Golden Greats (Ian Brown album)

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Golden Greats
Studio album by Ian Brown
Released 11 August 1999
Genre Alternative rock, indie rock
Length 55:34
Label Polydor
Producer Ian Brown
Ian Brown chronology
Unfinished Monkey Business
(1998)
Golden Greats
(1999)
Music of the Spheres
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
NME 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Guardian 4.5/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[4]
The Austin Chronicle 4/5 stars[5]
The Independent (Mixed)[6]
Yahoo! Music 8/10 stars[7]

Golden Greats is the second solo album released by Ian Brown, the ex-frontman of The Stone Roses. Despite the title, the album is not a compilation, but rather, a studio album. It was described by NME as "a left-field masterpiece and Brown's best work for a decade",[2] contains soaring sonic textures and electronic dance beats; it is less song-oriented than Unfinished Monkey Business. Golden Greats showcases a diverse usage of instruments including strings, mellotron and organs.

Track 10, "Babasónicos", is the name of an actual Argentine band that collaborated with Brown on the song.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Gettin' High" (Ian Brown, Aziz Ibrahim) – 4:01
  2. "Love Like a Fountain" (Brown) – 5:14
  3. "Free My Way" (Brown) – 4:19
  4. "Set My Baby Free" (Brown, Anif Akinola)– 4:26
  5. "So Many Soldiers" (Brown, Dave McCracken, Tim Wills) – 5:16
  6. "Golden Gaze" (Brown, Simon Wolstencroft, Mike Bennett, McCracken, Wills) – 3:56
  7. "Dolphins Were Monkeys" (Brown, McCracken, Wills) – 5:06
  8. "Neptune" (Brown, Sylvan Richardson Jnr.) – 3:32
  9. "First World" (Brown, Ibrahim) – 5:07
  10. "Babasónicos" (Brown, Diego Tuñon, Walter Kebleris)– 4:05

2005 US Release Bonus Tracks:

  1. "Dolphins Were Monkey (Single Version)" - 2:55
  2. "Dolphins Were Monkeys (Unkle Vs. South Remix)" - 7:09
  3. "Billie Jean" - 3:36
  4. "Thriller" - 3:23
  5. "Love Like a Fountain (Infected By Scourge of the Earth)" - 3:35

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Golden Greats". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "NME Album Reviews - Golden Greats". Nme.Com. 3 November 1999. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Sullivan, Caroline. "Review: Ian Brown - Golden Greats (Polydor)". Friday Review (Guardian Media Group) (12 November 1999): 18. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Golden Greats - Ian Brown". The Austin Chronicle. 
  6. ^ Nicholas Barber (7 November 1999). "CD REVIEWS: POP - Arts & Entertainment". The Independent. Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Yahoo! UK & Ireland omg! - Celebrity Gossip | News | Photos | Videos". Uk.launch.yahoo.com. 20 April 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2012.