Cock Robin

Gold Collection

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Gold is in essence a hodgepodge of remixes, B-sides, demos, album tracks, and a live recording. Most tracks that are termed dance mixes are in fact long versions, as in "The Biggest Fool of All," which is very nicely done and has added acoustic guitar breaks. Only one cut can be called "dance mix" in the modern sense: a fantastic reinforced version of "El Norte." The best B-sides are undoubtedly "Peace on Earth" and "Blood of a Saint." Even the nerdy "Have You Any Sympathy" has a certain charm to it. The most recent track is Anna LaCazio's rocky 1989 B-side "We've Changed." There is also a live rendition of Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice" and "Just Around the Corner."

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