- Audio CD (Jan. 1 1997)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Mca
- ASIN: B000002OIH
- Other Editions: Audio Cassette
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #130,651 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
|1. Dead Man's Party|
|2. When The Lights Go Out|
|5. Flesh 'N Blood|
|6. Not My Slave|
|9. No Spill Blood [1988 Boingo Alive Version]|
|10. Out Of Control|
|11. Weird Science|
|12. No One Lives Forever|
|13. Wild Sex (In The Working Class) [1988 Boingo Alive Version]|
|14. Just Another Day|
|15. Who Do You Want To Be|
|16. Only A Lad|
Do not buy this disc... instead, buy "Anthology" where you can find the proper versions of the songs.
This includes "We Close Our Eyes" for those of you who are looking for it.
This isn't a bad thing. In the case of "Dead Man's Party", the oddly sluggish feel of the original is gone entirely. Most of the songs, in fact, sound tighter, brighter, and the whole thing just *bounces* along with the cheerily macabre sensibility that an Oingo fan dotes on. I listen to it and find I get the keenest enjoyment from it in the car, despite my rotten speakers. There you are, zooming through space in your little tin-can with internal combustion. Death is not far from your mind, more often than not, and it's invigorating to hear it discussed with such happy relish.
The mood of this compilation is perhaps a bit lopsided: the friskier pieces such as DMP and "Not My Slave" tend to be near the beginning, while the album slides toward wistful sentiment and pretty minor-key warbling toward the end. In the car, the opening trumpets of DMP are a clarion call back to the lighter side of things. Without the "Repeat All" function, it kinda wiggles to a halt. Not bad at-awl.