The Teardrop Explodes

Kilimanjaro/Wilder

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This Collectors' Choice release, which should be titled A Nice Pair, combines the Teardrop Explodes' two proper studio albums, 1980's spectacular Kilimanjaro and 1981's somewhat disappointing Wilder. Though both albums had been out of print for an extended period of time in the U.S., it is rather odd that this would see release a year after the remastering and individual reissuing campaign in the U.K. by Mercury. This package sticks to the album material by providing no bonuses, and although it fails to mention it, it seems to share the excellent 24-bit remastered sound boasted on the covers of the U.K. reissues. If you want the full album's worth of bonus tracks and expanded liners provided on the Mercury reissues, those editions are definitely worth seeking out. But if you just want the albums proper without all the bells and druid whistles (the liners here reproduce those of the vinyl issues; you'll need a magnifying glass to read the lyrics), this one-stop purchase will save you a handful of bucks. Regardless of your choice, you will be getting some top-rate new wave.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:54 Amazon
2 03:46 Amazon
3 02:57 Amazon
4 03:11 Amazon
5 05:05 Amazon
6 02:40 Amazon
7 02:31 Amazon
8 02:27 Amazon
9 02:36 Amazon
10 03:09 Amazon
11 05:47 Amazon
12 03:25 Amazon
13 02:54 Amazon
14 03:47 Amazon
15 01:44 Amazon
16 03:08 Amazon
17 05:29 Amazon
18 03:29 Amazon
19 03:50 Amazon
20 03:48 Amazon
21 03:54 Amazon
22 04:27 Amazon
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