Young Marble Giants – Colossal Youth

      Richie Unterberger: ‘ Young Marble Giants – Colossal Youth is a collection of sparse, evocative tunes emphasizing Alison Statton’s floating vocals and minimal guitar/organ/bass/drum machine arrangements. Comparable to little else from its time or since, this is rock music at its most austere. The original album had 15 songs; subsequent CD editions added a few more. But the 2007 edition on Domino is the one to buy, pushing the total to 46 tracks, with additions from the Testcard EP, the 1979 “Final Day” single, the Salad Days album, a compilation cut, and a 1980 session for John Peel — everything they ever did, in fact. ‘

      Amazon.com: Young Marble Giants appeared on the British music scene in the early 80s, releasing one perfect album and a handful of tracks. All those songs, as well as album demos, are collected here for the first time. A must-have for fans of The Slits, Pere Ubu, Wire, Suicide, PiL, and the Pop Group. Since 1980, YMG have influenced countless bands as disparate as Belle & Sebastian and Hole (both of whom have covered the group’s songs). This deluxe 3xCD package is the definitive collection and includes liner notes from Simon Reynolds, a bonus disc of an unreleased John Peel Session, and a 32-page booklet of unpublished photos, old gig posters, and other publicity memorabilia.

 

Young Marble Giants – Colossal Youth Tracklist

01 – “Searching for Mr. Right”
02 – “Include Me Out”
03 – “The Taxi”
04 – “Eating Noddemix” (Phillip Moxham, Alison Statton)
05 – “Constantly Changing”
06 – “N.I.T.A.”
07 – “Colossal Youth”
08 – “Music for Evenings”
09 – “The Man Amplifier”
10 – “Choci Loni” (S. Moxham, P. Moxham)
11 – “Wurlitzer Jukebox”
12 – “Salad Days” (S. Moxham, Statton)
13 – “Credit in the Straight World”
14 – “Brand – New – Life”
15 – “Wind in the Rigging”

Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth

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