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Album: Laughter Tears and Rage—The Anthology
Artist: Act
2003 ZTT Records Ltd.
CD: ZTT185CDX

Band members:
Claudia Brücken: vocals
Thomas Leer: instruments

Produced by Stephen Lipson, except Trevor Horn (2, 25, 35), Act (8, 12, 26, 33a???, 36, 40, 41, 48), Greg Walsh (3, 15, 34, 42)
(P) 1987 (1, 16), 1988 (2-15, 17-33), 2003 (34-51)
Compiled and annotated by Graeme M Gibbs
Album concept by Pete Gardiner and Joe Deville
Original sleeve design and remodelled version by T&CP Associates/Stylorouge
Original photography by Russell Young, Tobi Corney and Patrick Lichfield
 

Tracks:
CD1: (More) Laughter, Tears and Rage
1. Absolutely Immune [Brücken/Leer] (3:14)
2. Chance [Brücken/Leer] (5:09)
3. Laughter [Brücken/Leer] (3:58)
4. I Can't Escape from You [Brücken/Leer] (4:13)
5. Short Story (Thinker) [Brücken/Leer] (4:03)
6. Poison [Brücken/Leer] (5:54)
7. Under the Nights of Germany [Brücken/Leer] (2:37)
8. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now [Morrissey/Marr] (4:19)
9. The 3rd Planet [Brücken/Leer] (4:50)
10. Gestures [Brücken/Leer] (11:53)
11. Bloodrush [Brücken/Leer] (6:10)
12. A Friendly Warning [Brücken/Leer/Dempsey] (3:23)
13. Certified [Brücken/Leer] (4:27)
14. Where Love Lies Bleeding [Brücken/Leer] (3:19)
15. (Theme from) Laughter [Brücken/Leer] (1:08)
16. Snobbery and Decay [Brücken/Leer] (5:04)
17. I'd be Surprisingly Good for You [Lloyd Webber/Rice] (4:10)
18. (Theme from) Snobbery and Decay [Brücken/Leer] (3:21)
19. Absolutely Immune (Seven Inch Mix) [Brücken/Leer] (3:22)
20. White Rabbit [Grace Slick] (2:30)
21. Dear Life [Brücken/Leer] (3:16)
22. (Theme from) I Can't Escape from You [Brücken/Leer] (3:04)

CD2: Name Dropping (Songs from Beyond The Me-Decade)
23. Snobbery and Decay (That's Entertainment!) [Brücken/Leer] (9:48)
24. Absolutely Immune (Extended Version) [Brücken/Leer] (6:14)
25. Chance (Throbbin' Mix) [Brücken/Leer] (7:10)
26. Winner 88 (Extended) [Brücken/Leer] (6:19)
27. I Can't Escape from You (Love and Hate) [Brücken/Leer] (7:22)
28. Snobbery and Decay (Extended, for Stephanie Beacham) [Brücken/Leer] (8:31)
29. Strong Poison [Brücken/Leer] (6:03)
30. Absolutely Immune II (Trevor's Twelve Inch Mix) [Brücken/Leer] (5:37)
31. States of Logic [Brücken/Leer] (5:05)
32. (We Give You Another) Chance [Brücken/Leer] (4:20)
33. Snobbery and Decay (The Naked Civil) [Brücken/Leer] (8:52)

CD3: That's Entertainment! (Plundering The Vaults)
34. Laughter (Seven Inch Mix) [Brücken/Leer] (3:49)
35. Chance (Seven Inch Mix) [Brücken/Leer] (4:01)
36. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now (Lucky's Skank 2) [Morrissey/Marr] (3:52)
37. Absolutely Immune (Take 4) [Brücken/Leer] (4:02)
38. (Alternative) Gestures [Brücken/Leer] (3:49)
39. Under the Nights of Germany (Trial Edit) [Brücken/Leer] (3:57)
40. Body Electric [Brücken/Leer] (3:44)
41. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now (Lucky's Skank 1) [Morrissey/Marr] (3:52)
42. Laughter (Instrumental Seven Inch Mix) [Brücken/Leer] (4:14)
43. Absolutely Immune (Instrumental) [Brücken/Leer] (3:28)
44. Certified (Instrumental) [Brücken/Leer] (4:27)
45. Under the Nights of Germany (Instrumental) [Brücken/Leer] (4:52)
46. Gestures (Instrumental) [Brücken/Leer] (3:49)
47. I'd be Surprisingly Instrumental for You [Lloyd Webber/Rice] (4:07)
48. Winner '88 (Instrumental) [Brücken/Leer] (3:28)
49. 3rd Planet (Altered) [Brücken/Leer] (4:23)
50. Bloodrush (Silent) [Brücken/Leer] (4:10)
51. Gestures (Improvised) [Brücken/Leer] (10:12)
 

Notes: Act only released one album, the seminal Laughter, Tears and Rage (the original album being tracks 1-4, 6-14, 16), but this compilation brings together numerous single tracks (from the singles 'Snobbery & Decay', 1987, 'Absolutely Immune', 1987, 'Chance', withdrawn, and 'I Can't Escape from You', 1988) and unreleased versions. (HP, 19 Sep 04)


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