G Sides

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G Sides
Gorillaz G-Sides.jpg
Compilation album by Gorillaz
Released 12 December 2001
Recorded 2000–2001
Length 35:54 (Japan / UK)
35:33 (US)
46:25 (Brazil)
Label Parlophone
Producer Dan the Automator, Gorillaz
Gorillaz chronology
G Sides
Laika Come Home
(2002)Laika Come Home2002
Damon Albarn chronology
(2001) Gorillaz2001
G Sides
(2001) G Sides2001
101 Reykjavík
(2001) 101 Reykjavík2001
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 65/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Blender 2/5 stars[3]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 3/5 stars[4]
NME 7/10[5]
Popmatters 7/10 stars[6]
Q 3/5 stars[7]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3.5/5 stars[8]
Uncut 2.5/5 stars[9]

G Sides is a B-sides collection by Gorillaz from their first studio album session, Gorillaz and the Tomorrow Comes Today EP. The compilation was originally released only in Japan in December 2001. The US edition,[10] with a slightly different track listing, followed in February 2002. The European version, released in March 2002, features the original Japanese track listing. The Japanese and US editions are different because the songs "Dracula" and "Left Hand Suzuki Method" are included on the standard US edition of Gorillaz as bonus tracks. The Brazilian limited edition[11] release incorporates all of the tracks from both the Japanese and US versions of the album. Most versions have the same cover, featuring Noodle holding a skeleton doll in her hand, although some—notably the Japanese version—have her holding a Godzilla figurine instead. On the top of the sleeve, the title is written in katakana: ジー サイズ (Jī Saizu). G Sides reached number 65 on the UK Albums Chart and number 84 on the US Billboard 200.

"The Sounder" first appeared on the French limited edition bonus disc of Gorillaz and is 6m16s in length. On this album and the "Rock the House" single, it is edited to 4m29s.

Track listings[edit]

All songs written and composed by Gorillaz.

Japanese / UK version
No. Title Length
1. "19-2000" (Soulchild Remix) 3:27
2. "Dracula" 4:44
3. "Rock the House" (radio edit) (featuring Del the Funky Homosapien) 3:00
4. "The Sounder" (edit) (featuring Phi Life Cypher) 4:29
5. "Faust" 3:47
6. "Clint Eastwood" (Phi Life Cypher Version) 4:54
7. "Ghost Train" 3:56
8. "Hip Albatross" 2:44
9. "Left Hand Suzuki Method" (featuring Miho Hatori) 3:08
10. "12D3" 3:25
11. "Clint Eastwood" (video) 4:30
12. "Rock the House" (video) 3:39
Total length: 35:54

Song origins[edit]

  • "19-2000" (Soulchild remix), "19-2000" (The Wiseguys House of Wisdom remix), "Hip Albatross" and "Left Hand Suzuki Method" are B-sides of "19-2000".
  • "Latin Simone" (English version) and "12D3" are B-sides of the Tomorrow Comes Today 2000 EP.
  • "The Sounder", "Faust", "Ghost Train" and "Rock the House" (radio edit) are B-sides of "Rock the House".
  • "Clint Eastwood" (Phi Life Cypher version) and "Dracula" are B-sides of "Clint Eastwood".

Chart positions[edit]