10CC: Before, During, After: The Story Of 10cc (4CD Box set)

We are told:

The Story of 10cc, a new 10cc four-CD box set curated with input from the band to “detail each and every chapter of their musical story”. The box features the band together and apart and therefore features work from artists like Paul McCartney, the Art of Noise, Wax and Godley and Creme.

CD one is basically a 10cc ‘best of’ while the second disc is dubbed ‘What We Did Next‘ and here’s where it gets interesting. Eric Stewart co-wrote six songs on Paul McCartney‘s 1986 album Press To Play and one of these tracks, Pretty Little Head, is included on disc two. However, it’s the single mix that features here, which was radically remixed by Larry Alexander for the seven-inch single. This version has never been issued on CD, so this is a genuine rarity.

The other two discs are ‘And Friends‘ which features collaborations and production work, while the final CD ‘Before 10cc – The Early Years‘ which has work from early beat group The Mindbenders which featured Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman and Hotlegs which was an early incarnation of 10cc. (superdeluxe)

DISC ONE – The Best of 10cc    

Rubber Bullets / The Best Of 1972-1978          4.46

Donna / The Best Of 1972-1978         2.56

Silly Love / The Best Of 1972-1978         3.15

The Dean And I / The Best Of 1972-1978         2.52

Life Is A Minestrone / The Best Of 1972-1978         4.32

The Wall Street Shuffle / The Best Of 1972-1978         3.52

Art For Art’s Sake / The Best Of 1972-1978         4.20

I’m Mandy Fly Me / The Best Of 1972-1978         5.19

Good Morning Judge / The Best Of 1972-1978         2.54

The Things We Do For Love / The Best Of 1972-1978         3.21

Dreadlock Holiday / The Best Of 1972-1978         5.01

I’m Not In Love / The Best Of 1972-1978         5.59

DISC TWO – What We Did Next – Post 10cc       

Godley and Creme     Under Your Thumb     3.43

Godley and Creme     An Englishman In New York   5.50

Godley and Creme     Cry       3.58

Godley and Creme     Wedding Bells 3.26

Graham Gouldman     Sunburn           2.58

Wax     Bridge To Your Heart 4.02

Wax     Right Between The Eyes       4.08

Eric Stewart   The Ritual Parts 1-2-3           10.4

Paul McCartney           Pretty Little Head       3.50

Art Of Noise   Metaforce       3.43

Art Of Noise   Metaphor On The Floor         2.05

GG06   Hooligan Crane           5.38

GG06   Son of Man     4.59

Kevin Godley   Confessions     3.06

Kevin Godley / Luke Mornay   Expecting A Message 4.12

Producers       Man On The Moon     04:02

Producers       Every Single Night In Jamaica           5.17

DISC THREE – And Friends        

Ohio Express   Sausalito (Is The Place To Go)           2.18

Peter Cowap   Tampa, Florida           2.29

Garden Odyssey         Have You Ever Been To Georgia?       3.20

Tristar Airbus Travellin’ Man 2.14

Peter Cowap   Crickets           3.13

Festival           Today 4.18

Doctor Father Umbopo         5.30

Peter Cowap   Safari 2.18

Grumble         Da Doo Ron Ron         3.04

Garden Odyssey         The Joker         2.35

Manchester City F.C.   Funky City       2.26

Peter Cowap   The Man With The Golden Gun         2.39

Doctor Father Roll On           4.33

Peter Cowap   Wicked Melinda          3.29

Tristar Airbus Willie Morgan 2.49

Grumble         Pig Bin An’ Gone         4.01

Festival (3)     Warm Me       2.01

Peter Cowap   Oh Solomon   2.53

Manchester City F.C.   Boys In Blue   2.34

Crazy Elephant          There Ain’t No Umbopo         3.06

DISC FOUR – Before 10cc – the Early Years       

The Mindbenders       A Groovy Kind Of Love           2.02

The Mindbenders       One More Time         2.09

Graham Gouldman     Bus Stop         3.26

Graham Gouldman     No Milk Today 3.13

Graham Gouldman     For Your Love 2.31

Hotlegs           Neanderthal Man       4.13

Hotlegs           Desperate Dan           2.16

Rameses       Life Child         6.37

Rameses         Quasar One     6.46

Neil Sedaka     That’s When The Music Takes Me     3.34

Neil Sedaka     Solitaire         4.47

Neil Sedaka     Love Will Keep Us Together   3.44

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