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45 RPM, The Singles Of The The

The The

Genre: Rock & Pop
Artist/Group Name: The The
Release Date: 05/21/2002
Original Release Date: 2002
Length of CD: 120:6
Label: Epic/Legacy

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# of Discs: 2
Total Time: 120:6

Disc 1
1. Uncertain Smile - (original single version)
2. Perfect - (original single version)
3. Sweet Bird of Truth - (new edit)
4. Infected
5. Heartland
6. Armageddon Days (Are Here Again)
7. Beat, The (en) Generation
8. Dogs of Lust
9. Slow Emotion Replay
10. Love Is Stronger Than Death
11. This Is the Day - (disinfected version)
12. I Saw the Light
13. Decembersunlight (Cried Out) - (previously unreleased)
14. Pillar Box Red - (previously unreleased)
15. Deep Down Truth - (previously unreleased)

Disc 2
1. Uncertain Smile - (12" Remix, 12" version)
2. Perfect - (12" Remix, 12" version)
3. Sweet Bird of Truth - (12" Remix, 12" version)
4. Infected - (12" Remix)
5. Armageddon Days (Are Here Again) - (12" Remix, 12" version)
6. Violence of Truth - (12" Remix, 12" version)
7. Gravitate to Me - (12" Remix, 12" version)
8. Dogs of Lust - (12" Remix, 12" version)
Track Listing
# of Discs: 2
Total Time: 120:6

Disc 1
1. Uncertain Smile - (original single version)
2. Perfect - (original single version)
3. Sweet Bird of Truth - (new edit)
4. Infected
5. Heartland
6. Armageddon Days (Are Here Again)
7. Beat, The (en) Generation
8. Dogs of Lust
9. Slow Emotion Replay
10. Love Is Stronger Than Death
11. This Is the Day - (disinfected version)
12. I Saw the Light
13. Decembersunlight (Cried Out) - (previously unreleased)
14. Pillar Box Red - (previously unreleased)
15. Deep Down Truth - (previously unreleased)

Disc 2
1. Uncertain Smile - (12" Remix, 12" version)
2. Perfect - (12" Remix, 12" version)
3. Sweet Bird of Truth - (12" Remix, 12" version)
4. Infected - (12" Remix)
5. Armageddon Days (Are Here Again) - (12" Remix, 12" version)
6. Violence of Truth - (12" Remix, 12" version)
7. Gravitate to Me - (12" Remix, 12" version)
8. Dogs of Lust - (12" Remix, 12" version)
Release Notes

Personnel includes: Matt Johnson (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, organ, omnichord, melodica, keyboards, marimba, percussion); Anna Domino (vocals); Eric Schermerhorn (acoustic, electric & baritone guitars); Wayne Livesey (acoustic guitar, banjo, bass); Johnny Marr (guitar, harmonica); Gavin Wright (fiddle); David Johansen, Judd Lander, Mark Feltham (harmonica); Wix (accordion, piano); Crispin Cioe (saxophone, flute); Bob Mintzer (saxophone); Steve Hogarth (piano); D.C. Collard (omnichord, Hammond B-3 organ); James Eller (keyboards, bass); Simon Hale (keyboards); John Green (synthesizer); David Palmer, Vinnie Colaiuta, Earl harvin (drums); Roli Mosimann (percussion, programming); Bashiri Johnson, Louis Jardine (percussion).
Producers include: Mike Thorne, Matt Johnson, Wayne Livesey, Bruce Lampcov, James Eller.
Compilation producers: Matt Johnson, Bernard Blouseau.
Recorded between 1982 & 1995.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Matt Johnson (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, melodica, organ, omnichord, keyboards, marimba, percussion); Tessa Niles, Zeke Manyika (vocals, background vocals); Liz Horsman, Ambrosian Singers, Angela McCluskey, Anna Domino (vocals); Eric Schermerhorn (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, baritone guitar); Warne Livesey (acoustic guitar, banjo, bass guitar, background vocals); Johnny Marr (electric guitar, harmonica, background vocals); Astarti String Orchestra (strings); Crispin Cioe (flute, saxophone); Judd Lander, David Johansen, Mark Feltham (harmonica); Bob Mintzer (saxophone); Guy Barker (trumpet); Steve Hogarth (piano); James Eller (keyboards, bass guitar); Simon Hale (keyboards); Johnny Green (Moog synthesizer); Gail Ann Dorsey, Dan K. Brown, Spencer Campbell (bass guitar); Chris Whitten, Brian Macleod , David Palmer , Earl Harvin, Vinnie Colaiuta (drums); Roli Mosimann (percussion, programming); Louis Jardine, Bashiri Johnson (percussion); Geoff Foster , Marr (background vocals).
Audio Remixers: Matt Johnson ; Paul Hardiman.
Editor: Roger Lian.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Matt Johnson ; Prophets.
Arrangers: Matt Johnson ; Simon Hale; Warne Livesey.
Matt Johnson's idiosyncratic series of records has been matched over time with an equally in-its-own-place collection of singles, and 45 RPM is a handy and sometimes revelatory compilation of many of Johnson's best moments in his various incarnations. Much of his music can be seen as both of its time and blatantly reacting against it, often resulting in a fascinating tension that at its best is really distinct music and at its worst can be flailing. Generally speaking it's more the former here, though some songs like "Sweet Bird of Truth," with its all too stiff yupfunk undercarriage not quite letting Johnson's snarling vocal work as it should, don't connect. The highlights, though, are predominant -- the almost winsome jangle of "Uncertain Smile," the vicious lust/AIDS metaphor "Infected," the snarling jump and jaunt of "Armageddon Days (Are Here Again)," and Johnson's most underrated single, "Love Is Stronger Than Death," are four standouts among many. His Hank Williams tribute is only represented by "I Saw the Light," but that alone has to rank as one of the most unique and yet still honestly affectionate covers of that song yet. Both "Uncertain Smile" and the sparkling but still harrowing "Perfect" are the original single cuts, while "This Is the Day" comes from the Disinfected EP and three closing cuts -- an alternate "December Sunlight," "Pillar Box Red," and "Deep Down Truth" -- appear for the first time. The limited-edition two-disc version is the one to hunt down thanks to the contents of that second disc -- eight remixes of various singles (including a couple not on the main disc itself, like "Gravitate to Me"). As good as "Infected" is, it's the 12" version that's the real monster. About the only misstep is the lack of anything from the debut Burning Blue Soul, but hopefully a planned second volume will cover that among other things. ~ Ned Raggett

Reviews

Q (6/02, p.140) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Towering, harmonica-squonking... arguably [Johnson's] most rewarding post-Smiths link up."
Mojo (Publisher) (7/02, p.122) - "...Cracking tracks every one....Such imagination in sound and sense..."

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