The Collection (Girlschool album)

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The Collection
Girlschool -The Collection.jpg
Compilation album by Girlschool
Released 19 October 1998
Genre Heavy metal
Length 153:33
Label Renaissance / Castle
Girlschool chronology
Race with the Devil Live
(1998)Race with the Devil Live1998
The Collection
(1998)
21st Anniversary: Not That Innocent
(2002)21st Anniversary: Not That Innocent2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 7/10[2]

The Collection is a double CD compilation album of the all-female British heavy metal band Girlschool. The album was released in 1998 by Renaissance Records, under licence from Castle Communications, and reissued in 2000 by Sanctuary Records, of which Castle had become a subsidiary.[3] Castle was the owner of Girlschool back catalogue, acquired from Bronze and GWR.[4]

The compilation contains five previously unreleased live tracks. All the tracks of the album were re-mastered by Robert M. Corich and Mike Brown in August 1998.[5] The first CD contains all the singles released by Girlschool since 1983 with their b-sides, including the duet with Motörhead on the song "Please Don't Touch", originally released on the EP St. Valentine's Day Massacre. The second CD contains more singles and b-sides, some album songs, the unreleased tracks and the covers of Mud's "Tiger Feet" and of Sweet's "Fox on the Run".[6]

Track listing[edit]

CD 1[edit]

  1. "Take It All Away" (Single Version) - 3:13
  2. "It Could Be Better" - 2:55
  3. "Emergency" - 2:50
  4. "Furniture Fire" - 3:01
  5. "Nothing to Lose" - 3:14
  6. "Baby Doll" - 4:14
  7. "Race with the Devil" - 2:52
  8. "Take It All Away" - 3:45
  9. "Yeah Right" - 3:21
  10. "The Hunter" - 3:16
  11. "Please Don't Touch" (Headgirl) - 2:48
  12. "Emergency" (Motörhead feat. Denise Dufort) - 2:59
  13. "Bomber" - 3:36
  14. "Hit and Run" - 3:04
  15. "Tonight" - 2:34
  16. "C'mon Let's Go" - 3:35
  17. "Tonight" (live) - 2:33
  18. "Demolition Boys" (live) - 3:38
  19. "Don't Call It Love" - 3:23
  20. "Wildlife" - 1:15 (An edit, as the original EP version is 2:19. No reason is given for this.)
  21. "Don't Stop" - 1:22 (An edit, as the original EP version is 2:44. No reason is given for this.)
  22. "1-2-3-4 Rock 'n' Roll" (12" version, although not noted on the inserts) - 4:32
  23. "Tush" - 2:13
  24. "20th Century Boy" - 3:29
  25. "Breaking the Rules" - 3:02

CD 2[edit]

  1. "I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am)" (feat. Gary Glitter) - 3:53
  2. "Burning in the Heat" - 3:20
  3. "Surrender" - 3:24
  4. "Never Too Late" - 3:22
  5. "Demolition Boys" - 3:41
  6. "Kick It Down" - 3:04
  7. "Screaming Blue Murder" - 3:22
  8. "Flesh and Blood" - 2:17
  9. "Play Dirty" - 5:05
  10. "I Like It Like That" - 3:27
  11. "Play with Fire" - 2:41
  12. "Tiger Feet" - 4:33
  13. "Fox on the Run" - 3:53
  14. "Head over Heels" - 3:33
  15. "This Time" - 3:22
  16. "Too Hot to Handle" - 3:50
  17. "All Day All Night" - 3:08
  18. "Up All Night" (live) - 3:11
  19. "Action" (live) - 3:22
  20. "Future Flash" (live) - 3:40
  21. "Back for More" (live) - 3:08
  22. "Yeah Right!" (live) - 3:33

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Girlschool The Collection review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (August 1, 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 171. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9. 
  3. ^ Masson, Gordon; Ed Christman (8 April 2000). "UK's Sanctuary Buys Castle Music". Billboard: 75, 78. 
  4. ^ Siekierski, Jay (1998). "Motörhead Interview". Motörhead Forever. Retrieved 21 December 2010. 
  5. ^ Corich, Robert M. (1998). The Collection (CD booklet). Girlschool. England: Sanctuary Records (CMDD014). 
  6. ^ "Girlschool - The Collection (2 CD)". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2010-12-28.