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Crocodiles
Echo & Bunnymen
Crocodiles
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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Digitally Remastered and Expanded Version of the Bunnymen's Brilliant Debut Album Presented Four Individual Players Sure of their Own Gifts and their Ability to Bring it all Together to Make Things More Than the Sum of the...  more »

      
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All Artists: Echo & Bunnymen
Title: Crocodiles
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Original Release Date: 1/1/2000
Re-Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 075992743327

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Digitally Remastered and Expanded Version of the Bunnymen's Brilliant Debut Album Presented Four Individual Players Sure of their Own Gifts and their Ability to Bring it all Together to Make Things More Than the Sum of their Parts. Not a Bad Song in the Bunch, Each Stands Alone as a Masterpiece and the Sum of all is Outstanding. Ian Mcculloch's Spine Tingling Wail Amazed Audiences at It's Sheer Brilliance and this was his Finest Hour. His Delivery Soars, Even While He Conjures Up the Nervy, Edgy Picture of Addiction that is "Villiers Terrace," - "People Rolling Round on the Carpet/Mixing Up the Medicine." Brisk, Wasting Not a Note and Burning with Barely Controlled Energy, Crocodiles Remains a Perennial Classic. Includes 10 Bonus Tracks; Non Album Tracks, Out-takes and the Four Tracks from the Live "Shine So Hard EP. The Package also Includes Liner Notes and Photos in the Booklet, Housed in an "o" Type Slipcase.

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Phillip C. from CONCORD, CA
Reviewed on 2/3/2007...
I typed in the UPC Bar Code. This is what came up. This CD has 12 songs on it.

CD Reviews

GREAT RE-MASTERED PACKAGE
Steven Perry | Chicago | 11/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Solid debut album. My favorite Echo album period. Sometimes when an album is re-released and extra tracks are added it can take away from the original feeling/experience. Not the case here! The bonus tracks fit wonderfully with the album. A great archive of the early raw Echo sound."
The Best Echo & the Bunnymen Album: Their Debut
MoogleFan | 01/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Echo & the Bunnymen are an unusual band in the sense that most (if not all) of the songs on many of their albums are rather outstanding. Many other bands compose filler material to shove in between more exceptional tracks, but this isn't the case with Echo & the Bunnymen. Every song on "Crocodiles", as with the rest of their albums, is complex and clever enough to be interesting and listenable, yet not too intellectual or overambitious.

It could be due to the fact that all of the instruments are in harmonious agreement with one another. Nothing dominates the soundscape. The vocals, guitar, bass, and drums are all powerful enough to carry the songs smoothly and effectively. They also have a combination of talented bands to cite as influences, like The Doors, Television, and The Velvet Underground. The presence of these bands can definitely be felt in the pace of the songs, vocal delivery, guitar riffs, and style of lyrics. Still, Echo & the Bunnymen somehow manages to create a unique, solitary sort of sound.

Each of their albums tend to evoke a certain mood, and "Crocodiles" is definitely the rawest and edgiest of them all. Though many of the tracks are brief (less than 3 minutes long), I would sooner hear a thoughtfully arranged short track than a long and laborious one. What's more, this re-mastered edition includes ten extra tracks: two B-sides ("Do It Clean" and "Simple Stuff"), one originally included in the US version ("Read it in Books"), three early versions of songs ("Villiers Terrace", "Pride", and "Simple Stuff"), and four live songs ("Crocodiles", "Zimbo", "All That Jazz", and "Over the Wall")! These additional tracks are a nice bonus, as any material from this fantastic band is much appreciated!"