Hits CD (2003)

Artist: Pulp

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Product Overview


Label Universal Music Group
SKU 60604902
UPC 044006351322
UPC 14 00044006351322
Format CD
Release Date 6/24/2003
Author Pulp
Compilation Appearance Velvet Goldmine
Compilation Appearance World's End (Ost)
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Artist Influence Scott Walker
Artist Influence The Beatles
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Artist Influence The Jam
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Artist Follower Babybird
Artist Follower Beady Eye
Artist Follower Blur
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Technical Info
Engineer Peter Walsh
CatalogID CID 8126
Lable Name Island (Label)
Released 11/18/2002
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 76m : 25s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00044006351322
Musical Guests
Anne Dudley
Album Notes and Credits
Pulp: Jarvis Cocker, Mark Webber, Russell Senior, Candida Doyle, Steve Mackey, Nick Banks.
Additional personnel: Anne Dudley (arranger).
Producers include: Ed Buller, Phil Vinall, Chris Thomas, Scott Walker,
Peter Walsh.
Recorded between 1992 & 2002. Includes liner notes by Harland Miller.
Personnel: Beccy Byrne, Antony Genn (vocals); Richard Hawley (guitar); Cameron Craig (programming).
Audio Mixer: Ed Buller.
Liner Note Author: Harland Miller.
Photographer: Willie Seldon.
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.
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.
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.
Disc 1
1 Babies
2 Razzamatazz
3 Lipgloss
4 Do You Remember The First Time?
5 Common People
6 Underwear
7 Sorted For E's And Wizz
8 Disco 2000
9 Something Changed
10 Help The Aged
11 This Is Hardcore
12 Little Soul, A
13 Party Hard
14 Trees
15 Bad Cover Version
16 Sunrise
17 Last Days Of The Miners Strike - (previously unreleased)
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