So Killing Joke recently announced a singles collection, spanning their majestic 33 year career. There have been some low points cough*outsidethegate*cough, but on the whole the canon of work is outstanding.
The collection is available on a triple CD (including a limited bonus CD of 17 rarities) and also in a super-fandango deluxe “34 CD version”, and the track listings for both has just been announced.
Don’t forget, the super-fandango, limited edition package includes:
- Hand-numbered hinged-lid ‘cigar box’ made from 1500mcn black-lined rigid board finished with matt print retrospective artwork.
- 33 career-spanning CD singles plus selected B-Sides in full-colour card wallets featuring original artwork.
- Rarities disc, including previously unreleased studio tracks.
- 32-page perfect-bound book including rare photos, archive notes, band commentary.
- Poster designed and personally signed by long-time Killing Joke artist/champion, Mike Coles, printed on 250 gsm silk art.
- Aluminium screw-top branded cigar tube containing original wrappers of cigars smoked by Jaz Coleman & Paul Raven during the recording of the ‘Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell’ album.
33 CD super-fandango limited edition package
- Nervous System / Turn To Red
- War Dance / Pssyche
- Requiem / Change
- Follow The Leaders / Tension
- Empire Song / Brilliant
- Chop-Chop / Good Samaritan
- Birds of A Feather / Flock The BSide
- Let’s All Go (To The Fire Dances) / Dominator
- Me Or You? / Wilful Days
- Eighties / Eighties (Coming Mix)
- A New Day / Dance Day
- Love Like Blood / Blue Feather (Version)
- Kings And Queens / The Madding Crowd (Remixed By Killing Joke)
- Adorations / Exile
- Sanity / Goodbye To The Village
- America / Jihad
- My Love Of This Land / Darkness Before Dawn
- The Beautiful Dead
- Money Is Not Our God / North Of the Border
- Exorcism (Live In King’s Chamber Cairo, Aug 1993 Mix) / Whiteout (The Intellect Is Ugly Remix) (Mandragora Edit)
- Millennium (Cybersank Edit) / Millennium (Cybersank Extended Remix)
- Pandemonium (Cybersank Edit) / Pandemonium (Cybersank Extended Remix)
- Jana / Jana (Dragonfly Mix)
- Democracy (Album Mix) / Mass
- Loose Cannon / Wardance (ultimate version)
- Seeing Red (edit) / Seeing Red (Jagz Kooner Remix w/vox)
- Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell (Radio Edit) / Afterburner (Alternative Version)
- In Excelsis / Kali Yuga
- European Super State (edit) / European Super State (Youth Remix)
- Fresh Fever
- Ghosts of Ladbroke Grove / Ghosts of Ladbroke Grove (Dub)
- In Cythera (Edit) / Penny Drops
- Corporate Elect / New Uprising / In Cythera (Bloody Beetroots Remix)
- ‘Transient Place’ From ‘Freispiel: The Soundtrack’.
- ‘Zennon’ B-side of ‘Loose Cannon’ single.
- ‘Drug’ From the ‘Mortal Kombat’ soundtrack.
- ‘Hollywood Babylon’ (longer intro mix) From the ‘Showgirls’ soundtrack.
- ‘Our Last Goodbye’ From the ‘Free The Memphis 3’ album.
- ‘Sixth +Sun’
- Unreleased track from the ‘Absolute Dissent’ sessions.
- ‘Wardance’ (Naval Mix).
- ‘Requiem’ (Acapella Mix).
- ‘Pandemonium’ (Aotearoa Mix) Full-length.
- ‘Four Stations Of The Sun’ Studio version
- ’Feast Of Fools’ (rough mix) Unreleased track from the ‘Absolute Dissent’ sessions.
- ‘iBuy’ – with Tim Burgess. Track for Classic Rock collaborations CD.
- ‘Timewave’ (rough mix) Unreleased track from the ‘Absolute Dissent’ sessions.
- Jaz & Youth Shamanic Ritual Live in the King’s Chamber Giza Pyramid (Pre-recording vocals for 3.Pandemonium).
- ‘Ravings of Jaz’ (A conversation on philosophy between Youth & Jaz circa 2003).
- ‘Intellect’ (feat. Aboud Abdel Al) Track from ‘Democracy’ (previously unreleased version featuring this celebrated violin player).
Update: What do the Fans think then?
19th December, Killing Joke Facebook page