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Back from the Dead

Spinal TapAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (June 16, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: A2M
  • ASIN: B00278FSXM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,826 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Tonight I m Gonna Rock You Tonight
2. Back From The Dead
3. (Funky) Sex Farm
4. Rock n Roll Creation
5. Jazz Oddyssey I
6. Gimme Some Money
7. Rock n Roll Nightmare
8. Heavy Duty
9. America
10. Jazz Oddyssey II
See all 19 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. (DVD) One full hour of brand new footage including track by track commentary for every song on the album

Editorial Reviews

Back From The Dead is a deluxe CD/DVD package containing 19 original Spinal Tap songs, a one-hour DVD and unique pop-up diorama package that unveils three 12-inch action figures (courtesy of Sideshow Collectibles) of the band along with a proportionally sized Stonehenge. Back From The Dead is destined to be a collector's item, especially among collectors.

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Okay...
the 1 hour bonus DVD with their fall on the floor laughing funny riffs on their music is worth the price of admission alone..
The music CD is actually a very cool revisitation with many familiar friends and new tricks/tunes as well....I picked it up for 9.99 and felt that even though the pop-up folder was a bit odd....that it was a very well spent ten bucks in the current economy where every entertainment dollar is to be considered.

I will admit the EW&F sort of treatment on Sex Farm and the Reggae version of Listen to the Flower People may take a bit of getting used to and make me glad to have the originals. On Short and Sweet ...guest axemen Steve Vai, John Mayer and Phil Cullen all combine to sound a bit like one Jeff Beck.

If you are a Spinal Tap fan...this is a great addition to your collection..(particularly the DVD) if you aren't....I'd recommend seeing the movie first...it will make this all the much more enjoyable and it is!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I don't know where to begin really.... December 19, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Well, I've been working with this packaging for about three hours now. It's very confusing. Look, you bend this tab that way and fold that piece underneath the flap and, then, you get that and I don't want that, I want a pop-up stage diorama.
And then, who's in here, it's a little DVD guy and a book. I think there's a CD in here somewhere. It's a complete catastrophe.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Add it to the Spinal Tap Canon June 17, 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Fans! This is not a greatest hits album! This is a NEW Spinal Tap album! Rejoice!

This is really a very remarkable package for the money.

After the Black Album debacle, Tap must have decided to go all out on this one. In a package slightly thicker than a regular CD, you receive a very funny DVD with some new moments with Tap, a CD with a selection of a few reworked oldies and a great deal of new material, a booklet with lyrics and an extremely cool pop-up standee set of the entire band, complete with a festival audience.

All this for 10 bucks? Forget all the pretender rock stars who moan about their fans being screwed by the ticket brokers and the record companies while they, themselves, live off your money in shameless luxury churning out untenable crap.

Don't be put off by the inclusion of re-worked older material. These songs definitely stay true to the Spinal Tap mythos and are as valid an addition to the Tap legend as "Break Like The Wind."

I think St. Hubbins, Tufnel and Smalls all recognized they needed to thank the fans that have made them into unlikely pop icons and I believe they have released this fantastic little package at an unbelievable price to do just that.

The new material on the CD includes several selections from the Jazz Oddyssey (actual spelling) and although not appropriate for a festival crowd, on the CD they achieve the musical heights intended.

Welcome back Tap and thanks to you and your pals (Shearer, Guest and McKean) for this special treat. It's going to take a long time for this one to catch up to the number of times I've played the previous two albums, but I've already started trying.

LONG LIVE TAP!
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The loudest album of the year! June 16, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Spinal Tap has proven again that you don't have to write new songs to have a great album. This collection of Tap gems has a few re-imagined tracks, re-cut by original (and recently re-animated) Tap members Derek Smalls, David St. Hubbins and, of course, Nigel Tufnel.

