Waking Up With The House On Fire (Bonus Tracks) CD (2003)

Artist: Culture Club

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Label Virgin Records
SKU 60615398
UPC 724359240626
UPC 14 00724359240626
Format CD
Release Date 10/7/2003
Author Culture Club
Compilation Appearance Pure 80's
Compilation Appearance More Pure 80's
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Compilation Appearance Casey Kasem Americas Top 10: 80s New Wave Greatest Hits
Compilation Appearance Casey Kasem Presents: americas Top Ten
Compilation Appearance Pure 80's:number 1's
Compilation Appearance #1 Hits Of The 80's
Compilation Appearance Dexter Season 4 (Ost)
Compilation Appearance Big Hits Of 80's
Compilation Appearance Icon:80's Hits
Technical Info
Engineer Gordon Milne
Producer Steve Levine
CatalogID CDVR 2330
Lable Name Virgin
Released 09/08/2003
Original Release 1984
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 53m : 45s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724359240626
Album Notes and Credits
Culture Club: Boy George (vocals); Roy Hay (guitar, guitar synthesizer); Mikey Graig (bass); Jon Moss (drums, percussion, programming).
Additional personnel: Steve Grainger (saxophone); Ron Williams (trumpet); Kenneth McGregor (trombone); Phil Pickett (piano, background vocals); Helen Terry, Derek Green, Christopher Rainbow, Martin Sunley, Louis Rogers, Nancy Peppers, Clare Torry, Andriana Loizou, Alanda Marchant, Imogen Exton, Alice Kemp, Tara Thomas (background vocals).
Recorded at Red Bus Studios, London, England.
Personnel: Roy Hay (guitar, synthesizer); Steve Grainger (saxophone); Ron Williams (trumpet); Kenneth McGregor (trombone); Phil Pickett (piano, background vocals); Jon Moss (drums, percussion, drum programming); Derrick Green, Alanda Marchant, Christopher Rainbow, Andriana Loizou, Nancy Peppers, Imogen Exton, Helen Terry, Louis Rogers, Alice Kemp, Martin Sunley, Tara Thomas, Clare Torry (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Jon Moss; Steve Levine.
Recording information: Red Bus Studios, London, England.
Photographer: Steve Hughes.
Tell-all books and TV shows later explained that Culture Club was slowly imploding under the weight of intra-band tensions and Boy George's increasing drug addiction, but upon its release in 1984, WAKING UP WITH THE HOUSE ON FIRE just sounded strained and odd. Listening to the album in hindsight, its charms are more apparent, and the discomfort of its creation is readily audible in the subtle tension of songs like "Dangerous Man" and the sweeping ballad "Mistake Number Three." George is in fine voice, and the band's playing is as smooth and relaxed as always, but there's no denying that the songwriting is uneven--the plainly imbecilic "The War Song" was a horrid choice for the first single--and there's an unsettling sense of listening to the psychic collapse of a once-promising talent. Waking up with the house on fire indeed...
Disc 1
1 Dangerous Man
2 War Song, The
3 Unfortunate Thing
4 Crime Time
5 Mistake No. 3
6 Dive, The
7 Medal Song, The
8 Don't Talk About It
9 Mannequin
10 Hello Goodbye
11 La Cancion De Guerra - (bonus track)
12 Love Is Love - (bonus track)
13 Dream, The - (bonus track)
14 Don't Go Down That Street - (bonus track)
Product Attributes
Artist Culture Club
Label Virgin Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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