Gang Of Four - Entertainment!

Gang Of Four - Entertainment!

Original Release Date

1979

Release Information

UK LP 1979 (EMI - EMC 3313)
US LP 1979 (Warner Bros - BSK 3446)
US CD 2005 (Warner Bros/Rhino - R2 78428)

1 Ether 3:48
2 Natural's Not In It 3:04
3 Not Great Men 3:03
4 Damaged Goods 3:25
5 Return To Gift 3:03
6 Guns Before Butter 3:46
7 I Found That Essence Rare 3:10
8 Glass 2:28
9 Contract 2:37
10 At Home He's A Tourist 3:29
11 5.45 3:40
12 Anthrax 4:20
CD Bonus Tracks
13 Outside The Trains Don't Run On Time 3:16
14 He'd Send In The Army 3:41
15 It's Her Factory 3:10
16 Armalite Rifle 2:51
17 Guns Before Butter (Alternative Version) 4:25
18 Contract (Alternative Version) 2:48
19 Blood Free (Live) 3:17
20 Sweet Jane (Live) 3:20

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 45, 3 ks

Credits

LP:

Gang Of Four are:
Dave Allen
Hugo Burnham
Andy Gill
Jon King

Entertainment: Recorded at the Workhouse, Old Kent Road
Produced by Andy Gill, Jon King, Rob Warr, Rick Walton
Engineered by Rick Walton

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Additional Credits on CD:

Remastered by Bill Inglot and Dan Hersch at DigiPrep

Additional Credits

Dave Allen – bass guitar, vocals
Hugo Burnham – drums, vocals
Andy Gill – guitar, vocals
Jon King – vocals, melodica

CD Bonus Tracks:
13-16: Gang Of Four EP, US only, released 1980
13: and 14 also released as Outside The Trains Don't Run On Time 7", April 1980
15: also released as B-Side of At Home He's A Tourist 7", June 1979
16: also released on Damaged Goods 7", October 1978
17-20: previously unissued. 19 live at the Electric Ballroom, 20 live from the American Indian Centre.

Reviews & Opinions

RED STARR, SMASH HITS, OCTOBER 18 - 31, 1979: Another good album. Britain's premier hard rock [sic] have been musically rather too cosy lately, losing that experimental rough edge that made their Fast Product EP (two tracks re-recorded here) such a stormer. Still forceful stuff, however, especially the pointed political lyrics. Difficult fun - may take a few spins to sink in, Best tracks: 'Anthrax', 'At Home He's A Tourist'. (7-and-a-half out of 10).

Additional Notes

There was a previous UK CD reissue in 1995 on EMI (7243 8 32146 2 4) in a jewel case with just three bonus tracks: 'Outside The Trains Don't Run On Time', 'He'd Send In The Army' and 'It's Her Factory'. The mastering on this is different to the Rhino CD, apparently, but it sounds fine to these ears.

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UK LP 1979 (EMI - EMC 3313). Click here for more

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US LP 1979 (Warner Bros - BSK 3446). Click here for more

Gang Of Four - Entertainment! - US CD 2005 (Warner Bros/Rhino - R2 78428) Gang Of Four - Entertainment! - US CD 2005 (Warner Bros/Rhino - R2 78428)

US CD 2005 (Warner Bros/Rhino - R2 78428). Click here for more

 

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