10cc: Before During After: The Story of 10cc

Before During After: The Story of 10cc


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  • Release Date 28 July 2017
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Quadruple CD Album

Universal Music Catalogue (UMC), is delighted to announce the release of ‘Before During After – The Story of 10cc’ – a special four-disc box set, curated with input from the band to detail each and every chapter of their musical story. It Is the first complete, career-encompassing collection of the work of 10cc – Eric Stewart, Lol Crème, Kevin Godley and Graham Gouldman, together and apart.

Before During After tells the tale of Stockport’s finest who started out working behind the scenes and went on to enjoy unprecedented success. Their mix of creative skill, musical knowledge and unique style that resonates today courses through this collection; from their days as a four-piece to their subsequent decades spent apart.

The collection starts with ‘During // The Best of 10cc 1972 – 1978’, which captures the band at their commercial peak. In 1972, after working and writing together for years, Stewart, Godley, Creme and Gouldman became 10cc, with an innovative vision and an inimitable sound. ‘Donna’, their debut single, catapulted them into the UK charts and placed 10cc firmly in a post-Beatles music scene yearning for premium pop. In little over half a decade, 10cc released some of their biggest-ever hits including ‘I’m Not In Love’ and ‘The Things We Do For Love’, all of which are included in this first chapter.

‘After // The Post 10cc Years’ is a collection of the very best tracks that came following the band’s split, hand-picked by members of the band. It includes music from Godley and Creme, Graham Gouldman’s Wax, Paul McCartney (with whom Eric Stewart co-wrote) and from Lol Creme’s period in The Art Of Noise. These tracks all come tinged with 10cc’s trademark sound. After includes Godley and Creme’s ‘An Englishman In New York’ and ‘Cry’, as well as Wax’s ‘Bridge To Your Heart’, McCartney’s ‘Pretty Little Head’, The Art of Noise’s ‘Metaforce’ and two previously unreleased tracks from Kevin Godley.

The following chapter takes us on a journey to late 60s Stockport, before 10cc’s rise to musical stardom, when the four writers and performers worked their musical magic away from the spotlight. ‘Before // The Strawberry Hit Factory’ is a tribute to the band’s early studio mastery. Strawberry Studios was their own Abbey Road; the place in their home town where much of their own later material went on to be recorded. Acting as each other's session men, Before // The Strawberry Hit Factory reacquaints us with such weird and wonderful tracks such as Doctor Father's 'Umbopo', Garden Odyssey's ‘Have You Ever Been To Georgia?’, Grumble’s ‘Da Doo Ron Ron’, Peter Cowap’s ‘Crickets’ and not forgetting Manchester City FC’s ‘Funky City’ and ‘Boys In Blue’.

‘Before // The Early Years’ compiles more pre-recordings showcasing the early vision of each individual band member. A compelling and eclectic listen, it includes Manchester’s very own the Mindbenders ‘A Groovy Kind Of Love’ (featuring Eric Stewart), the psychedelic Sheffield sound of Rameses’ ‘Life Child’. Hot Legs - Stewart, Godley and Creme - are featured with the UK Top 3 hit ‘Neanderthal Man’ and ‘Desperate Dan’, along with Neil Sedaka’s ‘That’s When The Music Takes Me’ and 'Solitaire', for which 10cc acted as his backing band.


DISC ONE - The Best of 10cc

  1. Rubber Bullets
  2. Donna
  3. Silly Love
  4. The Dean And I
  5. Life Is a Minestrone
  6. The Wall Street Shuffle
  7. Art for Art's Sake
  8. I'm Mandy Fly Me
  9. Good Morning Judge
  10. The Things We Do for Love
  11. Dreadlock Holiday
  12. I'm Not in Love

DISC TWO - What We Did Next – Post 10cc

  1. Godley and Creme - Under Your Thumb
  2. Godley and Creme - An Englishman In New York
  3. Godley and Creme - Cry
  4. Godley and Creme - Wedding Bells
  5. Graham Gouldman - Sunburn
  6. Wax - Bridge to Your Heart
  7. Wax - Right Between the Eyes
  8. Eric Stewart - The Ritual Parts 1-2-3
  9. Paul McCartney - Pretty Little Head
  10. Art of Noise -Metaphor on The Floor (Plan 138): (Mix by Ollie J)
  11. Art of Noise - Metaphor on The Floor
  12. GG06 - Hooligan Crane
  13. GG06 - Son of Man
  14. Kevin Godley - Confessions
  15. Kevin Godley / Luke Mornay - Expecting A Message
  16. Producers - Man on The Moon
  17. Producers - Every Single Night in Jamaica

DISC THREE - And Friends

  1. Ohio Express - Sausalito (Is the Place To Go)
  2. Peter Cowap - Tampa, Florida
  3. Garden Odyssey - Have You Ever Been to Georgia?
  4. Tristar Airbus - Travellin' Man
  5. Peter Cowap - Crickets
  6. Festival - Today
  7. Doctor Father - Umbopo
  8. Peter Cowap - Safari
  9. Grumble - Da Doo Ron Ron
  10. Garden Odyssey - The Joker
  11. Manchester City F.C.- Funky City
  12. Peter Cowap - The Man with The Golden Gun
  13. Doctor Father - Roll On
  14. Peter Cowap - Wicked Melinda
  15. Tristar Airbus - Willie Morgan
  16. Grumble - Pig Bin An' Gone
  17. Festival - Warm Me
  18. Peter Cowap - Oh Solomon
  19. Manchester City F.C.- Boys in Blue
  20. Crazy Elephant - There Ain't No Umbopo

DISC FOUR - Before 10cc – the Early Years

  1. The Mindbenders - A Groovy Kind of Love
  2. The Mindbenders - One More Time
  3. Graham Gouldman - Bus Stop
  4. Graham Gouldman - No Milk Today
  5. Graham Gouldman - For Your Love
  6. Hotlegs - Neanderthal Man
  7. Hotlegs - Desperate Dan
  8. Rameses - Life Child
  9. Rameses - Quasar One
  10. Neil Sedaka - That's When the Music Takes Me
  11. Neil Sedaka - Solitaire