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The Organization of Pop / US ZTT compilation out next month

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ZTT records will release a new compilation The Organization of Pop: Music From The First Thirty Years of ZTT Records in the US on 15 October 2013, via Stateside partners Razor & Tie.

The track listing for the two CD set – first revealed by our friends at Slicing Up Eyeballs – is made up largely of previously released mixes with just three unheard variants included.

Any UK fans who might be disappointed with this release, should note that Salvo Records (who issue ZTT product in the UK) have confirmed that both artwork and track listings for this compilation will differ ‘significantly’ when its released here in early 2014.

A two-CD Deluxe Edition of the 2012 compilation Frankie Said and a third volume of the popular Art Of The 12-inch series are also expected early next year, to kick of the 30th Anniversary celebrations here in the UK.

Track listing:

Disc 1: The Organisation of Pop (the Action Series, from ZTT)

  • 1. Grace Jones, “Slave To The Rhythm”
  • 2. Seal, “Kiss From A Rose”
  • 3. Frankie Goes To Hollywood. “Relax” (New York Mix)
  • 4. 808 State, “Pacific” (Justin Strauss 0101 Mix)
  • 5. Art of Noise. “Beat Box”
  • 6. Propaganda. “Dr. Mabuse (Abuse)”
  • 7. Tom Jones. “If Only I Knew” (Cold Stop Version)
  • 8. MC Tunes vs 808 State, “Dance Yourself To Death” (Dust Brothers Radio Edit)
  • 9. Propaganda. “Sorry For Laughing” (Unapologetic 12” Mix)
  • 10. 808 State. “Cubik” (Pan American Excursion)
  • 11. Frankie Goes To Hollywood. “Two Tribes”
  • 12. Shane MacGowan and Sinead O’Connor. “Haunted”
  • 13. The Frames. “Star Star”
  • 14. Art of Noise. “Moments In Love” (Beaten)

Disc 2: The Disorganisation of Pop (the Incidental Series, from Zang Tuum Tumb)

  • 1. The Buggles, “We Can Fly From Here (Part One)”
  • 2. The Frames, “Saw It To Me Now”
  • 3. Shame MacGowan and Maire Brennan, “You’ve The One”
  • 4. The Frames, “Seven Day Mile”
  • 5. Lee Griffiths, “Sweet Baby James”
  • 6. Das Psycho Rangers, “Homage to the Blessed” *
  • 7. Art of Noise featuring Rakim, “Metaforce” *
  • 8. Nasty Rox Inc., “Escape From New York” (12” Mix) *
  • 9. ACT, “Snobbery & Decay” (That’s Entertainment Mix)
  • 10. The Buggles, “I Am A Camera” (12” Mix)
  • 11. Frankie Goes To Hollywood, “Welcome To The Pleasuredome” (Fruitness Mix)
  • 12. Lisa Stansfield, “The Moment”
  • 13. The Buggles, “We Can Fly From Here (Part Two)”
  • 14. Andrew Poppy, “Kink Konk Adagio”

* Previously unreleased mixes

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10 responses to The Organization of Pop / US ZTT compilation out next month

  1. Marko says:

    This is totally unnecessary edition of mixes. It’s better for ZTT to release first two ‘Seal’ albums as deluxe editions. This is pretty boring and always on this ‘alredy seen compilation’ is some track from Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Frankie says no more.

  2. Brian says:

    I can’t speak for the other tracks, but the Fruitness mix of Pleasuredome has already been released two times on CD, once on the Twelve Inches double CD of 2001 and Frankie Say Greatest deluxe edition in 2009. Agree that this is a mostly pointless release, probably aimed at people who don’t know much about the Zang. I can’t see anyone other than a die-hard completist buying this.

  3. SimonP says:

    Seal rereleases, now there’s a great idea! I only found out a little while ago that there are two versions of the first album after hearing it played and realising it was different to the one I had!

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Yes, Seal was on the schedule for late last year… not too sure what happened there. I have the ‘early’ version of the first album on CD. They decided to do some post-release remixing if my memory serves correctly. Think it was reasonably minor.

  4. Rick says:

    What the world REALLY needs, though, is a remastered and expanded “Slave To The Rhythm” cd by Grace Jones. Now that I would buy in a split-second!

  5. Mike says:

    V dull, hope uk version better!

  6. edward says:

    fully agree with you Rick about miss jones….

  7. omar says:

    This is a very boring comp. Judging by the snippets that are available Slave To The Rhythm still hasn’t been remastered. It sound much duller and lower in volume than all the other tracks.

  8. g man says:

    As well as the US (New York) & UK (London) editions there will also be a Japan (Tokyo) edition released early 2014 with a slightly differing track listing…..

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