The Complete Stiff Recordings 1980-1981

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Any Trouble belonged to the last wave of great Stiff acts -- the wave that arrived in the early '80s and were somewhat obscured by the success of Madness. Any Trouble sounded nothing like Madness. Led by Clive Gregson, they did indeed sound a bit like Elvis Costello, like so many bespectacled nerdy guys with guitars did in 1980 and 1981. That Costello comparison may have haunted Gregson for a while, but Any Trouble's records for Stiff -- 1980's Where Are All the Nice Girls?, 1981's Wheels in Motion, plus the promotional concert album Live at the Venue -- are strong, New Wave guitar pop in their own right: superlative pop with a slight ska beat that's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Any Trouble belonged to the last wave of great Stiff acts -- the wave that arrived in the early '80s and were somewhat obscured by the success of Madness. Any Trouble sounded nothing like Madness. Led by Clive Gregson, they did indeed sound a bit like Elvis Costello, like so many bespectacled nerdy guys with guitars did in 1980 and 1981. That Costello comparison may have haunted Gregson for a while, but Any Trouble's records for Stiff -- 1980's Where Are All the Nice Girls?, 1981's Wheels in Motion, plus the promotional concert album Live at the Venue -- are strong, New Wave guitar pop in their own right: superlative pop with a slight ska beat that's irresistible thanks to its hooks and clever lyrics. This triple-disc set has those three records the live set has been difficult to find, only seeing official release on Germany's Line in 1989, plus bonus tracks, making this a definitive portrait of the band, one that supplants all the previous worthy contenders.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/5/2013
  • Label: Cherry Red Uk
  • EAN: 5013929159730
  • Catalog Number: 2915973
  • Sales rank: 49,425

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Second Choice (2:59)
  2. 2 Playing Bogart (2:46)
  3. 3 Foolish Pride (3:35)
  4. 4 Nice Girls (4:11)
  5. 5 Turning Up the Heat (3:00)
  6. 6 Romance (4:05)
  7. 7 The Hurt (2:57)
  8. 8 Girls Are Always Right (4:19)
  9. 9 Honolulu (3:36)
  10. 10 (Get You Off) the Hook (3:03)
  11. 11 Yesterday's Love (2:50)
  12. 12 Nice Girls (4:20)
  13. 13 No Idea (3:08)
  14. 14 Growing Up (2:38)
  15. 15 Turning Up the Heat (2:54)
  16. 16 The Hurt (3:12)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Trouble with Love (4:19)
  2. 2 Open Fire (3:36)
  3. 3 As Lovers Do (4:11)
  4. 4 Walking in Chains (4:44)
  5. 5 Dimming of the Day (3:53)
  6. 6 Another Heartache (2:35)
  7. 7 To Be a King (4:56)
  8. 8 Power Cut (4:12)
  9. 9 Eastern Promise (3:36)
  10. 10 The Sun Never Sets (5:05)
  11. 11 She'll Belong to Me (4:44)
  12. 12 Wheels in Motion (2:41)
  13. 13 Snapshot (3:17)
  14. 14 Follow That Car (2:43)
Disc 3
  1. 1 The Hurt (3:04)
  2. 2 Bible Belt (3:11)
  3. 3 Second Choice (3:12)
  4. 4 Foolish Pride (3:40)
  5. 5 Nice Girls (3:47)
  6. 6 Yesterday's Love (2:46)
  7. 7 The Hook (3:05)
  8. 8 The Name of the Game (4:19)
  9. 9 Girls Are Always Right (4:05)
  10. 10 Follow That Car (2:32)
  11. 11 Growing Up (3:00)
  12. 12 Turning Up the Heat (4:01)
  13. 13 Working on the Night Shift (2:47)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Any Trouble Primary Artist
Clive Gregson Guitar, Mandolin, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Q-Tips Horn
Bob Sargeant Organ
Mel Harley Drums
Mike Howlett ARP
Martin Hughes Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals
Martin Levan Trumpet
Chris Parks Guitar, Background Vocals
Diane Robinson Background Vocals
Alison Tulloch Background Vocals
Paul Owen Background Vocals
Phil Barnes Bass, Saxophone, Vocals, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Clive Gregson Composer
Bruce Springsteen Composer
Richard Thompson Composer
John Wood Producer
Any Trouble Producer
Bob Sargeant Producer
Benny Andersson Composer
Mike Howlett Producer
Martin Levan Producer, Engineer
Björn Ulvaeus Composer
Paul Adshead Engineer
Stig Anderson Composer
Nick Simpson Composer
Simon Murphy Remastering
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