Buzzcocks Inventory [Singles Box Set] (14-CD Box Set)

Inventory [Singles Box Set] (14-CD Box Set)
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Format: CD  (14 Discs)
Item:  EMII 5518242
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 14
  • Released: May 12, 2003
  • Label: EMI Europe Generic

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Breakdown
  • 2.Time's Up
  • 3.Boredom
  • 4.Friends Of Mine

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Orgasm Addict
  • 2.What Ever Happened To?

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.What Do I Get?
  • 2.Oh Shit!

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.I Don't Mind
  • 2.Autonomy
  • 3.Moving Away From The Pulsebeat

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.Love You More
  • 2.Noise Annoys

Tracks on Disc 6:

  • 1.Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)
  • 2.Just Lust

Tracks on Disc 7:

  • 1.Promises
  • 2.Lipstick

Tracks on Disc 8:

  • 1.Everybody's Happy Nowadays
  • 2.Why Can't I Touch It

Tracks on Disc 9:

  • 1.Harmony In My Head
  • 2.Something's Gone Wrong Again

Tracks on Disc 10:

  • 1.You Say You Don't Love Me
  • 2.Raison D'Etre

Tracks on Disc 11:

  • 1.I Believe - (edit)
  • 2.I Believe
  • 3.Something's Gone Wrong Again

Tracks on Disc 12:

  • 1.Are Everything
  • 2.Why She's A Girl From The Chainstore

Tracks on Disc 13:

  • 1.Airwaves Dream
  • 2.Strange Thing

Tracks on Disc 14:

  • 1.What Do You Know
  • 2.Running Free
  • 3.I Look Alone

Product Description:

Each disc is enclosed within an original single cover art sleeve.
Recorded between 1971 & 1981.
Personnel: Howard Devoto (vocals); Jeffrey Richardson (viola); Georgie Born (cello); Joe Decorator (saxophone); Henry Lowther (trumpet); Leslie Condon, Stan Robinson, Peter King (brass); John Maher (drums).
Audio Mixer: Martin Rushent.
Recording information: Advision (12/28/1976-??/??/1981); Eden Studios (12/28/1976-??/??/1981); EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (12/28/1976-??/??/1981); Indigo Sound Studio, Manchester, England (12/28/1976-??/??/1981); Olympic Studios, London, England (12/28/1976-??/??/1981); Pluto (12/28/1976-??/??/1981); Strawberry Studios, Stockport, England (12/28/1976-??/??/1981).
Photographers: Peter Monks; Adrian Boot; Richard Boon.
If you subscribe to the belief that the Buzzcocks were a great singles band above and beyond all else (and there are plenty of folks willing to agree with that), then by all logic Inventory should be the ultimate Buzzcocks collection -- a box set that collects 14 CD singles, each replicating one of the 7"s that the band released between 1977 and 1981. Each disc comes in an individual jacket that reproduces the artwork from the single's original sleeve, with the 14 discs gathered together in a handsome flip-top box. As a concept and a collectable object, Inventory is brilliant, and it goes without saying that the music is splendid, but as a practical listening experience it's just a bit lacking. The novelty of having to change discs every five or ten minutes wears off pretty fast, and given how well the Buzzcocks' single tracks have been anthologized in the past, there's little here that isn't already quite familiar to the vast majority of fans. While it's nice to see Spiral Scratch included as part of the pantheon and this material has been treated with much obvious care, Inventory is more for collectors than for actual listeners, since all of this material could easily fit onto two CDs, which would better lend themselves to regular rotation in your player -- perhaps EMI should consider a reissue in a more portable format. ~ Mark Deming

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  • UPC: 724355182425
  • Shipping Weight: 0.89/lbs (approx)
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