Best Of CD (2006)

Artist: Alarm

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Product Overview


Label Capitol
SKU 202316776
UPC 094635760729
UPC 14 00094635760729
Format CD
Release Date 4/4/2006
Author Alarm
Technical Info
Engineer Chris Porter; Kevin Moloney; Martin Wilding; Mick Glossop; Mike Jones; Nigel Luby; Rafe McKenna; Tony Platt; Tony Visconti
Producer Mike Peters; George Williams; John Porter; Alan Shacklock; Martin Wilding; Mick Glossop; Mike Howlett; The Alarm; Tony Visconti; Kevin Flaherty (Compilation)
CatalogID 57607
Lable Name EMI Music Distribution
Released 04/04/2006
Original Release 1998
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00094635760729
Album Notes and Credits
Alarm & Mike Peters/Mike Peters (Alarm)/Alarm MMVI/The Alarm: James Stevenson , Mike Peters (guitar); Craig Adams (bass guitar, background vocals); Steve Grantley.
Personnel: Dave Sharp (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, 12-string guitar, slide guitar, background vocals); Mike Peters (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica, background vocals); James Stevenson (electric guitar, background vocals); John Porter (slide guitar, programming, drum programming); Ian Fairlie (trumpet); Mark Taylor (piano, keyboards); Chris Stainton, Rupert Black, Alan Shacklock (piano); Eddie Macdonald (keyboards, background vocals); Nigel Twist (drums, percussion, programming, drum programming, background vocals); Steve Grantley (drums, background vocals); Chris Porter, Craig Adams , Tony Visconti (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: David Leonard ; Martin Wilding; Mike Jones ; Nigel Luby.
Recording information: BBC Recording Studios, Cardiff, Wales (02/03/1983-01/13/2001); EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, England (02/03/1983-01/13/2001); Foel Studios, Llanfair Caereinion, Wales (02/03/1983-01/13/2001); Good Earth, London, England (02/03/1983-01/13/2001); Great Linford Manor, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, En (02/03/1983-01/13/2001); Marcus (02/03/1983-01/13/2001); Ramport Studios, London, England (02/03/1983-01/13/2001); Redan (02/03/1983-01/13/2001); The Chapel, Wales (02/03/1983-01/13/2001); The Gathering, N.W.C.C., Llandudno, Wales (02/03/1983-01/13/2001); The Orpheum, Boston, MA (02/03/1983-01/13/2001); The Skylight Suite (02/03/1983-01/13/2001).
Led by singer-songwriter Mike Peters, Welsh band the Alarm rose to a modest level of success in the 1980s by offering up a slightly more straightforward variation on the U2/Simple Minds "big rock" template. This career-spanning 21-track collection features Alarm classics such as the punky "Sixty Eight Guns" and the poppy "Rain in the Summertime," along with a handful of late-period songs, most notably the propulsive "Superchannel" and "45 R.P.M.," which garnered the group a surprise 2003 hit under the alias "the Poppy Fields." For the uninitiated, this is an excellent introduction to the Alarm, and for old fans, it's a nice one-stop purchase.
Disc 1
1 Sixty Eight Guns - (Single Version)
2 Spirit Of '76
3 Rain In The Summertime - (Single Version)
4 Strength - (Single Version)
5 Stand, The - (Radio Edit)
6 Where Were You Hiding When The Storm Broke? - (Single Version)
7 Majority
8 Deceiver, The - (Single Version)
9 One Step Closer To Home
10 Presence Of Love - (Radio Edit)
11 Sold Me Down The River - (Radio Edit)
12 Rescue Me - (Tearing The Bonds Asunder mix)
13 Absolute Reality - (Single Version)
14 Unsafe Building - (live)
15 Knocking On Heaven's Door - (live)
16 Walk Forever By My Side
17 New South Wales, A - (Radio Edit)
18 Love Don't Come Easy
19 Blaze Of Glory - (alternate take)
20 45 R.P.M. - (Original Version)
21 Superchannel Alarm MMV - (Radio Edit)
Product Attributes
Artist Alarm
Label Capitol Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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