As they "tap" into their vast history as one of Britain's loudest bands, the band amalgamates their respective synergies into a vortex of rock fury. Not for the faint of heart, this band proves, once again, that rock lives on...again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Tap Album That Goes To 10 October 25, 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have been an enormous Spinal Tap fan since I saw the movie in the theater as a teenager. There's no question that the lads from Squatney redefined musical satire, and while I loved the "Unwigged and Unplugged" live show that (sort of) supported "Back From the Dead", there are certain things that are best left untampered with. This album features a musical CD, a bonus DVD, and a cardboard fold-out diorama case, which, while cool, is very impractical.

The CD has a bit of new material, but mostly consists of new versions of Tap classics. While some of the new versions are amusing, in every instance the original recordings are better. "Jazz Odyssey" is presented as a three track monstrosity, and I enjoyed it nearly as much as the festival crowd did when it was originally performed on the "Smell the Glove" tour. The packaging is very clever, but not very sturdy. It folds out into a diorama of the band performing. It also makes extracting the CD and DVD from the case very difficult without damaging one or the other.

The genius in the package is in the bonus DVD where the band discusses various songs and issues that brought the band to where it is today. It contains about an hour or so of interviews, and fully justifies the price of the album all by itself. I gave the album four stars as the bar has been set so high by previous Tap works; this one didn't quite make it to 11.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Falls a little flat August 14, 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I guess I'm not the Tap fan I used to be. There's nothing bad about this album, but there also isn't anything great about it. "Short and Sweet" with its guest guitarists, and the funkified version of "Sex Farm" are both pretty good, but the remaining new tracks seem to fall flat. Similarly, the re-recorded versions of old songs don't sound any better than the originals.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
new,perfect
Published 7 days ago by matthew clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Head Banger Must!
I've been a Spinal Tap fan from the beginning. This CD is great! Plus the DVD! So funny! The interviews do drag on a bit, so unless you're truely a fan of the band, it's a... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Edwin L. Hamby
4.0 out of 5 stars Typical Tap
I love the re-worked old stuff. The newer material is typical tap. The production is much better than other albums which I guess is to be expected.
Published 4 months ago by Joe Matera
5.0 out of 5 stars Hubby Loves the New Song Arrangements
Picked this up as my husband's "silly" Christmas gift, and he's enjoyed revisiting Squatney's finest rock band and their use of new arrangements on classic hits. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Morning Glory
4.0 out of 5 stars Spinal Tap!
Some originals, some alternate takes, a few surprises. Tap fans should tap into this! The cover is a pop-up model of the band, alone worth the price of admission.
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Tap Rules!!
Yes, these are re-recordings mixed in with a few new songs, but they still re-Rock!! Buy it You will Like It!
Published 11 months ago by Christopher "VeRn" Varney
1.0 out of 5 stars S*** Sandwich
Much as I love The Tap, I gotta say, this oddball-and-sod-it-all retread is a waste of good eardrums. Raise your hand if you really wanted to hear a funk-remix of "Sex Farm Woman. Read more
Published 13 months ago by David August
5.0 out of 5 stars This Goes To Eleven
These are re-recorded and they still sound better than ever. It is great to hear these songs and I wish younger people would listen to this. Read more
Published 14 months ago by GMShulock1971
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice
Come on it is Spinal Tap! If you love Spinal Tap you have got to get this. It is a no brainer.
Published 16 months ago by DGator
3.0 out of 5 stars An unexpected and rather uninspired release from the Spinal Tap boys
Back from the Dead is the third album of official studio material from Spinal Tap. It was released in 2009. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Taylor T. Carlson
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Spinal Tap: Back from the Dead
I think it's part of the comedy that most of the songs are rehashed from the movie. Who wants new stuff from an old metal band like this anyway? In concert their fans would be going to have a pee during one of the songs they don't know anyway. Personally I can't wait to hear the new versions of... Read More
Jun 8, 2009 by Fredric A. Cooper |  See all 3 posts
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