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Time Capsule: Songs for a Future Generation

Time Capsule: Songs for a Future Generation

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Time Capsule: Songs for a Future Generation
Greatest hits album by The B-52's
Released May 26, 1998
Recorded 1979–1998
Genre New wave, post-punk, synthpop, pop rock
Length 79:22
Label Reprise
Producer The B-52's, Chris Blackwell, Rhett Davies, David Byrne, Steven Stanley, Tony Mansfield, Don Was, Nile Rodgers
The B-52's chronology
Good Stuff
(1992)Good Stuff1992
Time Capsule: Songs for a Future Generation
(1998)
Nude on the Moon: The B-52's Anthology
(2002)Nude on the Moon: The B-52's Anthology2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic link
Robert Christgau A[1]

Time Capsule: Songs For a Future Generation is a greatest hits album released by the B-52's in 1998. The album presents sixteen of their single releases and fan-favorite album tracks in chronological order, with the addition of two newly recorded songs exclusive to this collection. One of them, "Debbie", is a tribute to Debbie Harry of Blondie. Also exclusive to this release is the "Original Unreleased Mix" of their 1986 song "Summer of Love". Editions released in Europe, Japan, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand have a different track listing to the US release. The album cover features the five founding band members standing in front of the Unisphere.

As noted in the book "The B-52's Universe", the band intended this to be a larger box set consisting of singles, demos, outtakes, and new tracks, but Warner made the band trim it down. The band had remastered many tracks for the box, and were able to release more of them by using alternate track listings in different territories.

Track listing

All songs written by The B-52's except "Roam" (lyrics by Robert Waldrop) and "52 Girls" (lyrics by J. Ayers).

  1. "Planet Claire"
  2. "52 Girls" *
  3. "Rock Lobster" (single edit)
  4. "Party Out of Bounds" *
  5. "Strobelight" *
  6. "Private Idaho"
  7. "Quiche Lorraine" *
  8. "Mesopotamia" (remix)
  9. "Song for a Future Generation" *
  10. "Summer of Love" (original unreleased mix)
  11. "Channel Z"
  12. "Deadbeat Club" (single mix)
  13. "Love Shack"
  14. "Roam"
  15. "Good Stuff"
  16. "Is That You Mo-Dean?" (edit)
  17. "Debbie" (new recording)
  18. "Hallucinating Pluto" (new recording)

Notes

  • In Brazil, and possibly other areas of South America, the album was released without "52 Girls", but added "Legal Tender."
  • Editions released in Europe, Japan, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand have a shorter (15 tracks) and markedly different track arrangement. Tracks in the list above marked with * are not included, and the following are substituted:
    • "Quiche Lorraine" is replaced with a live version, which previously appeared on the charity record Tame Yourself
    • "(Meet) The Flintstones" is added before the new recordings
  • Some editions were released with a DVD of the band's videos

DVD Track Listing

  1. Rock Lobster
  2. Legal Tender
  3. Song For A Future Generation
  4. Girl From Ipanema Goes To Greenland
  5. Channel Z
  6. Love Shack
  7. Roam
  8. Deadbeat Club
  9. Cosmic Thing
  10. Good Stuff
  11. Is That You Mo-Dean
  12. Debbie

Chart positions

The album spent 11 weeks on the U.S. Billboard album charts and reached its peak position of #93 in June 1998.[2]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 93

References

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Time Capsule: Songs for a Future Generation". Robert Christgau. 
  2. ^ "Billboard 200: The B-52s". Billboard. 2017. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 


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