1992–2012 The Anthology

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1992–2012 The Anthology
Greatest hits album by Underworld
Released 4 December 2011 (2011-12-04)
Recorded 1992–2011
Genre Techno
House
Trance
Electronica
Label underworldlive.com/Cooking Vinyl
Producer Rick Smith
Underworld chronology
Barking
(2010)
1992–2012 The Anthology
(2012)
A Collection
(2012)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 88/100 [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [2]
Starpulse 4.5/5 stars [3]
Q Magazine 5/5 stars [4]
Pitchfork Media 7.0/10 [5]
Mezzic 9.0/10 [6]
Uncut 4/5 stars [7]
TODAYonline 4/5 stars [8]
Rock Shock 4/5 stars [9]
Heineken Music 4/5 stars[10]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[11]

1992–2012 The Anthology is a three-disc compilation album by Underworld, released 4 December 2011 on underworldlive.com for digital download. The physical CDs were released on 23 January 2012, along with A Collection, a single-disc compilation with radio edits.[12] The first two discs contain a revamped version of 1992–2002, while the third disc of the collection contains an unreleased track from the band's early period, along with b-sides and other rarities. 1992–2012 is notable for including an extended version of "Jumbo", which was previously only available on select promotional copies of Underworld's previous greatest hits collection, 1992–2002. "Moaner" fades out on this album, despite being the full length version of the song. Along with previous soundtrack contributions "Born Slippy .NUXX", "Dark & Long (Dark Train)", "8 Ball" and "Moaner", this greatest hits package also includes "Cowgirl", as featured in Hackers; and "To Heal", from Sunshine.

Track listing[edit]

Disc One
No. Title Length
1. "Bigmouth"   10:08
2. "Mmm Skyscraper... I Love You"   13:16
3. "Rez"   9:59
4. "Cowgirl"   8:32
5. "Spikee"   12:31
6. "Dirty Epic"   10:00
7. "Dark & Long (Dark Train)"   10:51
Disc Two
No. Title Length
1. "Born Slippy .NUXX"   7:35
2. "Pearl's Girl"   9:41
3. "Jumbo"   9:12
4. "8 Ball"   8:58
5. "Moaner"   10:23
6. "Two Months Off"   9:11
7. "To Heal"   2:35
8. "Crocodile"   6:31
9. "Scribble"   7:03
Disc Three (unreleased tracks and rarities)
No. Title Length
1. "The Hump" (first ever Smith/Hyde/Emerson release; same as the "Groove Without a Doubt" mix from the "Mother Earth" single) 8:54
2. "Big Meat Show" (unreleased track from dubnobasswithmyheadman) 9:08
3. "Minneapolis" (B-side to "Dirty", full length version) 10:05
4. "Why Why Why" (B-side to "Rez") 12:16
5. "Oich Oich" (B-side to "Pearl's Girl") 8:34
6. "Second Hand" (from Café del Mar Volume 1) 9:04
7. "Parc" (live track from Japan-only The Bells the Bells, edited) 3:32
8. "Simple Peal" (Barking Japan-only bonus track) 4:34
9. "JAL to Tokyo" (from Lovely Broken Thing) 5:45

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Album at Metacritic". Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Album at AllMusic". Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "1992-2012 Album Review". StarPulse.com. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "While 1992-2012 is no substitute for the seamless ebb and flow of dubnobasswith myheadman and Second Toughest In the Infants, there are some glorious moments" (Mar 2012). Q Magazine. p. 114. 
  5. ^ Harvell, Jess (31 January 2012). "Underworld Anthology: 1992 to 2012". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Reviews: Underworld – A Collection (2011) & 1992-2012 The Anthology (2011)". mezzic.com. 30 Jan 2012. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  7. ^ Uncut (magazine) (p.101) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The nostalgic tug of the earlier, dancier singles remains strong, but as a bonus disc of rarities demonstrates, their experimental side is equally compelling."
  8. ^ "Album review at TodayOnline". [dead link]
  9. ^ Busi, Fabio (7 January 2012). "Review Underworld: Anthology 1992-2012". rockshock.it. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  10. ^ "Album Review at Heineken". [dead link]
  11. ^ Mathers, Ian (10 February 2012). "Underworld: A Collection / 1992-2012: The Anthology". Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  12. ^ "20 Years, Two Compilations; All the hits and a handful of rarities". Retrieved 26 October 2012.