16 Songs, 1 Hour 11 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This 16-track greatest-hits collection does a solid job presenting the highlights from Living Colour's first three albums, plus the Biscuits EP and two bonus tracks. The band’s greatest successes came early, on their first two studio albums with bassist Muzz Skillings. (He appears on 13 of the 16 tracks here, with his replacement, Doug Wimbish, performing on the two tracks from the third album, Stain, and a cover of Cream’s “Sunshine of Your Love” from the True Lies soundtrack.) The other bonus cut is the "Soulpower Hip Hop Remix" of “Love Rears Its Ugly Head,” which appeared on the What’s Your Favorite Color?: Remixes, B-Sides and Rarities collection. The remaining tracks here include such favorites as “Cult of Personality,” “Open Letter (To a Landlord),” “Funny Vibe,” “Glamour Boys,” “Type," and “Solace of You.” Living Colour's cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Burning of the Midnight Lamp” from the Biscuits EP and (especially) a cover of Talking Heads’ “Memories Can’t Wait,” from their debut album, Vivid, illustrate the band’s supersized talents and broad eclectic influences.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This 16-track greatest-hits collection does a solid job presenting the highlights from Living Colour's first three albums, plus the Biscuits EP and two bonus tracks. The band’s greatest successes came early, on their first two studio albums with bassist Muzz Skillings. (He appears on 13 of the 16 tracks here, with his replacement, Doug Wimbish, performing on the two tracks from the third album, Stain, and a cover of Cream’s “Sunshine of Your Love” from the True Lies soundtrack.) The other bonus cut is the "Soulpower Hip Hop Remix" of “Love Rears Its Ugly Head,” which appeared on the What’s Your Favorite Color?: Remixes, B-Sides and Rarities collection. The remaining tracks here include such favorites as “Cult of Personality,” “Open Letter (To a Landlord),” “Funny Vibe,” “Glamour Boys,” “Type," and “Solace of You.” Living Colour's cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Burning of the Midnight Lamp” from the Biscuits EP and (especially) a cover of Talking Heads’ “Memories Can’t Wait,” from their debut album, Vivid, illustrate the band’s supersized talents and broad eclectic influences.

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Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

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Good Songs

Cult Of Personality and the their Cover Of Cream's Sunshine of you love are the best.

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