Crystal Days: 1979–1999

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Crystal Days: 1979–1999
Box set by Echo & the Bunnymen
Released 17 July 2001
Recorded March 1979 – 15 March 1999
Genre Post-punk
Label Rhino
Producer

Compilation
Andy Zax

Original Recordings
Lars Aldman, David Balfe, Bill Drummond, Echo & the Bunnymen, Kevin Howlett, Hugh Jones, Laurie Latham, Ray Manzarek, Gil Norton, Alan Perman
Echo & the Bunnymen chronology
Flowers
(2001)
Crystal Days: 1979–1999
(2001)
Live in Liverpool
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B+[2]
Q 4/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[4]
Uncut 4/5 stars[5]

Crystal Days: 1979–1999 is a four CD box set by Echo & the Bunnymen, which was released in July 2001. It is a retrospective of the band's work between 1979 and 1999, although it omits the material released when the band was fronted by Noel Burke (1990–92).

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ian McCulloch, Will Sergeant, Les Pattinson and Pete de Freitas except where noted.

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Monkeys" (McCulloch, Sergeant, Pattinson) (original version) – 3.04
  2. "The Pictures on My Wall" (McCulloch, Sergeant, Pattinson) (original single version) – 2.51
  3. "Read It in Books" (Julian Cope, McCulloch) (original single version) – 2.59
  4. "Villiers Terrace" (John Peel session 15 August 1979) – 4.13
  5. "Rescue" – 4.26
  6. "Simple Stuff" – 2.35
  7. "Stars Are Stars" – 2.47
  8. "All That Jazz" – 2.47
  9. "Crocodiles" – 2.40
  10. "The Puppet" – 3.07
  11. "Do It Clean" – 2.48
  12. "Show of Strength" −4.56
  13. "Over the Wall" – 6.06
  14. "A Promise" – 4.04
  15. "Heaven Up Here" −3.43
  16. "All My Colours" – 4.02
  17. "Broke My Neck" (long version) – 7.17
  18. "No Hands" (John Peel session 27 January 1982) – 3.11
  19. "Fuel" – 4.05
  20. "The Subject" – 5.09

Disc two[edit]

  1. "The Back of Love" – 3.15
  2. "The Cutter" – 3.52
  3. "Way Out and Up We Go" – 4.03
  4. "Clay" – 4.16
  5. "Heads Will Roll" – 3.33
  6. "Gods Will Be Gods" (alternate version) – 5.30
  7. "Never Stop (Discotheque)" – 4.46
  8. "Watch Out Below" (John Peel session 19 September 1983) – 2.50
  9. "The Killing Moon" (All Night version) – 9.13
  10. "Silver (Tidal Wave)" – 5.12
  11. "Angels and Devils" – 4.23
  12. "Crystal Days" – 2.26
  13. "Seven Seas" – 3.20
  14. "My Kingdom" – 4.06
  15. "Ocean Rain" – 5.18
  16. "All You Need Is Love" (Lennon–McCartney) – 6.42

Disc three[edit]

  1. "Bring on the Dancing Horses" – 4.05
  2. "Over Your Shoulder" – 4.07
  3. "Lover, I Love You" (McCulloch, Sergeant, Pattinson) – 4.20
  4. "Satisfaction" (McCulloch, Sergeant, Pattinson) – 4.11
  5. "New Direction" (original version) (McCulloch, Sergeant, Pattinson) – 4.23
  6. "Ship of Fools" (McCulloch, Sergeant, Pattinson) – 4.04
  7. "All My Life" (McCulloch, Sergeant, Pattinson) – 4.10
  8. "The Game" (McCulloch, Sergeant, Pattinson) – 3.51
  9. "Bedbugs and Ballyhoo" – 3.29
  10. "Lips Like Sugar" (single mix) (McCulloch, Sergeant, Pattinson) – 4.37
  11. "People Are Strange" (full-length version) (Robbie Krieger, Jim Morrison) – 4.32
  12. "Rollercoaster" – 4.05
  13. "Don't Let It Get You Down" (McCulloch, Sergeant, Pattinson) – 3.52
  14. "I Want to Be There (When You Come)" (McCulloch, Sergeant, Pattinson) – 3.39
  15. "Nothing Lasts Forever" (McCulloch, Sergeant, Pattinson) – 3.56
  16. "Hurricane" (McCulloch, Sergeant, Pattinson) – 4.21
  17. "Rust" (McCulloch, Sergeant, Pattinson) – 5.24
  18. "What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?" (McCulloch, Sergeant, Pattinson) – 5.11

Disc four[edit]

  1. "In the Midnight Hour" (Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett) – 3.30
  2. "Start Again" (live 6 November 1987) (McCulloch) – 3.26
  3. "The Original Cutter – A Drop in the Ocean" – 4.00
  4. "Heads Will Roll" (Summer version) – 4.25
  5. "Bedbugs and Ballyhoo" (original single version) – 3.38
  6. "Zimbo" (live 17 July 1982 with The Royal Burundi Drummers) – 4.57
  7. "Angels and Devils" (live 25 April 1985) – 3.04
  8. "She Cracked" (live 4/85) (Jonathan Richman) – 2.54
  9. "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" (live 4/85) (Bob Dylan) – 3.33
  10. "Soul Kitchen" (live 25 April 1985) (John Densmore, Krieger, Ray Manzarek, Morrison) – 3.50
  11. "Action Woman" (live 25 April 1985) (Warren Kendrick) – 3.21
  12. "Paint It, Black" (live 25 April 1985) (Jagger/Richards) – 3.15
  13. "Run Run Run" (live 25 April 1985) (Lou Reed) – 3.59
  14. "Friction" (live 25 April 1985) (Tom Verlaine) – 4.44
  15. "Crocodiles" (live 25 April 1985) – 6.06
  16. "Heroin" (live 18 July 1983) (Reed) – 5.43
  17. "Do It Clean" (live 18 July 1983) – 8.18
  18. "The Cutter" (alternate version) – 4.06

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Echo & the Bunnymen[edit]

Other musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

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