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V/A: EMI - I've Got More Than I Need

EMI - I've Got More Than I Need

  • Formats (editor / manufacturer / distributor, date)
    CD (EMI / EMI / EMI, 2001): 
Image This EMI sampler CD is part of a series of regular releases. Like the previous one, If You Want It You Can Have It, this sampler comes in a quite original and nice packaging: a recycled gatefold cardboard sleeve. And on the front a photo with the release title printed on regular paper is stuck. The title of the CD, ‘I’ve Got More Than I Need’ does not echo any Divine Comedy lyrics this time, but a Robbie William song, ‘Let Love Be Your Energy’ which is the opener of the disc.

The Divine Comedy track which is included is the second Regeneration single, ‘Bad Ambassador’. The other tracks on the CD are more or less interesting depending on your tastes. Their are all artists from the EMI catalogue, but not necessarily from Parlophone.

A simple tracklisting is printed in white on the back, and a detailed one in black on the inside. Each song comes with a small note about the artist. For The Divine Comedy, it says: “This is the second single to be taken from the superb new album Regeneration. The band commence a short UK tour in May to support the release which is scheduled for May 7.”

A third EMI sampler of that series, I’m Reaching Out To You, included the final Regeneration single, ‘Perfect Lovesong’.