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Echo & Bunnymen
Echo & Bunnymen
Echo & Bunnymen
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #1

Remastered reissue of 1987 album features 18 tracks including 7 bonus tracks, 'Jimmy Brown' (Early Version of 'Bring On The Dancing Horses' - prev. unreleased), 'Hole In The Holy' (prev. unreleased), 'Soul Kitchen' (prev...  more »

      
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All Artists: Echo & Bunnymen
Title: Echo & Bunnymen
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Original Release Date: 1/1/2000
Re-Release Date: 1/27/2004
Album Type: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 825646116423, 081227893361, 825646116461

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Album Description
Remastered reissue of 1987 album features 18 tracks including 7 bonus tracks, 'Jimmy Brown' (Early Version of 'Bring On The Dancing Horses' - prev. unreleased), 'Hole In The Holy' (prev. unreleased), 'Soul Kitchen' (prev. unreleased), 'The Game' (Acoustic Demo - prev. unreleased), 'Bedbugs & Ballyhoo' (Original Vers - prev. unreleased), 'Over Your Shoulder', & 'Bring On The Dancing Horses' (Extended Mix). 25th anniversary expanded edition features new liner notes & unseen photos. Slipcase. WSM. 2003.
 

CD Reviews

Not Bad for a Band on the Verge of Breaking Up
Tim Brough | Springfield, PA United States | 04/27/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The four dour personages of the cover of the "Gray Album" could only hint at what was going on behind the scenes during the making of this album. The band was fighting, breaking up, regrouping, and yet managed to make their best selling album out of the chaos. It's equally fascinating that some of songs here are E&TB's most coherent. They are also the most timely sounding, probably more to producer Laurie Latham trying to make the band sound more 80's timely and the band being too contentious to care.Ian McCulloch was also veering into a new phase of singing. He's in deep croon here, as "Bomber's Bay" and "All My Life" deftly indicates. He was stretching towards arty pop (Ray Manzerek guesting on "Bedbugs and Ballyhoo" is a dead giveaway) and the rest of the band was resisting. The tension gave birth to terrific songs like "Lips Like Sugar" and "The Game," but also guaranteed the band would jettison him after this record was done. Too bad, because the rift that led the Bunnymen to go on without the Mac left us with the bitter "Reverberation" and Mac's "Candleland" needed them more than he cared to admit. But for now we can revel in this remastered and punchier sounding disc of the Bunnymen's swansong. (I don't count the reunion albums.) The bonus tracks are pretty cool, in particular, the live version of "Soul Kitchen.""
For those with ears...
jokamachi | california | 12/07/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"...it's truly remarkable what a little remastering will do for a recording once sidelined, because Bunnymen fans will happily discover this album now sounds the way it was meant to sound. It's punchier, more vibrant, and every instrument is brought forward in the mix and given the sort of attention it deserves. All of which now screams out for a much needed reassessment.

Old school bunnymen fans saw this record as the flaccid decline of a once great band, but this 'remaster' has pulled the carpet out from under that claim. Their new stuff may lack the edge of their former glory, but at least this one won't get consigned to the dust bin so quickly. Revisit an 80's classic."
Echo and The Bunnies Deliver
osapientia | Carson, CA | 12/22/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Pound for pound, this is the most pop-y and hit laden Echo album in existence. Moreover, I think that it's very good. It's a little less edgy than the first albums, but that's typical for an maturing band. The playing is very tight and the production is slick. Still, it's an Echo and album, and there really isn't a bad one to speak of."