10cc Tenology (4-CD + DVD)

Tenology (4-CD + DVD)
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Format:  CD  (5 Discs)
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Released: November 19, 2012
  • Label: Universal UK

Entertainment Reviews:

Mojo (Publisher) - p.102
4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's the disc of album-only cuts that offers the freshest take...proving that even when they weren't making the singles, they always retained an unerring grasp of melody."


  • 1.Donna
  • 2.Johnny Don't Do It
  • 3.Rubber Bullet - Single Edit.
  • 4.The Dean and I
  • 5.Sand In My Face
  • 6.Somewhere In Hollywood
  • 7.The Worst Band In The World
  • 8.Headline Hustler
  • 9.The Wall Street Shuffle
  • 10.Silly Love
  • 11.Life Is A Minestrone
  • 12.I'm Not In Love - Edit.
  • 13.Art For Art's Sake
  • 14.I'm Mandy Fly Me
  • 15.Lazy Ways
  • 16.The Things We Do For Love
  • 17.Good Morning Judge
  • 18.People In Love
  • 19.Dreadlock Holiday
  • 20.Reds In My Bed
  • 21.For You and I
  • 22.One - Two - Five - Single Version
  • 23.From Rochdale To Ocho Rios
  • 24.It Does'nt Matter At All
  • 25.Les Nouveaux Riches
  • 26.Don't Turn Me Away
  • 27.The Power of Love
  • 28.Run Away
  • 29.24 Hours - Edit.
  • 30.Feel The Love
  • 31.Woman In Love
  • 32.Welcome To Paradise
  • 33.The Hospital Song
  • 34.Fresh Air For My Mama
  • 35.Clockwork Creep
  • 36.Oh Effendi
  • 37.The Sacro - Lilac
  • 38.Hotel
  • 39.Old Wild Men
  • 40.Une Nuit A Paris - Part 1 2 & 3
  • 41.Blackmail
  • 42.Flying Junk
  • 43.The Second Sitting For The Last Supper
  • 44.Iceberg
  • 45.I Wanna Tule The World
  • 46.Rock'n'roll Lullaby
  • 47.Don't Hang Up
  • 48.Feel The Benefit - Part 1 2 & 3
  • 49.I Bought A Flat Guitar Tutor
  • 50.Take These Chains
  • 51.Bee In My Bonnet
  • 52.Hot Sun Rock
  • 53.4% of Something
  • 54.Waterfall
  • 55.Gismo My Way
  • 56.Channel Swimmer
  • 57.Good News
  • 58.Get It While You Can
  • 59.Hot To Trot
  • 60.Don't Squeeze Me Like Toothpaste
  • 61.I'm So Laid Back, I'm Laid Out
  • 62.Nothing Can Move Me
  • 63.People In Love - Demo
  • 64.The Recording of The Dean and I
  • 65.Rubber Bullets - Top of The Pops '73
  • 66.Life Is A Minestrone - Top of The Pops '75
  • 67.I'm Not In Love - Top of The Pops '75
  • 68.Dreadlock Holiday - Top of The Pops '78
  • 69.Silly Love - In Concert '74
  • 70.The Wall Street Shuffle - In Concert '74
  • 71.Baron Samedi - In Concert '74
  • 72.Old Wild Men - In Concert '74
  • 73.Oh Effendi - In Concert '74
  • 74.Fresh Air For My Mama - In Concert '74
  • 75.Rubber Bullets - In Concert '74
  • 76.Fresh Air For My Mama - See You Sunday '74
  • 77.The Wall Street Shuffle - See You Sunday '74
  • 78.Dreadlock Holiday - Six Fifty Five Special '82
  • 79.Run Away - Saturday Superstore '82
  • 80.Domma
  • 81.I'm No In Love
  • 82.Art For Art's Sake
  • 83.I'm Mandy Fly Me
  • 84.Good Morning Judge
  • 85.People In Love
  • 86.Dreadlock Holiday
  • 87.One - Two - Five
  • 88.Feel The Love
  • 89.Woman In Love

Product Description:

10cc has been subjected to countless compilations over the years -- the hits get recycled regularly and the early stuff for Jonathan King's U.K. Records gets shuffled around -- but they've never had a testament to their weird work until the 2012 box set Tenology. Running four CDs and one DVD, Tenology is certainly generous, but a case could be made that it could have been even longer, encompassing a disc of their early work making bubblegum for Strawberry Studios (in lieu of that, the 2003 Castle compilation, Strawberry Bubblegum serves as an excellent supplement to this), but what is here shows that 10cc was far stranger, savvier, funnier, and wilder than "I'm Not in Love" and "The Things We Do for Love" might suggest. Of course, their oddness was well-known during their '70s peak; they occupied a strange ground between Pink Floyd, Alan Parsons, Paul McCartney, and Cliff Richards, slick enough to slip onto the airwaves but at their heart clever-clever smart asses who just happened to prefer tight pop construction and lush studios to blues-driven space rock. The sequencing of this box highlights the group's preference for pop: the first two discs run through their singles, the third collects the band's hand-chosen album tracks, and the fourth has rarities and demos, all happening to be a little more concise than the cuts on the third. While the DVD is certainly for the diehards -- it has a BBC in Concert from 1974, some spots from Top of the Pops, all their promo videos, which are important as Kevin Godley & Lol CrÅ me wound up as renowned music video directors in the '80s -- perhaps the best argument for Tenology is that it showcases the group's subtle, slick innovations and fertile imagination in a way not even their excellent albums do. Taking this all as a body of work, from those egregiously strange U.K. sides to the ultraglossy, late-'70s singles, it becomes clear that 10cc were one of the odd wonders of the '70s: a bunch of Beatles-loving eggheads on a mission to turn out perfect pop and having the chops to do so. It's lengthy, but anybody who was ever wondering if there was more to 10cc than the well-worn hits will find a rousing affirmative answer here. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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