999 - Homicide - The Best Of

999 - Homicide - The Best Of

Original Release Date

1998

Release Information

US CD 1998 (Cleopatra - CLP 0178-2)

1 Boys In The Gang 2:45
2 Biggest Prize In Sport 3:00
3 Feelin Alright With The Crew (Live) 4:04
4 Lie Lie Lie 2:57
5 English Wipeout 3:27
6 Inside Out 2:02
7 Emergency (Live) :48
8 Boiler 3:47
9 Obsessed 2:46
10 Nasty Nasty (Live) 2:13
11 Black Flowers For The Bride 2:49
12 Crazy Crazy Crazy 2:33
13 Homicide (Live) 4:08
14 Absolution 3:03
15 There Is No Glory Mary's Story 2:56
16 Signed Dangerous Of Hollywood 2:30
17 I'm Alive (Live) 3:18
18 Deep In The Shadow 2:37
19 Don't You Know I Need You (Live) 3:04
20 My Street Stinks (Live) 1:58

Chart Placings

None

Credits

1, 2, 5, 6, 8: from The Biggest Prize In Sport LP, 1980
3, 7, 10, 13, 17, 19, 20: from Live and Loud!! LP, 1987
4: B-Side of Found Out Too Late 7", 1979
9: from Concrete LP, 1981
11, 12, 14 - 16, 18: from You Us It! CD, 1993

Reviews & Opinions

JACK RABID: The problem with this so-called best-of is that Cleopatra were unable to secure the rights to the first two LPs from EMI U.K. A mere six songs from that era appear, and only as passable live renditions from a decade-later concert (released as Live and Loud!!). Drat and double drat! "Definitive" this sure ain't! Homicide is, however, a nice sampler of the diminished, but still worthwhile 999 that's continued since. 1980's The Biggest Prize in Sport dominates with five tracks, though the most thrilling moment is provided by 1981's Concrete, the taut, neo-Western 'Obsessed'" as Cash's typically optimistic, bellowed squeal takes on a lascivious crackle. Yes! Go buy those first two LPs if you can find them, or the two previous, way-superior, import vinyl best-ofs, Singles Album or Identity Parade, then check this out! A lesser 999 is still enjoyable.

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