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Failure -Golden Unreleased Sounds and Images
Failure -Golden Unreleased Sounds and Images
Genres: Music Video & Concerts


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Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll
Format: DVD
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
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Languages: English

Movie Reviews

Failure: Golden - Unreleased Sounds and Images [CD/DVD] | 03/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"- 40 minute documentary covering the band's entire history
- Commentary by the band members
- Slideshows featuring recording, touring, concert, and publicty photos
- Unreleased songs and videos
- CD: includes 11 unreleased original songs by Failure

Side #1 -- DVD

- Commentary by Ken Andrews
- Commentary by Greg Edwards

Failure - Undone
- Commentary by Ken Andrews
- Commentary by Greg Edwards

Replicants - Destination Unknown
- Commentary by Ken Andrews
- Commentary by Greg Edwards

Failure - Stuck on You
- Commentary by Ken Andrews
- Commentary by Greg Edwards

Tour Photos
Recording Photos
Concert Photos
Press, Ads, & Flyers
Publicity Photos

Side #2 -- CD Audio

01. Shrine (4-track demo)
02. Golden (4-track demo)
03. Pennies (4-track demo)
04. Petting the Carpet (Comfort outtake)
05. Gone (4-track demo)
06. Mange (4-track demo)
07. Perfect Prisons (rehearsal)
08. Untitled (4-track demo)
09. Lucky Shoreline (4-track demo)
10. Wake Up (Fantastic Planet outtake)
11. You're Too Much (4-track demo)
More great stuff from an underrated, influential intelli-met
Matt Pamatmat | northern CA | 11/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Most of these songs came from the time period after Failure's 1st album, Comfort, while they were demo-ing songs for their 2nd album (Magnified). (But, oddly, Magnified has a slew of different songs.) Failure were sharing an apartment in southern California, recording songs at home with a drum machine. Although Failure's frontman, Ken Andrews, has gone onto higher and higher sound quality, I really like the homey, warm feel of these lo-fi songs.
Golden: Unreleased Songs and Images has that wonderful 4 track charm and some of Failure's darkest, most haunting, and most beautiful material. "Pennies" is hands down one of Failure's best songs. "Mange" is a compelling but harrowing account of animal abuse. There is also a hidden track in which Failure don't take themselves too seriously. This compilation attests to the genius of Ken Andrews and Greg Edwards, a writing team I would argue are the Lennon-McCartney of our postmodern age. The documentary -- especially Edwards's commentary -- chronicles the rise and fall of the band, and Edwards's sad, sometimes bitterly funny descent into drug addiction. This 2 disc package is a must for Failure fans, and the "lost" music tracks are like a whole "new" album from a band that disbanded prematurely. Simply excellent. This CD/DVD set may become hard to find or expensive, but is completely worth it, especially for the Failure, Replicants, On, Year of the Rabbit, or Autolux fan."