G-Sides

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G-Sides
Gorillaz G-Sides.jpg
Compilation album by
Released12 December 2001
Recorded2000–2001
Genre
Length45:48 (Japan / UK)
44:31 (US)
LabelParlophone
Producer
Gorillaz chronology
Gorillaz
(2001)
G-Sides
(2001)
Laika Come Home
(2002)
Damon Albarn chronology
Gorillaz
(2001)
G-Sides
(2001)
101 Reykjavík
(2001)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic65/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
Blender2/5 stars[3]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[4]
NME7/10[5]
Popmatters7/10 stars[6]
Q3/5 stars[7]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3.5/5 stars[8]
Uncut2.5/5 stars[9]

G-Sides (sometimes spelled as 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 on 12 December 2001. The US edition,[10] with a slightly different track listing, followed on 26 February 2002. The European version, released on 11 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, named "Bonesy", 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 6:16 in length. On this album and the "Rock the House" single, it is edited to 4:29.

Track listings[edit]

All songs are written by Gorillaz.

G-Sides – Japanese / UK edition
No.TitleLength
1."19-2000" (Soulchild Remix)3:29
2."Dracula"4:41
3."Rock the House" (radio edit) (featuring Del the Funky Homosapien)3:03
4."The Sounder" (edit) (featuring Phi Life Cypher)4:29
5."Faust"3:51
6."Clint Eastwood" (Phi Life Cypher Version)4:52
7."Ghost Train"3:54
8."Hip Albatross"2:42
9."Left Hand Suzuki Method"3:12
10."12D3"3:24
11."Clint Eastwood" (music video)4:28
12."Rock the House" (music video)3:43
Total length:45:48
G-Sides – US edition[10]
No.TitleLength
1."19-2000" (Soulchild Remix)3:29
2."Latin Simone"3:38
3."19-2000" (The Wiseguys House of Wisdom Remix)7:15
4."The Sounder" (edit) (featuring Phi Life Cypher)4:29
5."Faust"3:51
6."Clint Eastwood" (Phi Life Cypher Version)4:52
7."Ghost Train"3:54
8."Hip Albatross"2:42
9."12D3"3:24
10."Tomorrow Comes Today" (music video)3:14
11."Rock the House" (music video)3:43
Total length:44:31
G-Sides – Brazilian limited edition[11]
No.TitleLength
1."19-2000" (Soulchild Remix)3:29
2."Latin Simone"3:38
3."19-2000" (The Wiseguys House of Wisdom Remix)7:15
4."The Sounder" (edit) (featuring Phi Life Cypher)4:29
5."Faust"3:51
6."Clint Eastwood" (Phi Life Cypher Version)4:52
7."Ghost Train"3:54
8."Hip Albatross"2:42
9."12D3"3:24
10."Dracula"4:41
11."Rock the House" (radio edit) (featuring Del the Funky Homosapien)3:03
12."Left Hand Suzuki Method"3:12
13."Clint Eastwood" (music video)4:28
14."Rock the House" (music video)3:43
15."19-2000 (Soulchild Remix)" (music video)4:00
16."Noodle Fight" (video game)– –

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".
  • "Dracula" and "Clint Eastwood" (Phi Life Cypher Version) are B-sides of "Clint Eastwood".
  • "Rock the House" (radio edit), "The Sounder", "Faust", and "Ghost Train" are B-sides of "Rock the House".
  • "Latin Simone" and "12D3" are B-sides of the Tomorrow Comes Today 2000 EP.

Charts[edit]

Release history[edit]

Country Date Label Format Catalogue
Japan 12 December 2001 Toshiba-EMI CD TOCP-65932
United States 26 February 2002 Virgin CD 7243 8 11967 2 4
United Kingdom 11 March 2002 Parlophone CD 7243 5 36942 0 3

Samples[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
France 94,900[21]*
United Kingdom (BPI)[22] Silver 60,000double-dagger

* Sales figures based on certification alone.
double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Critic Reviews for G-Sides". Metacritic. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  2. ^ Phares, Heather. "Gorillaz: G-sides". Allmusic. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Gorillaz: G-Sides". Blender: 114. April–May 2002.
  4. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-85712-595-8.
  5. ^ Pain, Andre (12 September 2005). "Gorillaz : G-Sides". NME. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  6. ^ Bowden, Marshall (11 April 2002). "Gorillaz: G-Sides". Popmatters. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Gorillaz: G-Sides". Q: 114. May 2002.
  8. ^ Sheffield, Rob (2004). "Gorillaz". The Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 338. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  9. ^ "Gorillaz: G-Sides". Uncut: 110. June 2002.
  10. ^ a b "US edition". Discogs.
  11. ^ a b "Brazilian limited edition". Discogs.
  12. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Gorillaz – G-Sides" (in German). Hung Medien.
  13. ^ "Album Top 40 slágerlista – 2020. 36. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ.
  14. ^ "Charts.nz – Gorillaz – G-Sides". Hung Medien.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Gorillaz – G-Sides". Hung Medien.
  16. ^ "Gorillaz | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart.
  17. ^ "Gorillaz Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  18. ^ "Gorillaz Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard.
  19. ^ "Gorillaz Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard.
  20. ^ "Top Albums 2002" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  21. ^ "InfoDisc : Les Meilleurs Ventes d'Albums "Tout Temps" (33 T. / Cd / Téléchargement)". infodisc.fr. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  22. ^ "British album certifications – Gorillaz – G-Sides". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 12 June 2018.Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type G-Sides in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.