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Eric Stewart / 10cc: Anthology – 2CD set

Cherry Red will issue a new Eric Stewart/10cc Anthology next month.

This is a two-CD set and it brings together tracks from all four of his solo albums and some tracks from his period in 10cc, including Yvonne’s The One from the last 10cc album, Mirror Mirror. That track was written with Paul McCartney during the sessions for Macca’s Press To Play album, although the song was never released by Paul, so Eric put out his own version (Macca’s Pretty Little Head is included on the forthcoming 10cc box set for the same reason).

The tracks on this Anthology are spread around both discs in curious fashion, although eight tracks from Stewart’s last studio album (2009’s Viva La Difference) are grouped together on the second CD, albeit in a different order than presented on the album.

This set has been compiled and co-mastered by Eric, and the label claim that some of these tracks are available on CD for the first time. Anthology also benefits from a new essay on the albums by Daryl Easlea, who has spoken at length to Eric about these records.

Anthology is released on 21 July 2017. Cherry Red are selling 50 signed copies and appear to still have some left (at the time of writing).

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TRACK LIST:

DISC ONE

MIRROR MIRROR (10cc)
1. AGE OF CONSENT
2. CODE OF SILENCE
3. EVERYTHING IS NOT ENOUGH
4. MARGO WANTS THE MUSTARD

FROOTY ROOTIES
5. NIGHT AND DAY

DO NOT BEND
6. MORE AND MORE EACH DAY (aka “I WILL LOVE YOU TOMORROW’)

TEN OUT OF TEN (10cc)
7. LES NOUVAUX RICHE

DO NOT BEND
8. A HUMAN, BEING

MIRROR MIRROR (10cc)
9. YVONNE’S THE ONE

DO NOT BEND
10. YOU ARE NOT ME
11. A FRIEND IN NEED
12. YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU
13. THIS MUST BE HEAVEN. (aka, ‘THE GODS ARE SMILING’)
14. HEAVEN KNOWS. (aka ‘SLEEPING WITH THE GHOSTS’)

FROOTY ROOTIES
15. DORIS THE FLORIST
16. STRICTLY BUSINESS

DISC TWO

FROOTY ROOTIES
1. THE RITUAL PARTS 1-2-3

DO NOT BEND
2. DO THE BOOKS

FROOTY ROOTIES
3. NEVER SAY I TOLD YOU SO
4. MAKE THE PIECES FIT

GIRLS
5. GIRLS

VIVA LA DIFFERENCE
6. VIVA LA DIFFERENCE
7. WE’RE NOT ALONE
8. WORD OF THE MOUTH
9. SLEEP AT NIGHT
10. CAN’T GET ENOUGH
11. IT’S IN THE BLOOD
12. FRIENDS LIKE THESE
13. DO NOT BEND

DO NOT BEND
14. NO,NO, NETTIE

FROOTY ROOTIES
15. GUITAAAAAARGHS

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16 responses to Eric Stewart / 10cc: Anthology – 2CD set

  1. Darren Lewis says:

    Nice one Paul re: the signed version….It was already marked off on my calendar to buy, the signed version is a nice bonus!

    Cheers

    Darren

  2. Kai Karkkainen says:

    Managed to get a signed copy from Cherry Red, thanks for the info Paul!

  3. Nicholas Love says:

    Does anyone know if this will part of a larger reissue campaign? I emailed Cherry Red a couple of weeks ago but like most emails I send them I got no reply.

    • Wayne Klein says:

      Do you mean the Girls album and Frooty Rooties? I emailed Eric’s wife and she indicated the rights to the latter album in full was too expensive so they picked Eric’s fav tracks. The tracks here from Girls are the only tracks that Eric still likes so that’s what got released. He dislikes the original album in retrospect and isn’t interested in seeing the whole thing reissued plus, again, the licensing fee was too high for both albums.i just missed out on the signed ones. If someone bought an extra, PM me.

  4. Aaron says:

    Macca also plays on Code Of Silence. Mirror Mirror should have been a bigger hit. Some great tracks on there – due for a reissue itself maybe..

    Wonder why there is nothing from Window In The Jungle…I think Cherry Red reissued that a few years back so they must own the rights…

    They should do an Anthology for each ex-member of 10cc actually…that would be a great collection!

  5. chris betaband says:

    Never heard any of Eric’s solo stuff, is it any good ? and what album should I start with, would grateful to hear any comments .

    • Steven Roberts says:

      I’m not an expert in Eric’s solo stuff. but from what I have heard it’s…patchy.

      Still, YMMV – and if you’re a fan you may as well stump up the extra quid for a signed copy (but be quick!).

    • chris betaband says:

      Thanks Steve.

  6. Steven Roberts says:

    Lordy, the sequencing of those songs is all over the place, isn’t it?

  7. Tom M Hans says:

    Animalympics Soundtrack by Glenn Gould? Anybody? Bueller? Buellet?

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  10. Dammit Spunk says:

    It’s a shame the whole FROOTY ROOTIES album didn’t get reissued as this compilation features all but 2 tracks from that album. It’s surprising they could license all the tracks but 2 at a much cheaper license fee, than the license fee for doing the whole album. Fans have been waiting for FROOTY to be released on CD for years.

    I haven’t heard this compilation yet, but wonder if the THE RITUAL is the same mix used on that new 10cc Anthology 4 CD collection issued just a couple months ago as well. It’s a rougher mix, with a longer ending that doesn’t segue into MAKE THE PIECES FIT, like on the original album.

    Admittedly, this is a nice collection, which will introduce many 10cc fans and others who have yet to explore, to Eric’s solo material. I did buy the later solo albums through one of the fanclubs and to have these issued again is great. But without sounding ungrateful to Eric, who did take the time to remix all of these tracks, I just find it a wasted opportunity to NOT get out the whole FROOTY ROOTIES out on CD. How expensive could it be? Also, a CD release on Graham Gouldman’s ANIMALYMPICS, which also has some great tracks, would be welcomed as well.

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