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Japanese only SHM paper sleeve pressing. Includes four bonus tracks. The SHM-CD [Super High Material CD] format features enhanced audio quality through the use of a special polycarbonate plastic. Using a process developed by JVC and Universal Music Japan discovered through the joint companies' research into LCD

Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 23, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Universal Japan
  • ASIN: B003AL7Q26
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,233,001 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Detko on July 9, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I thought their first solo effort "L" (c1977) was a little too self-indulgent though nicely produced, and would have rated it 3 stars, but Freeze-Frame (c1978) is consistently interesting and as good as their 10CC work. Paul McCartney provides some backing vocal on the final cut but you can't recognize him due to GC's production. Overall Freeze Frame is Very interesting, lots of various instrumentation, some Gizmo, percussion, layered harmonies, interesting studio tricks, clever lyrics, and Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music) also plays guitar on most tunes. So mainly on the strength of Freeze Frame I would rate this a 5-star collection.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. E Jackson on December 3, 2010
Format: Audio CD
Wow, Godley & Creme's Freeze Frame should qualify as "most underrated album from the late 70's". It's uniquely complex and whacky wrapped together as one really strange unit... and totally awesome.

The opening track "An Englishman in New York" is quite reminiscent of a Tubes song from the same year called "No Mercy". Probably just a coincidence. Anyway the lyrics are REALLY amazing, and I can't recall even the best 10cc tunes having lyrics THIS diverse and insanely all over the map!

"Clues" totally reminds me of the Eno/Bowie late 70's collaboration that resulted in some really interesting pop songwriting.

This album contains my vote for the number one craziest experiment EVER attempted by a rock band. Yes the Beatles have "You Know My Name/Look Up the Number", Klaatu had a few bizarre ideas of their own in the early days, Frank Zappa had his own clever brand of highly unusual moments, Captain Beefheart was just totally nuts, 10cc had their own whacky sense of humor and creative lyrics... but "I Pity Inanimate Objects" just DESTROYS everybody elses attempt at blowing us away with off the wall, nearly-unlistenable weirdness.

What takes it to a whole new level of oddness, you ask? How about lyrics that ask REALLY cool questions such as "What does a room think when a couch is moved to a new location?" The lyrics are definitely not the only thing this 5-minute slab of experimentation has going for it. How about a verse melody that sounds so warped it's practically unlistenable the first time you hear it? Who ever thought to write something like *this?* Only Godley & Creme! Even Klaatu had to tip their hats to this crazy and radically different approach to writing a vocal melody.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MACLEAR on October 6, 2013
Format: Audio CD
I am one of those early fans who loved 10cc so much I bought "Consequences" upon release. That album was a mixed bag, but sadly, overall a disappointment. "L" is a good effort and has some fine songs, such as "Art School Canteen" and "Punchbag". But "Freeze Frame" is a milestone. Almost every cut on this CD is magic. Standouts include "An Englishman in New York" which tips its hat to Zappa (the orchestration shows Zap's influence). The lyrics are clever, as one would naturally expect: "Dismembered hopeful My Lai veterens queuing for sleaze" "Sexual athlete applies for audition/Willing to make it in any position". The marvelously frightening and deliciously devilish "I Pity Inanimate Objects" may well be the first use of autotune as Kevin and Lol makes their voices sound as mechanical as possible. To these ears it is as groundbreaking,though not quite as great, as "Strawberry Fields Forever". It shouldn't work, but it damn well does. A wonderful marriage of sound and sense. "Freeze Frame" is also noteworthy and it, more than any other song here (aside from perhaps "Mugshots"), could have found a place on any 10cc CD. Kevin's voice is used to great effect here - his vibrato gives his voice an edgy appeal (he sounds as though he's walkign down a dark street terrified). "Clues" is basically one fantastic and instantly memorable riff. It is difficult to sit still while listening to its rythms. "Mugshots" is a wacky take on the world of crime with Lol taking the vocals in that high register of his. What a shame that this CD has not found more of an audience. But then, as these two geniuses would say "business is business". Try to find the CD with both "L" and "Freeze Frame" on one CD.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jim Z on April 28, 2008
Format: Audio CD
that's the funny thing about music...unlike the other reviewer here , I actually liked "L" much better than "Freeze Frame"....All the quirkiness that made 10cc such a joy to listen to , with some monster time change signatures that would make Zappa jealous (Oh , by the way , Lol and Kevin pay homage to FZ in one track-----as well they should).....Great 2fer
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