Gorillaz - D-Sides

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Album Review

Release date: 19 November 2007

Gorillaz - D-Sides

Gorillaz: 'D-Sides'

'This rummage through the cutting room floor is totally justified'

Crazy as a second Gorillaz B-sides album might sound, this rummage through the ‘Demon Days’ cutting room floor is totally justified. ‘We Are Happy Landfill’ veers between organ-driven ’70s rock and giddy punk rock on a jaw-clenching prozac high, while ‘The Rockit’ doffs a cheeky cap to Damon’s roots; with its deadpan delivery and taut, funky bass riff it sounds almost like an...

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Gorillaz - D-Sides: Wikipedia Album Entry

D-Sides is a 2007 compilation album by Gorillaz. The album contains B-sides and remixes from singles and bonus tracks for the band's second studio album Demon Days. It was released on 19 November 2007 in the UK and on 20 November in the United States and is available in standard and deluxe editions.The standard Japanese edition features two extra tracks while the Japanese deluxe version has no extra tracks. The creature on the album cover is Pazuzu.

D-Sides performed similarly to its 2002 predecessor, G-Sides, reaching #63 on the UK Album Chart, while it only managed #166 on the US Billboard 200 chart.





Background
In a 2006 interview with Verbicide magazine, band members were asked if a new remix album would be produced for Demon Days as there was for Gorillaz. They answered that it was a possibility and that might involve the Space Monkeyz again. In the same interview, they were asked if there might also be another G-Sides. Again, their answer was that it might be possible. In January 2007, websites began listing a March release date for a Phase 2 B-sides album. One of the websites, musictap.net, later pushed this back to 3 April. According to Gorillaz-Unofficial, the reaction of official parties behind Gorillaz is that the release date is just a rumour for now. On 29 August, musictap.net reported that the B-side album would be titled D-Sides and would be released on 20 November. On 18 September 2007, the official Gorillaz fansite confirmed the release of the album, as well as unveiling the album artwork and track listing. D-Sides was released on 19 November 2007 in the UK and on 20 November 2007 in the U.S.


Track listing
All tracks by Gorillaz


UK, U.S. & Deluxe Japanese versions
Disc one

"68 State" – 4:48
"People" – 3:28
"Hongkongaton" – 3:34
"We Are Happy Landfill" – 3:39
"Hong Kong" – 7:15
"Highway (Under Construction)" – 4:20
"Rock It" – 3:30
"Bill Murray" – 3:53
"The Swagga" – 4:58
"Murdoc Is God" – 2:26
"Spitting Out the Demons" – 5:10
"Don't Get Lost in Heaven" (Original Demo Version) – 2:29
"Stop the Dams" – 5:39
Disc two

"DARE" (DFA Remix) – 12:14
"Feel Good Inc." (Stanton Warriors Remix) – 7:24
"Kids with Guns" (Jamie T's Turns to Monsters Mix) – 4:22
"DARE" (Soulwax Remix) – 5:42
"Kids with Guns" (Hot Chip Remix) – 7:09
"El Mañana" (Metronomy Remix) – 5:44
"DARE" (Junior Sanchez Remix) – 5:26
"Dirty Harry" (Schtung Chinese New Year Remix) – 3:53
"Kids with Guns" (Quiet Village Remix) – 10:08

Standard Japanese version
Disc one

"68 State"
"People"
"Hongkongaton"
"We Are Happy Landfill"
"Hong Kong"
"Highway (Under Construction)"
"Rock It"
"Bill Murray"
"The Swagga"
"Murdoc Is God"
"Spitting Out the Demons"
"Don't Get Lost in Heaven" (Original Demo Version)
"Stop the Dams"
"Samba at 13"
"Film Trailer Music" (Worldwide Unpublished Tune)
• "Rock It" enhanced video

Disc two

"DARE" (DFA Remix)
"Feel Good Inc." (Stanton Warriors Remix)
"Kids with Guns" (Jamie T's Turns to Monsters Mix)
"DARE" (Soulwax Remix)
"Kids with Guns" (Hot Chip Remix)
"El Mañana" (Metronomy Remix)
"DARE" (Junior Sanchez Remix)
"Dirty Harry" (Schtung Chinese New Year Remix)
"Kids with Guns" (Quiet Village Remix)

Personnel
Áshildur Ákadóttir – Performer
Magnús Andersen – Performer
Ólafur Bielawski – Performer
Hörður Bjarkason – Performer
Eric Broucek – Assistant
Wei Man Chen – Zither
Neneh Cherry – Vocals
Hou Shih Chieh – Erhu
Jason Cox – Producer, Engineer, Mixing
The DFA – Remixing
James Dring – Programming, Producer
Izzi Dunn – Cello
Hans Ebert – Executive Producer
Matt Edwards – Producer
Hrafnkell Flóki Einarsson – Performer
Jacqueline Fu – Choir, Chorus
Gorillaz – Producer, Mixing
Lárus Halldór Grímsson – Performer
Hugi Peyr Gunnarson – Performer
J.C. Hewlett – Artwork
Jamie Hewlett – Sound Effects
Kaktus – Performer
Sato Kotono – Violin
Charles Lam – Assistant Engineer
Oliver Langford – Violin
Joel Martin – Producer
MC Yan – Rap
Kate McLauchlan – Design
Al Mobbs – Double Bass
Joseph Mount – Producer, Instrumentation
Einar Örn – Performer
Emma Owens – Viola
Stella Page – Viola
Antonia Pagulatos – Violin
Einar Pálmadóttir – Performer
Katrin Pálmadóttir – Performer
Geoff Pesche – Mastering
Haraldur Prastarson – Performer
Alice Pratley – Violin
Quiet Village – Remixing
Junior Sanchez – Producer, Remixing
Steve Sedgewick – Engineer
Stanton Warriors – Remixing
Jamie T. – Remixing
Tung Tang – Percussion, Programming, Producer, Mixing
Óskar Völundarson – Performer
Morton Wilson – Executive Producer, Guzheng
Rossiere "Shadow" Wilson – Vocals (bckgr)
Mazy Yap – Choir, Chorus
Ann Yeung – Producer
Johnny Yim – Keyboards

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