The Sound of Speed

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This article is about the 1993 compilation album. For the 1993 EP, see Sound of Speed.
The Sound of Speed
Compilation album by The Jesus and Mary Chain
Released 12 July 1993
Recorded 1988–1993
Genre Alternative rock
Length 74:11
Label Blanco y Negro
Producer Jim Reid, William Reid
The Jesus and Mary Chain chronology
Honey's Dead
(1992)
The Sound of Speed
(1993)
Stoned & Dethroned
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Sound of Speed is a compilation of singles and rare tracks by Scottish alternative rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain. The tracklisting below is for the version released in most of the world - the Japanese version dropped "Snakedriver", "Something I Can't Have", "Write Record Release Blues", "Tower of Song", "Little Red Rooster", "Lowlife" and "Reverberation", but added "Subway", "In the Black", "Terminal Beach" and "I'm Glad I Never".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jim Reid and William Reid, except where noted.

LP (4509-93104-1)

Side 1

  1. "Snakedriver" – 3:44
  2. "Reverence (radio mix)" – 5:39
  3. "Heat" – 3:00
  4. "Teenage Lust (acoustic version)" – 2:25
  5. "Why'd You Want Me?" – 3:15
  6. "Don't Come Down" – 2:39
  7. "Guitarman" (Jerry Reed Hubbard) – 3:43
  8. "Something I Can't Have" – 3:02

Side 2

  1. "Sometimes" – 2:53
  2. "Write Record Release Blues" – 2:58
  3. "Shimmer" – 2:46
  4. "Penetration" – 2:48
  5. "My Girl" (Smokey Robinson) – 3:05
  6. "Tower of Song" (Leonard Cohen) – 4:49
  7. "Little Red Rooster" (Willie Dixon) – 3:25
  8. "Break Me Down" – 2:29
  9. "Lowlife" – 3:27
CD (4509-93104-2)
  1. "Snakedriver" – 3:44
  2. "Reverence (radio mix)" – 5:39
  3. "Heat" – 3:00
  4. "Teenage Lust (acoustic version)" – 2:25
  5. "Why'd You Want Me?" – 3:15
  6. "Don't Come Down" – 2:39
  7. "Guitarman" (Hubbard) – 3:43
  8. "Something I Can't Have" – 3:02
  9. "Sometimes" – 2:53
  10. "Write Record Release Blues" – 2:58
  11. "Shimmer" – 2:46
  12. "Penetration" – 2:48
  13. "My Girl" (Robinson) – 3:05
  14. "Tower of Song" (Cohen) – 4:49
  15. "Little Red Rooster" (Burnett, Dixon) – 3:25
  16. "Break me Down" – 2:29
  17. "Lowlife" – 3:27
  18. "Deviant Slice" – 3:01
  19. "Reverberation" (Roky Erickson, Tommy Hall, Stacy Sutherland) – 3:46
  20. "Sidewalking (extended version)" – 7:52

Original releases[edit]

Personnel[edit]

The Jesus and Mary Chain[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Brad Davidson - bass (track 15)
  • Wiff - drums (track 15)
  • Dick Meaney - engineer (tracks 1, 3, 5, 6, 8 to 10, 15)
  • Anjali Dutt - engineer (track 2)
  • George Kaleve - engineer (track 4)
  • Alan Moulder - engineer (track 7)
  • Flood - engineer (track 17)
  • John Loder - production (track 20)
  • Colin Bell - photography

References[edit]