Jumptonavigation Jumptosearch TimeCapsule:SongsforaFutureGenerationlinkRobertChristgauATimeCapsule:SongsforaFutureGenerationisagreatesth..">
|Time Capsule: Songs for a Future Generation|
|Greatest hits album by The B-52's|
|Released||May 26, 1998|
|The B-52's chronology|
Time Capsule: Songs for a Future Generation is a greatest hits album by American new wave band the B-52's, released in 1998. The album presents sixteen of their single releases and fan-favorite album tracks in chronological order, with the addition of two new songs recorded exclusively for this collection.
The album includes sixteen previously released as well as two new songs, "Hallucinating Pluto" and "Debbie". The latter 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.
Singer Cindy Wilson, who had been absent for several years, made her return to recording with the group on this album, and shared songwriting credits on the two new tracks. 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.
All songs written by The B-52's except "Roam" (lyrics by Robert Waldrop) and "52 Girls" (lyrics by J. Ayers).
|U.S. Billboard 200||93|