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Compilation album by Tones on Tail
Released April 7, 1998
Genre Electronic, post-punk, gothic rock
Length 115:22
Label Beggars Banquet Records
Tones on Tail chronology
Tones on Tail
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Everything! is a compilation album by Tones on Tail, which was released in 1998 as a double CD.

The first disc features the original Pop album, while the second disc collects the Burning Skies and Tones on Tail EPs, along with the "Lions", "Christian Says", "There's Only One!" and "Performance" singles. The order of songs "When You're Smiling" and "You, the Night and the Music" was reversed on this compilation. Included as a bonus is a live performance of Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" (the only officially released live recording), followed by a radio interview with Daniel Ash.

A handful of alternate mixes were not released as part of this collection: the radio edits of "Go!" and "Burning Skies", as well as an extended mix of "Twist", were released on the promo disc Something!.[2]

"Copper" was originally designated as playable at either 45 or 33 13 RPM, as it was originally released on vinyl; the 45 RPM version of the song is included in this set.[3]


Writing a review for AllMusic, critic Ned Raggett said that the need for a complete compilation of Tones on Tail work "was long overdue". Describing the group's underground hit "Go!", he said: "It remains a wonderful, atypical dancefloor smash, with Ash's loopy 'ya-ya' chorus, Haskins' nutty percussion patterns, Campling's great fuzz bassline, and more all coming together in weird and fun ways".[1] Referring to the "Twist"/"Go!" single, James Muretich of The Calgary Herald said: "The guitar lines are dark and playful, a strange but effective combination".[4] Richard Williams of The Michigan Daily said: "Pop attends to a myriad of textures. Most of them poking sinister fun at the conventions of pop music." [5] Ned Raggett described Pop as "an impressive, wide-ranging effort collaging a range of influences into an inspired, often unpredictable experience." [6]

Track listing[edit]

Disc One[edit]

All tracks written by Tones on Tail.

No. Title Length
1. "Lions" 3:57
2. "War" 3:18
3. "Happiness" 3:08
4. "The Never Never (Is Forever)" 3:21
5. "Performance" 4:12
6. "Slender Fungus" 3:35
7. "Movement of Fear" 3:51
8. "Real Life" 5:06
9. "Rain" 8:27

Disc Two[edit]

All tracks written by Tones on Tail, except for "Heartbreak Hotel" by Mae Boren Axton, Tommy Durden and Elvis Presley.

No. Title Length
10. "Go! (Club Mix)" 4:27
11. "Christian Says" 3:42
12. "Twist" 5:10
13. "Burning Skies" 6:27
14. "OK, This Is the Pops" 3:03
15. "You, the Night and the Music" (instrumental) 5:00
16. "When You're Smiling" (instrumental) 5:47
17. "There's Only One!" 4:03
18. "Now We Lustre" 4:29
19. "A Bigger Splash" 4:31
20. "Copper" 3:06
21. "Means of Escape" 3:51
22. "Instrumental" 3:29
23. "Performance (7″ Version)" 3:12
24. "Shakes" 3:54
25. "Heartbreak Hotel (Live)" (Elvis Presley cover) 12:17


  • Tracks 1-9 originate from the studio album Pop (1984)
  • Track 10 originates from the "Lions" single (1984)
  • Tracks 11-12 originate from the "Christian Says" single (1984)
  • Tracks 13-16 originate from the Burning Skies EP (1983)
  • Tracks 17-18 originate from the "There's Only One!" single (1982)
  • Tracks 19-22 originate from the Tones on Tail EP (1982)
  • Tracks 23-24 originate from the "Performance" single (1984)
  • Track 25 originates from the Night Music compilation (1987)


  1. ^ a b Raggett, Ned. Everything! - Tones on Tail at AllMusic. Retrieved April 12, 2011.
  2. ^ Tones On Tail - Something! at Discogs
  3. ^ Kirkwood, Skot. "Tones on Tail EP". TonesOnTail.com. Retrieved April 12, 2011. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Muretich, James (March 23, 1985). "Tones on Tail: Twist/Go!". The Calgary Herald. Retrieved April 12, 2011. 
  5. ^ Williams, Richard (October 21, 1984). "Tones on Tail: a subtle reminder of British skill". The Michigan Daily. p. 5. Retrieved April 12, 2011. 
  6. ^ Raggett, Ned. Pop - Tones on Tail at AllMusic. Retrieved April 12, 2011.

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