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Hits (2003)

Artist: Pulp
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Format: CD
Sku: 60604902
UPC: 044006351322
UPC 14: 00044006351322
Release Date: 6/24/2003
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Babies ~ Pulp
2. Razzamatazz ~ Pulp
3. Lipgloss ~ Pulp
4. Do You Remember The First Time? ~ Pulp
5. Common People ~ Pulp
6. Underwear ~ Pulp
7. Sorted For E's And Wizz ~ Pulp
8. Disco 2000 ~ Pulp
9. Something Changed ~ Pulp
10. Help The Aged ~ Pulp
11. This Is Hardcore ~ Pulp
12. Little Soul, A ~ Pulp
13. Party Hard ~ Pulp
14. Trees ~ Pulp
15. Bad Cover Version ~ Pulp
16. Sunrise ~ Pulp
17. Last Days Of The Miners Strike - (previously unreleased) ~ Pulp

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Pulp: Jarvis Cocker, Mark Webber, Russell Senior, Candida Doyle, Steve Mackey, Nick Banks.
Muze PNote Additional personnel: Anne Dudley (arranger).
Muze PNote Producers include: Ed Buller, Phil Vinall, Chris Thomas, Scott Walker,
Muze PNote Peter Walsh.
Muze PNote Recorded between 1992 & 2002. Includes liner notes by Harland Miller.
Muze PNote Personnel: Beccy Byrne, Antony Genn (vocals); Richard Hawley (guitar); Cameron Craig (programming).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Ed Buller.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Harland Miller.
Muze PNote Photographer: Willie Seldon.
Muze PNote Although Pulp was formed in the 1980s, the Sheffield, England band didn't hit its real stride until the mid-'90s, when it became one of the preeminent acts of the Britpop boom. Although HITS is an unlikely title in a Stateside light, since Pulp never broke through commercially in America, the collection does compile the ensemble's finest singles from the '90s to the early 2000s, when the group disbanded.
Muze PNote Fronted by the cheeky, charismatic Jarvis Cocker, Pulp made its name with techno-tinged pop (the middle-class anthem "Common People" and the surging, Laura Branigan-pilfering "Disco 2000"), but also turned its sights on fierce glam-rock ("Party Hard") and elegant chamber-pop ("The Trees"). Expertly channeling quirky yet sophisticated rock crooners Bryan Ferry and Scott Walker (who produced Pulp's last album), Cocker imbued the sextet's guitar- and keyboard-driven songs with a droll, literate aesthetic that remains its legacy. Though Pulp might have been better served by a lengthier compilation (classics such as 'Mis-Shapes" and "Mile End" are missed here), HITS, which includes the previously unreleased "Last Day of the Miners' Strike," is a concise sampler that works as a perfect introduction to this unmistakably British band.

Engineer: Peter Walsh

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Anne Dudley

Artist Overview

Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker writes the kind of literate and self-consciously sophisticated songs that spell career suicide in the U.S., but are right in line with a proud tradition of British songwriting. Pulp, therefore, managed to eke out a comfortable living as cult faves in their native Britain, releasing a string of oddly sultry Britpop albums during the late 1980s and into the early 2000s. The band tasted major success with 1995's DIFFERENT CLASS, which featured the soaring dance-rock anthem "Common People." Following a 2001 collaboration with Cocker's hero, Scott Walker, the band was put on indefinite hiatus.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations World's End (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Velvet Goldmine

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/18/2002
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2003
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : CID 8126
Music Label Name Label : Island (Label)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00044006351322

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