Label: Nectar Masters - NTMLP521 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Brit Pop
Countdown — is a double compilation album by the band Pulp released by Fire Records on 11 March The album title is a reference to the band's song "Countdown", therefore aside from the extended version of "Countdown" which closes the album the running order goes backwards chronologically from to Being Je Hais Les Dimanches - Various - Chanson (Volume II) at the height of Pulp's and Britpop fame, the album reached 10 in the UK Album Chart the only charting compilation album of the band's Fire Records era material.
The sleevenotes are written by Guardian journalist Caroline Sullivan, a longtime friend of the band, and detail the group's history, particularly prior to their main commercial success.
Although was well received by critics and fans, Jarvis Cocker was very critical of the compilation at the time of its release. Cocker: "I would urge anybody not to buy it. Please, I find it embarrassing to be honest. And also the way it's packaged to look a bit modern, a bit like our sleeves now. It's a crap version I wouldn't recommend it to anybody. And Fire records never did us any favours when we were on the label.
Being signed to that label was the single biggest thing that prevented us succeeding. It almost made us split up. All lyrics written by Jarvis Cockerall My Legendary Girlfriend - Pulp - Countdown 1992 - 1983 composed by Pulp ; except where noted.
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