Then Again: A Retrospective

Then Again: A Retrospective

by Martha and the Muffins
     
 

Then Again: A Retrospective isn't just a career-spanning compilation for Martha & the Muffins/M + M, an '80s band that crossed many bridges, including pop, new wave, experimental, dance, and whatever else they felt like doing. It was assembled by See more details below

Overview

Then Again: A Retrospective isn't just a career-spanning compilation for Martha & the Muffins/M + M, an '80s band that crossed many bridges, including pop, new wave, experimental, dance, and whatever else they felt like doing. It was assembled by Martha Johnson and Mark Gane, the creative core of the band, and they made some excellent choices here. Also, because the set is sequenced in chronological order, it assists the listener in assessing this incredibly creative band's evolution while maintaining its own distinct sound. The playlist also demonstrates Martha Johnson's growing confidence with her astounding voice, and Mark Gane's mastery of the studio and his various instruments. The hits are all here ("Echo Beach," "Women Around the World at Work," and "Black Stations/White Stations"), as well as choice album cuts ("World Without Borders," Come Out and Dance," "Rainbow Sign"). These tracks have never sounded better, especially the wonderfully eerie but danceable "Danseparc," the poppy "Song in My Head," and the incredibly catchy "Cooling the Medium." Overall, an excellent album for fans and newcomers. Also included is a new song, "Resurrection," which fits in quite well with the older material, yet is able to show that the band continued to grow.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/30/2003
Label:
Wea Int'l
UPC:
0724349600126
catalogNumber:
496001
Rank:
59543

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Tracks

  1. Paint by Number Heart  -  Martha and the Muffins
  2. Echo Beach  -  Martha and the Muffins
  3. Suburban Dream  -  Martha and the Muffins
  4. You Sold the Cottage  -  Martha and the Muffins
  5. Swimming  -  Martha and the Muffins
  6. Women Around the World at Work  -  Martha and the Muffins
  7. World Without Borders  -  Martha and the Muffins
  8. Danseparc (Every Day It's Tomorrow)  -  Martha and the Muffins
  9. Obedience  -  Martha and the Muffins
  10. Several Styles of Blonde Girls Dancing  -  Martha and the Muffins
  11. Black Stations/White Stations  -  Martha and the Muffins
  12. Come Out and Dance  -  Martha and the Muffins
  13. Cooling the Medium  -  Martha and the Muffins
  14. Song in My Head  -  Martha and the Muffins
  15. By the Waters of Babylon  -  Martha and the Muffins
  16. Rainbow Sign  -  Martha and the Muffins
  17. Fighting the Monster  -  Martha and the Muffins
  18. Resurrection  -  Martha and the Muffins

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Martha and the Muffins   Primary Artist
Carl Finkle   Group Member
Mark Gane   Group Member
Tim Gane   Group Member
Andy Haas   Group Member
Martha Johnson   Group Member
Martha Ladly   Group Member
Jocelyne Lanois   Group Member
Nick Kent   Group Member

Technical Credits

Martha and the Muffins   Producer
Mark Gane   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Tim Gane   Composer
Andy Haas   Composer
Mike Howlett   Producer
Martha Johnson   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Daniel Lanois   Composer,Producer
Jocelyne Lanois   Composer
David Lord   Producer
Peter Noble   Cover Image
Richard L. Noel   Web Service

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