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The Singles
10cc
The Singles
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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Legend has it that the Group Formerly Known as Hotlegs owes its subsequent moniker to British impresario Jonathan King, who claims 10 cubic centimeters is the size of the average male ejaculation. While that may be more th...  more »

      
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All Artists: 10cc
Title: The Singles
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Original Release Date: 9/15/1998
Release Date: 9/15/1998
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Soft Rock, Progressive, Progressive Rock, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731455883329

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Legend has it that the Group Formerly Known as Hotlegs owes its subsequent moniker to British impresario Jonathan King, who claims 10 cubic centimeters is the size of the average male ejaculation. While that may be more than we really want to know about 10cc, this collection provides less than we would ideally like to hear from the hit-making firm of Gouldman, Stewart, Godley, and Creme. Sadly absent are 10cc's essential early-'70s U.K. singles, "Donna" and "Rubber Bullets." Instead this collection picks up in 1975 with the group's American breakthrough, the vocally resplendent "I'm Not in Love," while the remaining 10 tracks range from works of pop genius ("I'm Mandy Fly Me" is an unheralded high-water mark in the development of the pop single) to the merely adequate ("Life Is a Minestrone"). Still, if you've already got the early stuff, this will do nicely as a mid-price selection of the band's subsequent singles. --Billy Grenier

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CD Reviews

"How Dare You" Polygram!
11/19/1998
(1 out of 5 stars)

"What a disappointment! Don't get me wrong, the tunes on this CD are good, but it's just a rehash of past "Best Of" compilations. 10cc have released SO MANY classic 45 RPM B-sides in their career that have never been available on an album, but do we get any of them here from Polygram?? NO! What 10cc fans need is a good "Complete B-Sides" compilation. Songs like "Good News", "Channel Swimmer", "I'm So Laid Back I'm Laid Out", "Waterfall", "4% Of Something", their 1976 backing track for a Revlon TV commercial, and a good dozen others. These are all classic 10cc tunes... virtually unheard by the public, and for that matter, most of their fans! What a shame. If you want the best of 10cc, get the "1st LP/Sheet Music" 2-On-1 CD, "Original Soundtrack", and "How Dare You". And while you're at it Polygram, when will you issue the excellent Godley & Creme "Consequences" album on CD?? Sheesh!!"
This one's no good, but there's a better choice!
Serge Levin (slevin@dowco.com) | British Columbia, Canada | 06/18/1999
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I absolutely agree with the guy from Michigan, but if you want the B-sides, get Things We Do For Love, a cheap but rich in B-sides compilation (available from Amazon). It doesn't have all the B-sides, but what it has is great. And if you still can find the British compilation 100cc on vinyl, the B-side is all unknown tracks."
Why Bother?
Lonnie E. Holder | Columbus, Indiana, United States | 08/19/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)

"In June 1997 "The Very Best of 10cc" is released, covering 15 songs from their early UK hits "Donna" and "Rubber Bullets" to Godley and Creme's last hit "Cry," featured on "Miami Vice." Between this CD and "The Very Best of" there is only one song not included in the latter CD, and this CD has a live version of "Wall Street Shuffle." The question is, considering that there is little difference in the price of the two CDs, why was this CD ever released?

The music here is all good, and my rating does not reflect the selections, but rather the need to even have this CD in the first place. Pass this by and get the more comprehensive collection. You will find you enjoy the bigger collection more."