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Colour By Numbers
Culture Club
Colour By Numbers
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #1

2003 remastered reissue of 1983 album features 15 tracks including 5 bonus tracks, 'Man- Shake', 'Mystery Boy (Suntori Hot Whiskey Song)', 'Melting Pot', 'Colour By Numbers', & 'Romance Revisited', as well as the hit si...  more »


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All Artists: Culture Club
Title: Colour By Numbers
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Virgin Records Us
Original Release Date: 1/1/1983
Re-Release Date: 10/7/2003
Album Type: Extra tracks, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724359240824


Album Description
2003 remastered reissue of 1983 album features 15 tracks including 5 bonus tracks, 'Man- Shake', 'Mystery Boy (Suntori Hot Whiskey Song)', 'Melting Pot', 'Colour By Numbers', & 'Romance Revisited', as well as the hit single 'Karma Chameleon'. Virgin.

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"The victims we know so well"
mwreview | Northern California, USA | 02/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Put aside all those stories about Boy George and drummer Jon Moss and Boy George's drug collapse and just listen to this album. It is nearly perfect and is one of the best albums to come out of the 1980s. Considering that their smash debut album had three songs in a row with the word "Boy" in the title, Colour By Numbers is a surprisingly mature-sounding album. "Victims" (a single in the UK) is an interesting and beautiful ballad. The rest are amazing pop tracks. So many of these songs were released as singles ("Karma Chameleon," "It's A Miracle," "Church of the Poison Mind," "Miss Me Blind," "Victims," and even "Black Money" was considered for release off the "This Time" hits set) it can almost be considered a greatest hits package in and of itself. All it needs is "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me," Culture Club's best song "Time (Clock of the Heart)" and maybe "I'll Tumble 4 Ya" and there you go. In fact, the weakest track here is probably the most famous one: "Karma Chameleon." In his autobiography, Boy George writes how guitarist Roy Hay hated this track and, due to a bet, married his girlfriend when the single reached #1. Things went downhill for the band after this album but Colour By Numbers made Culture Club one of the most important bands of the 1980s. P.S. The bonus tracks are also quality material. The title track is pleasant and Helen Terry really kicks some major fanny on "Man Shake.""
Their Best Album Ever! Great Remastered Sound plus Extra Tr
Frederick Baptist | Singapore | 09/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was the cd that I was waiting for. After my cassette version disintegrated years ago, I decided to wait for a proper remastered version to become available before getting a replacement. The wait was very long but finally the wait was worth it.

The remastering quality is brilliant and the album has never sounded better. The extra tracks are good too and unlike in other albums do not detract from or otherwise demean the main album material.

Boy George's antics may sometime detract from Culture Club as musicians and make it difficult to take them seriously but Boy is this album a good one (pun intended). All the tracks are wonderful and showcase the band as the great singer/songwriter/musicians that they are.

Great tracks, great sound quality, what more could you ask for? Go get this already!"