Cool As

Cool As

by Inspiral CarpetsInspiral Carpets


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In May 2003, Mute issued a definitive three-disc Inspiral Carpets retrospective to coincide with the band's round of U.K. club and festival dates. In addition to a greatest-hits disc, the set featured a second disc with rarities and exclusive tracks, as well as a DVD of videos and live footage. Cool As was certainly quite the complete package, but it didn't see a release date outside of the U.K. Mute has remedied that oversight by releasing its Greatest Hits portion as an abbreviated Carpets retrospective. The album is perfect for fans who rest somewhere between Madchester reminiscence and completist fanaticism. Every great single is here, including "Joe," "She Comes in the Fall," "Dragging Me Down," and the Mark E. Smith duet version of "I Want You." The 1995 Mute release Singles included all of this, too. But Greatest Hits ups the ante with "Come Back Tomorrow," a great lost track built around a Tommy James-styled organ hook and a robust classic pop chorus, and switches out Singles' "Sackville" and "Commercial Rain" for "Keep the Circle Around" and "Butterfly," two early cuts that feature original vocalist Stephen Holt. Greatest Hits also pays better attention to Inspiral Carpets' time line -- it's sequenced in order of release.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/02/2003
Label: Emi Import
UPC: 0724359506227
catalogNumber: 595062

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Inspiral Carpets   Primary Artist
Tom Hingley   Vocals
Graham Lambert   Guitar
Clint Boon   Keyboards,Background Vocals,farfisa organ
Craig Gill   Drums
David Swift   Bass Guitar
David Keane   Percussion
Martyn Walsh   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Inspiral Carpets   Composer,Producer
808 State   Producer
Dave Bascombe   Remixing
Gareth Jones   Producer
Daniel Miller   Remixing
Clif Norrell   Engineer
Gary Wilkinson   Engineer
Pascal Gabriel   Producer
Nick Garside   Producer
Chris Nagle   Producer
Dave Fielding   Producer
David Bascombe   Remixing
Andy Doran   Artwork

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