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Completion Backwards Principle Import, Original recording remastered

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  • Audio CD (October 10, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Bgo - Beat Goes on
  • ASIN: B0000074L5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #242,802 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Talk to Ya Later
2. Let's Make Some Noise
3. Matter of Pride
4. Mr. Hate
5. Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman
6. Think About Me
7. Sushi Girl
8. Don't Want to Wait Anymore
9. Power Tools
10. Amnesia

Editorial Reviews

Their 1981 album became the anarchic San Franciscan pop group's first top-forty charting album. 'Completion' features the hit singles 'Talk to Ya Later', 'Don't Want to Wait Anymore', plus 'Sushi Girl' & much more.

Customer Reviews

Very good dynamic range too; you get serious highs and serious lows.
Jeffrey Pittman
The order of the songs is very different from that of the original LP.
I had to replace the album, the tape AND the CD as they were worn out.
Stephen D. Tuttle

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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By John S. Harris VINE VOICE on March 14, 2002
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This new remastered version has an interesting flaw: At the end of "Talk To Ya Later", the band's signature song from this CD, there is a fade out. What's so odd about that? Well, the song has a "strong ending" - the song is supposed to just END, not fade out. On this remastered version, it does both. There is a slight but detectable fade out during the strong ending. Wierd! Plus, the song order has been shuffled around a bit. The original US pressings of the LP and cassette in 1981 had a different track order, as did the original CD release. This new CD release has the tracks running in the order of this LP's original European release. So, for a collector of all things Tubes this CD is an interesting, though aberrant, addition to your collection. The fade out at the end of TTYL is an insult to those of us who love that song, though.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Tim Brough TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 21, 2003
Format: Audio CD
That quote was part of the original album's liner notes, and it pretty much sums up The Tubes' general attitude. They were irreverent and shocking, with enough playing chops to keep those in the know interested in the music. Put that with the live show that get them banned from numerous venues (in their early days), and you had a band that seemed to be perennially on the brink of making it big. But The Tubes also spent just a little too much time being weird to climb all the way to chartland. "The Completion Backward Principle" saw them almost making it yet again, as David Foster did his best to smooth out the jarring edges and polish the band even more than Todd Rundgren did on "Remote Control." The Tubes did their part by writing some tunes that sounded absolutely Toto-ish, if Toto ever contemplated amnesia, schizophrenia and late night B-Movies as song fodder.
The buff job paid off, with The Tubes' first across the board Album Radio hit, the tough strutting but uncharacteristic "Talk To You Later." The band then hit late night TV and began showing up in swim flippers performing "Sushi Girl" in a wading pool from the stage of the Tonight Show. Radio took notice and the ballad "Don't Want To Wait Anymore" snuck into the lower reaches of the Top 40. Fortunately, Foster wasn't completely able to tame these yahoos. "Attack Of The Fifty Foot Woman" was sci-fi silly in a manner that only The Tubes could make credible, and the punchy "Mr. Hate" was the confrontation of a shattering personality that the band executed perfectly on stage. "TCBWP" is likely The Tubes' most consistent album musically, but misses five stars because it was too slickly over produced, and the band never regained their experimental edge after this (unless you count the second half of "Love Bomb").
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Elwood Conway on May 15, 2003
Format: Audio CD
The Tubes had run their course at A&M records (and still had one LP left to do on their contract, thus the release of TRASH). They signed with Capitol and picked up David Foster as producer. The results are incredible. The Tubes had always been a polished musical group, but this recording exceeded all their previous efforts. Each tune is well crafted & Don't Want to Wait Anymore is "the" signature ballad of 1980. This (and Outside/Inside) represents the Tubes at the top of their craft. ONE NOTE...the British import (BGO CD) has an extra four measures in the middle of MR. HATE, but at least all the original liner notes and photos are restored, unlike the now out of print USA CD version).
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Marc Kloszewski on December 23, 1999
Format: Audio CD
..then track down this record! After some so-so albums and a reputation for being one of the wildest stage acts in the 70's, the Tubes settle down a bit here, superficially (on the cover, the guys are well-groomed and sporting some sharp-looking suits) and musically, continuing good growth in their songwriting with songs that aren't trying to shock, just entertain. Their sense of humor is still evident, though, on "Talk to Ya Later", "Sushi Girl", the sci-fi meets modern relationships tune "Attack of the 50 Ft Woman" and especially "Don't Want to Wait Anymore", a song about trying to coax a girl into bed, essentially, but sung with so much faux sincerity and passion, and sounding just like your typical power ballad that it went over the heads of singles buyers most everywhere (it wasn't a hit). "Think About Me" intrigues me, too--a hyperactive tune that opens the second side and is about--what? Anticipating ends of relationships, even as they begin? Or, less seriously, an overanalysis of a man's specious relationship with a one night stand? (It wouldn't be unlike these guys, especially in the context of this album to have some cerebral fun with that). Perhaps I'm overanalyzing myself, but this is thoughtful, witty music, that really--cliche though it is--rocks. The other tracks don't quite stand up to the sterling standard of the two I just described, but everything's good. Sound quality is good--and slick, which I guess is more than appropriate here. The Tubes are another example of a group that didn't quite click with audiences of the time, and only flirted with mass acceptance with their next album "Outside Inside", and the big hit "She's A Beauty." They deserved better. Get this one!
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