A Place for Us to Dream: 20 Years of Placebo

A Place for Us to Dream: 20 Years of Placebo

by Placebo


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A Place for Us to Dream: 20 Years of Placebo celebrates the nihilistic English alt-rock veterans' first two decades via a handsome two-disc set that also boasts a 32-page book of pictures curated by co-founders Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal. Opening with the band's propulsive 1998 hit "Pure Morning," the perfect distillation of Placebo's seedy Suede-meets-Harvey Danger brand of goth and Brit-pop-tinged glam rock, A Place for Us to Dream drops a little fan bait early on via the soaring new single "Jesus' Son." Less sordid than live staples like "Nancy Boy," "Taste in Men," and "The Bitter End," all three of which are included here, it retains the group's nervy energy, but leans harder on the anthemic side of things. Obviously, the collection's biggest selling point over 2004's Once More with Feeling: Singles 1996-2004, is the inclusion of post-Sleeping with Ghosts gems like "Meds," "Infra Red," "Too Many Friends," and Molko and Olsdal's brooding rendering of Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill." Placebo have always been a solid singles band, and A Place for Us to Dream delivers the kind of easy, bullet point retrospective that newbies and casual fans can get behind. Longtime listeners will already have these songs -- "Jesus' Son" also appears on the 2016 Life's What You Make It EP -- but between the booklet and the nice mix of radio and album edits, there's plenty here for even the most ardent Placebo follower to sink their teeth into.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/07/2016
Label: Rise Records
UPC: 0816715020024
catalogNumber: 502002
Rank: 36652

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Placebo   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Kate Bush   Composer
David Bottrill   Producer
Peter Cardinali   Horn Arrangements
Paul Corkett   Producer,Engineer
Teo Miller   Engineer
Steve Osborne   Producer
Tony Visconti   Engineer
Brad Wood   Producer
Adrian Bushby   Engineer
Lorraine Francis   Engineer
Dare Mason   Producer
Phil Vinall   Producer
Placebo   Composer,Producer,String Arrangements
Stephen Malkmus   Composer
Jim Abbiss   Producer
Fiona Brice   String Arrangements
Brian Molko   Composer
Ed Kenehan   Engineer
Adam Noble   Producer
Dimitri Tikovoi   Producer
Dario Dendi   Engineer
Steve Ludwin   Composer
Joe Hirst   Engineer
Simon "Barny" Barnicott   Engineer
Jordan Page   Composer
John Prestage   Engineer
James Brown   Engineer
Steven Osbourne   Producer
Kenny Patterson   Engineer
Paul Campion   Composer
Rich Lam   Cover Photo
Rob Kiervan   Producer,Engineer
Scott Sannberg   Composer
Virginie Despentes   translation

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