Return to the Valley of The Go-Go's

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Return to the Valley of The Go-Go's
Compilation album by The Go-Go's
Released October 18, 1994
Recorded 1982-94
Genre Pop rock, new wave
Length 57:09 (1xCD)
1:50:37 (2xCD)
Label I.R.S. Records
Producer Gregg Edward, Rob Freeman, Richard Gottehrer
The Go-Go's chronology
Greatest
(1990)
Return to the Valley of The Go-Go's
(1994)
VH1 Behind the Music: Go-Go's Collection
(2000)
Singles from Return to the Valley of The Go-Go's
  1. "The Whole World Lost Its Head"
    Released: 1994
  2. "Good Girl"
    Released: 1994

Return to the Valley of The Go-Go's is The Go-Go's second compilation album, released in 1994. There were two versions of this compilation released, a single disc and a double disc version. All recordings found on the single disc are identical to those on the double.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly A− link
Rolling Stone (favorable) link
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars [1]

Track listing[edit]

Single disc version[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Living at the Canterbury/Party Pose" (Live at Rehearsal, 2/79) Wiedlin ("Living at the Canterbury")/Caffey, Wiedlin ("Party Pose") 4:30
2. "Fashion Seekers" (Intro Live at Rehearsal, 2/79; Live at the Mabuhay, San Francisco, 8/79) Caffey, Fleury 3:08
3. "He's So Strange" (Live at Rehearsal, 1/80) Caffey, Phillips, Custis, Wiedlin 4:11
4. "London Boys" (Live at Palos Verdes High School, LA, 12/81) Wiedlin, Bolles 2:39
5. "Beatnik Beach" (Live at Palos Verdes High School, LA, 12/81) Caffey, Carlisle 2:43
6. "Cool Jerk" (Previously unreleased demo) Storball 2:31
7. "We Got the Beat" (Single mix) Caffey 2:31
8. "Our Lips Are Sealed"   Wiedlin, Hall 2:45
9. "Surfing and Spying" (B-side) Caffey 1:57
10. "Vacation"   Valentine, Caffey, Wiedlin 2:58
11. "Speeding" (B-side) Caffey, Wiedlin 2:07
12. "Good for Gone" (B-side) Schock, Valentine 2:55
13. "Head over Heels"   Caffey, Valentine 3:37
14. "Can't Stop the World" (Live at the Greek, LA, 8/84) Valentine 3:23
15. "Mercenary" (Acoustic, Universal Amphitheatre, LA, 12/90) Wiedlin, Valentine, Caffey 4:33
16. "Good Girl" (Reunion track, '94) Caffey, Wiedlin 3:36
17. "Beautiful" (Reunion track, '94) Schock, Caffey 3:59
18. "The Whole World Lost Its Head" (Reunion track, '94) Valentine, Wiedlin 2:56

Two-disc version[edit]

Disc one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Living at the Canterbury/Party Pose" (Live at Rehearsal, 2/79) Wiedlin ("Living at the Canterbury")/Caffey, Wiedlin ("Party Pose") 4:30
2. "Screaming" (Live at the Mabuhay, San Francisco, 8/79) Caffey, Wiedlin 2:10
3. "Johnny, Are You Queer?" (Live at the Mabuhay, San Francisco, 8/79) Payne, Payne 2:06
4. "Fun with Ropes" (Live at the Mabuhay, San Francisco, 8/79) Wiedlin 2:12
5. "Fashion Seekers" (Intro Live at Rehearsal, 2/79; Live at the Mabuhay, San Francisco, 8/79) Caffey, Fleury 3:08
6. "Blades" (Live at Rehearsal, 1/80) Wiedlin, Carlisle, Olivarria 2:34
7. "He's So Strange" (Live at Rehearsal, 1/80) Caffey, Phillips, Custis, Wiedlin 4:11
8. "London Boys" (Live at Palos Verdes High School, LA, 12/81) Wiedlin, Bolles 2:39
9. "Let's Have a Party" (Live at Palos Verdes High School, LA, 12/81) Robinson 1:31
10. "Beatnik Beach" (Live at Palos Verdes High School, LA, 12/81) Caffey, Carlisle 2:43
11. "(Remember) Walking in the Sand" (Live at Palos Verdes High School, LA, 12/81) Morton 3:06
12. "Lust to Love" (Previously unreleased demo) Caffey, Wiedlin 3:27
13. "How Much More" (Demo, previously released as B-side) Caffey, Wiedlin 3:00
14. "Cool Jerk" (Previously unreleased demo) Storball 2:31
15. "We Got the Beat" (Single mix) Caffey 2:31
16. "Skidmarks on My Heart"   Caffey, Carlisle 3:05
17. "This Town"   Caffey, Wiedlin 3:18
18. "Our Lips Are Sealed"   Wiedlin, Hall 2:45
Disc two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Surfing and Spying" (B-side) Caffey 1:57
2. "Vacation"   Valentine, Caffey, Wiedlin 2:58
3. "Speeding" (B-side) Caffey, Wiedlin 2:07
4. "Get Up and Go"   Caffey, Wiedlin 3:17
5. "It's Everything but Party Time"   Wiedlin, Schock 3:20
6. "Beneath the Blue Sky"   Valentine, Wiedlin 3:03
7. "Good for Gone" (B-side) Schock, Valentine 2:55
8. "Head over Heels"   Caffey, Valentine 3:37
9. "Turn to You"   Caffey, Wiedlin 3:50
10. "Yes or No" (Single mix) Wiedlin, Mael, Mael 3:36
11. "I'm with You" (Live at the Greek, LA, 8/84) Schock, Wiedlin 3:37
12. "We Don't Get Along" (Live at Hakano Plaza, Tokyo, 6/82) Valentine 2:41
13. "Can't Stop the World" (Live at the Greek, LA, 8/84) Valentine 3:23
14. "I'm the Only One" (Live at the Greek, LA, 8/84) Valentine, Harvey, Carter 3:26
15. "Mercenary" (Acoustic, Universal Amphitheatre, LA, 12/90) Wiedlin, Valentine, Caffey 4:33
16. "Good Girl" (Reunion track, '94) Caffey, Wiedlin 3:36
17. "Beautiful" (Reunion track, '94) Schock, Caffey 3:59
18. "The Whole World Lost Its Head" (Reunion track, '94) Valentine, Wiedlin 2:56

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak position Certification
UK Album Chart 52

Singles[edit]

Year Song U.S. Hot 100 UK Singles Chart
1994 "The Whole World Lost Its Head" 108 29

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 335. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.