums included here are the underrated Whammy! and Bouncing Off the Satellites as well as 1980's sophomore effort, Wild Planet. Sadly omitted are early-period stopgap EPs Party Mix! and the David Byrne-produced mini-album Mesopotamia. While not a complete picture of the band's brightest years, highlights are plentiful, with classic dance singles like "Rock Lobster," "Private Idaho," and "52 Girls," deeper cuts like "Summer of Love" and "Legal Tender," and later pop radio hits like "Love Shack" and "Roam." Apart from the hit singles, Original Album Series offers bountiful lesser-known songs from the early catalog of the B-52's, highlighting the fun and spontaneity of the band's best work.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/11/2012
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227972028
  • Catalog Number: 532052
  • Sales rank: 2,820

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Planet Claire (4:36)
  2. 2 52 Girls (3:35)
  3. 3 Dance This Mess Around (4:37)
  4. 4 Rock Lobster (6:51)
  5. 5 Lava (4:55)
  6. 6 There's a Moon In the Sky (Called the Moon) (4:58)
  7. 7 Hero Worship (4:08)
  8. 8 6060-842 (2:52)
  9. 9 Downtown (2:57)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Party Out of Bounds (3:21)
  2. 2 Dirty Black Road (3:21)
  3. 3 Runnin' Around (3:10)
  4. 4 Give Me Back My Man (4:01)
  5. 5 Private Idaho (3:37)
  6. 6 Devil In My Car (4:29)
  7. 7 Quiche Lorraine (3:58)
  8. 8 Strobe Light (4:01)
  9. 9 53 Miles West of Venus (4:53)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Legal Tender (3:40)
  2. 2 Whammy Kiss (5:21)
  3. 3 Song of a Future Generation (3:58)
  4. 4 Butterbean (4:17)
  5. 5 Trism (3:23)
  6. 6 Queen of Las Vegas (4:36)
  7. 7 Moon 83 (4:01)
  8. 8 Big Bird (4:13)
  9. 9 Work That Skirt (3:51)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Summer of Love (4:06)
  2. 2 Girl From Ipanema Goes To Greenland (4:24)
  3. 3 Housework (4:06)
  4. 4 Detour Thru Your Mind (5:09)
  5. 5 Wig (4:21)
  6. 6 Theme For a Nude Beach (4:53)
  7. 7 Ain't It a Shame (5:32)
  8. 8 Juicy Jungle (4:51)
  9. 9 Communicate (4:08)
  10. 10 She Brakes for Rainbows (4:38)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Cosmic Thing (3:52)
  2. 2 Dry County (4:54)
  3. 3 Deadbeat Club (4:47)
  4. 4 Love Shack (5:21)
  5. 5 Junebug (5:07)
  6. 6 Roam (4:55)
  7. 7 Bushfire (4:57)
  8. 8 Channel Z (4:49)
  9. 9 Topaz (4:21)
  10. 10 Follow Your Bliss (4:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The B-52s Primary Artist
Technical Credits
The B-52s Composer, Producer
Nile Rodgers Producer
Chris Blackwell Producer
Rhett Davies Producer
Tony Hatch Composer
Tony Mansfield Producer
Shep Pettibone Remixing, Additional Production
Steven Stanley Producer, Engineer
Don Was Producer
Robert Waldrop Composer
C. Wilson Composer
J. Ayers Composer
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