Greatest Hits ... And More

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Greatest Hits ... And More
Greatest hits album by 10cc
Released 6 November 2006
Recorded 1965–2006
Genre Rock
Label Universal Music Group
10cc chronology
Strawberry Bubblegum
(2003)
Greatest Hits ... And More
(2006)
The Best of 10cc Live
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Greatest Hits ... And More is the name of a 2006 compilation of songs by English pop group 10cc as well as pre-10cc and post-10cc work by its founding members, Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart and Kevin Godley and Lol Creme, performing as Godley & Creme. The album was released as a double CD.

The album attracted criticism both from fans who complained about one track, "Feel the Benefit", running at a slow speed[2][3] and from Eric Stewart, who noted his post-10cc work had been overlooked, while a disproportionate number of tracks representing Gouldman's career before and after 10cc had been included.

Stewart commented: "Some fans seem to think that I may have vetoed the use of my own songs on the album, especially as Kevin and Graham have two new songs on there, but this definitely isn't the case. Lol and I were simply not consulted by Universal about the content of the release and didn't know anything until the advertising appeared. It does appear that the compilation has been hijacked, the number of Gouldman songs being completely disproportionate. Why no Frabjoy and the Runcible Spoon etc etc? Anyone initially reading the track list could be forgiven for thinking that it should really have been called "A History of Graham Gouldman's Musical Associations"!"[4]

Stewart reproduced correspondence from Universal Music which indicated Harvey Lisberg, the former 10cc manager and long-time Gouldman manager, had had a significant role in the album's track selection and added: "I am very shocked and sad that this has happened, but again, like the recent tours, you will have to make up your own minds whether this album represents a real 10cc compilation or not."[5]

Track listing[edit]

Disc One:

  1. "Donna" (from 10cc, 1973)
  2. "Rubber Bullets" (from 10cc, 1973)
  3. "The Dean and I" (from 10cc, 1973)
  4. "The Wall Street Shuffle" (from Sheet Music, 1974)
  5. "Silly Love" (from Sheet Music, 1974)
  6. "Life Is a Minestrone" (from The Original Soundtrack, 1975)
  7. "I'm Not in Love" (from The Original Soundtrack, 1975)
  8. "Art for Art's Sake" (from How Dare You!, 1976)
  9. "I'm Mandy Fly Me" (from How Dare You!, 1976)
  10. "The Things We Do for Love" (from Deceptive Bends, 1977)
  11. "Good Morning Judge" (from Deceptive Bends, 1977)
  12. "Dreadlock Holiday" (from Bloody Tourists, 1978)
  13. "Ready to Go Home" (from Mirror Mirror, 1995)
  14. "Cry" – Godley & Creme (from The History Mix Volume 1, 1985)
  15. "Neanderthal Man" – Hotlegs (from Thinks: School Stinks, 1971)
  16. "Bridge to Your Heart" – Wax (from American English, 1987)

Disc Two:

  1. "Johnny Don't Do It" (from 10cc, 1973)
  2. "Old Wild Men" (from Sheet Music, 1974)
  3. "Worst Band in the World" (from Sheet Music, 1974)
  4. "People in Love" (from Deceptive Bends, 1977)
  5. "Feel the Benefit (Pt. 1: Reminisce and Speculate/Pt. 2: A Latin Break)" (from Deceptive Bends, 1977)
  6. "Don't Hang Up" (from How Dare You!, 1976)
  7. "Second Sitting for the Last Supper" (from The Original Soundtrack, 1975)
  8. "Une Nuit A Paris" (from The Original Soundtrack, 1975)
  9. "Under Your Thumb" – Godley & Creme (from Ismism, 1981)
  10. "Wedding Bells" – Godley & Creme (from Ismism, 1981)
  11. "A Groovy Kind of Love" – The Mindbenders (from A Groovy Kind of Love, 1966)
  12. "No Milk Today" – Graham Gouldman (from The Graham Gouldman Thing, 1968)
  13. "Bus Stop" – Graham Gouldman / The Holliles (non-album single, 1966)
  14. "For Your Love" – Graham Gouldman / The Yardbirds (non-album single, 1965)
  15. "Heart Full of Soul" – Graham Gouldman (from Having a Rave Up, 1965)
  16. "Beautifulloser.com" – GG06 (previously unreleased, 2006)
  17. "Son of Man" – GG06 (previously unreleased, 2006)

Representation[edit]

Due to the end of the album being heavy of Graham Gouldman's unrelated 10cc projects, and the absence of material from later 10cc albums, this compilation album is of an uneven balance.

The band's first six albums, from 10cc (1973) through to Deceptive Bends (1977) are very well represented with four tracks each except for How Dare You! which has only three tracks featured. Only one song from Bloody Tourists (1978) features, however, and no material from any of the band's further five albums is featured, except for Mirror Mirror (1995), which is represented with "Ready to Go Home".

Three Godley & Creme songs are featured, two of these from Ismism (1981) and another from The History Mix Volume 1 (1985). The only album from an early incarnation of 10cc, Hotlegs' album Thinks: School Stinks (1971), is represented with the hit "Neanderthal Man". The biggest hit by Wax is also featured.

Finally, Graham Gouldman recordings of song he had written for popular 1960s bands are featured on disc two, amongst them are songs he had written for The Hollies and The Yardbirds. "A Groovy Kind of Love" by The Mindbenders, a mid 1960s band featuring Eric Stewart, is also featured as the song was a hit in both the UK and the US. Two songs from GG06 (Godley and Gouldman) also feature, these songs never having a release before.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ User reviews at Amazon.co.uk
  3. ^ User reviews at Amazon.com
  4. ^ Comments on Eric Stewart website, 2 August 2006
  5. ^ Comments on Eric Stewart website, 2 November 2006