Upside Down: The Best of The Jesus and Mary Chain

Summary

Upside Down: The Best of The Jesus and Mary Chain
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Upside Down best of cover.jpg
Greatest hits album by
Released27 September 2010
Recorded1984-2008
GenreAlternative rock, noise pop
LabelMusic Club Deluxe
The Jesus and Mary Chain chronology
The Power of Negative Thinking: B-Sides & Rarities
(2008)
Upside Down: The Best of The Jesus and Mary Chain
(2010)
The Complete Vinyl Collection
(2013)

Upside Down: The Best of The Jesus and Mary Chain is a greatest hits album by Scottish alternative rock band, The Jesus and Mary Chain. It was released on 27 September 2010 via Music Club Deluxe.[1][2][3][4]

The album contains various key tracks from the band's discography, including their singles and a number of rare B-sides, alternative versions and live cuts.[5] Rare songs featured in the albume include the band's reunion song, "All Things Must Pass", which was recorded for the television series "Heroes" in 2008, an alternative version of "33 1/3", "45 RPM", which appeared on 104.9: An XFM Compilation Album and a re-recording of "The Hardest Walk", which originally appeared on the soundtrack of "Some Kind Of Wonderful".[6][7]

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[7]
Daily Express[8]
The Quietusfavourable[9]
The Skinny[10]

Andy Kellman of Allmusic gave the album a positive review, stating: "Upside Down might seem like too much for casual fans, but it retails for the price of a single disc and functions as a thorough, accurate representation of the band’s discography."[7] PJ Meiklem of The Skinny wrote: "The evolution between 1984’s debut single Upside Down and All Things Must Pass (the only new material released since reforming in 2007) may be clear, but it’s not so marked as to drag you through a 44-song-journey to chart it."[10]

Julian Marszalek of The Quietus praised the album, commenting: "Splendidly mastered to boost the fuzz that fizzes throughout the Jesus and Mary Chain’s three chord gems, Upside Down… is a great introduction for anyone seeking an alternative to received wisdom erroneously taken as fact, as well as a timely reminder of Reidian greatness for any lapsed apostles."[9] Johnny Dee of Classic Rock magazine also wrote: "unchronological, Upside Down doesn’t tell the story of The Mary Chain’s transformation from Creation Records agent provocateurs to gothic pop stars to rock’n’roll class act. Instead it darts between eras and demonstrates the breadth of their career."[11]

Robert Spellman of Daily Express described the album as "a useful 44-track gathering of JAMC material spanning the Reid brothers' recording output from 1984 to 2008."[8]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Jim Reid and William Reid, except where noted.

Disc 1
No.TitleAlbumLength
1."Just Like Honey"Psychocandy 
2."April Skies"Darklands 
3."Blues from a Gun"Automatic 
4."Far Gone and Out"Honey's Dead 
5."Some Candy Talking"Some Candy Talking EP 
6."Come On"Stoned & Dethroned 
7."Head On"Automatic 
8."I Love Rock 'n' Roll"Munki 
9."All Things Must Pass"Heroes: Original Soundtrack 
10."Reverence"Honey's Dead 
11."Sidewalking"Non-album single 
12."Cracking Up"Munki 
13."Upside Down"Non-album single 
14."Never Understand"Psychocandy 
15."The Hardest Walk"Some Kind of Wonderful (film) 
16."Happy When It Rains"Darklands 
17."Sometimes Always"Stoned & Dethroned 
18."The Perfect Crime"Sometimes Always 
19."Almost Gold"Honey's Dead 
20."Darklands"Darklands 
21."45 RPM"104.9: An XFM Compilation Album 
22."Head"Just Like Honey 
Disc 2
No.TitleWriter(s)AlbumLength
1."Half Way To Crazy" Automatic 
2."You Trip Me Up" Psychocandy 
3."Rollercoaster" Rollercoaster EP 
4."Birthday" Munki 
5."Happy Place" Happy When It Rains 
6."Something I Can't Have" Sound of Speed 
7."I Hate Rock 'n' Roll" Munki 
8."Tower of Song" (Leonard Cohen cover)Leonard CohenRollercoaster EP 
9."Vegetable Man" (Pink Floyd cover)Syd BarrettUpside Down 
10."In A Hole" Psychocandy 
11."Kill Surf City" April Skies 
12."33 1/3" I Hate Rock 'n' Roll 
13."Cherry Came Too" Darklands 
14."Between Planets" Automatic 
15."Moe Tucker" Munki 
16."Little Stars" Sometimes Always 
17."God Help Me" Stoned & Dethroned 
18."New York City" Come On 
19."Nine Million Rainy Days" Darklands 
20."Drop" Automatic 
21."Black" Munki 
22."Psychocandy" Some Candy Talking EP 

Personnel

The Jesus and Mary Chain

References

  1. ^ Cosores, Philip (21 September 2010). "The Jesus & Mary Chain releasing double-disc anthology". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  2. ^ ""Upside Down: The Best of The Jesus and Mary Chain" on Amazon". Retrieved 9 October 2013.
  3. ^ ""Upside Down – The Best of The Jesus & Mary Chain" on Creation Records". Retrieved 9 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Upside Down: The Best of The Jesus and Mary Chain on Demon Music Group". Retrieved 9 October 2013.
  5. ^ Murray, Robin. "The Jesus And Mary Chain Best Of Due". Clash. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
  6. ^ Hudson, Alex (20 September 2010). "The Jesus and Mary Chain Receive New Best Of Set". Exclaim!. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
  7. ^ a b c Kellman, Andy. "The Jesus and Mary Chain Upside Down - The Best of the Jesus and Mary Chain". Allmusic. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
  8. ^ a b Spellman, Robert (12 December 2010). "The Jesus And Mary Chain: Upside Down: The Best Of... (Demon)". Daily Express. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  9. ^ a b Marszalek, Julian (18 November 2010). "Reviews: The Jesus And Mary Chain - Upside Down". The Quietus. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
  10. ^ a b Meiklem, PJ (14 November 2010). "The Jesus and Mary Chain – Upside Down: The Best Of..." Retrieved 9 October 2013.
  11. ^ Dee, Johnny (December 2010). "The Jesus And Mary Chain". Classic Rock. Retrieved 10 October 2013.

External links

  • Upside Down: The Best of The Jesus and Mary Chain on Demon Music Groups