Various - Zetrospective

Various - Zetrospective

Original Release Date

1989

Release Information

Germany 2xLP 1989 (Island/ZE Records - 303 706) - Zetrospective

Dancing In The Face Of Adversity
A1 Cristina - Disco Clone 4:07
A2 Don Armando's Second Avenue Rhumba Band - Deputy Of Love 5:26
A3 Coati Mundi - Que Pasa / Me No Pop I 6:19
A4 Was (Not Was) - Wheel Me Out 7:07
A5 Material - Busting Out 4:13
A6 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - I'm A Wonderful Thing Baby 5:04
A7 Breakfast Club - Rico Mambo 4:32
A8 Caroline Loeb - A Malibu 3:03
B1 Was (Not Was) - White People Can't Dance 2:57
B2 James White & The Blacks - Contort Yourself 5:39
B3 Alan Vega - Juke Box Baby 4:46
B4 Last Men - Jimmy Igo 2:24
B5 Suicide - Dream Baby Dream 3:15
B6 Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Jim On The Move 2:26
B7 Lydia Lunch - Lady Scarface 3:10
B8 Teenage Jesus And The Jerks - The Closet 2:52
Hope Springs Eternal
C1 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Annie I'm Not Your Daddy 6:25
C2 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Table Manners 3:58
C3 David Sigerson - Break My Heart 4:01
C4 David Sigerson - Over And Over 4:59
C5 Cristina - The Lie Of Love 4:32
C6 Cristina - He Dines Out On Death 2:35
C7 John Cale - I Keep A Close Watch 2:29
C8 John Cale - Caribbean Sunset 4:22
C9 The Waitresses - I Know What Boys Like 3:09
D1 The Waitresses - No Guilt 3:48
D2 Was (Not Was) - Tell Me That I'm Dreaming 4:58
D3 Was (Not Was) - Zaz Turned Blue 4:18
D4 John Robie - City Of Wonder 5:32
D5 The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping 5:15
D6 Cristina - Things Fall Apart 4:31
D7 David Sigerson - It's A Big Country 2:50

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UK 2xCD 1989 (Island - 846 225-2) - Zetrospective: Dancing In The Face Of Adversity / Hope Springs Eternal

Disc One: Dancing In The Face Of Adversity
1 Cristina - Disco Clone 4:07
2 Don Armando's Second Avenue Rhumba Band - Deputy Of Love 5:26
3 Coati Mundi - Que Pasa / Me No Pop I 6:19
4 Was (Not Was) - Wheel Me Out 7:07
5 Material - Busting Out 4:13
6 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - I'm A Wonderful Thing Baby 5:04
7 Breakfast Club - Rico Mambo 4:32
8 Caroline Loeb - A Malibu 3:03
9 Was (Not Was) - White People Can't Dance 2:57
10 James White & The Blacks - Contort Yourself 5:39
11 Alan Vega - Juke Box Baby 4:46
12 Last Men - Jimmy Igo 2:24
13 Suicide - Dream Baby Dream 3:15
14 Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Jim On The Move 2:26
15 Lydia Lunch - Lady Scarface 3:10
16 Teenage Jesus And The Jerks - The Closet 2:52
Disc Two Hope Springs Eternal
1 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Annie I'm Not Your Daddy 6:25
2 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Table Manners 3:58
3 David Sigerson - Break My Heart 4:01
4 David Sigerson - Over And Over 4:59
5 Cristina - The Lie Of Love 4:32
6 Cristina - He Dines Out On Death 2:35
7 John Cale - I Keep A Close Watch 2:29
8 John Cale - Caribbean Sunset 4:22
9 The Waitresses - I Know What Boys Like 3:09
10 The Waitresses - No Guilt 3:48
11 Was (Not Was) - Tell Me That I'm Dreaming 4:58
12 Was (Not Was) - Zaz Turned Blue 4:18
13 John Robie - City Of Wonder 5:32
14 The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping 5:15
15 Cristina - Things Fall Apart 4:31
16 David Sigerson - It's A Big Country 2:50

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US CD 1989 (ZE Records - CCD 4015.I) - Zetrospective: Dancing In The Face Of Adversity

1 Cristina - Disco Clone 4:07
2 Don Armando's Second Avenue Rhumba Band - Deputy Of Love 5:26
3 Coati Mundi - Que Pasa / Me No Pop I 6:19
4 Was (Not Was) - Wheel Me Out 7:07
5 Material - Busting Out 4:13
6 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - I'm A Wonderful Thing Baby 5:04
7 Breakfast Club - Rico Mambo 4:32
8 Caroline Loeb - A Malibu 3:03
9 Was (Not Was) - White People Can't Dance 2:57
10 James White & The Blacks - Contort Yourself 5:39
11 Alan Vega - Juke Box Baby 4:46
12 Last Men - Jimmy Igo 2:24
13 Suicide - Dream Baby Dream 3:15
14 Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Jim On The Move 2:26
15 Lydia Lunch - Lady Scarface 3:10
16 Teenage Jesus And The Jerks - The Closet 2:52

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US CD 1989 (ZE Records - CCD 4015.II) - Zetrospective: Hope Springs Eternal

1 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Annie I'm Not Your Daddy 6:25
2 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Table Manners 3:58
3 David Sigerson - Break My Heart 4:01
4 David Sigerson - Over And Over 4:59
5 Cristina - The Lie Of Love 4:32
6 Cristina - He Dines Out On Death 2:35
7 John Cale - I Keep A Close Watch 2:29
8 John Cale - Caribbean Sunset 4:22
9 The Waitresses - I Know What Boys Like 3:09
10 The Waitresses - No Guilt 3:48
11 Was (Not Was) - Tell Me That I'm Dreaming 4:58
12 Was (Not Was) - Zaz Turned Blue 4:18
13 John Robie - City Of Wonder 5:32
14 The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping 5:15
15 Cristina - Things Fall Apart 4:31
16 David Sigerson - It's A Big Country 2:50

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ROBERT CHRISTGAU: Resuscitating the four standout tracks from the 1981 nouveau-disco anthology Seize the Beat and 12 others besides, this is the soundtrack to a lost era--art-scene disco according to Michael Zilkha on one side, art-scene DOR ditto on the other. It's very Manhattan, even more dilettantishly cerebral after all these years, and I prefer the disco even though the beat does get repetitive (those handclaps): only Kid Creole's "I'm a Wonderful Thing Baby," which oddly enough is the compilation's only readily available cut, has much give to it. But good work by uneven or ultimately tedious artists abounds. From Cristina's satiric "Disco Clone" to Was (Not Was)'s literal "White People Can't Dance," from Coati Mundi's bad-rapping "Que Pasa/Me No Pop I" to Lydia Lunch's sweet-talking "Lady Scarface," from Don Armando's cheesy "Deputy of Love" to Breakfast Club's cheesy "Rico Mambo," this is the first postmodern dance music--dance music with a critical spirit. And it's funny as hell. A-

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