Young Marble Giants

Colossal Youth

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Young Marble Giants' Colossal Youth is a collection of sparse, evocative tunes emphasizing Alison Statton's floating vocals and minimal guitar/organ/bass/drum machine arrangements. Comparable to little else from its time or since, this is rock music at its most austere. The original album had 15 songs; subsequent CD editions added a few more. But the 2007 edition on Domino is the one to buy, pushing the total to 46 tracks, with additions from the Testcard EP, the 1979 "Final Day" single, the Salad Days album, a compilation cut, and a 1980 session for John Peel -- everything they ever did, in fact.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:03 SpotifyAmazon
2 2:01 SpotifyAmazon
3 2:07 SpotifyAmazon
4 2:04 SpotifyAmazon
5 2:04 SpotifyAmazon
6 3:31 SpotifyAmazon
7 1:54 SpotifyAmazon
8 3:02 SpotifyAmazon
9 3:15 SpotifyAmazon
10 2:37 SpotifyAmazon
11 2:45 SpotifyAmazon
12 2:01 SpotifyAmazon
13 2:29 SpotifyAmazon
14 2:54 SpotifyAmazon
15 2:25 SpotifyAmazon
16 1:41 Amazon
17 1:25 Amazon
18 1:39 Amazon
19 2:42 Amazon
20 1:33 Amazon
21 1:04 Amazon
22 1:43 Amazon
23 1:53 Amazon
24 2:49 Amazon
25 3:03 Amazon
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