Before During After: Story Of

4CD £40.99
  • SKU: 5733098
  • UPC: 0602557330984
  • Release Date: 28 July 2017


Label Review.

Disc one features the hits. The second disc includes 'Post 10cc' work by Godley & Creme, Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Wax, Art Of Noise, GG06, The Producers and for the first time on CD is Paul McCartney's 'Pretty Little Head' (featuring Eric Stewart) in it's seven inch mix. Disc three is 'And Friends' including tracks by Ohio Express, Peter Cowap, Manchester City FC and many more. The final disc is 'Before 10cc' and includes tracks by The Mindbenders, Graham Gouldman, Hotlegs, Rameses and Neil Sedaka.

Our Overview.

Among the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music, 10cc are one of the very few acts to have achieved commercial, critical and creative success in equal measure. Testament to 10cc’s ongoing appeal, the band can count a generation straddling array of fellow artists, everyone from Chrissie Hynde to The Feeling’s Dan Gillespie and Axl Rose to Sophie Ellis Bextor, among their many millions of fans. Comprising four musicians - Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley and Lol Creme - who had written and recorded together for some three years, before assuming the “10cc” name in 1972 - two strong song-writing teams, injected sharp wit to lyrically-dextrous songs. Stewart and Gouldman were straight pop-song-writers, who created the band’s most accessible songs; Godley and Creme were the experimental half of 10cc, featuring an Art School sensibility and cinematic writing.

And we are finally treated to a 10cc; Career-spanning box celebrating their work. The collection has been curated with input from the band and is the first complete, career-encompassing collection of Eric Stewart, Lol Crème, Kevin Godley and Graham Gouldman’s work – both with 10cc and outwith the group. The box set’s four discs are titled During: The Best Of 10cc 1972 - 1978, After: What We Did Next - Post 10cc, Before: The Strawberry Hit Factory and Before: The Early Years.

Gouldman says: “What can I say? I'm very, very proud of it. Where do we fit in, or not, alongside Roxy Music, David Bowie, Marc Bolan, Sparks and Queen? We weren't like that. We were there for the music and didn't have an image. I really think we were the best of the bunch.”

Godley adds: “It's a usual group tale of four innocent wide-eyed youths with ambitions to make interesting music, finding each other, developing a chemistry and learning how to deploy that chemistry."

Crème comments: “We established a style without realising it – a tongue-in-cheek, witty, semi-pastiche style of writing. Those kind of tracks seemed to come easily."

And Eric Stewart says: “10cc certainly carried on the mantle of the Beatles, that was my intention. I wanted every track to be different. Paul McCartney was a good personal friend of mine and loved the 10cc stuff – he sent me a lovely postcard after he heard Sheet Music.”

The box set will also include a 40-page hardback book containing new interviews with all four members, while a 2CD edition featuring During: The Best Of 10cc 1972 - 1978 and After: What We Did Next - Post 10cc is also be released.

Disc 1: During: The Best of 10cc 1972 - 1978

1 Rubber Bullets

2 Donna

3 Silly Love

4 The Dean And I

5 Life Is a Minestrone

6 The Wall Street Shuffle

7 Art for Art's Sake

8 I'm Mandy Fly Me

9 Good Morning Judge

10 The Things We Do for Love

11 Dreadlock Holiday

12 I'm Not in Love

Disc 2 After: What We Did Next – Post 10cc

1 Godley and Creme - Under Your Thumb

2 Godley and Creme - An Englishman In New York

3 Godley and Creme - Cry

4 Godley and Creme - Wedding Bells

5 Graham Gouldman - Sunburn

6 Wax - Bridge to Your Heart

7 Wax - Right Between the Eyes

8 Eric Stewart - The Ritual Parts 1-2-3

9 Paul McCartney - Pretty Little Head

10 Art of Noise - Metaforce

11 Art of Noise - Metaphor on The Floor

12 GG06 - Hooligan Crane

13 GG06 - Son of Man

14 Kevin Godley - Confessions

15 Kevin Godley / Luke Mornay - Expecting A Message

16 Producers - Man on The Moon

17 Producers - Every Single Night in Jamaica

Disc 3: Before: The Strawberry Hit Factory

1 Ohio Express - Sausalito (Is the Place To Go)

2 Peter Cowap - Tampa, Florida

3 Garden Odyssey - Have You Ever Been to Georgia?

4 Tristar Airbus - Travellin' Man

5 Peter Cowap - Crickets

6 Festival - Today

7 Doctor Father - Umbopo

8 Peter Cowap - Safari

9 Grumble - Da Doo Ron Ron

10 Garden Odyssey - The Joker

11 Manchester City F.C.- Funky City

12 Peter Cowap - The Man with The Golden Gun

13 Doctor Father - Roll On

14 Peter Cowap - Wicked Melinda

15 Tristar Airbus - Willie Morgan

16 Grumble - Pig Bin An' Gone

17 Festival - Warm Me

18 Peter Cowap - Oh Solomon

19 Manchester City F.C.- Boys in Blue

20 Crazy Elephant - There Ain't No Umbopo

Disc 4: Before: The Early Years

1 The Mindbenders - A Groovy Kind of Love

2 The Mindbenders - One More Time

3 Graham Gouldman - Bus Stop

4 Graham Gouldman - No Milk Today

5 Graham Gouldman - For Your Love

6 Hotlegs - Neanderthal Man

7 Hotlegs - Desperate Dan

8 Rameses - Life Child

9 Rameses - Quasar One

10 Neil Sedaka - That's When the Music Takes Me

11 Neil Sedaka – Solitaire

12 Neil Sedaka - Love Will Keep Us Together


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